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County tries for solution with roads

La Plata County officials are seeking to smooth ruffled feathers at the city of Durango about a proposed route acrossEwing Mesa.On Jan. 26, county commissioners, against the city's wishes, approved...

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

Avalanche risk considerable as snow subsides

La Plata County residents may have time to rest their weary backs after a winter of nonstop shoveling as only limitedsnowfall is predicted for the next week, but the avalanche risk is considerable...

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

Gas leak closes downtown restaurants

Snow caused two gas leaks Monday night, one closing Randy's Restaurant and Cuckoo's Chicken House and Waterin'Hole.Shortly after 7 p.m., two Durango Fire & Rescue Authority engines and two rescue...

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

New council lands broadband grant

A new council of governments in Southwest Colorado is scheduled to receive $3 million from the state to providehigh-speed, high-capacity broadband infrastructure for public facilities in 14...

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

Hesperus man suspected in sexual assault

A Hesperus man has been arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl in La Plata County. Peter Roger Hess, 30, has been released from the La Plata County Jail on $5,000 bail....

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

A wing and a prayer

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

Another storm expected this week

A winter storm warning is in effect for Southwest Colorado until noon today.A Pacific storm that moved into the area over the weekend dumped about 7 inches in the Durango area and was expected...

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

Assistant library director gets top job

The assistant director of the Durango Public Library, Andy White, has been named the successor to Sherry Taber, whoretired Friday.City Manager Ron LeBlanc announced his selection at the weekly...

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

Conoco Phillips to pay $175K fine

ConocoPhillips Co. has agreed to pay a hefty fine and install pollution-control equipment to settle alleged Clean AirAct violations on the Southern Ute Indian Reservation. The company will pay...

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

Romanoff stumps in Durango

Andrew Romanoff, who is fighting for the Democratic Party's nomination for U.S. Senate, brought his “Main Street tour"to Southwest Colorado over the weekend with a message of curtailing special...

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

Tonight's Summit show canceled

Tonight's concert at The Summit with Drag the River and Cheap Girls has been canceled because of inclement weather. Arescheduled date for the show has not been set. For more information, call...

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

Prospecting for gold near Silverton

The town of Silverton is receiving some welcome publicity thanks to a number of national media outlets that havefeatured snowboard legend Shaun White training on a halfpipe built specifically for...

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

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