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Cheap powder for sale

The snow has yet to stick on Durango’s sidewalks, but winter operations at local ski mountains, gear shops and tourist offices are in full gear. This season is looking better for business, said...

DATE: Nov. 20, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango mulls Goeglein rename

To cut down on confusion, the city is considering ditching difficult-to-pronounce Goeglein Gulch Road.Instead, the segment of road east of Fort Lewis College would become College Drive.Presently,...

DATE: Nov. 20, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

‘Big winds, big snow’: Here it comes

A major winter storm is set to hammer Colorado’s Western Slope as multiple strong cold fronts packed with moisture blast through the region.“Big winds, big snow and deep cold develop through...

DATE: Nov. 20, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Scientists discuss Ice Age discoveries

DENVER – The Rocky Mountain Ice Age slowly is making a comeback in Colorado as scientists begin to analyze an estimated 600 fossils and hundreds of pounds of plant matter unearthed near a ski...

DATE: Nov. 20, 2010 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Locals recycle tons

Locals dropped off 41 tons of electronics the last weekend of October, as part of the city of Durango’s fall electronics collection event.La Plata County residents tossed out 617 computer monitors,...

DATE: Nov. 19, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

A real find

DATE: Nov. 19, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

The Blotter

Durango PoliceFriday 12:02 a.m. Someone was stopped on suspicion of driving while his or her ability was impaired in the 700 block of East Third Avenue.2 a.m. Someone was suspected of obscene...

DATE: Nov. 19, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Common ground found in Hesperus

Fort Lewis College has its work cut out in Hesperus.That was the message shared by college administrators and members of the Colorado State Land Board who met Friday to brief each other on the...

DATE: Nov. 19, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man avoids prison in sting

DENVER – A Grand Junction man will avoid prison for his part in a federal sting of dealers in ancient American Indian artifacts.Robert B. Knowlton faces 18 months on probation after pleading guilty...

DATE: Nov. 19, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Jury indicts Ariz. pair

DENVER – A federal grand jury has indicted two Arizona men dubbed the “High Country Bandits” for robbing three Southwest Colorado banks – part of a string of 16 bank robberies across the Four...

DATE: Nov. 19, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sheriff’s deputy on paid leave

A deputy with the San Juan County Sheriff’s Office has been placed on paid administrative leave for undisclosed reasons, but a Silverton firefighter said it was because of an altercation between...

DATE: Nov. 19, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

‘Spice’: ‘Mind-altering’ drug or just smelly herbs?

It says on the label: “This product is NOT intended for human consumption.”But the barely concealed word on the street is that “spice” is an herb mixture laced with chemicals that mimic the effects...

DATE: Nov. 19, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

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