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Durango PoliceThursday Midnight Someone was in possession of marijuana in the 1000 block of Narrow Gauge Avenue.1:08 a.m. A disturbance was reported in the 500 block of East Sixth Avenue.1:21 a.m....

DATE: Jan. 27, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

County gets 1st park-and-ride

State officials approved funding Wednesday for the construction of La Plata County’s first park-and-ride at the new Grandview reroute, an intersection renowned for dangerous driving hazards before...

DATE: Jan. 27, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Light at the end of the tunnel

DATE: Jan. 27, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango snowboarder survives avalanche ride

A Durango snowboarder was seriously injured Wednesday afternoon north of Silverton when an avalanche swept him into a tree.A Tri-State CareFlight helicopter from Montrose flew Seth Campbell, 35, to...

DATE: Jan. 27, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Everyone’s gearing up

Despite Durango’s dearth of snow during the first half of winter, sales of sports gear have either increased or stayed stable.Meanwhile, cold, snowy weather and an improving economy nationwide are...

DATE: Jan. 27, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hickenlooper says Cabinet will settle in before long

DENVER – Nearly three weeks into Colorado’s legislative session, some lawmakers are getting nervous: Major bills are speeding through Colorado’s divided Legislature, but first-term Democratic Gov....

DATE: Jan. 27, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Efforts to save energy in Cortez paying off

Efforts by Cortez city staff to save energy might be paying off, according to a recent internal energy audit.The study found city government buildings used 44,190 fewer kilowatt hours of...

DATE: Jan. 27, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Indian leader: Remove barriers to unleash energy on tribal lands

WASHINGTON – To achieve energy independence, the United States should focus on tribal lands with vast untapped supplies of coal, natural gas, oil and wind, the leader of the nation’s largest Indian...

DATE: Jan. 27, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Fugitive planned suicide by bear

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – A convicted killer who escaped from an Arizona prison said after his capture that he had planned to overdose on heroin at Yellowstone National Park and let bears eat him to end...

DATE: Jan. 27, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Colo. pot grower gets 5 years in federal prison

DENVER – A man who said he was growing medical marijuana in his suburban Denver home will spend five years in prison on federal drug charges after a judge said he “miserably failed” to follow...

DATE: Jan. 27, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Arizona proposal: Candidates must prove U.S. birth

PHOENIX – Arizona legislators have reintroduced legislation aimed at making President Barack Obama prove his U.S. nationality by birth.The measure in the Arizona House would prohibit placing...

DATE: Jan. 27, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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DATE: Jan. 27, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

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