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Rain pushes boulder onto road

Monsoons triggered a falling boulder on U.S. Highway 160 west of Durango, backing up cars in both directions Friday afternoon.The 4-foot by 4-foot boulder rolled down a hillside on the east side of...

DATE: July 23, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Love for a locomotive

Dennis D’Alessandro was looking for information about kit-built airplanes in 2004 when he ran into a friend at a Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad display in the Durango Mall.The friend,...

DATE: July 23, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Judge sets deadline for land dispute

SALT LAKE CITY – A Utah judge set a 45-day deadline for attorneys to propose a process to resolve competing property claims in twin polygamous communities on the Utah-Arizona border.The Thursday...

DATE: July 23, 2010 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Colo. bear takes car on short joyride

DENVER – A bear got into an empty car, honked the horn and then sent it rolling 125 feet into a thicket, with the bear still inside, a Colorado family said.Seventeen-year-old Ben Story said he and...

DATE: July 23, 2010 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Norton: GOP not so great at pushing women

DENVER – Republican Jane Norton says the GOP, not just her male opponent in Colorado’s Senate Republican primary, has some work to do promoting women.Norton vowed Friday to be one of the most...

DATE: July 23, 2010 | CATEGORY: Regional News

The Blotter

Durango PoliceThursday1 a.m. An animal was causing a noise disturbance on Folsom Place.1:42 a.m. A drunken subject was causing problems at the DoubleTree, 501 Camino del Rio.2:27 a.m. A noise...

DATE: July 22, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Storm causes outage

Lightning striking a power pole left 1,859 north Durango residents without power Thursday night.Approximately 8:15 p.m., a strike in the 3300 block of East Fifth Avenue shut down La Plata Electric...

DATE: July 22, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

County candidates report fundraising

Candidates vying for La Plata County commissioner have raised similar amounts of money leading into the Aug. 10 primary.Bobby Lieb, a Republican who is unopposed in the primary, is reporting...

DATE: July 22, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Corps puts kids, veterans to work

The Southwest Conservation Corps has doubled its workload as a result of a $4.2 million windfall from the stimulus package.Chris Nesset, director of the Corps’ Durango office, called the stimulus...

DATE: July 22, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Candidates express views during forum

Candidates for La Plata County Commissioner District 1 and Colorado Senate District 6 answered voters’ questions at a League of Women Voters forum Thursday in the Durango City Council Chambers. A...

DATE: July 22, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Making hay when the sun shines

Haylee Sanchez, 6, looks over carrots at the Old Fort Farm Stand on Thursday at the clock tower at Fort Lewis College. Agriculture instructor Beth LaShell said the farm stand, which takes place from 2 to 4 p.m. every Thursday, sells produce grown by students at the Old Fort Lewis Campus in Hesperus. LaShell said the farm stand will continue weekly through the fall. Haylee is the daughter of Danielle and Brian Sanchez of Victorville, Calif.

DATE: July 22, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Members vote to keep Cortez chamber

Cortez Area Chamber of Commerce members voted unanimously to keep the business organization open Wednesday during a special meeting held to determine its future in the face of a revenue shortfall....

DATE: July 22, 2010 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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