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Durango may hire organic consultant

The Durango City Council tonight will consider hiring a consultant for $36,000 to develop a program for organically treating city parks and minimizing the use of synthetic pesticides.The staff...

DATE: Sept. 3, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Old building style lives on

ARBOLES Thousands of timbers and planks salvaged from demolition in distant places find a second life as timber-frame material at San Juan Timberwrights here.Timber framing came to the country with...

DATE: Sept. 3, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dems push ‘better off’ message at today’s convention

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Democrats got ready Tuesday for their national convention by pushing the message that Americans are better off than they were four years ago.The question tripped up senior...

DATE: Sept. 3, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Taos Ski Valley expansion gets approval

ALBUQUERQUE – The U.S. Forest Service has approved Taos Ski Valley’s request to expand its expert terrain by 60 percent with two new lifts that will take skiers to popular high-alpine areas...

DATE: Sept. 3, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Local forum seeks to answer election queries

The Southwest Center for Independence, aided by the League of Women Voters and the office of the La Plata County clerk and recorder, are holding an election-year information day Friday at Santa...

DATE: Sept. 2, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Aztec crash kills two men

A motorcyclist in the Four Corners from Louisiana and the driver of an SUV were killed Sunday morning north of Aztec.Beth Utley, community relations coordinator with the San Juan County, N.M.,...

DATE: Sept. 2, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango fun to benefit disabled vets

Classic-car buffs and motorcyclists alike shared in two events Sunday morning that Durangoans do best: having fun and raising money for worthy causes.The morning’s activities included a fundraising...

DATE: Sept. 2, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Is ‘Amusement Hill’ answer to Pagosa’s economic woes?

PAGOSA SPRINGS Desperate to mend the ailing economy, town officials plan to add recreational amenities to Reservoir Hill in Pagosa Springs, but opponents say it will create an “amusement park”...

DATE: Sept. 2, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Train, truck collide downtown

A Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad train collided with a silver Toyota Tacoma on Saturday morning soon after the train had left the depot in downtown Durango.No one involved appeared to...

DATE: Sept. 1, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

‘Flash Gordon’ star turns to faith

When “Flash Gordon” star Sam J. Jones decided to become an actor, he did not realize that his life would have significant ups and downs, or that he eventually would become a role model for both men...

DATE: Sept. 1, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Town adapts to life without plastic

TELLURIDE – Since Telluride banned plastic bags 18 months ago, Kristine Hilbert said she’s become educated about the nuisance of plastic, which is notorious for not decomposing and choking the...

DATE: Sept. 1, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

‘Darkmold’ dig reshapes our understanding of Basketmakers

Archaeology in the Four Corners often is associated with the Pueblos for their cliff dwellings and adobe architecture.Before the Pueblo period began around 750 A.D., Native Americans who inhabited...

DATE: Sept. 1, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

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