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Wildfire recovery mired in property tangle

BOULDER (AP) – Two-thirds of the land burned by the Fourmile Fire is privately owned, and the majority of those parcels are long, narrow strips strewn over the landscape, crashing into each other...

DATE: Jan. 29, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Prairie dog plague stymies officials

DENVER – State wildlife officials are trying to combat plague in order to shore up populations of Gunnison’s prairie dog, a species that’s considered a candidate for federal protection.The U.S....

DATE: Jan. 29, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

The Blotter

Durango PoliceFriday 6:10 a.m. Someone trespassed in the 2700 block of Colorado Avenue.Thursday 8:40 a.m. A vehicle appeared to be abandoned in the 600 block of East Seventh Avenue.10:56 a.m....

DATE: Jan. 28, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango teen gets probation for heroin dealing

A 17-year-old Durango boy was sentenced Friday to 2½ years of probation for selling heroin.Drew Patrick Dugan, wearing a white-collar shirt, khakis and handcuffs in 6th Judicial District Court,...

DATE: Jan. 28, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Guv: Time to bridge divides

GREENWOOD VILLAGE – Gov. John Hickenlooper on Friday set a goal of five years to craft a long-term statewide water plan, something that has eluded generations of Colorado leaders.A report released...

DATE: Jan. 28, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

‘Definitely a dream come true’

KLINE – Wishes do come true, Tavis Anderson has learned.Tavis, 17, a junior at Durango High School, received more than $5,000 of free welding equipment and gear Friday through the Make-A-Wish...

DATE: Jan. 28, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

The pipes are calling

It is a sound that has struck terror in enemies during war and evoked tears at funerals. And even its devotees say it is an acquired taste.“I took up playing the bagpipes to get even with my...

DATE: Jan. 28, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pot grower sentenced to five years in federal prison

DENVER – A man who said he was growing medical marijuana in his suburban Denver home will spend five years in prison on federal drug charges after a judge said he “miserably failed” to follow...

DATE: Jan. 28, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Students recall Challenger explosion

BOULDER (AP) – They huddled close against the unexpected cold, eager, even a little impatient, after numerous delays and full of the sense of being part of something bigger than themselves.Three...

DATE: Jan. 28, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

GOP: Repeal ‘Amazon tax’

DENVER – Republican legislators said Thursday they will try to repeal the state’s ‘Amazon tax’ after a judge temporarily blocked it.Gov. John Hickenlooper, meanwhile, said he thinks Internet...

DATE: Jan. 27, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

The Blotter

Durango PoliceThursday Midnight Someone was in possession of marijuana in the 1000 block of Narrow Gauge Avenue.1:08 a.m. A disturbance was reported in the 500 block of East Sixth Avenue.1:21 a.m....

DATE: Jan. 27, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

County gets 1st park-and-ride

State officials approved funding Wednesday for the construction of La Plata County’s first park-and-ride at the new Grandview reroute, an intersection renowned for dangerous driving hazards before...

DATE: Jan. 27, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

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