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Chimney Rock’s status quest advances

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Chimney Rock Archaeological Area is one step closer to gaining national monument status.The Chimney Rock National Monument Act of 2010 unanimously passed the U.S. Senate...

DATE: July 21, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

2 inmates escape from detention in Archuleta County

Two inmates have escaped from the Archuleta County Detention Center after assaulting two jail guards.The fugitives were identified as Jason Snow, 24, and Clifford Reseigh, 45, according to a news...

DATE: July 21, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Firefighters battle chemical fire, two sent to hospital

A sulfur-dioxide fire closed an entire city block in Durango on Wednesday and sent a police officer and a firefighter to the hospital.The fire was reported about 1:10 p.m. in the west 2100 block of...

DATE: July 21, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Feds grilled on Utah drilling leases

SALT LAKE CITY – A federal judge on Wednesday questioned Interior Secretary Ken Salazar’s justification for canceling 77 drilling leases sold by the Bush administration around national parks in...

DATE: July 21, 2010 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Boring Senate primary gets feisty in Colo.

DENVER – It took months, but Colorado’s sleepy Democratic Senate primary is showing some kick.With three weeks to go before primary ballots are counted, Sen. Michael Bennet and challenger Andrew...

DATE: July 21, 2010 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Republican candidates squabble over gender

DENVER – With Colorado’s primary just a few weeks away, the Republican Senate contest has turned for the moment into a battle over gender.First, former Lt. Gov. Jane Norton questioned in a campaign...

DATE: July 21, 2010 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Environmentalists seek investigation over industry hire

ALBUQUERQUE – Several environmental groups are crying foul over the recent hire of a former Bureau of Land Management official as the president of New Mexico’s leading natural gas and oil industry...

DATE: July 21, 2010 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Passengers, drinks tumble when United flight hits turbulence

DENVER – Passengers were thrown from their seats, drinks and loose items flew through the cabin and oxygen masks dropped from overhead when a United Airlines jetliner took a harrowing drop amid...

DATE: July 21, 2010 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Immigration law faces challenges

PHOENIX – A federal judge is holding hearings on a parade of legal challenges to Arizona’s immigration-enforcement law, but resolving the seven cases filed so far could keep the court busy for...

DATE: July 21, 2010 | CATEGORY: Regional News

On a roll

The second inline skater on a cross-country trip to visit Durango in a little more than five weeks departed early Friday, bound for Los Angeles.Shawn Hatch, 22, of Massena, N.Y., is raising funds...

DATE: July 21, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Truck rollover

DATE: July 21, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

The Blotter

Durango PoliceTuesday2:25 a.m. Someone trespassed in the 1400 block of East Second Avenue.Monday9:22 a.m. Lost property was found at Iris Park, 1235 Camino del Rio.10:47 a.m. A business alarm was...

DATE: July 21, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

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