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Durango PoliceWednesday 5:01 a.m. A traffic accident occurred in the 400 block of South Camino del Rio.Tuesday 8:54 a.m. A traffic accident occurred near South Camino del Rio and Colorado Highway...

DATE: Feb. 2, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Shelter seeking information about puppy placed in trash bin

They’re calling him Benjamin Button, for his wizened appearance but tender years.A cold and emaciated puppy believed to be just a couple months old was found Friday night in a large trash bin in an...

DATE: Feb. 2, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield’s choice to guide town declines

BAYFIELD – Retired Durango city manager Bob Ledger declined a job offer Wednesday from the town of Bayfield to fill in as its interim town manager.Bayfield Trustees were split, ultimately voting...

DATE: Feb. 2, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Senate debates illegal immigrant tuition

DENVER – Immigrant advocates are trying again to get the state to offer in-state tuition to the children of illegal immigrants.Senate Bill 126 would allow any high school graduate who attended a...

DATE: Feb. 2, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Low-altitude flights may be grounded

Two state legislators from southeast Colorado have introduced legislation to prevent the Air Force from flying low-altitude training missions over a large part of the state.The bill of Wes McKinley...

DATE: Feb. 2, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Food-filled backpacks ease students’ hunger

Just a few weeks into its work, a pilot program aimed at fighting hunger in the region by sending food-filled backpacks home with needy students in Mancos and Durango is making an impact, school...

DATE: Feb. 2, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tipton draws line for vote on debt

DENVER – U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton said Wednesday that he could vote to raise the limit on the national debt as long as Congress enacts “substantial” spending cuts.Tipton, R-Cortez, said he is looking...

DATE: Feb. 2, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Do have fun

The Do’s and Don’ts Luncheon is one of the first and most risqué events at Snowdown, and the 2011 “Lunch of the Living Dead” was no exception. This year, more seated tickets than ever – 304 – sold...

DATE: Feb. 2, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Snowdown Spellabration

The Adult Education Center of Durango holds an annual fundraiser and possibly Snowdown’s most dignified event.

DATE: Feb. 2, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Stout-hearted divers brave the frigid cold

I’m drenched in beer, freezing cold, and after a negative 3-degree plunge in a giant beer slushie, I just want to finish this article and rush to the Embassy for a game of Hungry Hungry Hippos....

DATE: Feb. 2, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

The Blotter

Durango PoliceMonday 7:42 a.m. A motorist was stranded near Main Avenue and College Drive.7:45 a.m. A traffic accident was reported near Camino del Rio and U.S. Highway 160.8:55 a.m. A theft of...

DATE: Feb. 1, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

What does that bill mean?

DENVER – A Republican senator wants the state Legislature to write “business-impact statements” for the bills it considers.Gov. John Hickenlooper proposed a similar idea in his State of the State...

DATE: Feb. 1, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

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