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In catbird seat no more

When “Spence” and Martha Spence rented a unit in the Farmhouse East section of Edgemont Ranch, they didn’t know they’d stir up trouble. But the catwalk they built between their second-story...

DATE: April 21, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Blaze contained near Bayfield

A farmer burning ditches Sunday near County Road 523 south of Bayfield saw winds pick up and take the flames past his property line, eventually scorching about 5 to 10 acres, said Bruce Evans,...

DATE: April 20, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Yogurt-hauling semi flips near Hesperus

A semitrailer registered in Texas flipped on its side early Friday afternoon while driving northbound on Colorado Highway 140 south of Hesperus, the Colorado State Patrol reported. The truck’s...

DATE: April 20, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durangoans run for Earth Day

Nearly 100 people took part Saturday in Durango Nature Studies’ Earth Day 5K run and 1-mile Family Fun Run Celebration at Rotary Park. The event was, in part, a fundraiser for DNS. “This is the...

DATE: April 20, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cover the plants

Recent above-normal temperatures and drier weather may have lulled some gardeners into thinking winter was over, but the National Weather Service said the area will see cold, windy conditions...

DATE: April 6, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Vandals damage Durango park sculpture

When Durango artist Bryan Saren learned last week that his sculpture “Iris” at Schneider Park had been damaged, his first reaction was: “It is just a piece of steel. ... I made it once, I can make...

DATE: April 6, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fields readied for opening day

Volunteers with Youth Baseball Southwest Colorado and the Kiwanis on Saturday helped put some of the finishing touches on the new baseball fields next to the Animas-La Plata pumping station. The...

DATE: April 6, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Want to be the mayor? Stuff the ballot box

BREEN – When John Lee accepted his gold crown as “mayor” of Breen on Saturday night, he told a crowd of about 60 residents that, “Nothing is too good for Breen, and that’s exactly what I’m going...

DATE: March 23, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rural granges struggle to keep members, stay relevant

BREENSaturday night’s chili supper in Breen had some people saying the event was at the Breen Grange Hall, though it is now the Breen Community Building. That fact reflects the dwindling importance...

DATE: March 23, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Snow flurries encourage skiers

Light snows Thursday and Saturday and this weekend’s cooler temperatures mean Durango Mountain Resort is keeping Purgatory open an extra weekend, with closing day now set for April 7.Purgatory...

DATE: March 23, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

City sidewalk work curbs business

Businesses along the west side of the 700 and 800 blocks of Main Avenue have a new challenge most are taking in stride: Durango’s sidewalk-improvement plan.Construction threw some businesses “quite...

DATE: March 17, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Area forecast: Drier and warmer

This weekend’s snowstorm was welcomed by ski resorts, but it likely was the last significant wet weather for at least 10 days, a National Weather Service meteorologist said.By Saturday afternoon,...

DATE: March 9, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

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