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SILVERTON ust a few miles from the center of Silverton, where a series of mines – which once made the town’s fortune – now lies abandoned by industry, the earth cannot heal. At Red and Bonita Mine, the mountain opens like a wound, oozing a sticky, white, webbed lattice over red ground. There, especially after heavy rains, toxic amounts of metal gush out from within the mountain and bleed into Cement Creek.


JERRY MCBRIDE/Durango Herald photos

Walking in the so-called “kill zone” below the Red and Bonita Mine, Peter Butler, co-coordinator of the Animas River Stakeholders Group, sees water carrying high levels of metals that will flow into Cement Creek north of Silverton. Since about 2004, metal concentrations in Cement Creek, which flows into the Animas River, have “easily doubled,” Butler said.

Superfund: A dirty word to some in Silverton

Animas River metal load has increased since 2000 Zinc levels measured during low flow in the Animas River have risen since 2000. They doubled during 2005-06 and have remained at that level. Zinc levels now threaten the ecosystem of the Upper Animas River.


SILVERTON – Ever since the Environmental Protection Agency proposed making parts of Silverton a federal Superfund site in the early 1990s, many residents have consistently opposed federal intervention in upper Cement Creek. The creek is INSIDE one of the largest untreated WHO’S WHO: The key mine drainages in Coloplayers in the attempt to rado. The Superfund program clean up pollution from was created to address the the mines. 6A country’s most urgent environmental blights. San Juan County Commissioner Peter McKay said while some of Silverton’s opposition stemmed from the indignity of needing federal

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Zinc concentrations in Cement Creek have risen 150%.

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At its confluence with Cascade Creek, there is now only one species of fish present in the Animas where there once were four.


Water flowing down the mountainside out of the Red and Bonita Mine contains high levels of metals that will make its way into Cement Creek. For more than a decade, Cement Creek has in turn been contaminated by manganese, zinc, copper, lead, cadmium, aluminum and iron.

“This is our living now, this beautiful scenery and our very interesting history ... ”

In this three-part series

At Bakers Bridge the zinc load has increased 25%, exceeding standards that protect aquatic life.

TODAY: How serious the problem is and why it’s been so difficult to fix. Also, why Silverton has resisted federal money and the Superfund label that would come with it. Monday: Possible solutions and who might pay. Also, successes in cleaning

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DURANGOHERALD.COM/MINING ➤ In a video interview, Peter Butler up mines in the Mineral Creek drain- talks about the pollution of the creeks and, age. consequently, the Animas River. Tuesday: Silverton’s mining history ➤ A video shows a 3-D rendering of the lures tourists. Faced with a difficult problems caused by the mines. environmental challenge, residents talk about bringing the industry back ➤ Maps and more photos of the mines in after a 22-year absence. the Silverton area.

Bev Rich

Campaign wants state’s residents to do ‘Colorado Proud’ BY CHASE OLIVARIUS-MCALLISTER HERALD STAFF WRITER

In the happy tradition of preaching to the converted, three women from the marketing team of Colorado Proud set up a booth Saturday at the Durango Farmers Market to raise awareness about buying local.

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As usual, the marketplace was choked with Durango’s hippie archetypes: shaggily bearded men, hemp-clad women and thrilled children whose clothes were stained by the delicacies they’d gorged on. The Colorado Proud women stood out from the locals, wearing smart matching T-shirts and

brandishing pamphlets about their campaign, “Choose Colorado,” which aims to encourage Colorado consumers to buy tasty, healthy and local foods instead of those grown elsewhere. Colorado Proud’s Tera Keatts said in the course of the hot morning, hundreds of people had interrupted their pursuit of bees-

wax candles, organic kale and live worms to stop by the booth for information. “Of course, a lot of people here already understand this issue,” she said. The group was in Durango as part of its three-week statewide tour promoting locally grown, raised and processed food. Ke-

atts said it kicked off Thursday in Denver, and Friday they were in Grand Junction. Today, the women were heading to Alamosa and Salida. The tour will end at the Colorado State Fair, which will start Aug. 23 in Pueblo.


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Outdoor trade show: ‘Anything to turn heads’ Salt Lake City expo attracts mostly retailers BY PAUL FOY ASSOCIATED PRESS

SALT LAKE CITY – Getting noticed isn’t easy at the world’s largest expo for outdoor and sporting gear. With 1,300 exhibitors packing the Salt Lake City expo, high-definition displays weren’t enough. Nor was it just the bikini-clad models on standup paddleboards in a splash pool. The show drew a gorilla mascot, and another man walked around as Moses. There was a “dog party” for the convention’s registered pooches. And nothing drew crowds like the beer kegs that exhibitors pulled out after 4 p.m. on the four show days, sometimes with live music. At times, the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market that drew to a close Saturday was more theater than trade show.

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People browse the aisles of the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market on Friday in Salt Lake City. To stand out among the 1,300 exhibitors in the outdoor sports industry, gear and apparel makers must use creative – and sometimes gimmicky – marketing techniques. One vendor, California’s Outdoor Adventure River Specialists, hired a gorilla man to take a seat on a portable toilet for snapshots, part of a raffle for a whitewater rafting trip. “It’s our attempt at

guerrilla marketing,” said Lauren De Remer of OARS, making a pun. Jordan Rampersad of Logan said he was a freelancing mascot who worked four years for Utah

State University. “I got maybe 50 to 60 photos,” he said at the Salt Palace convention hall. “Anything to turn heads.” Also drawing crowds was a dog party sponsored by Ruffwear –

“performance gear for dogs” – that served up Dawg Grog, a leftovermash drink. Both suppliers are from Bend, Ore. “It’s Yappy Hour,” said Dayna Stern, who joined the fun at a booth for Mountaineers Books of Seattle. She’s an author of a Utah guidebook for dog hikes that are easy on the paws and close to water. Yellow Labs were big at the outdoor show. “How many places can you bring a dog?” said Charlotte Bell, a retailer who runs an eclectic saddle shop in Tubac, Ariz., with her husband, Tom Bell. They had two yellow Labs on leashes. In another effort to grab attention, Brooks Running Shoes hired the gospel choir at Calvary Baptist Church of Salt Lake City to belt out scripted lyrics: “Are you ready for a new running shoe?” The Seattle company was promoting a new line of “Transcend” footwear. The gear show brought together more than 25,000 people, mostly retailers of outdoor specialty shops, who browse the expo to place bulk orders for sleek apparel and highend gear for camping, hiking, rock climbing, watersports and other outdoor activities.

Denver pit bull owners lose in federal lawsuit THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

He’s got an ax to grind

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“We just take whatever comes our way. ... You never know what somebody will throw at you,” said Barry Owen of Columbine Sharpening as he worked on an ax Saturday at Durango Farmers Market.

DENVER – Pit bull owners who use the animals as service dogs won’t be allowed to challenge pit bull bans in Denver and Aurora. A federal judge in Denver has thrown out lawsuits claiming the cities put illegal restrictions on pit bulls as service dogs, The Denver Post reported Saturday. While both cities allow pit bulls as service animals, Aurora maintains a policy that requires owners of pit bulls to follow more restrictions than service dogs of other breeds. The city says its restrictions are meant to protect others from the animals. In Denver, law-enforcement officers are essentially told to look the other way when they encounter the animals as service dogs, but the city otherwise bans the animals. In their lawsuits, users of pit bull service animals said the cities didn’t follow federal law. But U.S. District Court Judge Marcia Krieger ruled late last month that Aurora and Denver had done enough to allow the pit bulls as service dogs. Jay Swearingen, a lawyer for the Animal Law Center who represented the plaintiffs said he plans to appeal. “It’s the fact that their dog is treated differently ... than if it were a golden retriever,” Swearingen said. “They run into more issues than the average person with a non-pit-bull service dog.” Denver and Aurora originally had banned pit bulls, even for service dogs, but altered their rules after a 2011 federal ruling. The lawsuits were combined into one.

Denver City Attorney Doug Friednash, in a written statement, said the city was pleased about the court dismissal of the case. “We believe the court correctly determined that none of the plaintiffs were harmed by Denver’s ordinance or animal control policies,” he said. “Denver has and will continue to respect the rights of individuals with service animals.” Aurora City Attorney Charlie Richardson said the ruling was a fair one considering the changes the city made after the 2011 ruling by the federal government that updated regulations to the Americans with Disabilities Act clarifying the definition of a service animal. “We are gratified the judge recognized that Aurora made some significant modifications to the original complete ban,” Richardson said. War veterans Allen Grider and Glenn Belcher, and Valerie Piltz, a dog-show judge, sued the city several years ago. Aurora took Grider’s pit bull mix away in 2009 for more than a week. Grider, who says he has post-traumatic stress disorder, then had to keep his dog at a friend’s house outside the city for several months. Belcher, a Persian Gulf War vet, said he suffers from depression, anxiety and other physical disabilities and needed his dog. Piltz was visiting the Denver area to judge in the United Kennel Club Dog Show. She was able to secure a temporary permit to have her two pit bull service dogs in Aurora, where the competition took place, but not from Denver, where she was staying with her sister.

Colo. Get Movin’ challenge aims to inspire healthful living THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

DENVER – More than 6,500 people have signed up for a challenge to get more Coloradans off the couch. The Get Movin’ challenge is offering prizes for Coloradans who

do 30 minutes of activity daily from Thursday through Aug. 30 and log it online. Gov. John Hickenlooper, LiveWell Colorado and Kaiser Permanente announced the challenge in July. LiveWell Colorado says many registrants are from the

Front Range. But Regina LopezWhiteskunk lives on the Ute Mountain Ute reservation and is trying to inspire more southwest Colorado residents to participate. Lopez-Whiteskunk, who works in information technology, says she is exercising more and has

changed her diet since being diagnosed with diabetes about four years ago. Now she says she often works out twice daily, has lost weight and doesn’t need diabetes medication. She estimates she gets about two hours of physical activity each day.

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THE WORLD BEYOND DURANGO 100+ YEARS AGO: In 1735, a jury found John Peter Zenger of the New York Weekly Journal not guilty of committing seditious libel against the colonial governor of New York, William Cosby. FIVE YEARS AGO: President George W.

Bush signed legislation allowing the State Department to settle all remaining lawsuits against Libya by American victims of terrorism. ONE YEAR AGO: Michael Phelps ended his career with another gold as the

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The Durango High Noon Rotary will meet from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at the DoubleTree Hotel, 501 Camino del Rio. Leo Lloyd of La Plata County Search & Rescue will give an overview of local rescue services. The meetings are open to the public. The cost for lunch is $15.

area efforts to strengthen the local food system, and provide inspiration to starting a garden. The tours will culminate at Ska Brewery with a seasonal lunch made by Zia Taqueria and beverages Annual Tour de Farms from Ska Brewery. Commemorative glasses are accepting registrations included. Riders must be regisThe seventh annual Tour tered, and should bring de Farms Durango Bike Tour will take place Aug. 24. bike, rain jacket, helmet and water. First aid and The short ride, 5 miles support cyclists will be on in-town, will begin at 8 hand. Registration is $20. a.m., and the long ride, 25 For more information, miles through the Animas email Stacey Carlson at Valley, will meet at 7:30 a.m. Both rides will meet at staceymcarlson@gmail. com, Darrin Parmenter at the La Plata County Fairparmenterdm@co.laplata. grounds, 2500 Main Ave. The tour will feature pre-, call 382-6464 or (303) 870-8108. sentations from farmers To register, visit www. and garden directors, share healthylifestylelaplata. ways people can support

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PUBLIC MEETINGS La Plata County All meetings are held in the meeting room at La Plata County Courthouse, 1060 East Second Ave., Durango, unless otherwise specified. For more information, visit http:// and click “calendar” or call 382-6210.

MONDAY 10 a.m. Meeting: Commissioners will meet with staff members, representatives of R Michael Bell and Associates Inc. and FCI Constructors Inc. to discuss the Vectra Bank remodel project in the Anasazi Room. 2 p.m. Radio interview: Commissioners will attend a radio interview at Four Corners Broadcasting, 190 Turner Drive. To submit a question, email

TUESDAY 10 a.m. Planning agenda: Commissioners will meet to consider: Project No. 012-0151, SARA B Tract 1 Re-subdivision PP; and routine administrative matters. 1:30 p.m. Work session: Commissioners will meet with staff members to discuss Facility Planning in the Anasazi Room.

WEDNESDAY 8:30 a.m. Discussion: Commissioners will meet among themselves and with staff members to discuss various issues. An agenda for this meeting will be posted by Tuesday morning at http:// Citizens/calendar.aspx. 1 p.m. Work session: Commissioners will meet with Ken Charles, regional manager for the Department of Local Affairs, to discuss Emergency Management Response and Disaster Recovery in the Anasazi Room.

1235 Camino del Rio. 5 p.m. Meeting: Parks & Recreation Advisory Board will meet at the Durango Community Recreation Center, 2700 Main Ave. 5:30 p.m. Meeting: City Council will carpool to meet with the Southern Ute Tribal Council to discuss issues of mutual interest at the 7 Rivers Steakhouse at the Sky Ute Casino.

TUESDAY 6:30 p.m. Meeting: City Council will meet in council chambers of City Hall, 949 East Second Ave.



11:30 a.m. Meeting: Commissioners will meet with the County Manager and County Attorney for a discussion of performance goals in the County Manager’s Conference Room of the La Plata County Courthouse.

6 p.m. Meeting: Natural Lands Preservation Advisory Board will meet in Program Room 2 at the Durango Public Library, 1900 East Third Ave.

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MONDAY 4:30 p.m. Meeting: Water Commission will meet in the conference room of River City Hall,

THURSDAY 7:30 a.m. Breakfast: City Council and Public Art Commission will meet to discuss issues of mutual interest at Carver Brewing Co., 1022 Main Ave. 11:30 a.m. Here to Hear: Office hour with Mayor Dick White will meet in the north conference room of City Hall.

FRIDAY 8:30 a.m. Briefing: What’s Up

Downtown briefing will take place in council chambers of City Hall.

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TUESDAY 7 p.m. Meeting: Bayfield Town Board will meet in the board room of the Bayfield Town Hall, 1199 U.S. Highway 160B.

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THURSDAY 7 p.m. Meeting: Ignacio School Board will meet in the Administration Building at 315 Ignacio St.

Miscellaneous FRIDAY 8-9:30 a.m. Meeting: La Plata County Citizens Health Advisory Council will meet in the Eolus Room, Durango Community Recreation Center, 2700 Main Ave., 759-3751.

OBITUARY Mary Helen Hanson Lifelong La Plata County resident Mary Helen Hanson died Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013, at Mercy Regional Medical Center in Durango. She was 68. Mrs. Hanson was born to Juanito and Macedonia Lucero on Oct. 14, 1944, in Durango. One of 10 children, she attended school in the Ignacio and Allison areas. On Oct. 6, 1979, she married Carl J. Hanson in Bayfield. They lived in Durango and were married for eight years before his death Dec. 31, 1987. Throughout Mrs. Hanson’s life, she primarily worked as a caregiver and housekeeper for several families. She worked for Sam and Jackie Maynes for more than 20 years as well as for Mike and Josephine Stranich and Dr. Hail

in Durango/Bayfield for several years. She also did some catering. In 1992, she met Phil Hearns, and they became good friends. Mrs. Hanson became ill about four and a half years ago and moved to Bayfield, where Mr. Hearns became her caregiver. “He was always there for her and provided the best care for her day and Hanson night,” according to her family. Mrs. Hanson was a member of St. Columba and St. Ignatius Catholic churches. She loved attending Mass and reading the Scriptures. She was a longtime volunteer at the La Plata County Humane Society Thrift Store.

Mrs. Hanson was a collector, including cookbooks and chickens and roosters. She also enjoyed traveling, knitting, crocheting, working in the garden, cooking, reading and watching the deer and hummingbirds in her yard. She also enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. “She was well known for her friendliness and her smile,” according to her family. “Nobody was a stranger to Mary, and she treated everyone like a friend.” Mrs. Hanson is survived by her longtime friend and caregiver, Phil Hearns of Bayfield; stepchildren Tom Hanson of Denver, Mark Hanson of Maine, and Anne Hanson of N.Y.; brothers Lloyd Lucero of Ignacio, Arnold Lucero of Bayfield, Orly Lucero of Cortez and Allen Lucero of

Denver; sisters Emma Lou Lucero of Durango, Sarah Thompson of Bayfield and Mary Ann Johnston of Boise, Idaho; and numerous extended family members. A rosary will be recited at 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 9, 2013, at St. Ignatius Catholic Church, 15449 Colorado Highway 172 in Ignacio. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013, also at St. Ignatius. Burial will take place at the Pine River Cemetery in Bayfield. Family and friends are asked to wear green to the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the La Plata County Humane Society, 1111 South Camino Del Rio, Durango, CO 81303; or Hospice of Mercy, 1 Mercado St., Suite 270, Durango, CO 81301.






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JERRY MCBRIDE/Durango Herald photos

Water flowing from the Red and Bonita Mine north of Silverton leaves a wake of lifelessness in its path.

Metal-polluted water creates a spectacular palette of colors.

Red and Bonita is one of the mines draining toxic concentrations of metal into Cement Creek. The metal concentrations have gotten so bad, they have killed life in the Upper Animas River.

