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Three referendums top the state ballot

DENVER – Legislators in 2010 proposed three minor changes to the state constitution, but they need voters’ approval.Referendums P, Q and R will be the first ballot questions voters see on Nov. 2,...

DATE: Oct. 8, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Costly missions

La Plata County Search and Rescue saved a Texas man’s life this summer north of Vallecito Reservoir in the Weminuche Wilderness. The cost to taxpayers: $2,474.Search and rescue is not free, but...

DATE: Oct. 8, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Salazar vows to protect habitat

U.S. Rep. John Salazar on Friday announced plans to protect two areas of important wildlife habitat near Durango that have been considered recently for gas and oil development.Under proposed...

DATE: Oct. 8, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Supporters plead for return of man’s body from Mexico

DENVER – About 100 friends and supporters of a man reportedly shot and killed by Mexican pirates rallied outside the Mexican consulate Friday to call on authorities to bring his body back to the...

DATE: Oct. 8, 2010 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Groups sue to stop Colo. wild horse roundup

DENVER – Animal advocacy groups have sought an injunction to stop a roundup of wild horses in northwestern Colorado that’s scheduled to begin Monday.The Texas-based Habitat for Horses, New...

DATE: Oct. 8, 2010 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Feds delay Ariz. release of wolves

ALBUQUERQUE – The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is delaying the release of Mexican gray wolves in the Apache National Forest of Arizona until sometime next year.The federal agency and the Arizona...

DATE: Oct. 8, 2010 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Local hearing scheduled on Air Force training plan

The U.S. Air Force has scheduled a hearing on a proposal to conduct low-altitude tactical training in the region for 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 18 at the Durango Public Library.Hearings also are scheduled in...

DATE: Oct. 7, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

The Blotter

Durango PoliceThursday 1:26 a.m. Someone littered in the 1900 block of East Second Avenue.1:55 a.m. Someone was being harassed at Denny’s Restaurant, 666 Camino del Rio.2:27 a.m. Someone was...

DATE: Oct. 7, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

District 9-R sees curriculum change

A group of second graders at Park Elementary talked and laughed while playing a game that involved dice and matching plastic chips and sheets of paper. Most students were only vaguely aware they...

DATE: Oct. 7, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Local advocates hail EPA proposal

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposal to require that the Four Corners Generating Station reduce nitrogen oxide emissions by 80 percent is tremendous news, the director of the San Juan...

DATE: Oct. 7, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Teacher says students drugged her

The Cortez Police Department is investigating whether a Montezuma-Cortez High School teacher was drugged or poisoned by her students.According to a police report, Kelli Reder, a family and consumer...

DATE: Oct. 7, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Amendment 63 rejects Obama’s health-care bill

DENVER – Amendment 63 would create a new right in the state constitution – the right to health-care choice.What that means is a matter of debate. But everyone agrees that the Amendment 63 campaign...

DATE: Oct. 7, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

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