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800 pounds: A weighty rescue

Local first-responders have answered many an equine-emergency summons, but it has always involved an injured rider.But after two days of training last weekend, seven Upper Pine Fire Protection...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Expanding LPEA solar power not an easy task

La Plata Electric Association board members, besieged for years with pleas, requests and demands they use more local renewable energy, in a work session Thursday heard from two experts about...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Study puts higher price on Cement Creek cleanup

Building a treatment plant to remove heavy metals from abandoned mines along Cement Creek may cost $6.5 million, and operating it could cost another $910,000 a year, according to a Sunnyside Gold...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man dies hanging upside down at Zion

SALT LAKE CITY – A 74-year-old man was found dead after spending a night hanging upside down on his climbing ropes at Zion National Park, the park superintendent said Thursday.Yoshio Hosobuchi was...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Udall fights effort to end aid to Libya

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., might attempt a filibuster on a government spending bill this week to send a message to Libya in the wake of the attack on the American Consulate in Benghazi.Paul is asking...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Chimney Rock upgrade set for Friday

President Barack Obama will declare Chimney Rock Archaeological Area a national monument Friday, ending an effort that was three years – and a millennium – in the making.Obama will use his...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

The Blotter

Durango PoliceWednesday12:02 a.m. A man was passed out on the ground near Kroegers in Town Plaza.12:18 a.m. A drunken man was stumbling around in a parking lot in the 1200 block of Florida...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dry spell is ahead for city crêpe cart

Authentic Crêpes will not serve any beer or wine between Sept. 25 and 29 as a sanction for selling a bottle of Stella Artois, the Belgian beer, to an 18-year-old purchaser from the state Liquor...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Voters asked in fall ballot to guide policy

DENVER – Colorado voters will see their shortest ballot in years this November, but it still takes five pages of fine print in this morning’s paper to print the ballot questions.Just three state...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Gas and oil comment period gets extension

The Bureau of Land Management has extended the public comment deadline for an environmental assessment of more than 12,000 acres in Southwest Colorado that are proposed for natural-gas and...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

3rd U.S. House race heating up

Rep. Scott Tipton and Sal Pace are fighting it out alone for the Western Slope’s congressional seat.Even as Pace, a Pueblo Democrat, and Tipton, a Cortez Republican, increase their jabs at each...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dad’s pad staged in Pace’s ad

Democrat Sal Pace is out with the second television ad of his campaign, a spot featuring his retired father who just moved to Colorado.“Dad’s a retired auto mechanic living on Social Security, and...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

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