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Time to raise a stink about skunks under houses

This west-side neighborhood is crawling with skunks! All night long, they're doing their smelly thing. A skunk family has dug a home under my house. I have tried mothballs, ammonia-soaked rags and...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2009 | COLUMN: Action Line

September 05-06

Animal Control Sunday1:19 p.m. A caller said his dog was attacked and severely injured by another dog in the 600 block of County Road 334, east of Ignacio.Saturday5:07 p.m. A dog tied to a railing...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2009 | CATEGORY: News

Can I get a refund for my downgraded airline seat?

Q: We bought two first-class airline tickets to Peru on TACA through But we soon found out they were economy-class seats.We've asked the airline for a $1,100 refund - the price...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2009 | CATEGORY: Travel

Attention riveted on national parks

By Herb FolsomSpecial to the HeraldKen Burns has a six-episode television special on our national parks starting Sept. 27 on PBS. Somehow, he must have been tipped off in regard to this week's...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2009 | CATEGORY: Travel

Pioneers, prospectors and trout: La Plata County's rural legacy

The San Juan Mountains Association has teamed up with local archaeologist and historian Jill Seyfarth on a survey of our local history. In the last year and a half, we have been privileged to...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2009 | COLUMN: Community Voices

How far would bear ordinance go?

Before hysteria about bears prevails, we should consider what a new law would do, assuming it can be enforced. Do we really want to obligate the city to a new program that would involve hiring...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Given the facts, most support reform

As the national health-care debate has reached a fevered pitch, it is disturbing to witness the myths and bald-faced lies put forward by monied interests and parroted by a complicit media. (Makes...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Past health problems need not be repeated in uranium mining

George Glasier, a local rancher in Montrose County with experience in previous uranium businesses, announced that he was planning to open a new uranium mill near Naturita to supply the rapidly...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2009 | COLUMN: From our Congressman

After Nixon pardon, Durango worried about growth, rising costs

On Monday morning, Sept. 9, 1974, Durangoans mulled over, discussed, and debated Sunday's pardon of disgraced former president Richard Nixon by then-President Gerald Ford.The Ford "honeymoon" was...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2009 | COLUMN: From our Congressman

3 fine DVDs you might find entertaining

As always, they are available in Durango.•Woodstock: 3 Days of Peace and Music. 1969. Warner Brothers. Michael Wadleigh. Documentary. 225 minutes. In English.This DVD captures all the thrills and...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2009 | COLUMN: My Turn

Stocks jump as job-loss rate slows

NEW YORK - Stocks jumped in light trading Friday after the government reported that the pace of job losses slowed in August to the lowest level in a year. The Dow Jones industrial average gained 97...

DATE: Sept. 5, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Born to be wild

DATE: Sept. 5, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

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