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Pelican makes rare stop in Durango

An American white pelican waited out a scheduled layover in Durango on Friday morning after missing its winter flight to warmer waters at the start of the Christmas season.Melody Miller, a wildlife...

DATE: Jan. 3, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Foreclosed properties double in '08

Foreclosures soared in La Plata County in 2008 to a level not seen in more than 20 years.The county recorded 148 foreclosure filings in 2008, double the 74 filings seen the previous year. It was...

DATE: Jan. 2, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Obama makes top of 2008's list of best stories

NEW YORK - The epic election that made Barack Obama the first African-American president was the top news story of 2008 - closely followed by the economic meltdown that will test his leadership,...

DATE: Jan. 2, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sun and elbow grease

DATE: Jan. 2, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man discovered dead in Ignacio

Police are investigating a suspicious death of a man in Ignacio early in the morning on New Year's Day.Larry John Fuller, 49, was found dead by Ignacio police shortly after authorities received a...

DATE: Jan. 2, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Majority resolve to make '09 better

Herald Staff ReportThe turn of the new year is traditionally the time to make a resolution for self-improvement. It's not always fulfilled, but the custom remains.So The Durango Herald asked people...

DATE: Jan. 2, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rollin' around

DATE: Jan. 2, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

New sport for a new year

DATE: Jan. 1, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Slump in the economy doesn't kill gas, oil work

Gas and oil operators in Montezuma County are trying to keep their heads above the current economic crisis.Bob Clayton, operating superintendent for Kinder Morgan in Montezuma County, said local...

DATE: Jan. 1, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Murder suspect competent to stand trial

A 21-year-old Montezuma County man who confessed to decapitating his father and dismembering the body is competent to stand trial, according to a psychiatric evaluation.Jeremiah R. Berry has been...

DATE: Jan. 1, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Manna Soup Kitchen to review its policy about proselytizing

Beginning next year, the Manna Soup Kitchen board of directors will review and possibly tweak a number of policies, including an informal policy that prohibits proselytizing."We want to be open to...

DATE: Jan. 1, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

County reports 3 pertussis cases

La Plata County has recorded three confirmed cases of pertussis this week, bringing the 2008 total to nine. The other confirmed cases were early in the year.This week's cases involve a 4-month-old,...

DATE: Jan. 1, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

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