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Fiesta-licious

DATE: July 24, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Trailer burns in Grandview

A family has been displaced after fire destroyed a single-wide mobile home Thursday morning in the Grandview area.The fire was reported about 10:30 a.m. by two wildland firefighters who happened to...

DATE: July 24, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Panel backs mining project

La Plata County's Planning Commission voted unanimously Thursday to recommend the proposed mining operation in the La Posta area five miles south of Durango to the county commissioners.The more...

DATE: July 24, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lake Nighthorse now 20% full

As the flow in the Animas River slumps during mid-summer, engineers will take a break pumping water into Lake Nighthorse to check the structural stability of the dam.It comes at a favorable time...

DATE: July 23, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

An ounce of prevention

DATE: July 23, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colo. senators back failed concealed-weapons legislation

DENVER - Colorado's two Democratic senators voted Wednesday for a measure that would have let people carry hidden guns in 48 states if they have a concealed weapon permit in any one of them.Despite...

DATE: July 23, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

S. Utes want federal fix for irrigation ditch

The Southern Ute Tribal Council is giving its strong support for the introduction of both the U.S. House and Senate bills that would require the Secretary of the Interior to repair the Pine River...

DATE: July 23, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

FLC raises more funds

The Fort Lewis College Foundation reported Tuesday that it has seen a 33 percent increase in fundraising contributions - from $1,901,032 to $2,534,202 - from June 30, 2008, to this year.Colleges...

DATE: July 23, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Scout leader arrested in child sex sting

A longtime Boy Scout leader was arrested at Greenmount Cemetery on Wednesday morning after arriving for what he thought would be a sexual encounter with a 14-year-old boy.Thomas Helm, 60, of...

DATE: July 23, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Most of county's stimulus money goes for transportation projects

La Plata County so far has received $22.7 million in grant money made available through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.The largest chunk of that - 63 percent - is going to...

DATE: July 23, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Brainstorm Internet seeks federal stimulus funds to help rural outreach

Durango Internet provider Brainstorm Internet will join the companies and organizations vying for $7.2 billion in federal stimulus money dedicated to bringing broadband service to rural...

DATE: July 23, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Excavation plan riles residents

The La Plata County Planning Commission tonight will consider a request for a large excavation project five miles south of Durango. It will likely meet with opposition. As of Wednesday, there were...

DATE: July 22, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

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