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January 17 - January 18

Animal ControlSaturday 4:29 p.m. Two dogs were running loose in the east 700 block of 32nd Street.Durango PoliceSunday Midnight. Three men were standing on the side of the road on Goeglein Gulch...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2009 | CATEGORY: News

Green capitalism

All eyes are focused on Washington this week as the United States inaugurates a new president, one who has promised to point the country in a different direction. And in welcome proof that this is...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2009 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Editorial Cartoon

DATE: Jan. 19, 2009 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Ask Udall and Salazar to reject the FOCA

If you are pro-life, then you will need this information in the future.President-elect Obama has promised to sign into law the Freedom of Choice Act (FOCA). If enacted, this law will eliminate...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Bush's biggest failure was not asking all Americans to sacrifice

In his valedictory interview with the White House press corps and in his farewell address to the nation, President Bush struck a more reflective tone than during most of his two terms in office. He...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2009 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Cautious return for Lance

ADELAIDE, Australia - Lance Armstrong made a cautious return to professional racing Sunday, finishing 64th among 133 riders in a 30-mile criterium in downtown Adelaide.More than 138,000 people...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2009 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Good luck plays out for US Airways flight

NEW YORK - Before it became a story of luck and heroism, US Airways Flight 1549 was on course to be a catastrophe. In five minutes of flight, the stricken jetliner sprinted past one nightmare...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Some Super Bowl ads tone down for economySome Super Bowl ads tone down for economy

The Super Bowl is on track to remain one big, glitzy bash, even in these tough economic times.That's not to say some advertisers aren't nervous about buying expensive ad slots as business falters....

DATE: Jan. 19, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Questions arise about influenza medication

As of this writing, Colorado was one of a handful of states experiencing local or regional influenza activity. While January and February are typically peak months for the flu, outbreaks can occur...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2009 | CATEGORY: Health

January 20 - 21

Animal Control Monday8:05 a.m. A yellow Lab was under a woman's porch and the dog could not be caught in the 6000 block of County Road 203, north of Durango.9:21 a.m. Someone wanted to talk to an...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News


There is not much doubt this country has more problems than one man can fix. Whether Barack Obama, as the 44th president of the United States of America, can fix any of them remains to be seen....

DATE: Jan. 19, 2009 | COLUMN: From our Congressman

SW La Plata braces for auction

Some residents around the Fort Lewis Mesa are rearing for a fight.Faced with the prospect of wells and pipelines proliferating on their property after a Feb. 12 auction of gas and oil leases by the...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News