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Pursuing dignity in death

Since 1776, American public opinion has undergone fundamental transformations on a number of topics. For instance, after centuries of spirited debate, most Americans now agree slavery is bad, women...

DATE: Feb. 1, 2015 | CATEGORY: Health

Firefighters respond to trash fire

Fire crews contained a trash bin fire that broke out about 4:40 p.m. Thursday in Santa Rita Park. Karola Hanks said smoldering trash fires are not uncommon this time of year. “This is the time of...

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

Kayak slalom offers some athletic Snowdown fun

Durango Community Recreation Center’s pool teemed with formidably athletic children, teenagers and adults Wednesday night, where dozens showed up to compete in Snowdown’s Kayak Pool Slalom. In tiny...

DATE: Jan. 28, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cocktail queen retains her title

Jen Rylko, manager of Guido’s Favorite Foods, again prevailed in the 37th Annual Snowdown Bartender’s Contest at Moe’s lounge. After sampling ten cocktails from Durango’s finest mixologists over...

DATE: Jan. 28, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Steampunk fashion boils over

It was impossible to leave this year’s steampunk-themed Fashion Do’s and Don’ts – where many prominent, respectable members of the community frolicked on stage in states of near-nudity – without an...

DATE: Jan. 28, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

‘Death with dignity’ to be discussed Thursday

Roland Halpern from the national organization Compassion and Choices will discuss the history of “the right to die on our own terms” Thursday as part of Fort Lewis College’s Life Long Learning...

DATE: Jan. 26, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sneer offers satirical Snowdown scoops

Copies of the Snowdown Sneer, an annual publication dedicated to perverse reporting about affairs in Durango and beyond, appeared all over town Monday morning. This year’s edition announced the...

DATE: Jan. 26, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Judge sentences Durango man to prison for sexual-assault case

District Court Judge William Herringer sentenced Jeffrey Gallegos on Thursday to six years in prison for kidnapping and five years’ probation for attempted sexual assault, to be served...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

How many parking tickets did Durango issue in 2014?

Local lawbreakers had a tough year in 2014, with Durango Police Department issuing more than 5,700 citations for violating 239 different laws. But according to data yielded by an open records...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

The criminal inside us

Lawbreakers abound in Durango. And you are likely one of them. According to the Durango Police Department, in 2014, officers issued 5,734 citations – or about one citation per every three Durango...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Trash bin fires more common in winter

Durango Fire Protection District responded to a trash bin fire Wednesday near 30th Street and Main Avenue. No one was hurt, and no structures were threatened. Karola Hanks, fire marshal with DFPD,...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Emergencies are his specialty

Durango Fire Protection District just named Dr. David Hughes its new emergency services director. Hughes replaces Dr. Tony DeMond, who had been director since 2002. Hughes, who has lived in Durango...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2015 | CATEGORY: Health

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