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Roadkill, It’s what’s for dinner

Roadkill, yum!For many, the thought of eating meat scavenged from an elk or deer killed in a collision is stomach-turning. But for a devoted group of scavengers, the response to the sight of a...

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

Lawmakers OK conservation easement program review

DENVER – Colorado lawmakers have approved a limited review of the state’s conservation easement program because of delays in resolving appeals that could result in foreclosures on hundreds of farms...

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

The Blotter

Durango PoliceMonday 12:59 p.m. Someone was being disorderly in the 900 block of Main Avenue.Sunday 9:32 a.m. A traffic accident occurred near Ninth Street and East Third Avenue.12:42 p.m. A...

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

Lost jacket returned to owner

Nanci Moore has a message for cynics and scoffers: Honesty is alive in Durango.Moore, who inadvertently left a jacket with $900 cash in a pocket, got it all back the next day. Moore was downtown...

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

Audit: Lax controls at state office

DENVER – The Governor’s Energy Office is on pace to fix 10,500 Colorado homes by 2012 to make them more energy efficient.But the state and its local partners had loose controls over the flood of...

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

Man hurt on trails near DMR rescued

Rescue workers assisted a Durango man who injured his leg Sunday night while riding a dirt bike on trails south of Durango Mountain Resort.The call came in about 6 p.m. from the Pinkerton-Flagstaff...

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

Ute Mountain man to help with governor’s transition

DENVER – A member of the Ute Mountain Ute tribe is helping Gov.-elect John Hickenlooper plan his transition.Ernest House Jr. is the co-chairman of Hickenlooper’s transition committee for the...

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

Go back to college, Ritter urges

DENVER – With only half the state’s college students completing their studies within five years, Gov. Bill Ritter launched a drive Monday to encourage students to stay enrolled and earn their...

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

Officials accuse 35 of shipping drugs to Denver every week

DENVER – Gang members, a retired Denver firefighter and a college team coach were among 35 people accused of transporting more than 40 pounds of cocaine from Mexico to the Denver area every week,...

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

Plan would reduce area pollution

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Arizona’s largest utility company is seeking majority ownership of two units at a coal-fired power plant it operates in New Mexico and plans to shutter the other three, more...

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

Friends, food, sharing

Situated under a gazebo in Riverside Park, the table was set with pizza, salad, breads of all kinds and a wide variety of homemade dishes.After lunch, the approximately 25 satiated attendees...

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

Local homeless set up camp for winter

The keys to surviving cold winters outdoors are dry clothes and a tarp over the tent, said Jesse Roe, who has lived in Horse Gulch for seven years.“Always keep an extra set of dry clothes,” he said...

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

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