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  1. United Nations report says better protections needed from mine water disastersRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 14 | Denver Post

    In this Aug. 6, 2015 file photo, Dan Bender, with the La Plata County Sheriff's Office, takes a water sample from the Animas River near Durango, Colo. The UN environment program says a string of mining waste disasters - some deadly - over the past decade show better protections are needed for communities downstream of massive polluted material storage sites.

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  2. Tiny houses looking more like permanent homes in El Paso County codesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 9 | Denver Post

    Tiny houses could become permanent homes in some El Paso County neighborhoods, RV parks and agricultural zones if regulations OK'd by the planning commission on Tuesday pass muster with the county commissioners. County commissioner Stan VanderWerf said he supports the changes, which could become a template for other governments looking to modify their codes for the homes.

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  3. Southwest Colorado forests under attack by pine beetleRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 30 | Denver Post

    In this July 12, 2017, photo, a dead pine beetle is shown on the inside of a piece of bark peeled from a beetle-killed tree near Albany, Wyo. U.S. Forest Service statistics compiled for The Associated Press show that about 6.3 billion dead trees are still standing in 11 western states, up from 5.8 billion five years earlier.

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  4. Southwest Colorado deputy likely shot himself before being found dead in charred home, CBI saysRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 19, 2017 | Denver Post

    La Plata County Coroner Jann Smith found, according to the Colorado Bureau of Investigation, that there is evidence 43-year-old Jeremiah Lee had a "probable" self-inflicted gunshot wound. Officials cautioned, however, that a final, official cause of death won't be determined until laboratory testing is done in up to six weeks.

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  5. Ole' Locomotive No. 476 ready to rumble back into service on Durango railroad this winterRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 7, 2017 | Denver Post

    Denver and Rio Grande Western locomotives 476 and 484 vent steam and smoke at La Jara, Colorado on Nov. 28, 1948. A man operates a railroad switch.

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  6. Durango construction worker dies after falling from liftRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 26, 2017 | Denver Post

    Authorities say a 23-year-old man died after he fell from a lift at a construction site in southwestern Colorado. The Durango Herald reports Brian John Anthony Shaw was working with a crew contracted by the city of Bayfield to rebuild a parkway over the Los Pinos River last week when he fell.

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  7. Body of Colorado climber recovered in Wyoming mountainsRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 31, 2017 | Denver Post

    Authorities have recovered the body of a man who fell to his death while climbing in Wyoming's Wind River Range. Sublette County sheriff's officials say 54-year-old Michael Sullivan, of Durango, Colorado, fell at least 400 feet Monday evening in the Steeple Peak area.

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  8. These cliff jumps near Durango are stunning, but dangerous. Here's how to do them safely.Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 25, 2017 | Denver Post

    All sound is water. The white noise of the first waterfall and the rushing of the creek fills my ears, but I can hear more-powerful falls downstream, and the persistent drip-drip-drip of spray making its way down the slot canyon's glistening walls, back to the crystal green source.

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  9. EPA chief Scott Pruitt right to pursue funds for Gold King Mine victimsRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 18, 2017 | Denver Post

    Scott Pruitt, head of the Environmental Protection Agency, is doing the right thing in his efforts to make whole the victims of the Gold King Mine spill that spewed 3 million of gallons of toxic water into the Animas River and downstream to New Mexico. The EPA notoriously denied around 70 claims that were filed in the aftermath of the spill, amounting to $1.2 billion in damages for things like harm to the tourism industry that relies on the river, farmers who were unable to water their crops, ranchers who had to treat water before giving it to cattle, and countless other impacts.

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  10. Mark Redwine, accused of killing his son Dylan, booked into Durango jailRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 14, 2017 | Denver Post

    Mark Redwine, accused of killing his 13-year-old son Dylan Redwine, was booked into the La Plata County Jail at 4:56 p.m. Monday, Aug. 14, 2017, following extradition from Whatcom County, Wash., where he was arrested. Mark Redwine, accused of killing his 13-year-old son Dylan, was booked into La Plata County Jail Monday afternoon after being extradited from Washington State.

