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Calendar supports animal rescues on Navajo Reservation

The La Plata County Humane Society, like most animal-welfare agencies in America, rescues hundreds of unwanted dogs and cats every year, working to find them forever homes. But the Blackhat Humane...

DATE: Oct. 29, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Mountain Studies Institute to interpret EPA Animas River pollution data

During a Durango City Council meeting Tuesday, the need for greater understanding of Animas River pollution and more responsible dog ownership sparked discussion around the need for changes. After...

DATE: Oct. 27, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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For animal scientist Temple Grandin, empathy triumphs

Temple Grandin, a renowned animal scientist, showed Fort Lewis College students Wednesday how her inventions help local slaughterhouse workers move animals from the trailer to the stunner. Grandin,...

DATE: Sept. 30, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rural, barking dogs may get shorter leash

When La Plata County residents outside municipal boundaries call in a dog-barking complaint, they get the same response: There’s nothing we can do. About 25 Humane Society officials, residents and...

DATE: Sept. 29, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Humane society names new executive director

After 10 years, the La Plata County Humane Society has hired a new executive director. Amy Groat started as head of the nonprofit last week after moving from Washington, where she worked at a U.S....

DATE: Sept. 19, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Film festival goes to the dogs

In a community that loves both films and dogs, the Bow Wow Film Tour may be the hottest ticket in town. The festival, which features a collection of short films that animal-rescue groups use for...

DATE: Aug. 12, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Barking dogs driving you nuts?

La Plata County officials are discussing taking a bite out of barking dogs with an ordinance that could establish fines and penalties. County commissioners discussed the issue Wednesday after...

DATE: Aug. 5, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Wolfie was on TV

Wolfie, Silverton’s notoriously shy wolf-dog hybrid, was on TV on Wednesday, although he didn’t get 15 minutes of fame, just 3½. Fox News Denver reporter Kevin Torres said the channel decided to do...

DATE: July 1, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Silverton’s unlikely mascot enters twilight years

SILVERTON – In 2005, a terrifying creature descended upon Silverton: Wolfie. At first, the wolf-dog hybrid stalked the surrounding hills. But then, he grew brave and entered town. Terror ensued....

DATE: June 8, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Will love for rent

DATE: June 7, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Local thrift store hires new director

A new director took over the La Plata County Humane Society Thrift Store last week. Keith Dunning, who has been with the nonprofit for five years, replaced Karen Streeter, who left the...

DATE: May 18, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Sanity in a barking-mad world

In January, five irrepressible dogs stood with their silent, nervous owners for Day 1 of Growly Dog Class. Despite careful partitions preventing the dogs from seeing each other, all four-footed...

DATE: March 18, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News