Legacy: ‘Getting anyone to pay is notoriously difficult’

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Toxic water flows out of the American Tunnel north of Silverton. The water dumps into Cement Creek and then into the Animas River, which has its headwaters in Silverton. The structure at the site was reau of Land Management once used to treat the water from the tunnel with lime. and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Since Sunnyside closed its mining operation in Silverton, the EPA often has attempted to place parts of the Silverton area under the powerful environmental law CERCLA – the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act of 1980. It is more commonly referred to as Superfund. Silverton resisted, arguing that the designation would hurt tourism and sully prospects for new mining The color of rocks indicates the heavy amount of minerals coming from the Red and Bonita Mine. Some of the mineralization is operations. In the meantime, the natural, but scientists believe much is caused by drainage from EPA, along with the BLM, abandoned mines. has pursued a two-part strategy, seeking a settle- ing water flow from the site County commissioner for ment with Sunnyside, meant less metal pollution 13 years, said “the deteriowhich denies all liability in Cement Creek. ration of the water (in Cefor Cement Creek cleanup, But Butler said that in ment Creek) has become while working with Sun- 2004, the bulkheads stopped ever more apparent in the nyside to improve water functioning like a cork last five years.” quality in a collaborative in a wine bottle. Instead, McKay said Silverton process through the Ani- they started working like still hopes to find a solution mas River Stakeholders a plug in a bathtub: Water, through the Animas River Group. The group is an prevented from exiting Stakeholders Group. unlikely mix of longtime the mountain through “The urgency is there Silvertonians, scientists, American Tunnel, rose up now,” he said. “Everybody environmentalists and within the mountain until realizes that it’s imperative mining interests. it reached other drainage to move forward as soon as What keeps them work- points, namely, the Red possible.” ing together? Simon, a and Bonita, Gold King and Though federal budget longtime coordinator of the Mogul mines. cuts have seriously diminstakeholders group, said, Since then, Butler said, ished the EPA and gutted “There is this overwhelm- data shows that most metal its Superfund monies, the ing feeling: Let’s spend the concentrations in Cement EPA says the mine drainmoney on the ground rath- Creek have “easily dou- age in Silverton has gotten er than in litigation.” bled” their pre-bulkhead so bad it may yet pursue amounts. He said as a re- a Superfund listing. And Money sult, the recent environ- without federal intervenFor a while, it appeared mental damage done to the tion, even stalwarts of the that the stakeholders’ col- Animas has far outpaced Animas River Stakeholdlaborative effort to clean up gains made in other stake- ers Group say it’s not clear Cement Creek was work- holders group cleanup ef- there will ever be enough ing: After Sunnyside Gold forts, like the remediation money to clean up Cement Corp. stoppered Ameri- of Mineral Creek, another Creek. can Tunnel with the first Animas River tributary. Peter McKay, who has cmcallister@ of three massive concrete bulkheads in 1996, declin- served as a San Juan Durango Herald

La Plata County Commissioner Gwen Lachelt said the looming environmental implications of not treating the creek’s high toxic-metal concentrations are serious for every community downriver of Silverton, as well as the region. have plummeted. And starting in 2006, the level of pollution has overwhelmed even the old bellwether at Bakers Bridge: USGS scientists now find the water that flows under Bakers Bridge carries concentrations of zinc that are toxic to animal life. Bill Simon, co-coordinator of the Animas River Stakeholders Group, said cleaning up the environmental damage wrought by mining remains the unfinished business of previous centuries. “Getting anyone to pay is notoriously difficult,” he said. He noted that without robust regulation, it was common practice from the 1870s on for mining companies to take what they could and then go broke, abscond or incestuously merge with other mining entities, leaving the future to foot the bill. Mining played a critical role in forging the West. But its legacy is far from resolved, leaving more than 500,000 abandoned rock mines throughout the country. That figure includes more than 23,000 mines in Colorado, and nationally, the cleanup costs could range up to $72 billion, according to Trout Unlimited, a national fisheries conservation group.


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While Cement Creek has posed an environmental problem for decades, scientific consensus is that the metal pollution recently has grown worse. For much of the 1990s, scientists took heart that the metals flowing into the Animas from Cement Creek were diluted by the time the water reached Bakers Bridge, a swimming hole for daredevils about 15 miles upriver of Durango. But between 2005 and 2010, 3 out of 4 of the fish species that lived in the Upper Animas River beneath Silverton died. According to studies by the USGS, both the volume of insects and the number of bug species

Approximate zinc concentrations and amount draining from mines. The zinc level in the Animas River in Durango is about 105 ppb*. The water-quality standard to protect aquatic life in the Animas is about 225 ppb.


The problem

Zinc in Cement Creek has increased



Peter Butler, co-coordinator of the Animas River Stakeholders Group and chairman of the Colorado Water Quality Control Commission, said Cement Creek is one of the largest untreated mine drainages in the state of Colorado. U.S. Geological Survey hydrologist Rob Runkel said Cement Creek is uniquely damaged in comparison to other sites he has worked on in New Mexico and Montana. Cement Creek flows into the Animas River, Durango’s vital aquatic artery. La Plata County Commissioner Gwen Lachelt said the looming environmental implications of not treating the creek’s high toxic-metal concentrations – the slow strangulation of the Upper Animas River’s ecosystem – are serious for every community downriver of Silverton, as well as the region. After all, the Animas River is a key part of the Southwest’s water supply, flowing from Durango to Farmington, where it converges with the San Juan River, which in turn joins the Colorado River at Lake Powell. Like all great earthly calamities, the environmental problem posed by Cement Creek – daunting, scientific and indifferent to protest – becomes human – legal, social, financial and technological – as soon as the focus moves to solutions. In this three-day series, The Durango Herald explores what has been done about this environmental hazard, possible ways forward, and what cleaning up Cement Creek might mean to Silverton, town motto: “The mining town that never quit.”

owns Gold King Mine. He’s a member of the Animas River Stakeholders group and also is leader of Sunnyside Mine Pool Property Owners Association, an informal group that he says opposes Superfund designation. U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY: It considers Cement Creek, which flows into the Animas River in Silverton, one of the most polluted waterways in the state. It has offered to lobby to make Silverton a Superfund site, which would bring federal money and aid and could give it significant unilateral powers to extract a settlement from Sunnyside. U.S. BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT: The federal agency manages a large portion of the land in the Cement Creek drainage. The U.S. Forest Service manages part of the land, and some is in private hands. U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY AND COLORADO PARKS AND WILDLIFE: Their studies show that since 2008, several species of trout have disappeared, and the volume of insects has dropped precipitously in the Upper Animas River. Zinc concentrations are rising there. SILVERTON RESIDENTS: Opinions vary in Silverton about whether becoming a Superfund site is a good thing. Bev Rich, chairwoman of the San Juan County Historical Society, San Juan County treasurer and lifelong Silvertonian, and Peter McKay, San Juan County commissioner, oppose the designation.

Comparison of average monthly zinc levels in Cement Creek for three different time periods. 3,000

Dissolved zinc from mines flowing into Cement Creek


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A who’s who in the attempt to clean up pollution emanating from Silverton’s abandoned mines. ANIMAS RIVER STAKEHOLDERS GROUP: This group of concerned citizens, industry officials and government representatives formed in 1994 with the goal of cleaning up pollution from Silverton-area mines. Its cocoordinators Butler are Peter Butler, chairman of the Colorado Water Quality Control Commission; Bill Simon, principal Simon scientist at Alpine Environmental Services; and Steve Fearn, engineer and longtime Silvertonian. SUNNYSIDE GOLD CORP.: The last major mining company to operate in the Silverton area, it pulled out in 1991, creating a major economic crisis. Sunnyside’s liability for cleaning up mining waste, which it denies, is a major topic of debate. Sunnyside is now owned by Kinross Gold Corp., an international mining conglomerate that made more than $4 billion in revenues in 2012. Other mine owners are involved, including Todd Hennis, president of the company that

Perhaps nowhere in Colorado is mining’s legacy as both a creative and destructive force more acute than in Silverton, a tiny town with a population of about 690 nestled in the San Juan Mountains. Mining outfits extracted nearly $530 million worth of gold, silver, copper, lead and zinc from the San Juan Mountains – a number not adjusted for inflation – from 1871 until 1991, when Sunnyside Gold Corp. shut down American Tunnel in Silverton, according to a 2007 study by the USGS. Though mining left Silverton more than 20 years ago, Silverton still makes its living off its mining history, offering tourists a chance to relive the harsh mortal glory of wresting metals from the earth. Meanwhile, Silverton’s mines have contaminated the Cement Creek tributary with problematic concentrations of zinc, copper, cadmium, iron, lead, manganese and aluminum for more than a decade. Cleanup efforts have been entangled in ongoing legal maneuvering between Sunnyside Gold Corp. and various government bodies. The fight involves the state of Colorado, the U.S. Bu-




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A panoramic image of two photos shows natural spring water meeting toxic metals along Cement Creek’s bank.

Superfund: EPA repeatedly said it would seek the designation on a ‘very targeted site’ Rich said she has visited the nation’s largest Superfund site in Butte, Mont. help, the majority arose from “This is just a truism, but residents’ fears that being listed as a Superfund site would taint its every time you lay another layer of government on a project, it tourist appeal. seems to get more expensive and Bev Rich, chairwoman of the bureaucratic,” she said. “Butte, San Juan County Historical Society, San Juan County treasurer Montana, is a huge Superfund site, and it needs to be – but every and lifelong Silverton resident, person in Butte speaks a lanechoed those concerns. “We’re a tourist area,” she said. guage, and it’s called Superfund.” Mark Esper, editor of the Sil“This is our living now, this beauverton Standard, also said some tiful scenery and our very interesting history. You hear the word local residents believe that being listed as a Superfund site would ‘Superfund’ site and 99 percent think ‘danger.’ So why would you hurt tourism. But he noted that comparisons to Leadville and want to go to a Superfund site?” Summitville, while somewhat Rich said Silvertonians were instructive, were imperfect. wary of the examples of SuperHe said the EPA repeatedly fund sites offered by Leadville has provided assurances it would and Summitville, where the EPA seek a Superfund designation has spent hundreds of millions in Silverton on a “very targeted of dollars on cleanup efforts and interrupted life as usual over sev- site” – specifically to treat the mines draining into upper Ceeral years. ment Creek. In both Leadville The EPA designated the Caliand Summitville, environmental fornia Gulch Superfund site, an 18-square-mile area that includes problems were more sweeping, the town of Leadville, in the mid- with many large sites requiring a lot of cleanup. 1980s. Esper said he personally isn’t Cleanup of Summitville, a convinced a Superfund site desgold mining site east of the Conignation would cripple tourism, tinental Divide near Wolf Creek Pass, began in 1994 and continues joking that Silverton’s current environmental reality, “Silvertoday.

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“What Silverton has learned is that the tourist industry cannot support the town.” STEVE FEARN CO-COORDINATOR, ANIMAS RIVER STAKEHOLDERS GROUP ton: Home to one of the dirtiest rivers in Colorado,” didn’t have much ring to it, either. Mike Holmes, Environmental Protection Agency remedial project manager of Region 8, which includes Silverton, said he had worked with several tourismoriented Colorado cities, including Clear Creek and Creede, that are Superfund sites. He said they continued to thrive while the federal agency worked on mitigating the environmental damage wrought by mining. Steve Fearn, a co-coordinator of the Animas River Stakeholders Group and a Silverton resident, said while he is worried federal intervention in upper Cement Creek could hurt Silverton’s tourist economy, he is more concerned about the damage it would do to Silverton’s prospects

for renewed mining. Though Sunnyside Gold Corp., the last mining company to shutter its operations in Silverton, said its departure is permanent, Fearn said he was amid talks with other mining interests about setting up shop. He said the Superfund site designation would “scare away investors.” Similarly, Todd Hennis, Golden-based president of the company that owns Gold King Mine, wrote in an email that any potential Superfund listing would prove “extremely damaging and stigmatizing for the community,” because federal intervention might make it unattractive, if not impractical, to operate a mine in Silverton. He also said that a Superfund listing would cause the value of properties surrounding the mines to plummet. Bill Simon and Peter Butler, co-coordinators of the stakeholders group, were more circumspect about the potential economic impacts of a Superfund designation. Simon said he wouldn’t be surprised if mining companies became more interested in Silverton if the parties embroiled in the issue of Cement Creek reached some measure of clo-

sure, whether through Superfund or otherwise. Esper agreed. He said however much metal Silverton’s mines might still hold, he did not think it typical for mining companies to blithely wade into an ongoing argument over a multimilliondollar bill for environmental damage. Asked whether Silvertonians’ hope that mining would return to Silverton was reasonable, Butler said he hasn’t heard concretely that any new mining was afoot. “But then again, mining has come back to Ouray,” he said. He, too, thought the chances of resuming mining in Silverton were dimmed by the lack of legal resolution on cleaning up Cement Creek. Fearn said nothing tangible had yet come of his talks with mining interests. But he said mining’s return to Silverton is critical to the town’s survival. “What Silverton has learned is that the tourist industry cannot support the town,” he said. “We’re starving to death as a community. What we’ve worked on very much is economic development, but based on the other things we’ve seen – a Superfund site would not be helpful.”

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July hottest ever in Salt Lake BY BRADY MCCOMBS ASSOCIATED PRESS

SALT LAKE CITY – It’s ofďŹ cial: July was the warmest month ever in Salt Lake City, the National Weather Service said Thursday. And with temperatures

reaching 100 degrees again Thursday, August is off to a scorching start, too. Capped off by a high of 101 degrees Wednesday, July ended up with an average temperature of 84.1. That barely surpassed the record set in July 2007 of

84.0, said Glen Merrill, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Salt Lake City. Records go back to 1874 and are based on temperatures recorded at the Salt Lake City International Airport.

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Connie Tran, left, snaps Jeff DeCelles’ picture for a photo and video montage to be posted on the Colorado Proud Facebook page on Saturday at the Durango Farmers Market. Tera Keatts of Colorado Proud said the group is touring the state this month as part of Choose Colorado, a program to increase awareness of the beneďŹ ts of buying locally-grown products.

Campaign: Program was created in 1999 Continued from 1A Keatts said she enjoyed her time in Durango. Though Keatts eats meat, she said she did not feel like an outcast while dining here, perhaps because when eating dinner at the Mahogany Grille the previous evening, she ordered the vegetable pasta. While Durangoans consider their town rampant with dietary restrictions – it’s rarely safe to bring a dish with gluten, nuts, dairy, meat, fish or nonorganic produce to a social occasion without calling ahead – Keatts took this pickiness in stride. “Durango really isn’t alone in being conscious of their food products, where they come from, how they

were raised, their lifestyle,� she said. “Being aware of the food chain, Colorado is sort of leading the local-food movement,� said her colleague Jen Miller. The Colorado Proud program was created by the Colorado Department of Agriculture in 1999 to promote Colorado food and agricultural products that are grown, raised or processed in the state. At the Colorado Proud Booth, Keatts was plying receptive locals with marketing literature, including a directory of local farmers markets throughout the state. “There are about 110 listed,� she said. She warned that the directory wasn’t comprehen-

sive, though, because some local farmers markets operate unbeknownst to the Denver-based group. She and Miller agreed, however, that using the directory as a travel guide would be a delicious way to tour the state. In a press release sent ahead of the group’s stint in Durango, Wendy White, spokeswoman for Colorado Proud, said, “Agriculture is a vital part of Colorado’s future – providing more than 170,000 jobs and contributing more than $40 billion to the state’s economy annually, while also feeding the world with more than $1 billion in exported products ... The Durango community plays an important role in this success.�

Optimism of whites in U.S. lags blacks by big margin BY HOPE YEN AND JENNIFER AGIESTA ASSOCIATED PRESS

WASHINGTON – Americans’ attitudes about their economic future are sharply divided by race, with whites significantly less likely than blacks or Hispanics to think they can improve their own standard of living. Indeed, optimism among minorities now outpaces that of whites by the widest margin since at least 1987, a new analysis shows. The Associated PressNORC Center for Public Affairs Research analysis shows that after years of economic attitudes among whites, blacks and Hispanics following similar patterns, whites’ conďŹ dence in their economic future has plummeted in the last decade. Blacks and Hispanics, meanwhile, have sustained high levels of optimism despite being hit hard in the recent recession. The findings come as President Barack Obama seeks to promote a broader message of economic opportunity amid a rising gap between rich and poor. The AP reported recently that 4 out of 5 U.S. adults have struggled with joblessness, near poverty or reliance on welfare for at least part of their lives, with white pessimism about their economic future at a 25-year high. More than 40 percent of the poor are white. The AP-NORC analysis of data from the General Social Survey, a longrunning biannual survey conducted by NORC at the University of Chicago, found just 46 percent of whites say their family has a good chance of improving their living standard given the way things are in America, the lowest level in surveys conducted since 1987. In contrast, 71 percent of blacks and 73 percent of Hispanics express optimism of an improved life – the biggest gap with whites since the survey began asking. Blacks and Hispanics diverged sharply from whites on this question after Obama’s election as the nation’s first black president in 2008. Economic optimism among non-whites rose, while whites’ optimism declined. Blacks’ hopefulness isn’t limited to the future; they


Young blacks like Americorps volunteer John Harris III are more optimistic about their economic futures, a new Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll suggests.

ON THE NET AP-NORC CENTER REPORT: www. also express a positive outlook on their current ďŹ nancial standing. For the first time since 1972, the share of blacks who reported that their financial situation had improved in the last few years surpassed that of whites. The tip occurred in 2010, when the percentage of whites reporting an improvement to their financial situation fell to 24 percent vs. 30 percent for blacks. “In the minority community, as perceptions of discrimination lessen a bit with the election of an African-American president, people see a greater ability to succeed,â€? said Mark Mellman, a veteran Democratic consultant who closely tracks voter sentiment. “Many workingclass whites, on the other hand, see dwindling opportunities as manufacturing and other jobs that once enabled them to get ahead just aren’t available.â€? The hopeful include John Harris III, 23, of Washington, D.C., a recent graduate of historically black Howard University who now works to reduce homelessness through the AmeriCorps program. Part of the first generation of college students who saw Obama get elected, Harris says he and many fellow black graduates in their 20s and 30s are now motivated to excel and help people of all races who are in need. “It has something to do with the way that AfricanAmericans as a whole think in our country,â€? said

Harris, describing the newfound sense of optimism amid an increasing number of people who serve as black role models. “We feel more independent. We feel like we’re worth more, because we see it every day on the TV, hear it on the radio and are beginning to see it more in our communities.â€? Still, there are limits, he said. “I am hopeful that the economy will improve, but it won’t be because of politicians,â€? Harris said, noting the recent gridlock in Washington that has curtailed Obama’s agenda. But the racial differences in optimism aren’t strictly a partisan divide – they remain even when accounting for partisanship and other demographic and socioeconomic factors. The AP-NORC analysis also ďŹ nds that, based on a separate measure of optimism – one that tracked the percentage of people who believe the country is moving in the right direction – blacks’ optimism since Obama’s election was on average 39 percentage points higher than whites’ assessment of the country’s direction. That represents a reversal from earlier in the decade, when white optimism exceeded that of blacks by an average 18 percentage points. Hispanic optimism about the country’s direction also surpassed that of whites after 2008. The increases in minority optimism come despite any real improvement for blacks and Hispanics relative to whites based on economic measures of unemployment, median income and median net worth. For instance, since 2005, whites as a group lost 15 percent of their net worth, compared with 43 percent for blacks.




