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Durango police close to having fully staffed force

For the first time in decades, the Durango Police Department is nearing full staffing levels when it comes to sworn officers, making it possible to maintain a foot patrol and bike patrol this...

DATE: July 1, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Salazar dedicates VA clinic

The flags of the armed forces fluttered lightly in the wind while about 80 men and women sang "God Bless America" at the ribbon-cutting ceremony of the Durango Veterans Affairs Community Outpatient...

DATE: July 1, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

District declares board vacancy

Durango School District 9-R officially has declared a vacancy for the District E seat on the Board of Education.The declaration of vacancy Tuesday comes after the resignation of Tammy Capdevielle,...

DATE: July 1, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango man seriously injured in 120-mph rollover accident

A Durango man was seriously injured and likely will be a paraplegic after losing control of his car and rolling it twice early Tuesday morning.Tyler Gordon, 20, originally from Ohio, was driving...

DATE: July 1, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

County seeks statewide special district

La Plata County is pushing for legislation that would create a statewide special district for the purpose of financing solar-power systems and other projects for residences and businesses.That...

DATE: July 1, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Applications for gas wells drop in county

A sharp decline in natural-gas prices has driven down the number of permit applications for wells and pipelines received by La Plata County.So far this year, the county has received 40...

DATE: July 1, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sen. Isgar to take new USDA post

DENVER - State Sen. Jim Isgar got word from the White House on Monday that he will be the new head of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Rural Development office in Colorado.The Hesperus...

DATE: July 1, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Honduran police, protesters clash

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras - Police and soldiers clashed with thousands of protesters outside Honduras' national palace Monday, leaving at least 15 people injured, as world leaders from Barack Obama to...

DATE: June 30, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Local briefs

Volunteers needed for La Plata County Fair Volunteers are needed Aug. 5 through 9 in the Exhibit Hall at the La Plata County Fairgrounds for the La Plata County Fair. Those interested should call...

DATE: June 30, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Don't stop 'til you get enough

DATE: June 30, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango man, 21, killed in head-on collision

A Durango man was killed Sunday in a head-on collision about five miles east of South Fork.Daniel Joseph Kasza, 21, was driving a 1999 Dodge Stratus westbound on a straight section of U.S. Highway...

DATE: June 30, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Analyst says fracing chemicals used in drilling harmful to humans

Environmental analyst Theo Colburn presented the chemical issues behind the drilling of natural gas Monday night at Fort Lewis College's Center for Southwest Studies Lyceum."There has to be a...

DATE: June 30, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

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