Bridge to Nowhere gets Denver close-up; Bennet back in Durango

Durango's infamous Bridge to Nowhere got its close-up Monday night on Denver's 9News.The NBC affiliate aired a 4½-minute segment about the $38.4 million interchange that remains useless to...

DATE: Nov. 9, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Riddle says county needs more openness

La Plata County Commissioner Joelle Riddle accused her fellow commissioners Tuesday of failing to uphold the spirit of open-government laws.“I just think we’re not allowing the public-involvement...

DATE: Nov. 9, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ballantine honored as nonprofit leader

The Durango Herald Publisher Richard Ballantine was honored Tuesday for his outstanding leadership in Colorado’s nonprofit community.El Pomar Foundation gave Ballantine the Russell Thayer Tutt...

DATE: Nov. 9, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lab results: Cortez teacher’s smoothie was not drugged

The case of the mind-bending smoothie has fizzled.Test results show no evidence of a controlled substance being placed into a chilled drink that students made and fed to their teacher at...

DATE: Nov. 9, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Railroad to offer discount train tickets to locals

The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad is offering local appreciation tickets for its runs to Cascade Canyon from Nov. 28 through Dec. 17. There are no departures Dec. 13-15.Trains will...

DATE: Nov. 9, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colgan’s return to council a culture shock

After five years away from the City Council, Joe Colgan got oriented to a new reality Tuesday.“I’m not used to negative numbers,” said Durango’s newest and most-experienced councilor.Colgan served...

DATE: Nov. 9, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cleared for landing

DATE: Nov. 9, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

County hunting for office space

La Plata County is seeking commercial space to rent or buy.That’s because local officials are hoping that U.S. General Services will lease a portion of the County Courthouse to conduct federal...

DATE: Nov. 9, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

The Blotter

Durango PoliceTuesday 2:07 a.m. A drunken person was causing problems at south City Market, 6 Town Plaza.Monday 8:29 a.m. Someone was reportedly in violation of bail conditions in the 3500 block of...

DATE: Nov. 9, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ralliers counter hate

Chants of “stop the hate” echoed from the football field at Fort Lewis College on Tuesday afternoon as more than 1,000 students, faculty and community members rallied for peace and tolerance in...

DATE: Nov. 9, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Court rules government cannot impose campaign limits on small groups

DENVER – A federal appellate court on Tuesday deemed unconstitutional Colorado’s voter-approved campaign reporting requirement for small groups promoting ballot initiatives, raising hopes that the...

DATE: Nov. 9, 2010 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Snow and cold in Durango’s forecast

The latest cold front moving through Colorado was expected to leave a dusting of snow on Durango’s streets for the first time Monday night with snow continuing through this morning.The National...

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

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