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Terror threat prompts U.S. embassy closings WASHINGTON – The threat of a terrorist attack led to the weekend closure of 21 U.S. embassies and consulates in the Muslim world and a global travel warning to Americans, the first such alert since an announcement before the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 strikes. “There is a significant threat stream, and we’re reacting to it,” Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told ABC News, according to interview excerpts released Friday. He said the threat was “more specific” than previous ones, and the “intent is to attack Western, not just U.S., interests.” The warning comes less than a year since last year’s deadly Sept. 11 attack on a U.S. diplomatic post in Benghazi, Libya, and with the Obama administration and Congress determined to prevent any similar breach of an American embassy or consulate. The State Department’s warning urged U.S. travelers to take extra precautions overseas. It cited potential dangers involved with public transportation systems and other prime sites for tourists, and said that previous attacks have centered on subway and rail networks as well as airplanes and boats. Travelers were advised to sign up for State Department alerts and register with U.S. consulates in the countries they visit.


Dying 2-year-old boy couple’s best man JEANNETTE, Pa. – A 2-yearold boy with only weeks to live has served as the best man for his parents’ Pennsylvania wedding. The Pittsburgh TribuneReview reports that Christine Swidorsky carried 2-year-old Logan Stevenson on her shoulder at the Saturday afternoon wedding in Jeannette, a suburb of Pittsburgh. Looking dapper in a tiny tan pinstripe suit and orange shirt, Logan stood with his grandmother, Debbie Stevenson, during a ceremony uniting Logan’s mother and his father, Sean Stevenson. The boy has leukemia and other complications. The couple tied the knot in a hastily arranged backyard ceremony that celebrated Logan’s life. The couple abandoned an original wedding date of July 2014 after learning from doctors late last month that their son had two to three weeks to live.


Bay Area commuters brace for another BART strike OAKLAND, Calif. – San Francisco Bay Area agencies are preparing ways to get commuters to work if Bay Area Rapid Transit workers strike Monday, but officials say there’s no way to make up for the idling of one of the nation’s largest transit systems. If BART employees walk off the job, transit agencies are planning to increase bus and ferry service, keep carpool lanes open all day and hand out coffee gift cards to encourage drivers to pick up riders. But officials warn those measures won’t be enough to make up a shutdown of the BART system, which carries more than 400,000 commuters a day. “The inescapable fact is BART’s capacity can’t be absorbed by the other transit agencies,” said John Goodwin, spokesman for the Metropolitan Transportation Commission. “We’re still hoping for the best, but it’s time to prepare for the worst.” Meanwhile, Bay Area Rapid Transit and its two main unions are negotiating in hopes of reaching an agreement by midnight today. The parties are scheduled to return to the bargaining table at 10 a.m. Saturday after recessing for the night Friday.


New jobs mostly low-pay, part-time Mid-paying industries add 22 percent of 2013’s job gain BY PAUL WISEMAN AP ECONOMICS WRITER

WASHINGTON – The 162,000 jobs the economy added in July were a disappointment. The quality of the jobs was even worse. A disproportionate number of the added jobs were part-time or low-paying – or both. Part-time work accounted for more than 65 percent of the positions employers added in July. Low-paying retailers, restaurants and bars supplied more than half of July’s job gain. “You’re getting jobs added, but they might not be the best-quality jobs,” said John Canally, an economist with LPL Financial in Boston. So far this year, low-paying industries have provided 61 percent of the nation’s job growth, even though these industries repre-

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A “Now Hiring” sign hangs in front of a new McDonald’s restaurant under construction in Tempe, Ariz. Of the 162,000 jobs the economy added in July, a disproportionate number were part-time, low-paying or both. sent just 39 percent of overall U.S. jobs, according to Labor Department numbers analyzed by Moody’s Analytics. Mid-paying industries have contributed just 22 percent of this year’s job gain. “The jobs that are being created are not generating much income,” Steven Ricchiuto, chief economist at Mizuho Securities USA, wrote in a note to clients. That’s one reason Americans’ pay hasn’t kept up with even his-

torically low inflation since the Great Recession ended in June 2009. Average hourly pay fell 2 cents in July to $23.98 an hour. Among those feeling the squeeze is Elizabeth Wilkinson, 28, of Houston. After losing a $39,000-a-year administrative job at Rice University in January, Wilkinson found work at an employment agency for $15 an hour. Yet she’s had to supplement that job with part-time

work as a waitress. “This morning, I put $1.35 worth of gas in my car because that is all the money that I had,” Wilkinson said by email. “It’s very difficult to survive on $30,000 (a year), and I am living paycheck to paycheck.” Part-time work has made up 77 percent of the job growth so far this year. The government defines part-time work as being less than 35 hours a week. Analysts say some employers are offering part-time over full-time work to sidestep the new health-care law’s rule that they provide medical coverage for permanent workers. (The Obama administration has delayed that provision for a year.) Weak economies overseas have also reduced demand for U.S. goods and, as a result, for better-paying U.S. jobs in manufacturing. Government spending cuts have taken a toll on some middle-class jobs, too. Many employers have also discovered that they can use technology to do tasks more cheaply and efficiently than office workers used to do. And some have found that they can shift middleclass jobs to low-wage countries such as China.

Obama tees off into a birthday weekend BY DARLENE SUPERVILLE ASSOCIATED PRESS

WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama kicked off his birthday weekend Saturday with a round of golf with friends and a getaway to Camp David. Obama, who turns 52 today, left the White House just after 8 a.m. EDT Saturday – that’s unusually early for the half-hour motorcade ride to Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland – to squeeze in some golf before the celebration shifted to the presidential retreat nestled in Maryland’s Catoctin Mountains. Before leaving, officials said Obama’s counterterrorism adviser updated him on a potential al-Qaida threat that led the State Department on Friday to issue a global travel warning to Americans and order the weekend closure of 21 embassies and consulates across the Muslim world. The White House said the president’s three golfing foursomes included some of his friends from Hawaii, where he grew up, and Chicago, where he lived before becoming president, along with current and former aides. Among them were childhood friends Bobby Titcomb and Mike Ramos, and Chicago pals Marty Nesbitt and Eric Whitaker. White House aides Marvin Nicholson and Sam Kass, an assistant chef, rounded out the group, along with Reggie Love, who for years had been Obama’s personal assistant, or “body man,” and basketball buddy until he left the White House in


President Barack Obama, second from left, jogs up the ramp of Marine One as he leaves Andrews Air Force Base, Md., on Saturday to celebrate his 52nd birthday with a weekend in Camp David, Md. late 2011 to work on getting an MBA. Because of the limited number of seats, only the winners at golf – Love, Kass and two other players – got to join Obama on the presidential helicopter. The losers went the long way, by car. First lady Michelle Obama traveled to Camp David separately.

The White House said little about how Obama would celebrate, but the birthday wishes started rolling in early. House Democrats presented Obama with a birthday cake when he went to the Capitol this week, and American Legion youth members sang “Happy Birthday” to him during a White House visit late last month.

For last year’s birthday, which fell during his heated campaign for re-election, Obama also celebrated with a round of golf before heading to Camp David. But he later held several birthdaythemed campaign fundraisers in Chicago, including one at his family’s South Side home. Obama is scheduled to return to the White House today.

Republicans on attack against others in party BY DAVID ESPO AP SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT

WASHINGTON – The barbs are personal, the differences are multiplying among Republicans, a party divided over spending, foreign policy, a willingness to risk a government shutdown in order to defund the health-care law and more. “I didn’t start this one, and I don’t plan on starting things by criticizing other Republicans,” Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky said recently as he and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie likened one another to various cuts of a butchered pig. “But if they want to make me the target, they will get it back in spades.” No matter who started it, in the last few months, one Republican called others “wacko birds,” another said some of the party’s lawmakers were “stale and moss-covered” and a third suggested one member of the

GOP was a tool of the White House. A recent flare-up over defunding the health law prompted Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas to question the political manhood of fellow Republicans unwilling to risk closing down the government over the future of “Obamacare,” as GOP critics call the law they want to repeal. “They’re scared of being beaten up politically,” he said. Not all the disagreements are dipped in acrimony. Some are re-emerging after the party papered over its differences in an unsuccessful campaign to defeat President Barack Obama last year. This spring, 14 Senate Republicans supported legislation that included a chance at citizenship for millions living in the country illegally. The other 32 opposed it, including the entire top leadership. In some cases, though, policy or strategic differences are overshadowed as Republicans simply

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Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. has likened fellow Republican Sens. Ted Cruz of Texas and Rand Paul of Kentucky and others to “wacko birds” for their style of confrontational politics. call one another names, a type of clash that frequently pits newer, tea party-backed lawmakers against more experienced conservatives. Two months ago, Sen. John McCain of Arizona likened Cruz, Paul and others to “wacko birds” for their style of confrontational politics. Re publican Re p. Justin Amash of Michigan responded

from across the Capitol. “Bravo, senator. You got us. Did you come up with that at #DinnerWithBarack?” he tweeted, a none-too-subtle suggestion that McCain was parroting a line he had heard at the White House. Paul responded a short while later to McCain, the party’s 2008 presidential candidate and a fifth-term senator. “The GOP of old has grown stale and mosscovered. I don’t think we need to name any names, do we?” he told an audience of conservatives. Other, more recent clashes appear born of political calculations, and fall just shy of personal criticism. Cruz, along with Sens. Mike Lee of Utah and Marco Rubio of Florida, recently urged Republicans to swear off voting for any year-end spending bill that includes money for the health law. Others countered that the result could be a partial shutdown of the government and a political windfall for Democrats.




Actors with fake guns bring police with real ones BY GREG RISLING ASSOCIATED PRESS

LOS ANGELES – College filmmakers were using fake guns to shoot a robbery scene at a suburban Los Angeles coffee shop when the movie took a scary twist that wasn’t in the script. Eight police officers were descending on the masked actors. The police were real, with very real guns drawn, and had no idea this was a movie. “Drop the gun! Drop it! Drop it!” one officer yells on an audio recording police were carrying. One of the actors immediately let go of his fake assault rifle. But another held onto his replica handgun, forcing officers to make a lifeor-death choice. An officer

knocked the gun from the actor’s hand and handcuffed him, drawing a peaceful climax to what could have been something far worse. “One of the officers made the decision that had the man moved, he would have been killed,” said Glendora police Capt. Tim Staab. “It was just milliseconds from a tragedy.” Police said it showed the dangers of movie-making for amateur film crews who don’t get permits and follow proper steps before taking to the streets. “I can’t think of a situation more dangerous than having a gun in your hand with cops responding,” Staab said. “It was much closer than we ever want to get close to.” Attempts to reach the

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A group of student filmmakers were using fake guns to shoot a robbery scene at a suburban Los Angeles coffee shop Friday when Los Angeles Police officers arrived thinking it was an actual robbery. The students were allowed to keep the fake weapons and weren’t facing any charges. film’s director were unsuccessful. The students declined to tell police what college they were from. The officers responded to the shop after receiving a

911 call from a woman who reported seeing an armed, masked gunman inside Classic Coffee in Glendora, a suburb east of Los Angeles that rarely sees Holly-

wood film crews. Police said there was nothing to indicate a short movie was being shot. No one was outside to warn customers, there were no signs, and no permit had been pulled. When officers arrived, there was no question in their mind that a robbery was occurring, Staab said. It’s rare “to go into a coffee shop and see someone carrying an AR-15 rifle and wearing a mask,” he said. Under normal filming protocols, weapons carried by the actors have orange markings to indicate they are replicas. But the markings on the guns used by the students had been covered by a black pen, presumably to make the weapons look more realistic. Staab said one of the

masked men, apparently startled by the real-life response, held the fake gun by his side, pointed toward the ground. When he didn’t drop it, Staab said, an officer did something unusual – he stripped it from the man’s hand and sent the gun falling to the floor. After the man was handcuffed, the officer is heard on the audiotape asking what was going on. Somebody says a film was being made. “You are shooting a short film?” the officer asks. “In a store with a man with a gun?” The students were allowed to keep the fake weapons and weren’t facing charges. They were given a lecture by officers about the dangers they created and went on their way.

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The prediction was released by meteorologists Philip Klotzbach and William Gray at CSU’s Tropical Meteorology Project. Why the drop in the number of predicted hurricanes? “While the tropical Atlantic remains warmer than normal, it has cooled somewhat in the eastern portion of the basin,” Klotzbach said. Warm water provides the fuel that helps a hurricane form. Nevertheless, an active season still looks probable: “It appears that the chances of an El Niño event this summer and fall are unlikely,” he says.” Typically, El Niño is associated with stronger vertical shear across the tropical Atlantic, creating conditions less conducive for storm formation.” CSU was the first organization to issue seasonal hurricane forecasts, and is now in its 30th year of issuing these forecasts. The CSU team’s seasonal forecasts tend to be conservative: Since 2000, the team has under-forecast the number of named tropical storms and hurricanes seven times, overforecast three times and been almost right – within two storms – three times, a USA TODAY analysis shows.

All of the forecasts are in, and with the heart of the hurricane season just weeks away, an unusually busy year still looks likely. The final “preseason” forecast from top experts at Colorado State University, released Friday morning, again calls for an “aboveaverage 2013 Atlantic basin hurricane season.” A total of 18 named tropical storms are forecast to form, of which eight should be hurricanes. This is a slight reduction from CSU’s previous forecasts, which called for nine hurricanes. A typical year, based on weather records that go back to 1950, has 12 tropical storms, of which seven are hurricanes. A tropical storm has sustained winds of 39 mph; it becomes a hurricane when its winds reach 74 mph. The Atlantic hurricane season started June 1 and lasts until Nov. 30. So far this year, four tropical storms have formed in the Atlantic, but no hurricanes, according to the National Hurricane Center. August and September are the two most active months for hurricanes in the Atlantic. The forecast does not include hurricanes that form in the eastern Pacific basin, which seldom affect © 2013 USA TODAY. All the USA. rights reserved.


ATLANTA – Organizers of a new event planned for several U.S. cities plan to unleash bulls to sprint through fenced-in courses as daredevils try to avoid being trampled. The Great Bull Run is inspired by the annual running of the bulls in Pamplona, Spain. It’s set to kick off Aug. 24 at a drag-racing strip south of Richmond, Va. A second event is planned for Oct. 19 at an Atlanta-area horse park that hosted events for the 1996 Olympics. More events are planned later for Texas, Florida, California, Minnesota, Illinois and Pennsylvania. Bull runs – when the animals are released to run alongside participants as spectators cheer – are common in Spain and can drum up controversy. Injuries often occur, as do deaths, though they are much rarer. Some groups attack the treatment of the bulls used in the runs. About 5,000 people have signed up to participate in the Virginia event, and the

number grows by about 50 each day, said Rob Dickens, co-founder and chief operating officer of The Great Bull Run. And with 2,000 signed up for the Conyers, Ga., event, Dickens expects 5,000 to 7,000 to run there in October. The U.S. events will last one day each, unlike the annual weeklong festival in Pamplona, when bull runs are held every morning. Author Ernest Hemingway wrote about the festival in his 1926 novel The Sun Also Rises, which helped it gain worldwide notoriety and attract spectators from around the globe. Organizers acknowledge that the Great Bull Run is likely to start out on a smaller scale than its Spanish counterpart. But they say that other physically challenging activities such as extreme off-road runs and obstacle races have become increasingly popular in the U.S., and they see bull running as a natural follow-up. “I think it’s just a progression where we are becoming more and more active as a society,” Dickens said.



N.Y. village tries to control deer It’s giving animals birth control BY JIM FITZGERALD ASSOCIATED PRESS

HASTINGS-ON-HUDSON, N.Y. – This suburban village overlooking the Hudson River is a mere 2 square miles, home to a hip downtown, neighborhoods of neatly kept homes and an ever-growing population of deer that overrun woods, chew through gardens and cause more than a dozen car crashes a year. Grasping for a way to control the deer without hunting the animals, leaders of this village of 7,900 have proposed an ambitious compromise to shoot them – not with bullets but with birth control. Scientists and humane groups hope the program, which seeks to capture and inject female white-tailed deer with a contraceptive made from pigs’ ovaries, can become a model for other places that are too congested or compassionate to consider killing. “We’re hearing all about ‘Don’t kill Bambi’ and all the jokes about deer condoms,” Mayor Peter Swiderski said. “People are having their little chuckles.

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LONDON – Twitter is handing down new rules to control abusive language, the company said Saturday, a move which comes after a barrage of nasty, harassing and threatening messages directed at high-profile female users of the microblogging site. In a message posted to its website, Twitter says it is introducing a one-click button to report abuse and updating its rules to clarify that it will not tolerate abusive behavior. The one-click button means that users will not have to navigate to Twitter’s help center in order to fill out an abuse form – a process some said was too cumbersome to deal with a mass of angry messages – while the new rules includes a stricture against “targeted abuse,” something that could include slamming a single user with messages from multiple accounts, creating an account purely to harass someone, or making threats. The company also promised to devote more staff to weed out offending messages. In a series of statements posted to Twitter, General Manager Tony Wang issued his own apology “to the women who have experienced abuse on Twitter and for what they have gone through.” “The abuse they’ve received is simply not acceptable,” he said. “It’s not acceptable in the real world, and it’s not acceptable on Twitter. There is more we can and will be doing to protect our users against abuse. That is our commitment.” The relative anonymity of the Internet means it has long been hard to police abusive or threatening speech, but the issue recently received attention in Britain after several women went public about the sexually explicit and often luridly violent abuse they receive from online bullies, often called trolls. Many argue that trolls are an annoyance which should just be ignored, but the catalogue of graphic threats made public by the women involved have ignited a national debate about the impunity of those spewing the hatred online.

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A doe and two fawns look up from their grazing in a field in Hastingson-Hudson, N.Y. The village plans to inject does with a contraceptive to reduce the deer population. But deer have a pretty big negative effect on the community.” Under the plan, which will begin this winter if approved by the state Department of Environmental Conservation, as many as 90 percent of the does in Hastings will be tranquilized, inoculated with the contraceptive, then tagged and released. The deer population is estimated at up to 120, a density of 60 per square mile. That’s three times the deer density that some studies have tied to a decline in plant and animal species. The goal is a 35 to 40 percent reduction in five years.

