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Utah evacuees allowed to go home

About 2,300 Utah wildfire evacuees were allowed to return to their homes Saturday evening after officials determined the blaze no longer posed a threat to them.The decision came after the fire had...

DATE: June 23, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

14-year-old shoots intruder in Arizona

PHOENIX – A 14-year-old boy shot and nearly killed an intruder who broke into his Phoenix home and pulled a gun on him while he was watching his three younger siblings, police said Saturday.The...

DATE: June 23, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Man found dead in vehicle identified

Authorities have identified a 62-year-old Durango man who was found dead inside his car Monday at the Trimble Crossing shopping center in the Animas Valley.Gary Mangold died of a self-inflicted...

DATE: June 22, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County election almost over for some

Editor’s note: This is the Herald’s weekly roundup of campaign news.For a few lucky candidates, the campaign is almost over. Tuesday is the primary election for registered Republicans, Democrats...

DATE: June 22, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

The Blotter

Durango PoliceFriday 12:39 a.m. A bear was in a trash can in the 2500 block of West Second Avenue.6:13 a.m. A bicycle was left in a yard for a few days in the 200 block of 16th Street.Thursday 7:05...

DATE: June 22, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

The self-appointed welcoming committee

DATE: June 22, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

City to parents: Remember to teach ‘stranger danger’ to kids

Police are reminding parents to be vigilant about the presence of strangers after a child was possibly lured from a group by a suspicious person recently in Durango.A 5-year-old child has given...

DATE: June 22, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

County tears down buildings, but plans for space up in air

The walls are coming down at two county-owned buildings on East Second Avenue. La Plata County is demolishing the buildings across from the Courthouse but hasn’t quite figured out what will take...

DATE: June 22, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos fire could cross Hwy 160

MANCOS – For the second day, the Weber Fire spewed a huge plume of smoke and forced the evacuation of dozens of homes as it grew to 2,500 acres. Firefighters prepared for a multi-day battle.Flames...

DATE: June 22, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fleet of tankers battles fire near Mancos from above

Traffic flew in and out of the San Juan National Forest’s Air Tanker Base south of Durango on Saturday in support of ground forces battling the Weber Fire near Mancos.“This is home base to a...

DATE: June 22, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fire sparked by shooting evacuates homes in Utah

SARATOGA SPRINGS, Utah – Residents of at least 1,500 homes in northern Utah were being evacuated Friday after high winds kicked up a fire started by target shooters. The near 4,000-acre blaze...

DATE: June 22, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

N.M. wary of fireworks

ALBUQUERQUE – New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez has spent the last few weeks touring fire-ravaged parts of the state. With each stop, she has been urging people to be careful as the Fourth of July...

DATE: June 22, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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