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La Plata County jail not very busy

It was the last day of school and Matt Lewinski was feeling good.He hopped into his 2002 Toyota pickup, spun a U-turn and kicked up some dust while leaving the parking lot April 24 at Fort Lewis...

DATE: Aug. 1, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Water project near Dryside taking shape

The first piece of hardware in a network of pumps, a water-treatment plant, storage tanks and distribution lines to bring drinking water to residents in arid southwest La Plata County is in...

DATE: Aug. 1, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hard road to earn money

William Holden was welding at his studio in the Smiley Building when he had an idea for a paper-towel dispenser that could be used with one hand.So the Durango man applied for a patent for the...

DATE: Aug. 1, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Democrats win approval of health bill in committee

WASHINGTON - In a triumph for President Barack Obama, Democrats narrowly pushed sweeping health-care legislation through a key congressional committee Friday night and cleared the way for a...

DATE: Aug. 1, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Local briefs

Durango PFLAG chapter to hold meeting Aug. 9 The Durango/Four Corners Chapter of Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 9 at the Planned Parenthood...

DATE: Aug. 1, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Love Bug winners

DATE: Aug. 1, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

State recalls cilantro batch

The state issued a recall Friday on one lot of cilantro because of potential salmonella contamination in Wal-Mart stores in the Durango, Cortez, La Junta, Trinidad and Alamosa areas.Frontera...

DATE: Aug. 1, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Strings attached

DATE: Aug. 1, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Remodel stirs memories

IGNACIO - The Lower Spring Creek Schoolhouse probably never looked better.Evelyn Payne, 97, who studied at the one-room school, then returned to teach there, looked pleased as she visited the...

DATE: Aug. 1, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Residents hit a limit over river issues

As bottles and flip-flops pile up south of town, unleashed dogs fight and become intimate near the put-ins. Wispy clouds of pungent gray smoke can be detected far down the streets. Young people...

DATE: Aug. 1, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Raider Ridge trail to get an extension

Trail-lovers have another reason to be excited: Trails 2000 has worked out an arrangement with Jake Dalla to extend the Raider Ridge trail through his property.The four-mile extension will connect...

DATE: July 31, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Local briefs

Kid's talent show to be held at Durango library A children's talent show will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. today in the library program rooms at the Durango Public Library, 1900 East Third Ave.Children...

DATE: July 31, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

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