Stephanie Boyles Griffin, a senior director at the Humane Society of the United States, said, “There are thousands of communities in the U.S. that are looking for alternative ways to manage the deer populations.” If successful, she said, “Hastings would be the first open suburb in the U.S. to manage deer exclusively through the use of immunocontraception.” Swiderski said he had heard about such experiments and approached expert Allen Rutberg, director of the Center for Animals and Public Policy at Tufts University. Rutberg went for a walk

in Hastings, saw plenty of deer and deer damage, and figured the village would make an interesting experiment. “For me, the idea is to intervene in the lives of the deer as little as possible, to allow them to mingle with us but not to the level where they become a nuisance,” Rutberg said. “If we can avoid killing things that live in our neighborhoods, then I think we should.” The protein, called zona pellucida, is obtained from pork industry slaughterhouses. It creates antibodies in deer – and elephants and horses – that prevent fertilization. The mayor said dozens of residents have volunteered to monitor deer numbers and travel patterns and measure landscape damage. Among them is Nancy Balaban, 85, who said she’s had to give up gardening in her yard because “the deer just ate everything down to the ground. Hostas, tulips, even holly bushes.” She especially laments the damage to Hastings’ “beautiful treasure,” its village forest, where hardly anything green can be seen from the ground to 6 or 7 feet up the tree trunks.




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WASHINGTON â&#x20AC;&#x201C; With union membership on the decline, labor leaders are getting more creative â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and some say more desperate â&#x20AC;&#x201C; to boost sagging numbers and rebuild their waning clout. Unions are helping nonunion fast-food workers around the country hold strikes to protest low wages and poor working conditions. They are trying to organize home day-care workers, university graduate students and even newly legalized marijuana dealers. Members of a â&#x20AC;&#x153;shadow unionâ&#x20AC;? at Wal-Mart hold regular protests at the giant retailer, which long has been resistant to organizing. Labor leaders say unions must create new models and new ways to represent workers to reverse a steady slide in the union ranks. Those efforts have taken on greater urgency since the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported earlier this year that union membership had declined to just 11.3 percent of the workforce â&#x20AC;&#x201C; its lowest point in nearly a century. â&#x20AC;&#x153;To be blunt, our basic system of workplace representation is failing to meet the needs of Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s workers by every critical measure,â&#x20AC;? AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka said in a recent speech. The most high-profile tactic has seen hundreds of low-wage workers at McDonaldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Burger King and other fast-food chains walk off their jobs this week in a series of one-day strikes to demand better pay and the right to unionize. Workers are demanding wages of $15

Laborâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s declining might The ranks of unionized workers in the U.S. have been shrinking for decades and now make up less than 12 percent of the salary- and wage-earning workforce. Union membership rate, percent of total U.S. workforce 25 percent 1983: 20.1% 20 15 10

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an hour, more than double the current federal minimum wage of $7.25. The actions in New York, Chicago, Detroit and other cities are being coordinated by local worker centers, nonproďŹ t organizations made up of unions, clergy and other advocacy groups. While not technically labor groups, they receive generous ďŹ nancial support and training staff from the Service Employees International Union and other unions. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our primary goal is to help workers boost wages,â&#x20AC;? SEIU President Mary Kay Henry said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We think a key part of that is helping workers form organizations where they can directly bargain for wages with their employers.â&#x20AC;? Labor strategists say the fast-food campaign has longterm potential for unions. If unions canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t organize through traditional methods, they see the smaller mobilizations through worker centers as a way to show low-wage workers how coordinated action can win some concessions from employers. That might make workers in the rapidly growing fast-food industry more sympathetic to the idea of joining a union later on. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The fast-food and WalMart strikes are exciting examples of workers rein-



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venting the strike, going on offense and challenging inequality,â&#x20AC;? said Stephen Lerner, a labor and community organizer and architect of the Justice for Janitors campaign in the late 1980s and early 1990s. But the tactic has raised the concern of business groups, which say these organizations are merely â&#x20AC;&#x153;union frontsâ&#x20AC;? designed to operate outside labor laws so they donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have to follow restrictions on secondary picketing, boycotts or ďŹ le reports with the Labor Department. House Republicans wrote a letter to the Labor Department last week asking ofďŹ cials whether the groups need to abide by labor laws. â&#x20AC;&#x153;An advantage of these groups is they allow unions to gain entry into a block of workers without them realizing this is just a front for a traditional union,â&#x20AC;? said Glenn Spencer, vice president of the U.S. Chamber of Commerceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Workforce Freedom Initiative. The number of worker centers has grown from ďŹ ve in the 1990s to more than 200 today, including the Restaurant Opportunity Center, National Day Laborers Organizing Network and the National Domestic Workers Alliance. The AFL-CIO and member unions are trying to

leverage alliances with those groups, as well as progressive groups that have similar goals. At the AFL-CIOâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s convention in Los Angeles next month, the federation is expected to announce stronger partnerships with the NAACP, Hispanic advocacy groups and the Sierra Club. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They advance organizing in the traditional sense, but also advance workersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; interests in the more general sense,â&#x20AC;? said Craig Becker, general counsel at the AFLCIO. Becker said the AFL-CIO hopes to create a broader and less formal kind of membership, which brings employees into the labor movement even if they donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t work under a collective bargaining agreement. The AFLCIO also wants to expand its Working America affiliate, which has more than 3 million members sympathetic to unions but who donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have a union at work and pay only token dues or nothing at all. As businesses have become more aggressive and successful at battling union organizers, unions are also increasingly targeting nontraditional workers for membership. In Minnesota, lawmakers this year authorized unions to try organizing some 12,700 home day care providers whose care of children is subsidized by the state. Similar measures affect home care workers in Vermont and Rhode Island. Unions claim collective bargaining will help home day care workers earn better wages and benefits for health care and retirement. But critics say the added costs will be borne by parents who canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t afford it. Unions also hope to target thousands of graduate students at private universities. Labor advocates are urging the National Labor Relations Board to overturn a 2004 decision that said graduate assistants are more like students than employees under federal labor laws.

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The nationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s newest combat veterans â&#x20AC;&#x201C; those who fought in Iraq and Afghanistan â&#x20AC;&#x201C; say the biggest challenge facing their generation is suicide, according to a survey by the group Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America. About 3,000 active-duty troops have killed themselves since 2001. The annual tally of these deaths climbs each year. And those numbers often donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t include servicemembers who are part of the National Guard or Reserve. Moreover, the Department of Veterans Affairs has uncovered evidence that this self-destructive trend is following many young veterans after they leave the service, adding to an estimated tally of some 22 suicides per day among

veterans of all ages. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The fact that so many of our members know someone that has tried to commit suicide or that had mental health issues really underscores the seriousness of this problem,â&#x20AC;? says Tom Tarantino, chief policy ofďŹ cer for the association. The ďŹ ndings were based on about 4,000 veterans who responded to a survey the association sent to its 120,000 members in February. About a third of respondents said they had considered taking their own life at some point. A slightly larger percentage said they knew someone who had committed suicide. Forty-five percent say they know an Iraq or Afghanistan veteran who has attempted suicide. Two-thirds say they have veteran friends who need

mental health counseling. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think anybody thought this was going to be an easy problem to ďŹ x,â&#x20AC;? Tarantino says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But this is a very complicated problem with no one policy solution.â&#x20AC;? The Army, which continues to report record numbers of suicides each year, recently acknowledged that, despite years of education, soldiers remain resistant to seeking mental health care out of fear they will be perceived as weak. One good sign from the survey: 93 percent of veterans said were aware of the VAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Veteran Crisis Line â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 800-273-8255. But 80 percent said they did not think the Pentagon or the VA was doing a good job of providing adequate mental health support for veterans. Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America is the

largest group representing those troops who deployed to those wars. Other issues raised by veterans: â&#x17E;¤ They gave high marks to the post-Sept. 11 G.I. Bill that provides education funding, with about 70 percent using the beneďŹ t and 84 percent of those satisďŹ ed with their schooling. â&#x17E;¤ Joblessness and a VA compensation claim backlog remain key gripes, though both the unemployment rate and the backlog have declined since the survey was taken. â&#x17E;¤ Congress and President Obama received low marks with 55 percent and 44 percent of veterans, respectively, saying lawmakers and the president did a poor job of improving their lives. Š 2013 USA TODAY. All rights reserved.


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Russian lawyer Anatoly Kucherena holds a temporary document that allows Edward Snowden to cross the border into Russia. Snowden, who leaked secrets from the National Security Agency, has received asylum in Russia for one year and left the transit zone of Moscowâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s airport, his lawyer said Thursday.

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MOSCOW â&#x20AC;&#x201C; National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden is â&#x20AC;&#x153;exhaustedâ&#x20AC;? and misses his American girlfriend, but has settled into a safe, undisclosed location with the help of newly acquired American friends after getting temporary asylum in Russia, said his lawyer. Snowden received immigration papers Thursday from his lawyer, Anatoly Kucherena, and immediately jumped into a taxi with a prepacked suitcase and headed into Moscow. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Snowden is in a safe place. I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t suggest it to him, it was his decision,â&#x20AC;? Kucherena told Dozhd TV, RIA Novosti reports. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He will decide for himself how to live his life from now on. He has friends with him, including Americans with whom he made contact via his friends from the United States when he was still in the (airport) transit zone.â&#x20AC;? Snowden has also been assisted in Moscow by a WikiLeaks representative, Sarah Harrison. Kucherena said the 30-year-old former defense contractor is â&#x20AC;&#x153;exhaustedâ&#x20AC;? and will need to go through a period of â&#x20AC;&#x153;rehabilitationâ&#x20AC;? to get over the grueling experience since he arrived in Russia from Hong Kong on June 23. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Snowden can live in a hotel or rent a ďŹ&#x201A;at in Russia,â&#x20AC;? said Kucherena, according to RT. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But the personal safety issue is a

very serious one for him.â&#x20AC;? Security levels are so high, Kucherena told Vesti FM radio, that Snowden â&#x20AC;&#x153;canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t go for a walk on Red Square or go ďŹ shing.â&#x20AC;? The lawyer told Julia Ioffe of The New Republic that Snowden, after receiving the asylum papers, at ďŹ rst didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t seen to fully understand internally how his life had changed. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Because he had been waiting for it for so long, he had been so worried,â&#x20AC;? the lawyer told the magazine. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He said, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;It canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be!â&#x20AC;&#x2122; That he wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t believe it until he saw the documents. Then, of course, he was happy.â&#x20AC;? Kucherena said that Russia has no plans to prevent Snowden from leaving the country at any moment, but added that he â&#x20AC;&#x153;has no intention to travel abroad as of now.â&#x20AC;? Snowden has been offered asylum by three Latin American countries â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Venezuela, Bolivia and Nicaragua â&#x20AC;&#x201C; but has been unable to travel since the U.S. revoked his passport and charged him under the Espionage Act for leaking information to reporters about the NSAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s worldwide surveillance and datagathering networks. He has said he went public with the information in order to â&#x20AC;&#x153;correct this wrongdoing.â&#x20AC;? In his only public statement since getting asylum, Snowden said in a statement issued through WikiLeaks: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Over the past eight weeks, we have seen the Obama administration show no respect for international or domestic law, but in the end, the law is winning. I thank the Russian federation for granting me asylum in accordance with its laws and international obligations.â&#x20AC;? Kucherena told The New Republic that Snowden has

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Rafat Awad fervently preached Islam at his university, encouraging his fellow students to read the Quran and pray. But throughout, the young Palestinian-born pharmacist had gnawing doubts. The more he tried to resolve them, the more they grew. Finally, he told his parents, both devout Muslims, that he was an atheist. They brought home clerics to talk with him, trying in vain to bring him back to the faith. Finally, they gave up. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was the domino effect â&#x20AC;&#x201C; you hit the first pin and it keeps on going and going,â&#x20AC;? Said Awad, 23, who grew up in the United Arab Emirates and lives there. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I thought: It doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t make sense anymore. I became a new person then.â&#x20AC;? An openly self-described atheist is an extreme rarity in the Arab world, where the Muslim majority is on the whole deeply conservative. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s socially tolerated to not be actively religious, to decide not to pray or carry out other acts of faith, or to have secular attitudes. But to outright declare oneself an atheist can lead to ostracism by family and friends, and if too public can draw retaliation from Islamist hard-liners or even authorities. Still, this tiny minority has taken small steps out of the shadows. Groups on social-media networks began to emerge in the mid2000s. Now, the Arab Spring that began in early 2011 has given a further push: The heady atmosphere of â&#x20AC;&#x153;revolutionâ&#x20AC;? with its ideas of greater freedoms of speech and questioning of longheld taboos has encouraged this opening. One 40-year-old Egyptian engineer, born a Muslim, said he had long been an atheist but kept it a deep secret. The 2011 uprising in Egypt and its calls for radical change encouraged him to look online for others like himself. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Before the revolution, I was living a life in total solitude. I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know anybody who believed like me,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Now we have more courage than we used to have.â&#x20AC;? His case illustrates the limits about how far an atheist can go. Like most others interviewed, he spoke on condition of anonymity for fear of reprisals, harassment or troubles

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Describing his change of beliefs from Islam to atheism, Rafat Awad, a 23-year-old pharmacist in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was the domino effect â&#x20AC;&#x201C; you hit the ďŹ rst pin and it keeps on going and going.â&#x20AC;? with his family. His â&#x20AC;&#x153;going publicâ&#x20AC;? is strictly online. Even the Internet is not entirely safe. In most Arab countries, being an atheist is not in itself illegal, but there are often laws against â&#x20AC;&#x153;insulting religion.â&#x20AC;? Last year, Egyptian Alber Saber, a Christian who identiďŹ es as an atheist, was arrested after neighbors complained he had posted an anti-Islam film on his Facebook page. Though he denied it, he was sentenced to three years in prison for blasphemy and contempt of religion. Released on bail during appeal in December, he moved to France. Similarly, a Palestinian atheist, Waleed al-Husseini, was arrested in 2010 in the West Bank town of Qalqilya for allegedly mocking Islam on the Internet. He was held without charge for several months, and after his release also ďŹ&#x201A;ed to France. Still, the online space is flourishing. There are about 60 Arabic-language atheist Facebook groups â&#x20AC;&#x201C; all but ďŹ ve of them formed since the Arab Spring. They range from â&#x20AC;&#x153;Atheists of Yemenâ&#x20AC;? with only 25 followers, to â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sudanese Atheistsâ&#x20AC;? with 10,344 followers. There are pages that appear dormant, but most maintain some activity. An â&#x20AC;&#x153;Arab Atheist Broadcastingâ&#x20AC;? outfit produces proatheism YouTube clips. There are closed groups, like an atheist dating club in Egypt. Some draw strong negative comment. One responder, calling himself Sam, maintained that â&#x20AC;&#x153;attacking Islam has become the cheapest flight ticket to Europe,â&#x20AC;? a reference to those who have fled their Muslim homelands. Writing on the website Elaph, Sam referred to Westerners who convert to Islam, saying â&#x20AC;&#x153;We Muslims take the best of them and they take

the garbage from us.â&#x20AC;? It is impossible to know the number of atheists in the Arab world, given their secrecy. It is not clear whether the increasing online activity reflects that numbers have risen or simply that more are emerging from isolation. More than a dozen interviews with atheists suggest both. In any case, atheists remain a tiny minority. The Arab Spring uprisings fueled the debate in the region over the role of religion in society and politics, but even secular activists are quick to distinguish themselves from atheists. Disillusion with the post-revolution rise of Islamists, who demand strict implementation of religious rules, has also prompted some to reassess their beliefs. Watching the changes pushed Fadwa, an 18-yearold Tunisian woman, from detached agnostic to atheist. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Before the revolution, people didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t see Islam as the problem, but after the revolution, they saw what political Islam was â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and what Islam is,â&#x20AC;? she said. She says she is now involved in online groups and talks to her friends at university about being an atheist. Because of her beliefs, rumors have been spread around campus that sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s promiscuous, she said. But she worries worse could happen, such as being targeted as an apostate â&#x20AC;&#x201C; one who has renounced Islam. Some Muslim theologians say thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a capital offense, but no one is known to have died in recent times for being an atheist. Other sages say atheists should only be punished if they proselytize. Others yet say ex-Muslim atheists should be tolerated, citing the Quranic verse, â&#x20AC;&#x153;There is no compulsion in religion.â&#x20AC;?

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CAIRO â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Egyptâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Interior Ministry warned supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi on Saturday for a second time to abandon their protest encampments as a senior U.S. diplomat was meeting with ofďŹ cials on both sides of the political divide to try to ďŹ nd a peaceful resolution to the standoff. Egyptian authorities have outlined plans in recent days to break up the two main sit-ins by Morsiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s supporters as they seek to end the political stalemate that has paralyzed the country since the military overthrew the Islamist leader July 3. Morsiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s backers say they will not disperse until he is returned to power, setting the stage for a potential bloody showdown if security forces move in on the two main sites that are home to tens of thousands of protesters. In a bid to avoid more bloodshed, Deputy Secretary of State William Burns held talks Saturday with interim Egyptian President Adly Mansour as well as Vice President Mohamed ElBaradei. Burns, the No. 2 American diplomat, was also scheduled to meet with Morsiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Muslim Brotherhood and

their Islamist allies. The Europeans Unionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s special envoy, Bernardino Leon, was also involved in the talks.

has always viewed India â&#x20AC;&#x201C; with which it has fought several wars in the past 65 years â&#x20AC;&#x201C; as a rival here.

