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Retiring forest supervisor no stranger to hot seat

Mark Stiles’ arrival in Durango as acting supervisor of the San Juan National Forest in May 2002 quickly became a baptism by fire. A month later, Stiles was a frontline commander in combating the...

DATE: Nov. 19, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hickenlooper proposes strict rules on methane

DENVER – Gov. John Hickenlooper proposed the nation’s strictest rules on methane air pollution from gas and oil fields Monday. Environmental groups and three gas and oil companies – Encana,...

DATE: Nov. 19, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Protection order tops misdemeanor violations

It isn’t assault charges, drug cases nor DUI offenses that topped the list of most reported misdemeanors in Montezuma County. Instead, it’s protection order violations. An annual statistical report...

DATE: Nov. 19, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hats off to junior rodeo

DATE: Nov. 19, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Documentary takes on radioactive social debate

DENVER – There’s a scene in “Uranium Drive-In” showing an ordinary act in rural Colorado that’s rarely caught on film. A rancher ropes a calf, takes out a knife and, with the calf’s legs spread...

DATE: Nov. 19, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Excited about learning

DATE: Nov. 19, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

D.A. supports increased parole spending

Although punishment serves to deter criminal activity, the bulk of prisoners are eventually freed from incarceration. “We have to give these prisoners the tools to reintegrate into society,” said...

DATE: Nov. 19, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Time counts for mental-health patients

They’re victims of car accidents, they’ve been shot or they threatened their parents. They have overdosed on cocaine, swallowed too many pills or passed out drunk. On an average Friday or Saturday...

DATE: Nov. 19, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Raisin’ the roof

DATE: Nov. 18, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Beaver Creek remakes base area – adding fire pit, escalators

BEAVER CREEK – When operating in an area that’s built to capacity, you have to be efficient with your use of space. That’s the current scenario in Beaver Creek’s base area, which is in the...

DATE: Nov. 18, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Forest Service calls truce in ski-water spat

The U.S. Forest Service surrendered last week in a fight about water rights. The agency told Congress that it no longer plans to force ski areas to turn over their water rights as a condition for...

DATE: Nov. 18, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Friends of Dolores Library honor Arnold

The Dolores Public Library Board of Trustees and the Friends of the Dolores Public Library will host a retirement party for Carole Arnold from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at the Dolores...

DATE: Nov. 18, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

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