Professor Leonard Bird dies at age 74

Korean War veteran, peace activist, celebrated writer and Fort Lewis College professor Leonard Bird died Friday, Oct. 22, 2010, in Grand Haven, Mich. He was 74.Known as “Red Bird” to friends and...

DATE: Oct. 26, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Proceed with caution

Guardrails may offer reassurance to nervous mountain drivers – and save lives in the right circumstances – but sometimes when you most want them, they are not there.That's because the very...

DATE: Oct. 25, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Disappointment continues for Tacos Nayarit owner

Frustration mounted Tuesday for city and Durango School District officials and the owner of a small Mexican restaurant, who has fought for four years to serve alcohol across the street from Durango...

DATE: Oct. 19, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Workin' the tracks

Robert “Mac” McCoy starts his workday before dawn.As the early-morning patrolman for the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, he starts at 5:30 a.m., riding a small railcar 45 miles to...

DATE: Sept. 30, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Maes shoots back at his critics

After two weeks of negative press, a defiant Dan Maes went hard on the defensive Thursday at a meeting with conservative groups in Durango, saying he recognized “evil” in his detractors.Maes spent...

DATE: Sept. 9, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Woman crashes into Main Ave. salon

A serene scene at Salon Euphoria on north Main Avenue turned surreal Tuesday when a woman driving an SUV crashed through the front window.Six people were in the salon at the time. No one was...

DATE: Aug. 31, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Political tricks enter Colorado Senate race

The race to represent the state's 6th Senate District hasn't moved beyond the primaries, but a liberal group from Denver has sent a mailer to Southwest Colorado Republicans attacking upstart...

DATE: July 15, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

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