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Ski slopes open at Hesperus

Move over livestock, winter sports will return to Hesperus Ski Area today.Located 11 miles west of Durango, the ski area, which is used for grazing cattle in the offseason, will start its season at...

DATE: Dec. 16, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man pleads guilty in mobile home shooting

A La Plata County man who fired several rifle shots into a family’s home last summer pleaded guilty Thursday to illegal discharge of a firearm.Sam L. Wayson, 26, is facing one to six years in...

DATE: Dec. 16, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Deed and check in hand, Glacier Club land swap done

A land exchange between the U.S. Forest Service and a private developer north of Durango has been completed with the filing of a warranty deed.The deal was approved May 28, so Wednesday’s filing...

DATE: Dec. 16, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

He’s the bomb

FARMINGTON – Meet Woody.He’s 6 years old, weighs 350 pounds and fights crime.He’s called upon in the most dangerous of situations: violent standoffs, hazardous-materials spills and to examine...

DATE: Dec. 16, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Parties pledge to avoid drama

DENVER – Six weeks after they tried to get each other fired in the November election, the Democratic and Republican leaders of the state Legislature said Thursday they are ready to cooperate.To...

DATE: Dec. 16, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Prison, dismissal for Army birther

FORT MEADE, Md. – An Army doctor from Greeley who disobeyed orders to deploy to Afghanistan because he questioned President Barack Obama’s eligibility to be commander in chief was sentenced by a...

DATE: Dec. 16, 2010 | CATEGORY: Regional News

States seek to throw out health-reform law

PENSACOLA, Fla. – Attorneys for Colorado and 19 other states fighting the new federal health-care law told a judge Thursday it will expand the government’s powers in dangerous and unintended...

DATE: Dec. 16, 2010 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Tough, proposed marijuana rules posted in Colorado

DENVER – Marijuana sellers in Colorado could have to wear photo badges, and patients could have new limits on changing their primary dispensaries if tough, new rules are adopted next year.The...

DATE: Dec. 16, 2010 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Small dinosaur found in Utah

SALT LAKE CITY – A small, feathered raptor-like dinosaur thought to be 125 million years old has been discovered in eastern Utah, scientists announced Thursday.The Geminiraptor suarezarum was...

DATE: Dec. 16, 2010 | CATEGORY: Regional News

A little yoga

DATE: Dec. 15, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

The Blotter

Durango PoliceWednesday 1:43 a.m. Someone was stopped on suspicion of drunken driving in the 800 block of Goeglein Gulch Road.5:59 a.m. Someone was driving recklessly near Riverview Drive and...

DATE: Dec. 15, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Christmas shopping? There’s an app for that

This season, more shoppers than ever are turning to applications on their smart phones to manage holiday purchases, compare prices and keep gift lists, market watchers say. Smart phone savviness is...

DATE: Dec. 15, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

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