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Braving the storm

DATE: Oct. 3, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Small plane crashes after takeoff

A small airplane carrying two people crashed shortly after takeoff Sunday near the Animas Air Park, a couple of miles south of Durango.The pilot was identified as Brian Price, 37, of Page, Ariz....

DATE: Oct. 3, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

‘Would you do this ... in your parents’ house?’

Handwriting on the walls, snot stuck to the ceiling, snow hauled from the mountains for a party – landlords in Durango say college students generally don’t make the best tenants.But they do have a...

DATE: Oct. 3, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cash could be king under 61

DENVER – The state government would have one way to pay for things under Amendment 61 – cash.Bonds for a highway improvement project? Cash only.Financing for a new college dormitory? Pay in...

DATE: Oct. 2, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

In hard times, 9-R seeks tax increase

Faced with declining revenues and a gloomy economic forecast, the Durango School District 9-R Board is asking voters for a mill- levy increase to pay for educational improvements the district no...

DATE: Oct. 2, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Flooded with questions

The city has struggled for decades with what to do with thousands of gallons of potentiality toxic stormwater that streams off Durango’s northeast quadrant.Stormwater generally is full of...

DATE: Oct. 2, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Deadline for voter registration is Monday

Monday is the last day Colorado voters can register to be eligible to vote in the Nov. 2 election. Colorado law mandates all voters be registered at least 29 days before an election.La Plata County...

DATE: Oct. 2, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pardners on parade

The dirt roads long since have been paved and hitching posts traded in for parking meters, but Saturday’s Cowboy Parade down Main Avenue was all about remembering Durango as it once was – a small,...

DATE: Oct. 2, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

NM senator, Navajo VP vie for tribal presidency

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – In the Navajo clan system, Lynda Lovejoy and Ben Shelly are relatives. In the political world, they are rivals.Each is hoping to become the next leader of the country’s largest...

DATE: Oct. 2, 2010 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Missing pilots cast pall over N.M. balloon fiesta

ALBUQUERQUE – Hundreds of balloonists in New Mexico lifted off Saturday at dawn amid a somber mood, opening the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta while search crews on the other side of the...

DATE: Oct. 2, 2010 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Soup kitchen feeling pinch

One of the worst recessions in the nation’s history has created a growing number of hungry bellies for the local soup kitchen to fill each day.Donations are up this year, but they haven’t kept pace...

DATE: Sept. 30, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

It’s monstrous!

DATE: Sept. 30, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

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