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Man presumed dead after boat capsizes

A Dolores man whose canoe capsized Friday evening in the Dolores River is presumed dead after a two-day search by rescuers.Authorities tentatively suspended their search Monday for James Vavra, 45,...

DATE: May 13, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

County resolutions target fracing chemicals, leases

La Plata County commissioners passed two resolutions Tuesday favored by environmentalists related to the gas, oil and mining industries.The first resolution addresses concerns about chemicals used...

DATE: May 13, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

City, CDOT considering road medians

Raised medians might be popping up soon on South Camino del Rio.The city of Durango and the Colorado Department of Transportation are considering reinstalling raised medians on the road, officially...

DATE: May 13, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ledger to be health board president

The San Juan Basin Health Department board, which could be replaced in the next couple of months, has new chairman for now.Late Monday night, board members voted to name Bob Ledger, former Durango...

DATE: May 13, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Health board seeks better budget process

The San Juan Basin Health Department board on Monday tried to hammer out ways to improve the department's budgetary process, which has come under fire as the makeup of the board hangs in the...

DATE: May 12, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

City crews spray to fight beetles

If bark beetles feasting on conifers in Greenmount Cemetery didn't duck Monday, they got a face full of pesticide as the city of Durango began its annual tree spraying."Our trees are highly...

DATE: May 12, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Power piping

DATE: May 12, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bartel withdraws from Ark. position

Fort Lewis College President Brad Bartel has withdrawn from consideration for another college presidency, saying he wants to remain at FLC.Bartel recently was named a finalist to become president...

DATE: May 12, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

County proposes swap to expand gun range

La Plata County is proposing a small land swap with the Colorado Division of Wildlife to expand a firing range south of Bodo Industrial Park.A larger firing range will accommodate law enforcement,...

DATE: May 12, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

AT&T buys Verizon rural operations

AT&T Inc. announced Monday an agreement to purchase assets of Verizon Wireless in 79 mainly rural areas, including Alltel Corp. assets Verizon recently acquired in La Plata County.AT&T's move here...

DATE: May 12, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Leader of the pack

DATE: May 11, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bargain buys

Depending on your proclivities, you may or may not be sorry to have missed these items at Sunday's flea market: a pogo stick, a weed-eater, horns from a long-horn steer, a memoir by American Idol...

DATE: May 11, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

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