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‘Traitor’ charge stings McLachlan

“I’m glad my dad’s dead, and if he saw they called me a traitor ... ,” said state Rep. Mike McLachlan, choking up after a contentious town hall-style meeting Saturday at Durango Public Library. The...

DATE: Feb. 23, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Home-grown food a recipe for success

Food producers and food buyers had the chance to network Friday and Saturday at the fifth annual Homegrown Food Retreat at Fort Lewis College’s Student Union.Producers from La Plata and Montezuma...

DATE: Feb. 23, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Horses, skis, excitement

A quiet mountain town’s bid for winter excitement proved successful Saturday as Silverton’s infamous Blair Street was lined with as many as 2,000 spectators to watch the first day’s events of the...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Snowstorm causes crashes, outages

The weekend’s snowstorm that left more than a foot of snow in some places by Sunday morning, caused numerous traffic accidents and a small weather-related power outage.Another foot of snow could...

DATE: Feb. 10, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Saying goodbye to Peter Carver

Hundreds of people joined the “paisley parade” Saturday afternoon in a procession in memory of Peter Carver, who died Feb. 2 in an avalanche near Silverton Mountain Ski Area.In the style of a New...

DATE: Feb. 9, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

‘Bullying is violence’

“We want to see Durango become the center of education excellence,” Mark Epstein told a small group of educators, parents and students gathered Saturday morning at Fort Lewis College’s Community...

DATE: Feb. 9, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Friends say Carver ‘lived so much life’

When Durango adventurer Peter Carver, 23, was killed in an avalanche Saturday near Silverton, he left behind a legacy of a joy of living that profoundly affected his family and friends.“He lived...

DATE: Feb. 2, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Balloons thrill spectators, train passengers

A few hundred spectators, including passengers of the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, watched Saturday as almost two dozen hot-air balloons launched from Red Rock Ranch in Animas Valley....

DATE: Feb. 2, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Storm brings failed power, headaches for drivers

Heavy, wet snow throughout La Plata County whitened the ski areas, but also caused traffic accidents, led to avalanche warnings and is likely the cause of scores of electrical outages affecting...

DATE: Jan. 26, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Protest calls on Redwine

About 20 people stood in a rain-snow mix and cold temperatures Saturday morning above Vallecito Reservoir to call on Mark Redwine to be more active in the search for his son, Dylan, who has been...

DATE: Jan. 26, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Flu’s impact is felt in city

You’re at a store or in a meeting. You start to sniffle and cough, and you can’t clear your throat as it gets scratchier and swallowing becomes painful. Sweat starts to gather on your forehead, and...

DATE: Jan. 12, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

State of the music scene

Below-freezing temperatures seem less intense when Durangoans stomp, dance and sing along with the many genres of music found in the area – often for free.Residents have their choice of Celtic,...

DATE: Jan. 7, 2013 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

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