Al-Qaida: Egypt coup Afghans killed in attack shows failed democracy on Indian consulate CAIRO â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Al-Qaidaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s leadKABUL, Afghanistan â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Three suicide bombers tried to attack the Indian consulate in an eastern Afghan city Saturday, sparking a shootout with guards on a bustling downtown street that left at least nine civilians dead, ofďŹ cial said. The attack, which ended when the militants detonated a car bomb that left charred debris scattered in central Jalalabad near the Pakistan border, did not appear to damage the consulate itself, and Indian ofďŹ cials said all of the facilityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s staff members escaped unharmed. The Taliban denied responsibility for the attack, and suspicion instead fell upon Pakistan-based terrorist groups that have been blamed for deadly violence against Indian interests in Afghanistan in the past. The bombing comes at a time when Afghanistan and India are both trying to patch up relations with Pakistan. Islamabad considers Afghanistan its strategic backyard, and

er said the military coup that ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi provides proof that Islamic rule cannot be established through democracy and urged the Islamist leaderâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s followers to abandon the ballot box in favor of armed resistance. In a 15-minute audio message posted online late Friday, Ayman al-Zawahri also lashed out at the Egyptian military, the countryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s secular and liberal elites as well as the Coptic Christian minority, accusing them of conspiring against Morsi solely because he was an Islamist. Egyptâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s army ousted Morsi, the countryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ďŹ rst democratically elected leader, July 3 after days of mass protests demanding the presidentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s removal. The coup has divided the nation into rival camps, with an array of liberal and secular Egyptians supporting the militaryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s move and Morsiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s supporters and Islamist allies rejecting it.





Swaddle-maker swamped after prince’s photo op BY DANICA KIRKA ASSOCIATED PRESS

LONDON – It took 45 seconds, but it was enough. Newborn Prince George, carried from the hospital to the royal car, appeared in a cotton swaddle with the tiny birds on it. Mumsto-be around the world wanted to know: Who are you wearing? The answer shows what it is like when a small company gets swept into the maelstrom of attention that comes from touching the golden hem of the House of Windsor. Once the photos of the swaddle hit the Internet, style bloggers and fashion writers identified the would-be king’s new clothes as being from New York-based aden + anais. Within four hours of George’s appearance, the website crashed. The next

day, the site crashed again. In nine days, the company had 7,000 orders – a 600 percent increase in sales on that item. Raegan Moya-Jones, the chief executive of aden + anais, was about to start a meeting when a colleague brought in the picture. She couldn’t believe it. “I thought it was Photoshopped,” she said. The company is still digging out from under a pile of orders for the swaddle, part of the Jungle Jam pack of four that in Britain costs 44.95 pounds ($68). The average daily visits to its site were off the charts: In Britain, they were up 1,960 percent; in Australia, up 892 percent; in Japan 791 percent and in the U.S., up 458 percent. So just be prepared to wait if you want to similarly swaddle your little prince or princess. Jungle

Lead-poisoned children receiving care in Nigeria BY MICHELLE FAUL ASSOCIATED PRESS

LAGOS, Nigeria – The Nigerian village that suffered one of the world’s worst recorded incidents of lead poisoning is now habitable and doctors can begin treating more than 1,000 contaminated children, a doctor and a scientist from two international agencies said Friday. For some, it already is too late to reverse serious neurological damage, said Dr. Michelle Chouinard, Nigeria country director for Doctors Without Borders, said Friday. Some children are blind, others paralyzed and many will struggle at school with learning disabilities, she said. Doctors Without Borders uncovered the scandal in 2010 but nothing was done until this year about the worst-affected village, Bagega, because the federal government did not provide a promised $3 million, the group said. The poisoning caused by artisanal mining from a gold rush killed at least 400 children, yet villagers still say they would rather die of lead poisoning than poverty, environmental scientist Simba Tirima said Friday. Villagers make 10 times as much money mining as they do from farming in an area suffering erratic rainfall because of climate change, he said. Managing five landfills with nearly 460,000 cubic feet of highly contaminated soil, and teaching villagers how to mine safely are major challenges to prevent new contamination, he said. “That’s a big, big worry. But I am joyful that for the kids who will be born in Bagega, we have at least removed one of the major strikes against them because they have so many strikes against them – nutritional problems, diseases ...” said Tirima, who is the field operations director in Nigeria for TerraGraphics International Foundation. The Moscow, Idahobased foundation advised Nigeria’s northern Zamfara state government and oversaw the 5½-month cleanup, or remediation, of Bagega that ended two weeks ago. There, people were exposed to mindboggling rates of lead contamination: Some residential soil with up to 35,000 parts per million of lead and the processing area with more than 100,000 parts per million, Tirima said. The United States considers 400 parts per million safe for residential soil. At the peak of the gold rush, Tirima said, more than 1,000 itinerant miners

and followers were camped around the village – deep in the countryside, beyond the reach of paved roads and electricity and quite cut off in the rainy season when dirt roads become impassable. Despite its remote location, the booming economy attracted people from Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger to Bagega, which also drew many locals as a regional commercial center with a primary and high school, a hospital and weekly market. In addition, cattle herders and nomads came here to water their animals at a reservoir so dangerously contaminated it killed goats and cows. The entire human population of 6,000 to 9,000 was exposed, including about 1,500 children younger than 5. Human Rights Watch said the death toll of 400 was only an estimate as villagers initially tried to hide the deaths, fearing the government would stop their illegal mining. The group said it was the worst epidemic of its kind in modern history. The government released money for the cleanup in February, Doctors Without Borders began prescreening in March and

The entire human population of 6,000 to 9,000 was exposed, including about 1,500 children younger than 5. found that nearly every one of 1,010 children tested need therapy, Chouinard said. Of them, 267 are severely contaminated and will get chelation – where medication binds the lead to a child’s blood and helps eliminate it faster from their system. All the children had more than the international standard maximum of 10 micrograms per deciliter of lead in their blood. Some had as much as 700 micrograms per deciliter, she said. The children will have to be treated for one to two years, she said. The more basic methods used to get at gold helped cause the poisoning. Some women used hammers to beat open rock ore. Others used some of the 60 grinding mills at a processing area adjacent to the village and water reservoir, Tirima said. Many took the rocks that carried high concentrations of lead into their homes for processing. The poisoning was facilitated because the particular lead compounds are very toxic and easily absorbed into the body, unlike other forms of lead, Tirima explained.

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It took perhaps 45 seconds last week for Prince George of Cambridge, the newborn heir to the British throne, to be carried in his car seat from St. Mary’s Hospital to the royal Land Rover. But it was long enough for the world’s photographers to capture his tiny hands emerging from a cotton swaddle printed with distinctive little birds. Jam is sold out for now in Britain and the United States. Desperate swaddle searchers can find them on the company’s Australian site if they hurry. Shipping fees are extra. And there’s a factory

run from China of 10,000. So hold on. Fashionistas follow Kate’s every move. Every blouse, shoe and bag the future queen of England wears is fodder for style bloggers and a money-

spinner for retailers. She’s been democratic about it – choosing stuff that is accessible to the average person and supporting British products in a big way. And now there’s George, who isn’t even wearing clothes yet but has managed to get blankets out the door. And it isn’t just the ones from aden + anais. Little George first appeared in a white crocheted blanket from G.H. Hurt & Son of Nottingham, England. They are swamped with orders, too, after photographers zeroed in on the firm’s label, blew it up and posted it on the net. Moya-Jones, a native of Australia who started in the swaddle business because she couldn’t find what she wanted in stores, didn’t anticipate the royal wave. Even though aden

+ anais has wrapped the babies of celebs like Beyoncé, the spotlight that turned on her company with Prince George was altogether different. After all, her privately held company isn’t huge – founded seven years ago, it has 65 full-time employees and about as many parttime staff members. And then there’s the shock factor – even if it was a happy shock. The company didn’t send the royals their product and expect them to use it. That’s just not done. Moya-Jones only learned after she saw pictures that Kate reportedly picked out the muslin swaddle personally at a London store. “That’s the nicest thing,” she said. “At the end of the day, the duchess is a first-time mum, like all of us once were.”



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Sikhs sidestep fights about Wis. rampage donations BY DINESH RAMDE ASSOCIATED PRESS

OAK CREEK, Wis. – In the aftermath of shooting rampages in Colorado and Virginia, victims’ families have clashed about how to distribute money donated by well-wishers. But after a gunman killed six worshippers at a Milwaukee-area Sikh temple last year, survivors and their families vowed not to let money divide them. In the weeks after the August 2012 shooting, $1.1 million in donations poured in to the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin from the U.S., India, Canada, England and elsewhere. Contributions came from individuals, corporations, churches, other Sikh temples and even elementary school children. Among the victims were a 41-year-old mother of two, her family’s primary breadwinner, and an 84-year-old man who retired decades earlier. Their different life circumstances raised difficult questions: Do their families deserve an equal share of the money? Or should the families of younger or higher-earning victims receive more? In the end, on the advice of outside counsel, temple leaders divided it equally among all six families. It was a controversy-free decision, said Harcharan Gill, a temple trustee. “There were no issues about, ‘Why did you give this much to this person?’ They’re all just thankful for what they got,” Gill said. “There was some rethinking about the need basis, about the age in life. But the people advised us that a life is a life and the value is the same.” Each family’s total amounted to more than $125,000. The family of another victim, a 65-year-old priest who has remained nearly comatose since he

was shot in the head at close range, also received about the same amount. Another priest was shot twice in the abdomen and survived; his family got about $75,000. Surinder Kaur’s husband, Sita Singh, was among the dead. She and her four children, who range in age from 9 to 20, came to the U.S. from India immediately after the shooting. Singh said didn’t know how her family could have survived without the generosity of the countless anonymous donors. “The money has gone to rent, food, utilities. There’s still some left, but life’s getting hard,” she said, tears welling in her eyes. Her 19- and 20-year-old children are still trying to get work permits in order to help support the family, she said. The outpouring of financial support came after a rampage a year ago Monday in which Army veteran Wade Michael Page, who had ties to white supremacy groups, killed six people at the temple and wounded five others before killing himself. FBI agents were unable to determine a motive, leaving survivors to forever wonder – why? “It’s frustrating,” said Harpreet Singh, a nephew of the temple’s slain president. “But you can do nothing about it, so you let it go.” Besides the two priests injured, three people who suffered minor arm or leg injuries were given several thousand dollars. And temple officials offered $1,000 apiece to the 26 worshippers who were inside the temple during the shooting, including 16 who squeezed into a tiny pantry for two hours until police told them it was safe to leave. Most, though, gave the money back to the temple, Gill said.

The temple also paid $10,000 to Oak Creek police Officer Brian Murphy, who was shot nine times after he engaged the shooter in gunfire in the parking lot. Murphy now speaks with a rasp and has no feeling in his right leg and forearm. Satwant Singh Kaleka died in the temple he helped found. The temple president fought off the shooter briefly with a butter knife, a move that first lady Michelle Obama praised as heroic because it gave the women and children enough time to hide. Kaleka’s sons, Pardeep and Amardeep Kaleka, also donated much of their share of the donations back to the temple. About half was used to import five golden fiberglass domes from India to be installed on the temple this week. “This was something my father always wanted,” Pardeep Kaleka said. Temple officials are still hoping to raise another $1 million to $1.5 million for a memorial to the victims. They also plan to build a Sikh museum or religious center next door where people can learn about Sikhism and its history, an idea that arose after they were flooded with invitations from schools and churches to attend functions and discuss their religion. “We got so many invitations we weren’t able to accommodate all of them,” Gill said. “We’re really sorry for that.” Punjab Singh, 65, was the most seriously injured; he was shot in the head. He requires around-theclock care, and his family says it’s unlikely he’ll ever speak again. His medical bills, which have topped $1 million, are being covered by the temple’s insurance. The insurance company has since amended the temple’s policy to exclude coverage of “acts of terror,” Harpreet Singh said.

Sunrise today: 6:18 a.m. Sunset tonight: 8:16 p.m.

Moon rise today: 4:23 a.m.

Moonset today: 6:41 p.m.

WeatherWatch Durango


Mostly sunny, a thunderstorm around in the afternoon. High 86. A thunderstorm in spots tonight. Low 52. Clouds and sun Monday. High 86. A thunderstorm in the area Tuesday and Wednesday.






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At the airport Saturday High: 81° Low: 56° Normal High: 85° Low: 54° Record High: 98° in 1902 Low: 40° in 1956

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Tuesday August 14 August 20 August 28 For even more weather information, the local NOAA Radio Durango precipitation and snowfall measures areWeather recorded fromstation 8 a.m. to 162.42548 megahertz. 8broadcasts a.m. in theatprevious hours.

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Today’s national forecast A front will extend from the Carolina coast through the south and back up to the central Plains today, bringing showers and thunderstorms across the region. From eastern Kansas to central Missouri, the heavy rain could lead to flooding problems throughout the day. There will be showers and a rumble of thunder in New England.


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THE DURANGO HERALD | Aaron Unterreiner, Sports Editor | 375-4557 | | SUNDAY, AUGUST 4, 2013

Two friends are up to the Challenge New to the area, winners familiarize themselves with Kennebec BY RYAN OWENS HERALD SPORTS WRITER

LA PLATA CITY – Michael Oliva just so happened to be in town from Denver visiting friends and heard there was a trail race going on. So, he and his friends decided to give it a go. Good call.

Oliva won the 15-mile men’s KENNEBEC race at the KenCHALLENGE: nebec Chal15-mile, 8½-mile lenge Mountain Runs on a sunresults. 2C splashed Saturday in La Plata Canyon, and one of the folks he was in town to visit, newly minted Durango resi-


dent Jenn Shelton, emerged as women’s champion. Oliva finished this year’s clockwise course in 2 hours, 5 minutes, 42.96 seconds, winOliva ning by a comfortable margin of nearly 6 minutes over runner-up Yury Shtankov. Oliva said the key to his performance was hanging tough in the more technical sections, which involved potentially slippery climbs and loose rocks,

which allowed him to maintain a lead once the race returned to the road. “I know my strengths are on the road and anything not Shelton technical. ... So (Shtankov) was actually was maybe a minute behind me when we were coming down the mountain,” Oliva said. “Once we hit the road, that’s when I made my move, which is about mile nine. That’s really

where I let it out.” The big worry for Oliva was staying on course. In races in the mountains, he said keeping an eye on footing during the climbs while also glancing at what’s ahead is tricky but necessary to avoid a costly wrong turn. “If you’re just watching the rocks, sometimes you can get off course, then your race is over,” he said. “So, basically, you have to be careful you don’t fall on yourself, but you have to keep picking your


The life and times of A-Rod Or is it ‘A-Fraud’ or ‘A-Roid?’ A lot has changed since 1993 BY RONALD BLUM AP SPORTS WRITER

NEW YORK n the day Alex Rodriguez was the No. 1 pick in the baseball draft two decades ago, his high school coach predicted a flashy future. “He has a great work ethic, humility, confidence,” Rich Hofman said. “He’ll be an example for Seattle and INSIDE Major League Baseball. I hope SCOREBOARD: success will not MLB schedule, spoil that.” standings. 3C Three MVP awards, 14 All-Star selections, two recordsetting contracts and countless controversies later, A-Rod has become baseball’s marked man, the biggest and wealthiest target of an investigation into performance-enhancing drugs that’s likely to culminate with a lengthy suspension Monday. Instead of following the record-setting paths of Babe Ruth and Hank Aaron, Rodriguez even faces the outside chance he could wind up in permanent baseball exile along with Pete Rose and Shoeless Joe Jackson. When Rodriguez first admitted in 2009 that he had used PEDs, he apologized repeatedly and called himself “young and stupid” three times. “I’m in a position where I have to earn my trust back,” he told a news conference at Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Fla., back then. “The only thing I ask from this group today and the American people is to judge me from this day forward. That’s all I can ask for.” Now 38, his rise and fall is water-cooler discussion across America. Monday’s decision by baseball Commissioner Bud Selig will define A-Rod’s career, overshadowing his 647 home runs, his repeated postseason failures, his October of triumph in 2009 with the New York Yankees, even his romances with Madonna, Kate Hudson, Cameron Diaz and Torrie Wilson. And it’s not as if he is lacking in labels. Teammates call him “AFraud” behind his back, according to a book by former manager Joe Torre. Fans at ballparks hold up signs deriding him as “A-Roid” and “Cheater.” Throughout Rodriguez’s 19 major league seasons, teammates repeatedly have praised his work ethic. He’s the first player on the spring-training fields after daybreak, taking extra grounders, perfecting his craft. At the same time they roll their eyes at his behavior, which is said to border on obsessive narcissism. He dresses in the back rooms of the clubhouse and emerges only when every hair is perfectly in place for the cameras and the collar of his leather jacket drapes just so. Has any other athlete been


DAVID BERGMAN/Miami Herald file photo

Alex Rodriguez played high school ball for Westminster Christian in Miami. Three MVP awards, 14 All-Star selections, two record-setting contracts and countless controversies later, A-Rod is the biggest and wealthiest target of an investigation into performance-enhancing drugs, with a decision from baseball Commissioner Bud Selig expected Monday.

