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DATE: June 23, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

World Briefs

A least 9 Iraqis die in bombings, more hurtBAGHDAD (AP) - Bombs killed at least nine Iraqis on Tuesday, including two leaders of government-backed Sunni militias that have fought al-Qaida in Iraq,...

DATE: June 23, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Environmental groups appeal drilling lawsuit

DENVER - Environmental groups filed an appeal Tuesday in an attempt to block drilling in the HD Mountains.In May, U.S. Senior District Judge Richard Matsch handed the groups a defeat by upholding...

DATE: June 23, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bridge opens on river trail

The city opened a 1.2-mile section of the Animas River Trail this week and the trail's eighth footbridge, a move that puts it within 1,110 feet of full connectivity."We're really close," said...

DATE: June 23, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

County lifts marijuana moratorium

La Plata County commissioners on Tuesday voted to temporarily lift a moratorium on medical marijuana operations, giving existing operators a shot at remaining open while state regulations are...

DATE: June 23, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

GOP candidate bashes UN gun treaty

In a campaign video circulating online, Bob McConnell, a candidate for Colorado's 3rd Congressional District, fires a handgun and expresses his appreciation for the Second Amendment.About halfway...

DATE: June 23, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sheriff's Office warns of scam

The La Plata County Sheriff's Office is warning residents of a phone scam circulating in which a caller warns of unpaid loans.Specifically, the caller states there is an unpaid payday-type loan and...

DATE: June 22, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

The Blotter

Durango PoliceMonday2:07 a.m. An assault occurred in the west 300 block of 23rd Street.2:47 a.m. Someone reported a firearm was discharged near the 2400 block of Columbine Drive.5:57 a.m. A...

DATE: June 22, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

State budget needs modest cuts this year

DENVER - The good news: State government should be able to make it 10 more days, to the end of its budget year, with money in the bank.The not-so-good news: In August, Gov. Bill Ritter will have to...

DATE: June 22, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

City OKs eminent domain for road

The Durango City Council approved a resolution at a special meeting Monday authorizing the city attorney to use eminent domain in negotiations with three Florida Road property owners standing in...

DATE: June 22, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lake Nighthorse to be fenced

A construction crew Monday began marking where 18 miles of fence will be installed to control access to what is envisioned as the focal point of a water-oriented recreation area just southwest of...

DATE: June 22, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango nurse hired to improve county health care

A former Durango School District 9-R health coordinator will be in charge of the nuts-and-bolts efforts to expand and improve health care in La Plata County.Jaynee Fontecchio-Spradling is scheduled...

DATE: June 22, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

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