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Utah artifacts defendant claims jewelry is legal

SALT LAKE CITY – One of the two dozen defendants caught up in a Four Corners bust of artifact trafficking says he can’t be prosecuted for a collection of ancient jewelry found on private...

DATE: Sept. 28, 2010 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Perins Peak Wildlife Area gets a trim

Fourteen hundred acres in the Perins Peak Wildlife Area choked by scrub oak are being thinned to make the area less vulnerable to wildfire and more able to sustain wildlife.The renewal started in...

DATE: Sept. 27, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Kitchen fire closes May Palace

An early-morning kitchen fire Monday at the May Palace restaurant in downtown Durango didn’t turn into a tragedy because safety equipment worked like it should, fire officials said, The fire, which...

DATE: Sept. 27, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

New recycling center on hold

The city is setting aside plans to build a new recycling center, in favor of spending $3 million to upgrade the city’s existing facility at 710 Tech Center Drive.The change is one of several...

DATE: Sept. 27, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

5th suspect arrested in car thefts

A fifth suspect in a string of car burglaries has turned himself in, said Durango police Detective Joe Farmer.Milo List, 19, was being held Monday in La Plata County Jail on suspicion of felony...

DATE: Sept. 27, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

The Blotter

Durango PoliceMonday 1:23 a.m. A case of criminal mischief was reported in the 1200 block of Richard Drive.1:40 a.m. A noise disturbance was reported in the 900 block of Main Avenue.Sunday 10:41...

DATE: Sept. 27, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ballantines honored with press award

The Ballantine family, owners of several newspapers in Southwest Colorado including The Durango Herald, was honored Monday for its efforts to preserve freedom of the press and freedom of...

DATE: Sept. 27, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colo. tax measure opponents unite

DENVER – Bankers, unions, Democrats and Republicans are joining forces to oppose three tax measures on November’s ballot.They claim the measures will cost 73,000 jobs if they pass, so the groups...

DATE: Sept. 27, 2010 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Lawyer: Criteses will take plea deal

SALT LAKE CITY – A Southwest antiquities dealer from Durango who was forced to surrender five truckloads of American Indian relics to federal agents is expected to settle charges of digging up a...

DATE: Sept. 27, 2010 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Sheriff’s department in Arizona reopens case of deputy’s shooting

PHOENIX – Arizona officials on Monday reopened the investigation into a deputy’s explanation of how he was shot in the remote desert south of Phoenix amid speculation it was a hoax timed to inflame...

DATE: Sept. 27, 2010 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Welcome wheels

The local group Bicycle Lemonade spent Sunday afternoon doing what it does best: fixing up and giving away recycled bikes to people who need them, this time to the 22 residents at the Durango...

DATE: Sept. 26, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Candidates debate state’s voting security

COLORADO SPRINGS – The candidates to be Colorado’s top election official sparred over the weekend about the integrity of the state’s voting system.Two years ago, Colorado’s voter rolls had more...

DATE: Sept. 26, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

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