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Finishing to cheers

DATE: Aug. 7, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Poise and accuracy

The official schedule says the fair starts Wednesday, but for 37 La Plata County 4-H kids and their horses, the La Plata County Fair started Saturday.“Everybody advertises it as the fair starts...

DATE: Aug. 7, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

In state, election shaping up to be a 3-ring political circus

DENVER – In an election year already notable for anti-establishment fervor and spoiler candidates, nothing beats Colorado’s political circus.Party elites have lost control of the nominating process...

DATE: Aug. 7, 2010 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Mother of escaped inmate arrested in Ariz.

PAYSON, Ariz. – The mother of one of three inmates who escaped from a northwestern Arizona prison was arrested Saturday after authorities suspected she helped two of them.Claudia Washburn, 68, was...

DATE: Aug. 7, 2010 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Cortez judge sends case to district court Man allegedly shot mother

A district judge determined there was probable cause to bind over the case to 22nd Judicial District Court of a local man who allegedly shot his mother.Cortez police Detective Tom Quinnett...

DATE: Aug. 7, 2010 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Office in Bodo Park a repository of top-secret U.S. intelligence

Durango is widely known for its skiing, mountain biking and historic railroad. Is it also a hub for national top-secret intelligence?The Washington Post published an expansive three-day series last...

DATE: Aug. 6, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

River rising

DATE: Aug. 6, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mold closes Silverton Town Hall

Silverton Town Hall closed this week after basement mold sickened employees, and it will remain shuttered until probably Wednesday at the earliest, Town Administrator Jason Wells said...

DATE: Aug. 6, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Chancellor wants to draw transfers

The University of Colorado-Boulder’s chancellor thinks more upperclassmen should live in the dorms.Phil DiStefano, who was in Durango on Friday to meet with alumni donors, new Fort Lewis College...

DATE: Aug. 6, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Senators join push for tuition funds

Colorado U.S. Sens. Michael Bennet and Mark Udall have introduced legislation supporting a bill offered by Democratic colleague Rep. John Salazar of Manassa to help Fort Lewis College meet its...

DATE: Aug. 6, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Practicing stamina

DATE: Aug. 6, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Clerk’s office open today

The La Plata County Clerk’s Office will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. today for voters to drop off their mail-in ballots in advance of Tuesday’s primary election.Republican, Democratic and...

DATE: Aug. 6, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

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