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Veteran recalls flight to deliver surrender terms to Japanese

After a long and gruesome battle, Japan officially surrendered from World War II on Sept. 2, 1945. Hugh Sutton was pleased to play a historic role in making it happen."A small part, but I guess it...

DATE: May 25, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Injured cyclist hospitalized

A Durango rider was rushed from the criterium course in an ambulance after taking a spill on Main Avenue early Sunday afternoon.Samuel Craven, 22, was competing in the men's 19-34 class when the...

DATE: May 25, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango rider's charge falls short

SILVERTON - Marisa Asplund didn't know it, but she had Mara Abbott right where she wanted her.Although Abbott led by 45 seconds heading into the final descent at Molas Pass, she already was losing...

DATE: May 24, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Little engine couldn't

It was a disappointing finish for Locomotive No. 480.The racer with perhaps the most experience pulled into Silverton well behind the pro pack this year, losing to several first-timers and failing...

DATE: May 24, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Local breaks away for a victory

SILVERTON - Anthony Colby saw a classic opportunity. And the Durango cyclist wasn't about to let it pedal away.Rather, Colby seized his chance to break away from the chase peloton late in Saturday...

DATE: May 24, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Grandparent wars 'play for keeps'

From her perch at the front desk of the Brookline Senior Center, Kathryn Kilpatrick overhears all the talk. The patrons gossip about which teachers they like best, what's for lunch and, of course,...

DATE: May 24, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lobbyists prosper in tough times

WASHINGTON - They're furloughing many city workers for eight days this summer. They've cut staffing by about 5 percent. Now officials in Tracy, Calif., are trying another way to help make ends meet...

DATE: May 24, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Veterans markers

DATE: May 24, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

N.M. tribe works to restore spring

By Susan Montoya BryanAssociated Press WriterZIA PUEBLO, N.M. - After years of drought and livestock grazing, a spring sacred to an Native American tribe in north-central New Mexico has dried up,...

DATE: May 24, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Herald Denver Bureau

Editor's note: On April 17, Durango School District 9-R announced that 19 employees in the district will not have jobs this fall. Most of the layoffs are at Durango High School, which is projected...

DATE: May 24, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Defendant company proves hard to track down

DENVER - A confusing array of companies is involved in the lawsuit over groundwater pollution at the La Plata County jail.La Plata County has sued four firms about the pollution - Brown Group...

DATE: May 24, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

County suing over jail-site pollution

DENVER - A dispute about polluted groundwater under the La Plata County jail has cost the county government half a million dollars, and while the case is playing out in federal court, a trial isn't...

DATE: May 24, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

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