What does it all mean? BY RONALD BLUM AP SPORTS WRITER

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Derek Jeter and Alex Rodriguez haven’t seen eye-to-eye for a while, but the riff seemingly started when Rodriguez was quoted in a 2001 Esquire article saying “Jeter’s been blessed with great talent around him,” and “he’s never had to lead.” photographed kissing his reflection in a mirror, as A-Rod was by Details magazine in 2009? He didn’t protest when he was photographed with a stripper at a Toronto hotel or reported to be at a swingers’ club in Dallas and at an illegal poker club in New York. But he did make fans grouse last year when his awful postseason slump didn’t stop him from chatting up two women in seats behind the dugout at Yankee Stadium during a game. Since Rodriguez joined the Yankees in 2004, he’s never come to terms with why fans openly adore Derek Jeter and not him. “Derek has four world championships, and I want him to have 10,” Rodriguez said at his intro-

ductory news conference. “That’s what this is all about.” Once they were pals. But Jeter began to distance himself after Rodriguez was quoted in a 2001 Esquire article saying “Jeter’s been blessed with great talent around him,” and “he’s never had to lead.” Then Rodriguez joined him on the Yankees in 2004. Unwanted by Texas, A-Rod pushed for a trade to Boston. When that fell through, he wanted New York – even agreeing to move from shortstop to third base because of Jeter. A-Rod tried to make it appear they still were buddy-buddy. But by 2007, Rodriguez publicly conceded the friendship had faded. “People start assuming that

things are a lot worse than what they are, which they’re not,” A-Rod said. “But they’re obviously not as great as they used to be. We were like blood brothers.” Attention on Rodriguez had increased exponentially when he signed a $252-million, 10-year deal with the Rangers before the 2001 season. But it wasn’t enough. After Rodriguez famously opted out of his contract during Boston’s 2007 World Series win over Colorado, Yankees general manager Brian Cashman was prepared to let the then 32-yearold leave. Less than two months later, New York gave him an even more lucrative agreement: $275

In question-and-answer form, a look at the issues and implications of Major League Baseball’s possible suspensions resulting from its investigation of the Biogenesis drug clinic. Q: Which MLB players are involved? A: New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez, a three-time AL MVP, is among 14 players facing discipline resulting from Major League Baseball’s investigation of the closed Biogenesis antiaging clinic in Coral Gables, Fla. Three 2013 All-Stars also could be suspended: Texas outfielder Nelson Cruz, Detroit shortstop Jhonny Peralta and San Diego shortstop Everth Cabrera. Q: What penalties are likely to be issued? A: Most players probably will be suspended for 50 games. Rodriguez faces a longer penalty because he may

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Kennebec: Asplund trades triathlons for trailrunning and takes second in the Challenge Continued from 1C eyes up to sight the pink flags (that mark the course).” Shtankov, competing in his first 15-mile event, said the elevation gain early in the race made for a challenging run. The native Russian, who moved to Durango in January to complete his bachelor’s degree at Fort Lewis College, said he kept trying to keep an eye on Oliva’s bright orange shirt. “Sometimes it’s just so, like, excruciating and painful that I had to ... walk to catch my breath. And once I reached the top of the pass, just going down it was so relieving,” Shtankov said. “I was like, ‘Oh my God. Finally.’ And the views up there are so amazing.” Matt Teague finished third overall in 2:16:05.08. “It was a pretty tough climb the first half of the race, then just downhill from there,” Teague said. The victory in the wom-

en’s race capped quite a stretch for Shelton, who moved to Durango from Oregon in early July. She captured the Kendall Mountain Run women’s title in late July, then added to it with her victory Saturday in 2:23:56.50. She bested Durango’s Marisa Asplund, who finished in 2:25:29.60. Asplund grabbed an early lead as the two battled neck and neck during the race’s early stages. Shelton, who said familiarizing herself with the course through a recent training run was key, made up ground on the climbs. “I had her in sight. When it got steep enough where you weren’t sure if running was really efficient, I started walking, and that’s when I passed her,” Shelton said. “Because then it would be like a rest, and then when I ran, I could really push. And then we just kind of stayed like that for the rest of the way.”

“Once I reached the top of the pass ... I was like, ‘Oh my God. Finally.’ And the views up there are so amazing.” YURY SHTANKOV KENNEBEC CHALLENGE MEN’S RUNNER-UP

Asplund, a former runner-up in the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic road race and a former triathlete, said she took up trail running because she needed a break from triathlons. Once fall came around, she was looking for a new challenge, and she was able to show off her chops in her first-ever Ken-

nebec Challenge. “I had really severe anemia from overtraining, so that’s why it was sort of time to reevaluate, ‘What am I doing?’” Asplund said. “I didn’t love triathlon; I didn’t love it. And I just said I want to do something I love and kind of started running trails last fall after

I got healthy, and then I was like, ‘Yeah!’ It’s a cool scene. It’s really way more laid back and friendly.” Sarah Slaughter, who has won several Kennebec Challenges and is a longtime competitive trailrunner, finished third in the women’s race in 2:38:54.16. In the end, it turned out

to be a nice weekend for both Shelton and Oliva, who was extremely complimentary of the course and race setup. “We haven’t had a chance to talk about it. It’s obviously ideal,” Shelton said with a laugh.

KENNEBEC CHALLENGE MOUNTAIN RUNS 10. Deborah Sussex, F, 51 5059, 2:40:19:82 11. Scott Kuhn, M, 43, 40-49, 2:42:31:20 12. Angela Ochoa, F, 34, 30-39, 2:44:04:99 13. Jeff May, M, 52, 50-59, 15-MILER 2:44:40:18 14. Leah Fein, F, 33, 30-39 Overall Results 2:44:51:98 MALE: Michael Oliva, 2:05:42 15. Jennifer Arnold, F, 31, 30FEMALE: Jennifer Shelton, 39, 2:44:58:79 2:23:56 16. Sarah Bates, F, 17, 0-19, Male 2:48:51:28 17. Brady Rowland, F, 39, 300-19: Matt Teague, 2:16:05 39, 2:49:15:29 20-29: Yury Shtankov, 2:11:34 18. Jason Harrell, M, 39, 3030-39: Casey Myers, 2:19:50 39, 2:52:56:62 19. Ivy Lefebvre, F, 35, 30-39, 40-49: Eric Walecki, 2:17:24 2:54:54:99 50-59: Jeff May, 2:44:40 20. Jamie Krefting, F, 32, 3060-69: Phillip Kahn, 3:42:26 39, 2:56:02:06 21. Jeremy Miglinas, M, 34, 3070+: Robert Boeder, 4:52:42 39, 2:56:02:53 Female 22. Ryan Page, M, 38, 30-39, 0-19: Sarah Bates, 2:48:51 2:56:55:48 20-29: Kristina Siladi, 3:00:10 23. Kristina Siladi, F, 28, 20-29, 3:00:10:10 30-39: Marisa Asplund, 2:25:29 24. Elisa Mullikin, F, 21, 20-29, 40-49: Sarah Slaughter, 2:38:54 3:02:14:83 50-59: Deborah Sussex, 2:40:19 25. Ginna Ellis, F, 26, 20-29, 60-69: Gayle Williamson, 6:08:00 3:02:15:35 26. Steve Collins, M, 42, 40-49, (name, sex, age, age group, time) 3:06:16:85 27. Ramona May, F, 49, 40-49, 1. Michael Oliva, M, 34, 30-39, 3:09:55:45 2:05:42:96 28. Tony Issenmann, M, 34, 302. Yury Shtankov, M, 24, 20-29, 39, 3:14:33:04 2:11:34:99 29. Michael Wilkenson, M, 32, 3. Matt Teague, M, 19, 0-19, 30-39, 3:15:00:10 2:16:05:08 30. Jessica Wood, F, 30, 30-39, 4. Eric Walecki, M, 47, 40-49, 3:15:26:83 2:17:24:05 31. Erica Michaud, F, 37, 305. Casey Meyers, M, 32, 30-39, 39, 3:16:40:60 2:19:50:51 32. Shellie Krueger, F, 31, 306. Joseph Gomez, M, 28, 2039, 3:16:40:60 29, 2:22:51:80 33. Keeton Disser, F, 36, 30-39, 7. Jennifer Shelton, F, 29, 203:17:47:23 29, 2:23:56:50 34. Anthony Smagacz, M, 56, 8. Marisa Asplund, F, 36, 30-39, 50-59, 3:18:18:45 2:25:29:60 35. MK Thompson, F, 35, 309. Sarah Slaughter, F, 41, 4039, 3:22:31:46 49, 2:38:54:16

Kennebec Challenge Saturday at La Plata City Note: All results provided by Gail Harriss, Kennebec Challenge race director.

INSIDE SCOREBOARD: Durango Parks & Recreation Triathlon results. 3C 36. Patti Snodgrass, F, 41, 4049, 3:24:12:13 37. Jolie Ensign, F, 39, 30-39, 3:25:04:90 38. Penny Merchant, F, 44, 4049, 3:30:47:47 39. Amanda Bartel, F, 34, 3039, 3:31:44:44 40. Raymond Davidson, M, 45, 40-49, 3:33:06:06 41. Adrienne McGill, F, 28, 2029, 3:38:00:64 42. Curt McGill, M, 56, 50-59, 3:38:12:46 43. Liz Nero, F, 36, 30-39, 3:38:49:89 44. Sandra Lee, F, 47, 40-49, 3:39:08:85 45. Tami Hanson, F, 36, 30-39, 3:39:23:79 46. Annette Mullikin, F, 56, 5059, 3:41:04:41 47. Phillip Kahn, M, 60, 60-69, 3:42:26:01 48. Tom Eskew, M 49, 40-49, 3:43:40:12 49. Caroline Munger, F, 45, 4049, 3:44:53:14 50. Kathryn Shaffer, F, 43, 4049, 3:46:40:60 51. Keven Mullikin, M, 55, 5059, 3:47:12:86 52. Allison Ragsdale, F, 28, 2029, 3:50:26:40 53. JW Ragsdale, M, 61, 60-69, 3:50:26:77 54. Mandy Morford, F, 42, 4049, 3:55:25:71 55. Walter McBain, M, 55, 5059, 3:56:46:53 56. Katie Zufelt, F, 34, 30-39, 4:01:05:11 57. Jennifer Bearden, F, 35, 3039, 4:01:25:35 58. Eli Cover, M, 28, 20-29, 4:32:12:64

59. Robert Robert, M, 17 0-19, 4:36:06:12 60. Nancy Gilmore, F, 58, 5059, 4:48:00:00 61. Rick Pearcy, M, 60, 60-69, 4:52:08:76 62. Kim Kitchen, F, 55, 50-59, 4:52:11:76 63. Robert Boeder, M, 71, 7079, 4:52:42:36 64. Travis Hooker, M, 18, 0-19, 5:03:29:04 65. Kaeli Ellison, F, 16, 0-19, 6:08:00:00 66. Isaac Ellison, M, 19, 0-19, 6:08:00:00 67. Ruth Ellison, F, 59, 50-59, 6:08:00:00 68. Gayle Williamson, F, 61, 6069, 6:08:00:00 69. Jabbo Rockwriter, M, 64, 60-69, 6:08:00:00

8½-MILER (name, sex, age, age group, time) 1. Aaron Keller, M, 33, 30-39, 1:04:18:56 2. Matt Klausmeier, M, 29, 2029, 1:14:12:53 3. Andra Battocchio, F, 43, 4049, 1:29:00:63 4. Laura Agurkis, F, 32, 30-39, 1:40:19:86 5. Suzanne Jackson, F, 39, 3039, 1:47:13:96 6. Jim Howland, M, 56, 50-59, 1:51:07:97 7. Jacqueline Selig, F, 46, 4049, 1:53:06:57 8. Kristen Roessler, F, 43, 4049, 1:56:07:89 9. Faith Smith, F, 37, 30-39, 1:59:48:86 10. Sarah Smagacz, F, 14, 0-19, 2:05:14:43 11. Marit May, F, 13, 0-19, 2:05:15:00 12. Betsy Smagacz, F, 51, 5059, 2:05:16:00


A-Rod: Yankees started to worry after positive drug test organization and my general manager, they meant the world to me,” he said. million over 10 years. “I said that day that this But in the wake of Rodriis going to turn out to be guez’s drug admission, the maybe one of the most speYankees started to worry. cial years of our lives, and And that was before his it sure has.” first major injury. It remains to be seen “He’s a huge investment. whether many of those So he’s an asset, and this is same people will distance an asset that’s currently in themselves from him. Peocrisis,” Cashman said. “So ple’s opinions have changed. we will do everything we Rodriguez has changed. can to protect that asset. ... “It’s really difficult for If this is Humpty Dumpty, people to understand what we’ve got to put him back happens to a player or an together again to get back GENE J. PUSKAR/Associated Press file photo athlete – I don’t care if it’s up on the wall.” baseball, football, whatRodriguez overcame right Alex Rodriguez always has been a polarizing figure in Major League Baseball. “He has a great work ethic, humility, confidence,” his prep ever – when they ascend to hip surgery that March baseball coach Rich Hofman once said. “He’ll be an example for Seattle such a level,” said Hofman, and helped the Yankees to and Major League Baseball. I hope success will not spoil that.” the high school coach. “It’s their first World Series title a very difficult position since 2000. As the music because the adulation is so “I just knew then when with a championship, A-Rod played loudly and a crowd great, and the need for it I had the 25 guys there christened the first season thought back to that sorry usually accompanies it.” standing next to me, and day of apology in Tampa. of the team’s new ballpark

Continued from 1C

MLB: A-Rod stands to lose a lot of money but not his MVPs Continued from 1C have interfered with MLB’s investigation. Q: When is discipline likely to be announced and why then? A: Monday. That is the last possible day that all of the major leaguers under investigation could serve 50-game suspensions entirely during the 2013 regular season. Cruz’s Rangers are scheduled to play their 113th game of the season Monday night at the Los Angeles Angels. Q: Why is A-Rod’s penalty likely to be longer? A: The Yankees expect A-Rod to be accused of recruiting other athletes for the clinic, attempting to obstruct MLB’s investigation and not being truthful with MLB in the past. Baseball has threatened him with up to a lifetime ban if he doesn’t agree to a negotiated settlement. Q: Why doesn’t MLB just announce the discipline

without negotiating? A: Under baseball’s Joint Drug Agreement, players may challenge suspensions before an independent arbitrator, currently Fredric Horowitz. For a first offender who files a grievance, a suspension isn’t served unless it is upheld by the arbitrator. Baseball officials would like to reach as many agreements as possible that would avoid grievance hearings. Q: If A-Rod appeals a suspension, would he be able to play for the Yankees? A: That’s unclear. MLB has threatened to suspend him both under the drug agreement and the collective bargaining agreement, which doesn’t have the automatic stay provision. Q: How likely is a lifetime ban for Rodriguez? A: Even if a lifetime ban is announced, it may not be upheld in arbitration. When Commissioner Fay Vincent suspended Yankees pitcher Steve Howe for

life in 1992 after his seventh suspension for drugs or alcohol, arbitrator George Nicolau reduced the penalty to 119 days. Q: How much would suspensions cost players? A: If Rodriguez is suspended Monday and misses the Yankees’ final 52 games this season, he would lose $7,956,284 from his MLBhigh $28-million salary. He is owed $25 million in 2014, $21 million in 2015 and $20 million in each of the final two seasons of his contract. Not at risk is a $3-million payment from the Yankees on Jan. 15, the final installment of his signing bonus, and $36 million-plus in interest owed by Texas from 2016 to 2025, funds that were deferred in his contract with the Rangers and converted to an assignment bonus at the time of his trade to the Yankees in 2004. A 50-game suspension served this year would cost Cruz $2,732,240, Peralta $1,639,344 and Cabrera $348,361.

Q: How much would the Yankees save if Rodriguez is suspended? A: New York potentially could get under the $189-million luxury tax threshold next year, which includes room for about $177 million in salaries, with the rest covered by benefits. If Rodriguez were suspended for all of 2014, the Yankees potentially would save $38.75 million – $25 million in salary and $13.75 million in luxury tax. If they get under the threshold in 2014, their tax rate for exceeding the threshold in 2015 would drop from 50 percent to 17.5 percent. Q: Will Rodriguez’s AL Most Valuable Player awards from 2003, 2005 and 2007 be taken away? A: No. The Baseball Writers’ Association of America said its voting is final when it is conducted and will not be revisited. Carlos Delgado finished second in 2003, David Ortiz in 2005 and Magglio Ordonez in 2007.



Note: All times are Mountain; all events are subject to change.

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The only Sprint Cup driver in the field wins Nationwide


NEWTON, Iowa – Brad Keselowski took control with 35 laps left to win the NASCAR Nationwide race at Iowa Speedway on Saturday night. The Sprint Cup driver has won his last three Nationwide starts, also topping the field at Richmond in April and Kentucky in June. Points leader Austin Dillon led a race-high 116 laps but gave up a huge lead after a late caution. Keselowski, the only Sprint Cup driver in the field, took control a few laps later for his second Nationwide win at Iowa. Sam Hornish Jr. was second, followed by Brian Vickers, Dillon and Kyle Larson.

Hunter-Reay needs points, so he won Mid-Ohio pole LEXINGTON, Ohio – Defending IndyCar Series champion Ryan Hunter-Reay captured the pole for Sunday’s Indy 200, turning the second-fastest lap in track history to edge Will Power for the top spot. It will be the third time this season and the fourth time in his career that Hunter-Reay will start from the front. Scott Dixon, who has won three consecutive races to move into second in the points race, will start third. Marco Andretti qualified fourth, followed by Charlie Kimball and Dario Franchitti. Points leader Helio Castroneves will start 15th. The Brazilian leads Dixon by 24 points and HunterReay by 69 as he searches for his first series title.


Tour de France champion up for the USA Pro Challenge ASPEN – The team of 2013 Tour de France winner Christopher Froome said the cyclist will take part in the USA Pro Challenge in Colorado. Team Sky said on its website Friday that the Briton would compete in the 2013 USA Pro Challenge. Organizers of the Colorado stage race said in June that Team Sky would participate, but it wasn’t known whether Froome would come along. The seven-stage race will start Aug. 19 in Aspen and Snowmass Village and will finish Aug. 25 in downtown Denver.


Heat roll the dice on 7-foot former No. 1 Greg Oden MIAMI – Greg Oden still needs some time to get ready for the rigors of playing in the NBA. He no longer, however, needs a new team. The former No. 1 overall draft pick chose to sign with the twotime defending NBA champion Miami Heat, ending months of suspense over where the center whose career has been decimated by a series of knee problems would be attempting his comeback. The Heat long were perceived as the frontrunners to land Oden, and now they have a 7-footer to help them try for a third consecutive title. Mike Conley Sr., one of Oden’s agents, said Friday night the former Portland center accepted an offer worth about $1 million for this coming season and would have a player option for 2014-15.


From Tottenham to Seattle, Dempsey is coming home SEATTLE – Clint Dempsey is returning to Major League Soccer, ending his six-year spell in English soccer and joining the Seattle Sounders. The 30-year-old Dempsey played for the New England Revolution from 2004 to 2006 before joining Fulham in 2007. He moved to Tottenham last summer and scored 12 goals in 43 games but wasn’t a regular. Seattle announced the surprise move before its home game Saturday night against FC Dallas.


After a late start, Granollers rolls Monaco to win 4th title KITZBUEHEL, Austria – Marcel Granollers won his fourth ATP title after overcoming a slow start Saturday, defeating secondseeded Juan Monaco 0-6, 7-6 (3), 6-4 in the bet-at-home Cup final. The 53rd-ranked Granollers won his first title since beating Monaco two years ago.


Washington New York Connecticut

9 11 .450 8 12 .400 6 12 .333 Saturday, Aug. 3 Connecticut 88, New York 66 Indiana 79, Chicago 58 Phoenix 82, Atlanta 76 Sunday, Aug. 4 Los Angeles at Washington, 2 p.m. Tulsa at San Antonio, 2:30 p.m. Seattle at Minnesota, 5 p.m.



