Volleyball player still going strong on pro tours

Elaine Youngs of Durango still plays volleyball professionally after competing in the 1996, 2004 and 2008 Olympics. Youngs participates in the AVP Pro Beach Volleyball Tour and the Federation...

DATE: Feb. 28, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mountain biking takes Wells to Athens, Beijing

The first time mountain biker Todd Wells competed in the Olympics, it was where the games first began - Greece. The first Olympics were held in 776 B.C. and included such events as boxing,...

DATE: Feb. 28, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ideas forum sparks debate

An ideas forum held Saturday for La Plata County's comprehensive plan at times turned into a debate about privateproperty rights and government regulation.“Any county regulation must in its very...

DATE: Feb. 28, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Paddling coach, two-time Olympian missed Games in her prime

She always was fast, but the timing of the Olympics just didn't line up for two-time Olympic kayaker Cathy Hearn.She competed in the 1992 and 1996 summer games, where she placed ninth and seventh,...

DATE: Feb. 28, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

World class athletes

Greg Lyman this year returned to the Olympics to watch the same sport he competed in 38 years ago: the 500-meterspeed-skating event. Lyman, a 6th Judicial District court judge in Southwest...

DATE: Feb. 28, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Herald staff wins top honors

DENVER - The Durango Herald won the General Excellence award from the Colorado Associated Press Editors and Reporters2009 contest for small newspapers Friday.Its sister paper, the Cortez Journal,...

DATE: Feb. 28, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

U.S. now a force in skiing, Durango native says

The depth of U.S. Olympic ski teams has increased steadily to place many Americans at the pinnacle of the internationalwinter competition, a three-time Olympian in cross country skiing said. ...

DATE: Feb. 28, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Alpine skier helped lay foundation for stars

Current U.S. alpine skiers are the cream of the crop, but the foundation for their training, financial support andstellar performance was laid more than 50 years ago, a two-time Olympian says. “We...

DATE: Feb. 28, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Roundtable breaks no new ground for Wolf Creek project

The status of the new Wolf Creek ski area development project remains undecided in the wake of a roundtable discussionon the issue organized by U.S. Rep. John Salazar. “Although no final decisions...

DATE: Feb. 28, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Injury puts damper on Reno's 1996 experience

For Nancy Reno, the Olympic experience in 1996 was a “painful disappointment."She spent 20 years training and entered the summer games one-half of a gold-medal-favorite beach volleyball team....

DATE: Feb. 28, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rehab hampered cyclist in 2000 Sydney Games

Though the memory doesn't sit well with him, Durango's own Travis Brown said he's proud of what he did in Sydney in2000.“It was not a good performance for me," Brown said of 32nd place, his result...

DATE: Feb. 28, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

New Mexico woman accused of stealing local mail

A New Mexico woman has been arrested on suspicion of stealing mail from at least 81 residents in La Plata County. Cristina Stollsteimer, 45, of Flora Vista, N.M., was being held Friday in La Plata...

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

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