The Blotter

Durango PoliceTuesday 1:29 a.m. An extra patrol was initiated at Schneider Park, 900 Roosa Ave.4:40 a.m. Extra patrol was requested at the Iron Horse Inn, 5800 Main Ave.Monday 9:01 a.m. A stranded...

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

‘Zeal’ led to prisoner killing

FORT CARSON – A Fort Carson soldier was so eager to fight “the bad guys” in Afghanistan that he shot and killed a Taliban member who was sleeping in a jail cell, military prosecutors said...

DATE: Nov. 30, 2010 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Billionaire takes on solar-power plans

DENVER – Reclusive billionaire Louis Moore Bacon is emerging from the shadows in a southern Colorado showdown over solar-power transmission lines.One side of the environmental clash paints the...

DATE: Nov. 30, 2010 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Icy roads + speed don’t mix

Durango’s first substantial snowstorm of the winter made for treacherous driving conditions Monday.Dozens of crashes were reported across La Plata County during the storm, from minor fender benders...

DATE: Nov. 29, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Walking in the middle of the road OK

The British call it an X crossing; Canadians say a pedestrian scramble intersection; in Durango they’ve named it a Barnes Dance.By whatever name, it means that when a traffic light goes red for...

DATE: Nov. 29, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mice prompt virus alert

The death of a Montezuma County man from hantavirus last month sends a grim warning about the health peril that mice present to humans, a La Plata County health official says. This year’s unusually...

DATE: Nov. 29, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

GOP drums up support for immigration bill; passage appears dim

DENVER – Republican legislators held an unofficial hearing on illegal immigration Monday in advance of a push next year for an Arizona-style immigration law.The daylong hearing by the Republican...

DATE: Nov. 29, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Local Briefs

Holidazzle events to be held this week Holidazzle, a community celebration organized by the Durango Business Improvement District, announces these events:b Sushitarian Christmas appetizer contest...

DATE: Nov. 29, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Planning commission processes ‘Mercury Village’ building plan

The Durango Planning Commission on Monday night recommended approval of conceptual plans for a new Mercury Payment Systems corporate headquarters, and the proposed “Mercury Village” now moves...

DATE: Nov. 29, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

The Blotter

Durango PoliceMonday 12:48 a.m. Someone was stopped on suspicion of drunken driving in the 500 block of East Sixth Avenue.1:47 a.m. A drunken person was causing problems in the west 100 block of...

DATE: Nov. 29, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Women launch drive for diapers, baby wipes, formula

The recession is taking its toll on everyone – even infants and toddlers.Durangoans Karen Thompson, Chris Warren and Moni Grushkin are holding a drive for diapers, baby wipes and formula for local...

DATE: Nov. 29, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

High court to review Ariz. law on campaign finance

WASHINGTON – Less than a year after removing most limits on election spending by corporations and organized labor, the Supreme Court is signaling trouble for another campaign law that aims to...

DATE: Nov. 29, 2010 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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