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Rules try to help rafting safety

The Texas woman who drowned June 26 while rafting the upper Animas River was traveling with 4 Corners Whitewater, one of six commercial rafting companies to hold U.S. Forest Service priority-use...

DATE: July 8, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

New trucks to help recycling

The Durango City Council voted Tuesday to replace the city's only rear-loading garbage truck it uses to collect recycling material from drop-off sites with a front-loading model.The move will help...

DATE: July 8, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Local briefs

Storm-water code is topic of public meeting The city of Durango will host a public meeting to discuss proposed revisions to the existing city code for construction site storm-water runoff control...

DATE: July 7, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Grand hero returns to life in Durango

The doctors at Swedish Medical Center in Denver said Durangoan Jim Lewin most likely wouldn't live, and if he did, he probably would never walk again or would have severe brain damage.After months...

DATE: July 7, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

59th District hopeful makes appearance in Cortez

CORTEZ - A Durango candidate vying for state House District 59 in the 2010 general election said he advocates a smaller government and better representation for constituents.Lew Webb made his pitch...

DATE: July 7, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fun with the Force

DATE: July 7, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lodge helps sweat out alcohol abuse

CORTEZ - Ute Mountain Ute Drug and Alcohol Services is going back to its roots to combat rising alcohol abuse in Towaoc.Counselor Katheryn Jacket helped implement traditional sweat lodges as an...

DATE: July 7, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Utility unveils its plans for big wind project

DENVER - The utility that supplies electricity to Southwest Colorado announced its first major wind project Monday in a ceremony on the steps of the state Capitol.Gov. Bill Ritter welcomed the move...

DATE: July 7, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Suspect leads authorities on 60-mile chase

A high-speed chase took law-enforcement officers into Archuleta County after an armed robber allegedly held up the Best Western Durango Inn on U.S. Highway 160 on Monday. The suspect was captured...

DATE: July 7, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cities confronting 'ghostboxes' as retailers cut back

BISMARCK, N.D. - Hundreds of anxious shoppers watched as city officials used power saws to cut 2-by-4s during Home Depot Inc.'s ribbon-cutting ceremony for its 102,700-square-foot building center...

DATE: July 6, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Local Briefs

County seeking input on purchasing policies La Plata County commissioners are seeking public input on local and environmental purchasing policies through an online survey.The county offers a 2...

DATE: July 6, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

"Fore!"

DATE: July 6, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

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