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In drills, U.S., South Korea practice striking North’s nuclear plants

TOKYO – The United States and South Korea started huge military exercises Monday, kicking off drills that will include rehearsing surgical strikes on North Korea’s main nuclear and missile...

DATE: March 7, 2016 | CATEGORY: Nation & world

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Former Durango man to fly over Super Bowl

Durango football fans will no doubt park themselves in front of a TV with snacks, drinks and friends this Super Bowl Sunday. But a select few will be at the game, including one former resident who...

DATE: Feb. 5, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

Air wing will provide equipment to fight wildfires in the West

A federal firefighting agency is mobilizing portable fire retardant delivery systems from Peterson Air Force Base that can be inserted in military aircraft to fly wildfire suppression missions in...

DATE: Aug. 2, 2015 | CATEGORY: Regional news

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Plane buzzes Durango

Several Durango-area residents reported seeing and hearing a low-flying plane as it roared overhead about 11:30 p.m. Sunday. The plane, possibly a military craft with propellers, traveled in a...

DATE: April 27, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Armored vehicle to the rescue

The La Plata County Sheriff’s Office anticipates using its new armored personnel carrier to rescue people in an emergency, but the acquisition of the retired military vehicle has drawn strong...

DATE: Aug. 6, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local news

Air Force low-altitude flight drills put on hold

The U.S. Air Force has put on hold plans to fly low-altitude training missions over Southwest Colorado.In a news release Wednesday, the Air Force said it is still assessing the best course of...

DATE: June 6, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local news