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Durango PoliceTuesday 12:23 a.m. A drunken person was causing problems near West Second Avenue and 25th Street.12:35 a.m. Someone was stopped on suspicion of drunken driving in the east 100 block...

DATE: Jan. 25, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Suspected fugitive nabbed in Durango

The Durango Police Department on Tuesday arrested a man suspected of a parole violation stemming from a murder in Arkansas, authorities said.Patrick Ellis, 35, was taken into custody without...

DATE: Jan. 25, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

BTW, watch your back!

Sticks and stones have nothing to do with the new type of bullying local school administrators said they’re seeing these days. In recent years, counselors and vice principals said, Facebook...

DATE: Jan. 25, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado delegation celebrates bipartisanship

Sens. Mark Udall and Michael Bennet and Rep. Scott Tipton praised President Obama for calling on Washington to work together to solve the country’s problems at Tuesday’s State of the Union address,...

DATE: Jan. 25, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Gravel pit plans OK’d despite complaints

A proposed gravel pit near Animas Air Park is causing angst for some area residents and aviators.Despite the opposition, city and county planning commissioners approved last week plans for the...

DATE: Jan. 25, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

House Republicans seek to slash $200 million from state budget

DENVER – House Republicans moved to cut the state budget by another $200 million Tuesday, a move that Democrats said was arbitrary and could end up hurting schools.Republicans argued that the...

DATE: Jan. 25, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Brown’s effort to trim state government falls flat

DENVER – State Rep. J. Paul Brown made his first attempt to reduce the reach of government on Tuesday with a bid to end mandatory ethics training for accountants.Brown, R-Ignacio, campaigned on...

DATE: Jan. 25, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hopis to vote on revising laws

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Members of the Hopi Tribe will vote on a major overhaul of their decades-old constitution on Thursday that will reorganize their government under four branches and strike the...

DATE: Jan. 25, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Mercury levels are high, but why?

The amount of mercury in precipitation, soil and wildlife in Southwest Colorado, while not alarmingly high, should be of concern, research recently released by Silverton-based Mountain Studies...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

The Blotter

Durango PoliceMonday 1:05 a.m. A suspicious person was seen in the 900 block of Roosa Avenue.2:04 a.m. A motorist was stopped in the 1000 block of East Second Avenue on suspicion of driving under...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

¡Ay, Chihuahua!

Seven more of the Chihuahuas that arrived in Durango last week from Las Cruces, N.M. became available for adoption at the La Plata County Humane Society on Monday.The humane society was waiting to...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Immigration bill more like Arizona’s

DENVER – Colorado Republicans have imported more of the Arizona immigration law into the Legislature, including parts that a federal judge has already struck down in Arizona.The bill’s sponsor,...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

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