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Five area judges are recommended for retention

Five judges in the 6th Judicial District have been recommended for retention in this November’s general election.The judges standing for retention are Chief District Judge Gregory Lyman, District...

DATE: Aug. 8, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Training operation helps rescuers

It was a busy weekend for La Plata County emergency response teams.Trainers who cooked up a stew of unfortunate events ensured a lot of action for search-and-rescue crews, but in the end, the group...

DATE: Aug. 8, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Taliban kill dentist from Durango

Durango resident and dentist Dr. Thomas Grams was one of the members of a medical team killed Thursday in Afghanistan.“The world has lost a great humanitarian; Durango has lost a great individual,”...

DATE: Aug. 8, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

What rain?

DATE: Aug. 8, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

McCain stumps for Norton in Colorado

ENGLEWOOD – Republican Senate candidate Jane Norton has been criticized throughout her campaign for being too cozy with Arizona Sen. John McCain.Two days before the contest ends, though, the former...

DATE: Aug. 8, 2010 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Ariz. escapees believed to be in Yellowstone area

ALBUQUERQUE – The search for two men who escaped from a private Arizona prison and their suspected accomplice has turned to the vast Yellowstone National Park area after one of the inmates was...

DATE: Aug. 8, 2010 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Voters facing many choices in Colo. primary There’s still time for voters to cast their ballots

DENVER – Tuesday is the last day to vote in a primary election that has proved wrenching for both Democrats and Republicans.Republican voters, especially, have a lot of choices to make, with heated...

DATE: Aug. 7, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Finishing to cheers

DATE: Aug. 7, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Poise and accuracy

The official schedule says the fair starts Wednesday, but for 37 La Plata County 4-H kids and their horses, the La Plata County Fair started Saturday.“Everybody advertises it as the fair starts...

DATE: Aug. 7, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

In state, election shaping up to be a 3-ring political circus

DENVER – In an election year already notable for anti-establishment fervor and spoiler candidates, nothing beats Colorado’s political circus.Party elites have lost control of the nominating process...

DATE: Aug. 7, 2010 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Mother of escaped inmate arrested in Ariz.

PAYSON, Ariz. – The mother of one of three inmates who escaped from a northwestern Arizona prison was arrested Saturday after authorities suspected she helped two of them.Claudia Washburn, 68, was...

DATE: Aug. 7, 2010 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Cortez judge sends case to district court Man allegedly shot mother

A district judge determined there was probable cause to bind over the case to 22nd Judicial District Court of a local man who allegedly shot his mother.Cortez police Detective Tom Quinnett...

DATE: Aug. 7, 2010 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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