Colorado at Pittsburgh, 11:05 a.m., KIUP 930 AM

Today on the TV AUTO RACING NASCAR, Sprint Cup, 400, at Long Pond, Pa., 11 a.m., ESPN IRL, Indy Lights, at Lexington, Ohio, noon (same-day tape), NBC Sports IRL, IndyCar, Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio, at Lexington, Ohio, 1 p.m., NBC Sports NHRA, Northwest Nationals, at Kent, Wash., 5 p.m. (same-day tape), ESPN2

EXTREME SPORTS X Games, at Los Angeles, 1 p.m., KMGH, KOAT X Games, at Los Angeles, 3 p.m., ESPN

GOLF LPGA Tour, Women’s British Open Championship, final round, at St. Andrews, Scotland, 8 a.m., ESPN2 PGA Tour, Bridgestone Invitational, final round, at Akron, Ohio, noon, KCNC, KREZ

HORSE RACING Alfred G. Vanderbilt Handicap, at Saratoga Springs, N.Y., Altitude

MLB Arizona at Boston, 11:30 a.m., TBS Colorado at Pittsburgh, 11:30 a.m., ROOT Sports L.A. Dodgers at Chicago Cubs, 12:10 p.m., WGN Atlanta at Philadelphia, 6 p.m., ESPN

NFL Preseason, Hall of Fame Game, Dallas vs. Miami, at Canton, Ohio, 6 p.m., KOBF, KUSA

TENNIS ATP Tour, Citi Open, championship, at Washington, 1 p.m., ESPN2 WTA Tour, Southern California Open, championship, at Carlsbad, Calif., 3 p.m., ESPN2

Local Schedule SUNDAY, AUGUST 4 No events scheduled. MONDAY, AUGUST 5 No events scheduled. TUESDAY, AUGUST 6 No events scheduled. WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 7 Cycling Ribbon Racing, at the Durango BMX Track, 5 p.m THURSDAY, AUGUST 8 No events scheduled. FRIDAY, AUGUST 9 No events scheduled. SATURDAY, AUGUST 10 Cycling Durango BMX Trophy Racing, at the Durango BMX Track, 9 a.m.

Major League Baseball AL WEST Oakland Texas Los Angeles Seattle Houston AL CENTRAL Detroit Cleveland Kansas City Minnesota Chicago AL EAST Boston Tampa Bay Baltimore New York Toronto

W L Pct GB 64 46 .582 – 61 50 .550 3½ 51 58 .468 12½ 51 59 .464 13 36 73 .330 27½ W L Pct GB 63 45 .583 – 61 49 .555 3 55 52 .514 7½ 47 60 .439 15½ 40 68 .370 23 W L Pct GB 67 45 .598 – 65 45 .591 1 61 50 .550 5½ 57 52 .523 8½ 50 60 .455 16 Saturday, Aug. 3 Kansas City 4, N.Y. Mets 3, 12 innings Oakland 4, Texas 2 Seattle 8, Baltimore 4 Detroit 3, Chicago White Sox 0 Boston 5, Arizona 2 Cleveland 4, Miami 3 Minnesota 6, Houston 4 Tampa Bay 2, San Francisco 1, 10 innings N.Y. Yankees 3, San Diego 0 L.A. Angels 7, Toronto 3 Sunday, Aug. 4 Chicago White Sox (Rienzo 0-0) at Detroit (Porcello 8-6), 11:08 a.m. Cleveland (Kazmir 6-4) at Miami (Eovaldi 2-1), 11:10 a.m. Kansas City (E.Santana 7-6) at N.Y. Mets (Z.Wheeler 4-1), 11:10 a.m. Arizona (McCarthy 2-4) at Boston (Doubront 7-5), 11:35 a.m. (TBS) Seattle (J.Saunders 9-10) at Baltimore (W.Chen 6-3), 11:35 a.m. San Francisco (Moscoso 0-0) at Tampa Bay (Ro.Hernandez 6-11), 11:40 a.m. Houston (Peacock 1-3) at Minnesota (Pelfrey 4-9), 12:10 p.m. Toronto (Buehrle 7-7) at L.A. Angels (C.Wilson 11-6), 1:35 p.m. Texas (D.Holland 8-6) at Oakland (Griffin 10-7), 2:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (P.Hughes 4-9) at San Diego (Kennedy 3-8), 2:10 p.m. Monday, Aug. 5 Detroit at Cleveland, 5:05 p.m. Boston at Houston, 6:10 p.m. Minnesota at Kansas City, 6:10 p.m. N.Y. Yankees at Chicago White Sox, 6:10 p.m. Texas at L.A. Angels, 8:05 p.m. Toronto at Seattle, 8:10 p.m.

National League NL WEST Los Angeles Arizona Colorado San Diego San Francisco NL CENTRAL Pittsburgh St. Louis Cincinnati Chicago Milwaukee NL EAST Atlanta Washington Philadelphia New York Miami

W L Pct GB 60 49 .550 – 56 54 .509 4½ 52 60 .464 9½ 51 60 .459 10 49 60 .450 11 W L Pct GB 66 44 .600 – 64 45 .587 1½ 61 50 .550 5½ 49 61 .445 17 46 64 .418 20 W L Pct GB 66 45 .595 – 54 56 .491 11½ 50 60 .455 15½ 49 59 .454 15½ 43 66 .394 22 Saturday, Aug. 3 Kansas City 4, N.Y. Mets 3, 12 innings Atlanta 5, Philadelphia 4, 12 innings L.A. Dodgers 3, Chicago Cubs 0 Pittsburgh 5, Colorado 2 Boston 5, Arizona 2 Cleveland 4, Miami 3 Tampa Bay 2, San Francisco 1, 10 innings Cincinnati 8, St. Louis 3 Washington 3, Milwaukee 0 N.Y. Yankees 3, San Diego 0 Sunday, Aug. 4 Cleveland (Kazmir 6-4) at Miami (Eovaldi 2-1), 11:10 a.m. Kansas City (E.Santana 7-6) at N.Y. Mets (Z.Wheeler 4-1), 11:10 a.m. St. Louis (Lynn 12-5) at Cincinnati (Leake 10-4), 11:10 a.m. Arizona (McCarthy 2-4) at Boston (Doubront 7-5), 11:35 a.m. Colorado (Nicasio 6-5) at Pittsburgh (A.J.Burnett 4-7), 11:35 a.m. (ROOT Sports; KIUP 930 AM) San Francisco (Moscoso 0-0) at Tampa Bay (Ro.Hernandez 6-11), 11:40 a.m. Washington (Jordan 1-3) at Milwaukee (Lohse 7-7), 12:10 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Greinke 8-3) at Chicago Cubs (Villanueva 2-7), 12:20 p.m. (WGN) N.Y. Yankees (P.Hughes 4-9) at San Diego (Kennedy 3-8), 2:10 p.m. Atlanta (A.Wood 1-2) at Philadelphia (Cl.Lee 10-4), 6:05 p.m. (ESPN)


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Monday, Aug. 5 Atlanta at Washington, 5:05 p.m. L.A. Dodgers at St. Louis, 5:05 p.m. (ESPN) Milwaukee at San Francisco, 8:15 p.m.


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National Football League AFC WEST Denver Kansas City Oakland San Diego AFC SOUTH Houston Indianapolis Jacksonville Tennessee AFC NORTH Baltimore Cincinnati Cleveland Pittsburgh AFC EAST Buffalo Miami New England N.Y. Jets NFC WEST Arizona San Francisco Seattle St. Louis NFC SOUTH Atlanta Carolina New Orleans Tampa Bay NFC NORTH Chicago Detroit Green Bay Minnesota NFC EAST Dallas N.Y. Giants Philadelphia Washington

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Week 1

Sunday, Aug. 4 Miami vs. Dallas, at Canton, Ohio, 6 p.m. (KOBF, KUSA) Thursday, Aug. 8 Baltimore at Tampa Bay, 5:30 p.m. Washington at Tennessee, 6 p.m. Cincinnati at Atlanta, 6 p.m. (ESPN) St. Louis at Cleveland, 6 p.m. Denver at San Francisco, 7 p.m. Seattle at San Diego, 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 9 N.Y. Jets at Detroit, 5:30 p.m. Miami at Jacksonville, 5:30 p.m. New England at Philadelphia, 5:30 p.m. Houston at Minnesota, 6 p.m. Kansas City at New Orleans, 6 p.m. Arizona at Green Bay, 6 p.m. Chicago at Carolina, 6 p.m. Dallas at Oakland, 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10 N.Y. Giants at Pittsburgh, 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 11 Buffalo at Indianapolis, 11:30 a.m.

Soccer Major League Soccer Note: Three points for a victory, one point for a tie. WEST W L T Pts Real Salt Lake 11 7 5 38 Portland 8 3 11 35 Colorado 9 7 8 35 Vancouver 9 7 6 33 Los Angeles 10 9 3 33 FC Dallas 8 6 8 32 Seattle 9 7 4 31 San Jose 8 9 6 30 Chivas USA 4 13 5 17 EAST W L T Pts New York 11 7 5 38 Sporting Kansas City 10 7 6 36 Montreal 10 6 5 35 Philadelphia 9 7 7 34 Houston 9 6 6 33 New England 8 7 6 30 Chicago 8 9 4 28 Columbus 6 11 5 23 Toronto FC 3 10 8 17 D.C. United 3 15 4 13 Saturday, Aug. 3 New York 3, Sporting Kansas City 2 D.C. United 3, Montreal 1 Chicago 2, Philadelphia 1 Colorado 2, Real Salt Lake 2, tie Houston 3, Columbus 1 San Jose 2, Chivas USA 0 Seattle FC 3, FC Dallas 0 Portland 1, Vancouver 1, tie Sunday, Aug. 4 Toronto FC at New England, 5:30 p.m.

GF GA 38 26 32 21 30 26 34 30 32 27 27 30 27 22 25 33 19 39 GF GA 36 29 33 24 33 32 34 32 26 21 27 19 27 31 25 30 19 29 13 36

Real Salt Lake 2, Rapids 2, tie

Real Salt Lake 2 0–2 Colorado 1 1–2 First half–1, Real Salt Lake, Grabavoy 5 (Beckerman), 2nd minute. 2, Colorado, Brown 6 (Wynne), 9th. 3, Real Salt Lake, Saborio 8 (penalty kick), 21st. Second half–4, Colorado, Castrillon 1 (Klute), 70th. Goalies–Real Salt Lake, Nick Rimando; Colorado, Clint Irwin. Yellow Cards–Irwin, Colorado, 21st; Beckerman, Real Salt Lake, 73rd; O’Neill, Colorado, 90th. Referee–Fotis Bazakos. Assistant Referees– Peter Balciunas. Colin Arblaster. 4th Official– Younes Marrakchi. A–16,814 (17,424) Lineups Real Salt Lake–Nick Rimando, Kenny Mansally, Brandon McDonald, Nat Borchers, Lovel Palmer, Luis Gil (Olmes Garcia, 85th), Ned Grabavoy, Kyle Beckerman, Javier Morales (Khari Stephenson, 24th), Alvaro Saborio, Robbie Findley (Joao Plata, 78th). Colorado–Clint Irwin, Marvell Wynne (Jaime Castrillon, 46th), Drew Moor, German Mera, Chris Klute, Dillon Powers, Shane O’Neill, Nathan Sturgis, Edson Buddle (Danny Mwanga, 56th), Deshorn Brown, Atiba Harris (Tony Cascio, 35th).

National Women’s Soccer League Note: Three points for a victory, one point for a tie. W L T Pts GF GA FC Kansas City 10 4 5 35 30 17 Portland 10 4 4 34 27 19 Sky Blue FC 10 6 4 34 27 22 Western New York 8 4 7 31 33 19 Chicago 7 7 5 26 27 31 Boston 6 7 6 24 31 31 Seattle 5 11 3 18 21 32 Washington 1 14 4 7 13 38 Saturday, Aug. 3 Boston 2, Western New York 2, tie Chicago 3, Seattle FC 1 Sky Blue FC 1, Washington 0 Sunday, Aug. 4 FC Kansas City at Portland, 8:30 p.m.

WNBA WEST Minnesota Los Angeles Phoenix Seattle Tulsa San Antonio EAST Chicago Atlanta Indiana

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Pirates 5, Rockies 2 Colorado


GB – 3½ 6 7 9½ 9½ GB – 1 4

NASCAR: Sprint Cup 400 Friday Qualifying Sunday at Pocono Raceway Long Pond, Pa. Lap Length: 2.5 miles (car number in parentheses) 1. (48) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 180.654. 2. (18) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 180.639. 3. (99) Carl Edwards, Ford, 180.18. 4. (39) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 180.004. 5. (78) Kurt Busch, Chevrolet, 179.695. 6. (22) Joey Logano, Ford, 179.601. 7. (16) Greg Biffle, Ford, 179.533. 8. (9) Marcos Ambrose, Ford, 179.329. 9. (11) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 179.144. 10. (43) Aric Almirola, Ford, 179.094. 11. (2) Brad Keselowski, Ford, 178.937. 12. (1) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 178.848. 13. (31) Jeff Burton, Chevrolet, 178.667. 14. (29) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 178.508. 15. (51) A J Allmendinger, Chevrolet, 178.501. 16. (15) Clint Bowyer, Toyota, 178.409. 17. (17) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford, 178.264. 18. (5) Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet, 178.26. 19. (42) Juan Pablo Montoya, Chevrolet, 178.056. 20. (14) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 178.031. 21. (27) Paul Menard, Chevrolet, 177.982. 22. (24) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 177.658. 23. (93) Travis Kvapil, Toyota, 177.592. 24. (20) Matt Kenseth, Toyota, 177.508. 25. (88) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 177.441. 26. (56) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 177.239. 27. (98) Michael McDowell, Ford, 177.221. 28. (55) Mark Martin, Toyota, 176.991. 29. (13) Casey Mears, Ford, 176.942. 30. (34) David Ragan, Ford, 176.838. 31. (30) David Stremme, Toyota, 176.821. 32. (7) Dave Blaney, Chevrolet, 176.267. 33. (47) Bobby Labonte, Toyota, 176.098. 34. (10) Danica Patrick, Chevrolet, 175.86. 35. (83) David Reutimann, Toyota, 175.743. 36. (36) J.J. Yeley, Chevrolet, 175.179. 37. (38) David Gilliland, Ford, Owner Points. 38. (40) Landon Cassill, Chevrolet, Owner Points. 39. (87) Joe Nemechek, Toyota, Owner Points. 40. (35) Josh Wise, Ford, Owner Points. 41. (32) Timmy Hill, Ford, Owner Points. 42. (19) Alex Kennedy, Toyota, Owner Points. 43. (33) Tony Raines, Chevrolet, Owner Points.

NASCAR: Nationwide Series

U.S. Cellular 250 Saturday at Iowa Speedway Newton, Iowa Lap Length: .875 miles (start position in parentheses) 1. (5) Brad Keselowski, Ford, 250 laps, 0 points, $73,740. 2. (14) Sam Hornish Jr., Ford, 250, 42, $61,000. 3. (6) Brian Vickers, Toyota, 250, 42, $52,000. 4. (8) Austin Dillon, Chevrolet, 250, 42, $44,850. 5. (11) Kyle Larson, Chevrolet, 250, 39, $35,725. 6. (1) Drew Herring, Toyota, 250, 39, $32,775. 7. (3) Alex Bowman, Toyota, 250, 37, $27,835. 8. (10) Elliott Sadler, Toyota, 250, 36, $27,795. 9. (23) Ryan Gifford, Chevrolet, 250, 35, $25,675. 10. (7) Trevor Bayne, Ford, 250, 35, $25,975. 11. (2) Regan Smith, Chevrolet, 250, 34, $24,200. 12. (17) Michael Annett, Ford, 250, 32, $23,650. 13. (4) Brian Scott, Chevrolet, 250, 31, $25,125. 14. (13) Nelson Piquet Jr., Chevrolet, 250, 30, $22,600. 15. (19) Brad Sweet, Chevrolet, 250, 29, $23,050. 16. (20) Parker Kligerman, Toyota, 250, 28, $22,125. 17. (9) Justin Allgaier, Chevrolet, 250, 27, $21,700. 18. (24) Mike Bliss, Toyota, 248, 26, $21,450. 19. (21) Johanna Long, Chevrolet, 247, 25, $21,225. 20. (16) Cole Whitt, Toyota, 247, 24, $21,675. 21. (22) Jeremy Clements, Chevrolet, 247, 23, $20,875. 22. (12) Kenny Wallace, Toyota, 246, 22, $14,750. 23. (26) Eric McClure, Toyota, 246, 21, $20,600. 24. (28) Mike Wallace, Chevrolet, 246, 20, $20,475. 25. (32) Daryl Harr, Chevrolet, 246, 19, $20,825. 26. (27) Joey Gase, Chevrolet, 244, 18, $14,225. 27. (15) Travis Pastrana, Ford, 243, 17, $20,100. 28. (30) Kyle Fowler, Ford, 242, 16, $19,950. 29. (39) Richard Harriman, Ford, 240, 15, $19,825. 30. (36) Travis Sauter, Toyota, 238, 14, $20,000. 31. (18) Reed Sorenson, Chevrolet, 228, 13, $19,550. 32. (34) Kevin Lepage, Chevrolet, vibration, 135, 12, $19,455. 33. (25) Brett Butler, Toyota, brakes, 74, 11, $19,335. 34. (38) Danny Efland, Chevrolet, brakes, 26, 10, $13,215. 35. (37) Morgan Shepherd, Chevrolet, brakes, 23, 9, $13,097. 36. (40) Carl Long, Ford, handling, 13, 8, $12,125. 37. (35) T.J. Bell, Chevrolet, vibration, 6, 7, $12,015. 38. (31) Blake Koch, Toyota, brakes, 5, 6, $11,936. 39. (33) Jason Bowles, Chevrolet, vibration, 4, 5, $11,745. 40. (29) Jeff Green, Toyota, vibration, 3, 4, $11,630. Race Statistics Average Speed of Race Winner: 112.211 mph. Time of Race: 1 hour, 56 minutes, 58 seconds. Margin of Victory: 0.536 seconds. Caution Flags: 4 for 21 laps. Lead Changes: 5 among 6 drivers. Lap Leaders: D.Herring 1-26; R.Smith 27-85; A.Dillon 86-201; T.Bayne 202-207; B.Vickers 208215; B.Keselowski 216-250. Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Led, Laps Led): A.Dillon, 1 time for 116 laps; R.Smith, 1 time for 59 laps; B.Keselowski, 1 time for 35 laps; D.Herring, 1 time for 26 laps; B.Vickers, 1 time for 8 laps; T.Bayne, 1 time for 6 laps. Top 10 in Points: 1. A.Dillon, 698; 2. R.Smith, 684; 3. S.Hornish Jr., 684; 4. E.Sadler, 679; 5. B.Vickers, 670; 6. K.Larson, 651; 7. J.Allgaier, 648; 8. B.Scott, 641; 9. T.Bayne, 627; 10. P.Kligerman, 617.

