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No place like home - to get injured

No, right in your own home. That's right, more injuries occur at home than in any other battlefield around the world. The death several years ago of a Durango child by strangling on a curtain...

DATE: Aug. 5, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Water District proposes joint treatment plant with Bayfield

La Plata Archuleta Water District officials recently pitched a plan to build a joint water-treatment plant with Bayfield.Dick Lunceford, president of the water district, told the town board that a...

DATE: Aug. 5, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pueblo college president joins ticket

DENVER – Democrat John Hickenlooper picked the president of Colorado State University-Pueblo as his running mate in the governor’s race Thursday.Joe Garcia has led CSU’s Pueblo campus since 2006....

DATE: Aug. 5, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Widely known local vet dies

Veterinarian, champion shooter and life-loving cowboy known as the “Durango Kid” Larry Cohen died from a heart attack suffered Monday morning in his Durango-area home. He was 66.Known to clients as...

DATE: Aug. 5, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

The Blotter

Durango PoliceThursday1:14 a.m. An assault was reported at an undisclosed address on east Fifth Street.1:21 a.m. A noise disturbance was reported in the east 100 block of 29th Street.2:32 a.m. A...

DATE: Aug. 5, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Senate panel OKs bark beetle funds

WASHINGTON – It’s not a check from Uncle Sam, but it is something. After months of fighting for policy and funding to address Colorado’s bark beetle epidemic, a bill authored by Sen. Mark Udall...

DATE: Aug. 5, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hard-hitting practice

DATE: Aug. 5, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Weather wallops area

DURANGO HILLS – An early-morning electrical storm played havoc in some parts of La Plata County on Thursday, starting a house fire and causing a rockslide along the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge...

DATE: Aug. 5, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Utah man sentenced for artifact looting

SALT LAKE CITY – A Utah man who once bragged about taking American Indian artifacts from federal lands avoided jail time Thursday after a federal judge said he decided to show leniency after...

DATE: Aug. 5, 2010 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Lawyer: Ariz. sheriff helping

PHOENIX – A lawyer for an Arizona sheriff known for his efforts against illegal immigrants said Thursday that the U.S. Justice Department’s threat to sue over records for its civil-rights...

DATE: Aug. 5, 2010 | CATEGORY: Regional News

The finishing touches

Mary Rose Grayson, 10, of Bayfield paints a clay dachshund at The Clay Room, a paint-your-own-pottery studio at 171 E. Seventh Street owned by Bonnie Ward. Mary Rose is the daughter of Paul and Kate Grayson and occasionally paints pottery at The Clay Room with her grandmother Olga Howard.

DATE: Aug. 4, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Senate eases pain for budgets

DENVER – A Wednesday vote in the U.S. Senate could save the state government from an unexpected $210 million cut.State lawmakers passed their yearly budget this spring with the expectation that...

DATE: Aug. 4, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

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