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Cold medicines blamed for girl’s death

A 5-year-old girl who died two months ago at her grandmother’s house in Hermosa suffered an accidental drug overdose from two medications, a medical examiner has ruled.Kimber Michelle Brown,...

DATE: April 13, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

The Blotter

Durango PoliceFriday 12:06 a.m. Three or four people were fighting near Main Avenue and 10th Street.Thursday 8:36 a.m. Chain saws were taken from a man’s truck last weekend in the 21500 block of...

DATE: April 13, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tipton outpaces Pace in fundraising race

Editor’s note: This is the Herald’s weekly roundup of campaign news.DENVER – U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Cortez, turned around his lagging fundraising numbers and beat his opponent, state Rep. Sal...

DATE: April 13, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

FLC students speak up for foreign languages

The Fort Lewis College Board of Trustees meeting was dominated by discussions about modern languages Friday as faculty and students urged the board to reconsider administrators’ decisions earlier...

DATE: April 13, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango seeks bike-friendly gold

Living in Germany as a contractor for the U.S. Army, Jim Newman got the bug for bicycling. But he dropped the habit when he moved to Barstow, Calif.The heat, roads and heavy traffic discouraged him...

DATE: April 13, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Home gas bills could drop 18%

Atmos Energy Corp. on Friday announced it is seeking an 18 percent reduction in the residential rate for its natural-gas customers in Southwest Colorado.The request, which must be approved by the...

DATE: April 13, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Animas Valley residents have mail stolen from boxes

The La Plata County Sheriff’s Office said a large amount of mail was stolen from residents overnight in the Animas Valley.The suspect or suspects rifled through mailboxes in search of checks,...

DATE: April 13, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

PBS reporter visits N.M. amid high dropout rates

ALBUQUERQUE – A teacher town hall in Albuquerque that focuses on New Mexico’s high dropout rates, especially among Latino students, is drawing PBS NewsHour senior correspondent Ray Suarez as part...

DATE: April 13, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Lone Ranger extras get callbacks

A Durango man and stay-at-home father of three is one of many aspiring extras getting callbacks this week to be in “The Lone Ranger” movie filming this summer in the Four Corners.“They have me in...

DATE: April 12, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

One parent decries facility’s policy

City recreation facilities were overrun this week with children celebrating spring and a welcome break from school. And before long, summer break will have them again filling the city’s fun...

DATE: April 12, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

The Blotter

Durango PoliceThursday 5:42 a.m. Someone heard five gunshots in five minutes in the 1700 block of Crestview Drive.Wednesday 10:22 a.m. A man with an oxygen tank damaged someone’s car near Main...

DATE: April 12, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

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