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Spinning a yarn

DATE: May 29, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Local landowners question drilling on small properties

A group of landowners wants La Plata County to do more to protect property owners from gas drilling, even if it means going up against the industry and the state of Colorado.During a 2½-hour...

DATE: May 29, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Amping up

DATE: May 29, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Housing group to use grant for home loans

A grant from the U.S. Treasury Department will enable nonprofit La Plata Homes Fund Inc. to provide certified housing loans, paving the way for the quasi-governmental entity to become a "community...

DATE: May 29, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ag secretary will call roadless shots

DENVER - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack took control Thursday of all projects in national forest roadless areas, starting a new chapter in the decade-long saga over the management of backcountry...

DATE: May 29, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Structure put in place for board

Commissioners for La Plata and Archuleta counties backed away from a proposal to seat themselves on the board for the San Juan Basin Health Department, and instead opted for a board that, like the...

DATE: May 28, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Nesting herons halt work

The city of Durango has halted construction on a storm drain on the northeast side of town that threatens great blue herons nesting in Animas Valley wetlands, despite the project being just days...

DATE: May 28, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Local Briefs

San Juan Basin college to hold graduation Graduation ceremonies for students of San Juan Basin Technical College will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Mancos Performance Center, 101 S. Beech.The...

DATE: May 28, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Kayaker rescued from creek

A lawyer from Pennsylvania was injured as he kayaked in Vallecito Creek, and he was extracted by emergency personnel up a 70-foot gorge.The kayaker, Don Smith, 42, of Pittsburgh, was injured in the...

DATE: May 28, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man gets probation for child exploitation

A Durango man who possessed sexually exploitative materials of children has been sentenced to five years' probation.As part of his probation, James Greene, 68, must register as a sex offender,...

DATE: May 28, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Local Republicans look for new ways to voice message

At a recent meeting of the La Plata County Republican Central Committee, numerous ideas were bandied about on how to bring interest back to the party.One issue raised during the May 7 meeting was...

DATE: May 28, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

DHS to keep athletic director position

Durango High School will have an athletic director in 2009-10, Superintendent Keith Owen said Wednesday."There was never an idea that there wouldn't be somebody fully committed to that job next...

DATE: May 28, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

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