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Durango PoliceTuesday12:18 a.m. A theft was reported at Conoco Express, 1991 Main Ave.Monday8:04 a.m. A case of criminal mischief involving $100 to $500 was reported in the 2700 block of North...

DATE: Aug. 10, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Shuck corn, eat pie, see pigs

The La Plata County Fair officially opens today with exhibits and livestock going on display.“People can come in and look around and look at the different exhibits as they’re brought in,” said Jane...

DATE: Aug. 10, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Baizel tops Graham in county race

Environmental lawyer Bruce Baizel beat Scott Graham, former Durango city councilor, for the Democratic nomination for La Plata County commissioner in Tuesday’s primary election.With all 30...

DATE: Aug. 10, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Roberts holds off Boehler

State Rep. Ellen Roberts held off upstart Dean Boehler to win Tuesday’s Republican primary for the Colorado’s 6th Senate District.Roberts, from Durango, now faces incumbent and Democratic state...

DATE: Aug. 10, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Maes holds narrow lead

DENVER – Political newcomer Dan Maes appeared to have pulled a major upset over six-term Congressman Scott McInnis in the Republican primary for governor Tuesday night.Maes held a 4,000-vote lead...

DATE: Aug. 10, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tipton beats McConnell in Congressional bid

Cortez Republican Scott Tipton won the right to challenge U.S. Rep. John Salazar for his seat in Congress.Tipton beat Bob McConnell, a retired Army colonel from Steamboat Springs, in a hard-fought...

DATE: Aug. 10, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bennet to face tea party favorite in Senate race

DENVER – Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet survived a primary challenger who blasted him as a Washington insider. Now the rookie senator braces for similar swipes from the Republican tea party...

DATE: Aug. 10, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Scope of Grams’ life comes into focus for friends

Tom Grams, the former Durango dentist who was slain Thursday on a medical aid mission in Afghanistan, had so many interests that probably no one was familiar with more than a few of them, a friend...

DATE: Aug. 10, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Samson settles royalty lawsuit

La Plata County’s second-largest natural gas company has sent out $3.6 million in checks to settle a class-action lawsuit by royalty owners.The lawsuit by La Plata County royalty owners against...

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

Local teen survives pit viper attack

A Durango girl’s trip to Costa Rica to learn Spanish turned into a life-threatening experience.Katherine Pecor, who graduated from high school in May, was hiking with a group in the Costa Rican...

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

Primary ballots due today

Today is the last day to vote in the primary election. County clerks will accept ballots until 7 p.m.For voters in La Plata, Montezuma and Dolores counties, the election is all by mail. However, it...

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

Aztec bus route suspended

Road Runner Transit has suspended its Aztec-to-Ignacio bus route, leaving about 375 daily riders out of luck.The suspension is primarily the result of a loss of federal funding, said Peter...

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

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