3rd Ariz. town evacuated

SPRINGERVILLE, Ariz. – Stiff winds whipped up a gigantic blaze in the mountains of eastern Arizona on Monday, forcing the evacuation of a third resort town and casting a smoky haze over states as...

DATE: June 6, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Annie’s Orphans needs bulbs

Anna Anderson, founder of Annie’s Orphans dog shelter, was thrilled – she had found Angel, a 3-year-old Chiweenie, jumping on a table on her hind legs Sunday afternoon.Angel, who arrived at Annie’s...

DATE: June 5, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

How is life treating you?

A recent Gallup-Healthways poll ranks the Western Slope low for life evaluation, but local residents say this is not a reflection of Durango, where they see the future as bright.The poll, which...

DATE: June 5, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colo. Wildlife Commission to review reservoir plans

DENVER – Denver Water says it came perilously close to running out of water in its collection system north of Denver during the 2002 drought.“It scared us,” said Dave Little, Denver Water’s...

DATE: June 5, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

State audit finds $1 million in improper insurance costs

DENVER – An audit of state employee insurance policies has saved taxpayers about $1 million, but it has upset a few workers.The state in April began requiring employees to prove their dependents...

DATE: June 4, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ignacio to serve free meals to kids

Free breakfasts and lunches will be available to all children in Ignacio thanks to a summer food service program put on by the school district. The meals will be handed out every weekday at Ignacio...

DATE: June 4, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango dogs aid Cancer research

As part of the Canines for the Cure event at Santa Rita Park, about 50 dogs leave on a 3-mile walk south on the Animas River Trail. Proceeds from registration fees and a silent auction of more than 40 items went to the American Cancer Society. Activities included doggie baseball, bobbing for hot dogs, an obstacle course and numerous other contests.

DATE: June 4, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

The forest is their oyster

The ranchers started early, weaving their horses in and out of the cattle to herd them from the pasture toward the old wooden gate and the road that would lead them north. “Hi-ya” pierced the drone...

DATE: June 4, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Volunteer effort

DATE: June 4, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado Briefs

State transferring land for wildlife refuge DENVER (AP) – The Colorado State Land Board expects to gain $9.4 million from a deal to transfer land to the federal government for the Rocky Flats...

DATE: June 4, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Phonographs reveal a 100-year history to collectors

DENVER (AP) – Gary Stone pulled a 78-rpm record from its paper sleeve. He placed the disc, which weighed about as much as a Big Mac, atop a felt-covered turntable. Its mahogany cabinet boasted as...

DATE: June 4, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Utah legislator seeks end to TSA pat downs

SALT LAKE CITY – Kay Jex doesn’t even like witnessing a federal security pat down at the airport, let alone being groped himself.“It’s embarrassing to even watch it,” Jex said recently at Salt Lake...

DATE: June 4, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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