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Puppy lovers ante up $3,805 for Eva

OK, if it wasn’t obvious before, it’s now undeniable people around here love dogs – and, in particular, one cute puppy in need. As of Thursday morning, less than 48 hours after it started, a fund...

DATE: May 29, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Into the wild

When Hannah Turner was growing up in Durango, her contact with wildlife centered primarily on critters such as deer, bears and a chipmunk here and there. But her journey toward becoming a...

DATE: May 12, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Cat, child vaccines topics in the House

DENVER – Vaccinating children proved to be much more controversial to state representatives Monday than vaccinating cats. Rep. Mike McLachlan, D-Durango, heard barely a peep of opposition to his...

DATE: March 23, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Humane Society to hold adopt-a-thon

La Plata County Humane Society will hold its 11th annual adopt-a-thon today and Saturday. In 2012, 55 dogs and cats found new homes, Jonell Jones, Humane Society marketing coordinator said in a...

DATE: May 29, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Bow became cause célèbre – and found a home

It took just one day for the Jack Russell terrier-shepherd found in Shiprock, N.M., with a crossbow bolt in his hip to be adopted.Bow was transferred to the La Plata County Humane Society after...

DATE: March 8, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local news

Mistreated horses rescued in Redmesa

A nearly yearlong investigation of animal cruelty by animal protection officers ended this month when two Redmesa residents surrendered the last of four horses they were accused of mistreating.Two...

DATE: Aug. 29, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Not just for the two-leggeds

Animals are considered family to pet owners, and for many this extends beyond sharing the last bite of ice cream or sleeping on the edge of the bed because Fido likes to take up the rest of it.When...

DATE: Aug. 6, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local news

Left Fido outside on the sidewalk? It may cost you

Pets along Main Avenue are a common sight, greeting passers-by with a wag and a little sniff as their owners enjoy a cup of coffee or pint of brew inside.What many owners don’t realize is this can...

DATE: May 3, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Is Mitt in doghouse over mutt mishap?

In the summer of 1983, Mitt Romney loaded up the family station wagon for a 12-hour drive to Canada, placing Seamus, the family’s hefty Irish Setter, in a dog carrier strapped to the roof. Romney...

DATE: March 22, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Dead mare in Horse Gulch may have suffered gunshot

The La Plata County Sheriff’s Office is unsure if a mare that died in Horse Gulch earlier this month suffered a gunshot wound or died from other causes.The family that owns the horse, however, is...

DATE: Jan. 20, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local news