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Business district reconsiders mill levy

The property tax that sustains the Durango Business Improvement District is up for renewal in November, and the district’s director says it could be critical in sustaining the tourism...

DATE: July 24, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield budget looks sound

Bayfield’s most recent budget efforts show that despite the recession, the town’s finances are in good order.Town Manager Justin Clifton and Financial Director Dot Caton submitted a supplemental...

DATE: July 24, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Whitt and wisdom

Legend has it he was sitting in the Golden Slipper bar in Durango. He took a healthy swallow of beer, choked on his false teeth and coughed them up on the bar.“So I picked them up and put them in...

DATE: July 24, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tasting a Rising Star

DATE: July 24, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

9 compete for Fiesta royalty

Royalty contestants re-lived 75 years of Fiesta Days history Saturday at the annual Queen Contest.“In 1935, during the Great Depression, some local businessmen felt that the people of Durango...

DATE: July 24, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Barn ablaze

DATE: July 24, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Divers to overhaul century-old dam overhaul

DECKERS (AP) – Next week, Denver Water embarks on an $18.3 million plumbing overhaul of corroding fixtures on 105-year-old Cheesman Dam, requiring jackhammers, blowtorches, drills, blasting – and...

DATE: July 24, 2010 | CATEGORY: Regional News

N.M. medical school changing training

ALBUQUERQUE – State Health Secretary Dr. Alfredo Vigil recalls the early days of his medical career in a clinic in the northern New Mexico mining community of Questa.“The things that were the most...

DATE: July 24, 2010 | CATEGORY: Regional News

After 44 years, war vet keeps promise to comrade

COLORADO SPRINGS – The last time Chuck Doole saw Frank Heidel, they were in the jungles of Vietnam. It was May 1966, and both were young soldiers in an Army reconnaissance unit. Doole was leading a...

DATE: July 24, 2010 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Two arrested on alleged sex assault crimes

A 14-year-old boy and an 88-year-old man have been arrested by the La Plata County Sheriff’s Office in two separate incidents for alleged sexual assault on a child. The 88-year-old man was...

DATE: July 23, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Meeting for drinks

DATE: July 23, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

The Blotter

Durango PoliceFriday12:43 a.m. A disturbance was reported in the 600 block of Main Avenue.1:35 a.m. A noise disturbance was reported at the Mountain Sun Apartments, 1206 Florida Road.2:33 a.m. A...

DATE: July 23, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

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