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Farquarhrts Fondness

The new owners of Farquahrts - for 35 years the place to kick back after work Friday - are going to auction locally the memorabilia that adorned the walls of the downtown Durango eatery in hopes...

DATE: Jan. 4, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ritter confirms surprise choice

DENVER - Michael who?It's Michael Bennet - soon-to-be Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo.Gov. Bill Ritter shocked the state Saturday by appointing Bennet, Denver's school superintendent, to be the state's...

DATE: Jan. 4, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

9-R's budget gets squeezed in deficit year

Durango School District 9-R's recently announced changes to Kids Kamp, the district's after-school program, are only the most visible sign of an increasingly tight budget.Southwest Colorado's...

DATE: Jan. 4, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

The fifth is the first

DATE: Jan. 3, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

LPEA returns to doing billing

La Plata Electric Association is bringing its billing back home.Effective Thursday, all electric-bill payments were to be directed to LPEA headquarters in Durango, Chief Financial Officer Dennis...

DATE: Jan. 3, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Motion resumes HDs lawsuit

DENVER - Legal action has resumed in a lawsuit that seeks to block coalbed methane wells in the HD Mountains east of Bayfield.The case is likely to be fought mostly through written arguments, and...

DATE: Jan. 3, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pelican makes rare stop in Durango

An American white pelican waited out a scheduled layover in Durango on Friday morning after missing its winter flight to warmer waters at the start of the Christmas season.Melody Miller, a wildlife...

DATE: Jan. 3, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Foreclosed properties double in '08

Foreclosures soared in La Plata County in 2008 to a level not seen in more than 20 years.The county recorded 148 foreclosure filings in 2008, double the 74 filings seen the previous year. It was...

DATE: Jan. 2, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Obama makes top of 2008's list of best stories

NEW YORK - The epic election that made Barack Obama the first African-American president was the top news story of 2008 - closely followed by the economic meltdown that will test his leadership,...

DATE: Jan. 2, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sun and elbow grease

DATE: Jan. 2, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man discovered dead in Ignacio

Police are investigating a suspicious death of a man in Ignacio early in the morning on New Year's Day.Larry John Fuller, 49, was found dead by Ignacio police shortly after authorities received a...

DATE: Jan. 2, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Majority resolve to make '09 better

Herald Staff ReportThe turn of the new year is traditionally the time to make a resolution for self-improvement. It's not always fulfilled, but the custom remains.So The Durango Herald asked people...

DATE: Jan. 2, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

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