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Qwest beats Silverton in Round 1 over fiber optics

A judge for the Colorado Public Utilities Commission has ruled against Silverton in its bid to force Qwest Communications to complete a 16-mile fiber-optic linkup to the small mountain town north...

DATE: May 19, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Region’s nuclear family in decline

Numbers from the U.S. Census released Thursday show the nuclear family slowly melting down in Southwest Colorado.The numbers reveal striking changes in the way local family life has changed in the...

DATE: May 19, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Students to go back to class at DHS today

School will resume today at Durango High School after air-quality tests taken Thursday showed mold spore counts inside the building were within the recommended limits.Today will be a full day for...

DATE: May 19, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bag the plastic

“I want you all to say the word recycle,” seventh-grader Sydney Mattox told the audience of about 500 Middle Miller School students Thursday afternoon. In the time it took the students to yell the...

DATE: May 19, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

State agency OKs grant-loan for local water authority

The Colorado Water Conservation Board has approved a grant-loan package that allows two La Plata County water agencies to move ahead with their plans.The financial package will allow the applicant,...

DATE: May 19, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

The ‘ghosts’: Volunteers the hidden force that make Iron Horse happen

Some call them the “ghosts,” the unseen, unknown faces behind the scenes of the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic, but if you ask them, they just call themselves volunteers. In fact, with all their energy...

DATE: May 19, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Iron Horse native son Tad Elliott returns home to follow his family’s footsteps

For an elite athlete and Durango native such as Tad Elliott, the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic is more than a bike race.The Iron Horse Bicycle Classic is “family.”Elliott, a 22-year-old native son,...

DATE: May 19, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Defending women’s road champ Mara Abbott will be chasing her own history

As with any milestone year of a particular event, the history of the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic has come to the forefront in its 40th celebration. But if one of last year’s road race champions...

DATE: May 19, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

The classic taste:This year’s flavor is decidedly champion

There’s just something about anniversaries that brings people together. The 40th edition of the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic is no exception, and this reunion will have a decidedly championship...

DATE: May 19, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Annual cycling event Iron Horse lives up to its ‘classic’ title

Four different start locations. Three different finish lines. New U.S. Highway 550 routes. Better asphalt. Open versus closed highways. Young up-and-coming racers. Middle-aged male riders. As the...

DATE: May 19, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Family returns $45K found in new home

SALT LAKE CITY – When Josh Ferrin closed on his family’s first home, he never thought he’d make the discovery of a lifetime – then give it back.Ferrin picked up the keys earlier this week and...

DATE: May 19, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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DATE: May 19, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

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