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EPA won't drop air test

The Environmental Protection Agency has given up plans to eliminate an air-pollution testing method at Mesa Verde National Park. The change, environmentalists claimed, would have weakened rules...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tree toppers

DATE: Jan. 22, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

January 20 - January 21

Animal ControlWednesday 8:06 a.m. A dog was running north on County Road 225, near County Road 223, east of Elmore's Corner.Tuesday 4:55 p.m. A husky was running in traffic in the 29000 block of...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2009 | CATEGORY: News

Obama's No. 1 job

President Barack Obama has a lot on his plate. But his first priority should be to look at his own job description. Over the last eight years, it has been badly warped.Obama needs to figure out...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2009 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Editorial Cartoon

DATE: Jan. 22, 2009 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Obama must not squander opportunity of the moment

For one day, for one hour, let us take a bow as a country. Nearly 233 years after our founding, 144 years after the close of our Civil War and 46 years after Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream"...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2009 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Learning language delayed in some children

Rachel Turiel's column, headlined "Children are language machines on little legs." (Herald, Jan. 18) should have read "My children are language machines on little legs" as evidenced by her 18-month...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Kaylee the kid

DATE: Jan. 22, 2009 | CATEGORY: Sports

Avs' comeback falls one goal shy

DENVER - Alexander Frolov scored twice, and the Los Angeles Kings chased struggling goalie Peter Budaj with a three-goal onslaught in the second period before holding off the Colorado Avalanche 6-5...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2009 | CATEGORY: Sports

Durango Academy student found dead

Durango School District 9-R announced Wednesday that a high school student died Tuesday as the result of a probable suicide.La Plata County Coroner Dr. Carol Huser identified the student as Alveino...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sudden Death

Foresters at the Dolores Public Lands Office plan to treat 3,100 acres of aspen northeast of Mancos to bring back stands of the species that have succumbed to drought, insects and disease.The...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2009 | CATEGORY: Good Earth

Development of gas surprises landowners

Plans to auction 16,000 acres of mineral rights underlying private and public land in southwestern La Plata County have caught landowners and elected officials by surprise.It's not that La Plata...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2009 | COLUMN: Thinking Green