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  11. Utah's $1.9 billion claim from Gold King Mine spill reveals no detailsRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 9, 2017 | Denver Post

    Claim stems from the release of 3 million gallons of wastewater from the inactive Gold King Mine in southwestern Colorado in August 2015 In this Aug. 12, 2015, photo, the water of the Cement Creek is yellow-tinged as it flows down a valley just downstream from the Gold King Mine, where a wastewater accident several days earlier had occurred, outside Silverton, Colo. Farmers, business owners and residents initially said they suffered $1.2 billion in lost income, property damage and personal injuries from the 2015 spill at the Gold King Mine.

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  12. Mark Redwine, suspect in his son's death, waives extradition hearing, will be returned to ColoradoRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 8, 2017 | Denver Post

    Mark Redwine, a suspect in the disappearance and death of his 13-year-old son, Dylan, on Tuesday waived his right to extradition hearings in Washington state and will be returned to Colorado. Redwine was arrested July 22 in Bellingham, Wash., after a La Plata County grand jury issued an indictment for second-degree murder and child abuse resulting in death.

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  13. BP makes big natural gas find near Colorado border in San Juan BasinRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 7, 2017 | Denver Post

    An unidentified drilling rig south of Durango is seen in 2012 at an existing well pad near U.S. Highway 550. ConocoPhillips has struck a deal to sell its San Juan Basin assets for up to $3 billion Oil giant BP has made a natural gas discovery in the Mancos formation of the San Juan Basin near the Colorado border that could help revive the fortunes of an out-of-favor region.

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  14. In fight to ward off bears, Colorado man builds "unwelcome mats"Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 5, 2017 | Denver Post

    People spend thousands of dollars on home security systems to ward off would-be burglars, but as it turns out, it only takes a couple of tacks and some wood to do the same for curious bears. This year, human-bear conflicts have reached a sort of fever pitch.

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  15. Scott Pruitt says EPA "walked away" from Colorado after Gold King ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 4, 2017 | Denver Post

    Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt says his agency "walked away" from Colorado after the Gold King Mine spill under the Obama administration, vowing Friday to make a federal cleanup of the Gold King and other abandoned mines around Silverton a priority. He also said he will re-evaluate rejected damage claims - totaling $1.2 billion - made in the disaster's wake .

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  16. Exact causes of 3 Colorado fires remain undeterminedRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 3, 2017 | Denver Post

    In this Wednesday, June 28, 2017 photo, firefighters work to control a wildfire along Lightner Creek Road west of Durango. A structure burning on Lightner Creek Road west of Durango on Wednesday, June 28, 2017, quickly spread into the surrounding forest, creating the Lightner Creek Fire and burning an estimated 100 acres.

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  17. Louisiana fire captain wanted in wife's death found dead in ColoradoRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 2, 2017 | Denver Post

    News outlets report that 48-year-old Rudolf "Rudi" Shoats was accused of killing his wife, 45-year-old Khristie Rollins Shoats, on Sunday. Wilkinson County, Mississippi, Sheriff Reginald Jackson says Shoats pulled into an emergency parking lot in Durango, Colorado, on Monday.

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  18. Return of the native Colorado River cutthroat troutRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 29, 2017 | Denver Post

    When all is said and done, the upper reaches of Hermosa Creek, north of Durango, will have the largest continuous stretch of native Colorado River cutthroat trout in the state. "In Colorado, we've got a religion that we need to bring back the natives," said Buck Skillen, a member of the local chapter of Trout Unlimited.

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  19. Air Guard tankers from Colorado, other states activated to fight western wildfiresRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 29, 2017 | Denver Post

    As the sun sets helicopters continue to make water dumps on the Peak 2 fire on July 5, 2017 in Breckenridge. Kori Teper and her new husband David didn't let the Peak 2 Fire, seen in the distance, get in the way of getting their wedding photos taken on the top of Swan Mountain Road on July 5, 2017 in Breckenridge.

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  20. DA and sheriff grilled on why Mark Redwine was arrested now instead...Read the original story w/Photo

    Jul 25, 2017 | Denver Post

    Justice is finally being done for 13-year-old Dylan Redwine now that his father is going to court in connection with the boy's 2012 murder, Colorado law enforcement officials said Tuesday. Dylan disappeared during a court-mandated November 2012 visit with his father, Mark Redwine, who lives near Durango.

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