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Local projects receive grants More than $450,000 given for safety, health care

Five La Plata County projects have received gaming-impact grants totalling more than $450,000. That brings the total granted to groups in the county to more than $3.6 million since 2005.“The...

DATE: July 28, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mud, rockslides halt D&SNG

Mud and rockslides on the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad prevented three trains and about 1,000 passengers from reaching Silverton earlier this week.Mary Nielson, of Monticello, Utah,...

DATE: July 28, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rodeo revelry

DATE: July 28, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

South America addresses energy

DENVER – Latin American and South American countries are turning to renewable energy and power sharing to serve their rapidly growing populations, taking advantage of equatorial sunshine and...

DATE: July 28, 2010 | CATEGORY: Regional News

LaHood rides bike in Denver to tout municipal program

DENVER – Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood strapped on a bike helmet and took a leisurely ride through downtown Denver with Mayor John Hickenlooper on Wednesday, promoting a bicycle-sharing...

DATE: July 28, 2010 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Area officials blast Nov. tax measures

“Devastating.” “Disastrous.” “Superficial.” “Short-sighted.”The Southwest Colorado Council of Governments hosted a news conference Tuesday to discuss the economic impact of three anti-tax ballot...

DATE: July 27, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

The fit and The Fury

Durango resident Garrett Ford and his horse, The Fury, won the prestigious Haggin Cup last Sunday in the 55th annual Tevis Cup Ride.The award is given to the horse that is in the best shape after...

DATE: July 27, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Railroad relics

A Durango businessman’s nomination of an early-day railroad water tower as a La Plata County historic treasure won approval recently from county commissioners. But Don Stoddard faces a daunting...

DATE: July 27, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Office checks Garcia death

The La Plata County Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday interviewed friends and family members close to Ted Garcia, the restaurant manager who was found fatally shot last weekend in his home.Investigators...

DATE: July 27, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

The Blotter

Durango PoliceTuesday12:31 a.m. A business alarm was set off in the 800 block of East Second Avenue.1:17 a.m. A noise disturbance was reported in the 100 block of East Sixth Avenue.1:18 a.m....

DATE: July 27, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Chow time

DATE: July 27, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Heavy rain, flood watches possible for days

Predictions of heavy rains may lead to flood watches for several days after one was declared Tuesday.“We’ll probably be doing the same thing tomorrow and the next day we did today, declaring a...

DATE: July 27, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

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