Indy Racing League IndyCar: Honda Indy 200 Saturday Qualifying Sunday at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course Lexington, Ohio Lap Length: 2.258 miles (car number in parentheses) Note: All cars Dallara chassis. 1. (1) Ryan Hunter-Reay, Chevrolet, 124.385 mph. 2. (12) Will Power, Chevrolet, 124.036. 3. (9) Scott Dixon, Honda, 123.716. 4. (25) Marco Andretti, Chevrolet, 123.432. 5. (83) Charlie Kimball, Honda, 122.345. 6. (10) Dario Franchitti, Honda, 122.081. 7. (19) Justin Wilson, Honda, 123.275. 8. (77) Simon Pagenaud, Honda, 123.273. 9. (78) Simona de Silvestro, Chevrolet, 123.234. 10. (16) James Jakes, Honda, 122.833. 11. (55) Tristan Vautier, Honda, 122.536. 12. (5) E.J. Viso, Chevrolet, 122.409. 13. (27) James Hinchcliffe, Chevrolet, 122.755. 14. (7) Sebastien Bourdais, Chevrolet, 122.818. 15. (3) Helio Castroneves, Chevrolet, 122.74. 16. (14) Takuma Sato, Honda, 122.794. 17. (18) James Davison, Honda, 122.636. 18. (4) Oriol Servia, Chevrolet, 122.771. 19. (67) Josef Newgarden, Honda, 122.176. 20. (11) Tony Kanaan, Chevrolet, 122.692. 21. (6) Sebastian Saavedra, Chevrolet, 121.164. 22. (15) Graham Rahal, Honda, 122.421. 23. (20) Ed Carpenter, Chevrolet, 120.586. 24. (98) Luca Filippi, Honda, 121.551.

Cycling Tour de Pologne Saturday at Krakow, Poland Stage 7: A tour-ending 23-mile individual time trial from Wieliczka to Krakow. 1. Bradley Wiggins, Britain, Sky Procycling, 46 minutes, 36 seconds. 2. Fabian Cancellara, Switzerland, RadioShack Leopard, 56 seconds behind. 3. Taylor Phinney, United States, BMC Racing, 1:14. 4. Marco Pinotti, Italy, BMC Racing, 1:20. 5. Kristof Vandewalle, Belgium, Omega Pharma-QuickStep, 1:40. Also: 31. Danny Pate, United States, Sky Procycling, 3:35. 39. Timothy Duggan, United States, Team Saxo-Tinkoff, 4:08. 69. Alex Howes, United States, Garmin Sharp, 5:36. 80. Thomas Peterson, United States, Team Argos-Shimano, 6:23. 108. Jacob Rathe, United States, Garmin Sharp, 11:02. Overall Standings (after 7 of 7 stages) 1. Pieter Weening, Netherlands, Orica GreenEdge, 31:58:07. 2. Jon Izaguirre, Spain, Euskaltel-Euskadi, 13 seconds behind. 3. Christophe Riblon, France, AG2R La Mondiale, :16. 4. Rafal Majka, Poland, Team Saxo-Tinkoff, :26. 5. Sergio Henao, Colombia, Sky Prycycling, :51. Also: 15. Alex Howes, United States, Garmin Sharp, 4:33. 36. Thomas Peterson, United States, Team Argos-Shimano, 34:27. 92. Timothy Duggan, United States, Team Saxo-Tinkoff, 1:46:29. 96. Danny Pate, United States, Sky Procycling, 1:53:11. 101. Taylor Phinney, United States, BMC Racing, 2:02:53. 103. Jacob Rathe, United States, Garmin Sharp, 2:07:59.

Golf Bridgestone Invitational Saturday at Firestone Country Club Akron, Ohio Purse: $8.75 million Yardage: 7,400; Par: 70 Third-Round Leaderboard Tiger Woods 66-61-68–195 -15 Henrik Stenson 65-70-67–202 -8 Jason Dufner 67-69-67–203 -7 Bill Haas 67-68-69–204 -6 Chris Wood 66-68-70–204 -6 Miguel Angel Jimenez 71-69-65–205 -5 Keegan Bradley 66-68-71–205 -5

LPGA Tour Women’s British Open Saturday at The Old Course St. Andrews, Scotland Purse: $2.75 million Yardage: 6,672; Par: 72 Third-Round Leaderboard Note: Play was suspended because of high winds and is scheduled to resume at 11:15 p.m. Saturday. Na Yeon Choi -10 through 2R Miki Saiki -9 through 2R Morgan Pressel -8 through 2R Suzann Pettersen -7 through 2R Nicole Castrale -7 through 2R Jee Young Lee -7 through 2R Mikaela Parmlid -6 through 2R Hee Young Park -5 through 2R Angela Stanford -5 through 2R So Yeon Ryu -5 through 2R Stacy Lewis -5 through 2R Mamiko Higa -5 through 2R

Champions Tour 3M Championship Saturday at TPC Twin Cities Blaine, Minn. Purse: $1.75 million Yardage: 7,114; Par: 72 Second-Round Leaderboard Tom Pernice Jr. 66-65–131 Tom Kite 68-65–133 Jay Don Blake 68-66–134 Rod Spittle 68-66–134 Corey Pavin 65-69–134

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Triathlon Durango Parks & Recreation Saturday (place, name, age, total time, swim, bike, run) Note: All results provided by Durango Parks & Recreation.

1-29 Male

1. Philip Lane, 17, 1:13:10.0, 9:02, 43:11, 20:55 2. Andre Charley, 17, 1:15:16.8, 8:53, 44:04, 22:18 3. Will Kirk, 23, 1:15:20.7, 10:32, 45:49, 18:58 4. Kyle Edgerton, 18, 1:22:26.4, 7:54, 46:41, 27:50 5. Cameron Nash, 18, 1:24:48.8, 8:46, 53:56, 22:05 6. Colton Palmer, 23, 1:26:33.7, 16:14, 45:46, 24:33 7. Thane Palmer, 21, 1:29:04.8, 12:56, 48:47, 27:20 8. Riley Fieselman, 23, 1:29:10.8, 9:00, 54:01, 26:09 9. Bryan Hall, 22, 1:35:14.6, 20:01, 50:25, 24:47 10. Alvin Harvey, 16, 1:35:59.4, 11:32, 59:36, 24:50 11. Kyle Ostrander, 21, 1:47:40.0, 13:59, 1:03:43, 29:56

1-29 Female

1. Abby Mayer, 25, 1:22:48.0, 8:34, 44:42, 29:31 2. Allee McKown, 15, 1:25:49.6, 8:06, 49:37, 28:05 3. Molly Enenbach, 19, 1:27:35.1, 13:14, 50:33, 23:47 4. Tiffany Caron, 29, 1:32:29.7, 10:48, 56:49, 24:51 5. Becca Edgerton, 17, 1:34:22.7, 12:32, 51:45, 30:04

30-39 Male

1. Shannon Horn, 39, 1:01:16.8, 6:57, 32:42, 21:36 2. Scott Ingram, 32, 1:07:01.2, 8:08, 36:08, 22:44 3. Bill Sivert, 38, 1:11:53.3, 8:40, 38:33, 24:38 4. Ian Doebber, 33, 1:15:10.3, 6:43, 44:44, 23:42 5. Daniel Berghoff, 32, 1:15:59.0, 9:12, 40:31, 26:15 6. Thomas Nelson, 31, 1:27:10.1, 13:39, 43:23, 30:07 7. Matt Arias, 38, 1:29:08.3, 8:33, 49:28, 31:06 8. Cody Thompson, 31, 1:30:03.7, 11:07, 47:23, 31:32 9. Gerald Archuleta, 30, 1:47:57.9, 10:38, 54:19, 43:00

30-39 Female

1. Rachel Watson, 38, 1:15:22.5, 10:22, 39:52, 25:07 2. Erin Hughes, 39, 1:15:46.8, 9:08, 41:45, 24:53 3. Robin Tiles-Fitzpatrick, 35, 1:20:08.2, 11:51, 38:46, 29:30 4. Rebecca Watson, 34, 1:21:46.1, 9:53, 43:58, 27:54 5. Dory Daniel, 36, 1:26:07.3, 8:51, 47:45, 29:30 6. Jennifer Brandt, 32, 1:28:19.2, 11:05, 45:22, 31:51 7. Jordan Wildman, 35, 1:29:28.6, 7:33, 49:13, 32:42 8. Abby Darrah, 31, 1:33:15.9, 11:02, 57:05, 25:08 9. Rochelle Jim, 34, 1:36:51.3, 14:25, 50:57, 31:28 10 Jen Zahratka, 39, 1:36:55.7, 13:26, 52:39, 30:50 11. Lindsay Petersen, 35, 1:39:18.0, 11:15, 52:28, 35:34

40-49 Male

1. Stephen Hiatt, 48, 1:03:12.2, 7:03, 35:16, 20:51 2. Louis Vito, 42, 1:10:54.6, 10:04, 36:31, 24:19 3. Bradley Weinmeister, 43, 1:14:10.0, 9:26, 38:37, 26:06 4. Brian Marshall, 43, 1:25:05.1, 9:43, 45:03, 30:18 5. Jeremy Keyes, 41, 1:30:20.8, 11:21, 45:39, 33:20 6. Rodney Sanchez, 45, 1:33:14.0, 12:09, 50:46, 30:18 7. David Kinn, 47, 1:33:37.8, 14:16, 49:04, 30:16

40-49 Female

1. Julie Thibodeau, 40, 1:13:00.0, 9:39, 39:02, 24:17 2. Melissa Maloney, 47, 1:13:33.3, 8:12, 39:48, 25:32 3. Kathy Stevenson, 41, 1:25:32.0, 8:16, 44:48, 32:26 4. Stephanie Harris, 41, 1:35:45.8, 8:11, 53:36, 33:57 5. Valonia Hardy, 41, 1:36:38.1, 17:30, 52:04, 27:04 6. Rachel Sorrell, 43, 1:38:24.7, 14:35, 53:05, 30:43 7. Rochelle Park, 44, 1:45:41.4, 19:14, 58:05, 28:21 8. Stephanie Ribera, 44, 1:53:16.8, 14:54, 1:03:17, 35:05 9. Sally Shuffield, 46, 1:59:06.7, 12:56, 1:04:25, 41:45

50-plus Male

1. Herbert Bowman, 54, 1:13:09.0, 6:33, 42:09, 24:26 2. Gary Goold, 59, 1:20:40.8, 10:07, 45:13, 25:20 3. Ron Bercovitz, 53, 1:20:51.0, 10:47, 43:03, 26:59 4. Ben Benallie, 54, 1:23:41.3, 10:44, 43:40, 29:16 5. David Jackson, 54, 1:23:56.3, 10:42, 46:43, 26:30 6. David Montoya, 53, 1:30:42.7, 15:30, 51:52, 23:20 7. Kline Carroll, 65, 1:31:03.2, 12:30, 45:57, 32:35 8. Michael Lane, 53, 1:31:11.0, 11:51, 50:25, 28:54 9. Kent Slyter, 54, 1:43:49.5, 12:00, 54:59, 36:50 10. Randal McKown, 60, 1:52:12.6, 12:46, 1:00:44, 38:42

50-plus Female

1. Marjorie Brinton, 57, 1:16:49.7, 8:46, 42:43, 25:20 2. Leigh Parker, 56, 1:35:21.5, 11:18, 51:11, 32:52 3. Katie Minkler, 63, 1:48:04.2, 16:06, 54:59, 36:58

Saturday’s Sports Transactions BASEBALL American League BOSTON RED SOX – Optioned RHP Pedro Beato to Pawtucket (IL). Recalled RHP Rubby De La Rosa from Pawtucket. DETROIT TIGERS – Optioned INF Hernan Perez to Erie (EL). KANSAS CITY ROYALS – Sent RHP Felipe Paulino to Northwest Arkansas (TL) for a rehab assignment. MINNESOTA TWINS – Recalled OF Oswaldo Arcia from Rochester (IL). Selected the contract of LHP Andrew Albers from Rochester. Sent OF Wilkin Ramirez to New Britain (EL) and OF Darin Mastroianni to Fort Myers (FSL) for rehab assignments. NEW YORK YANKEES – Assigned C Gary Sanchez and RHP Diego Moreno from Tampa (FSL) to Trenton (EL), C Jeff Farnham from Trenton to Tampa and LHP Cesar Cabral from Trenton to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (IL). OAKLAND ATHLETICS – Optioned LHP Tommy Milone to Sacramento (PCL). Recalled RHP Evan Scribner from Sacramento. TAMPA BAY RAYS – Recalled OF Brandon Guyer from Durham (IL) and placed him on the 15-day DL. TEXAS RANGERS – Sent LHP Michael Kirkman to Round Rock (PCL) and RHP Neftali Feliz to the AZL Rangers for rehab assignments. TORONTO BLUE JAYS – Placed OF Melky Cabrera on the 15-day DL. Optioned RHP Todd Redmond to Buffalo (IL). Recalled RHPs Neil Wagner and Brad Lincoln from Buffalo (IL). National League ATLANTA BRAVES – Placed C Gerald Laird on the 15-day DL, retroactive to July 26. Reinstated OF B.J. Upton from the 15-day DL. Sent OF Jordan Schafer to Gwinnett (IL) for a rehab assignment. CHICAGO CUBS – Designated OF Julio Borbon for assignment. CINCINNATI REDS – Optioned RHP Curtis Partch to Louisville (IL). Recalled RHP Pedro Villarreal from Louisville. LOS ANGELES DODGERS – Released LHP Ted Lilly. MILWAUKEE BREWERS – Sent RHP Marco Estrada to Nashville (PCL) for a rehab assignment. NEW YORK METS – Placed 3B David Wright on the 15-day DL. Recalled OF Mike Baxter from Las Vegas (PCL). PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES – Placed RHP Jonathan Pettibone on the 15-day DL, retroactive to Monday. Designated RHP J.C. Ramirez for assignment. Selected the contract of RHP Zach Miner from Lehigh Valley (IL). Recalled RHP Ethan Martin from Lehigh Valley. FOOTBALL National Football League BUFFALO BILLS – Signed WR Terrell Sinkfield. CHICAGO BEARS – Signed TE Leonard Pope to a one-year contract. Waived TE Brody Eldridge. CLEVELAND BROWNS – Re-signed OL Dominic Alford. Released LB Adrian Moten. KANSAS CITY CHIEFS – Signed OL Rokevious Watkins. Released OT Mike Tepper. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS – Released OL Elvis Fisher and WR Lavasier Tuinei.

National Football League THE DURANGO HERALD | Aaron Unterreiner, Sports Editor | 375-4557 | | Sunday, August 4, 2013 | PAGE 4C

Introducing, the Class of 2013 Carter the most emotional of these eclectic Hall honorees BY BARRY WILNER AP PRO FOOTBALL WRITER

CANTON, Ohio hile his six other classmates for this weekend’s enshrinement sported blue golf shirts given to them by the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Cris Carter was dressed in suit and tie. He might never take them off. “Man, I am in the Hall of Fame. I am wearing a suit every day,” Carter said Friday as the 50th anniversary festivities for the hall began. Carter joined Jonathan Ogden, Larry Allen, Bill Parcells, Warren Sapp, Dave Robinson and Curley Culp as the newest inductees Saturday night. He was, by far, the most emotional during a news conference Friday as festivities began for the 50th anniversary celebration of the hall. The only member of the Class of 2013 who didn’t win an NFL title, Carter used a handkerchief to wipe away the tears when asked about his career and the fact it took six tries to get elected. “Minnesota fans didn’t judge me when a lot of bad things were being said about me,” said Carter, frequently pausing to regain his composure. “They always cheered for Cris. The only thing I really wish is we could’ve won that championship for those people. What they did for my life; every day I went out there, I played for those people.” Carter was exiled from Philadelphia in 1989 after off-field problems, including drug and alcohol issues. The first one to call him and offer a job was Parcells. Carter even told his agent he wanted to go to the Giants, but he wound up with the Vikings, who had a stronger need for a wide receiver. All Carter did the rest of his 16-season career was wind up second at his retirement in 2002 behind Jerry Rice for all-time receptions and touchdowns. He’s fourth in those categories now. As he mentioned, though, he doesn’t have that championship. For the other six, those Super Bowl rings will have a blinding shine Saturday night. ➤ Parcells was a champion of two NFL championships as a coach and master of the franchise turnaround. ➤ Ogden, one of the premier offensive tackles of his time, won a Super Bowl championship ring in 2000. ➤ Larry Allen, a 1995 champion with Dallas, was the rare equal of Ogden on the offensive line in their era. ➤ Sapp, an outstanding defensive tackle with a personality as big as any football stadium, won the 2002 championship in Tampa Bay. ➤ Robinson, a major cog in Green Bay’s championship machine under Vince Lombardi, won the first two Super Bowls. ➤ Culp, one of the original pass-rushing demons at defensive tackle, got his ring with the 1969 Chiefs. Quite a group, and a record 121 Hall members are expected to attend the ceremonies. “It’s somewhat overwhelming,” said Ogden, the Baltimore Ravens’ first-ever draft choice and the first team member elected to the hall. “You look around, and there’s Joe Greene and Joe Namath – heck, they are all there; you can’t stop naming names.” Ogden, Allen and Sapp have the distinction of making the hall in their first year of eligibility. It’s all the more impressive considering all three were linemen. Allen became the anchor of the Cowboys’ blocking unit for a dozen seasons, then finished his career with two years in San Francisco. He made six All-Pro teams and 11 Pro Bowls, playing guard and tackle. “It’s great, great company to be in,” said Allen, whom Cowboys


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With his son and presenter Duron Carter by his side, Cris Carter understandably was emotional after receiving his symbolic gold jacket during the Enshrinees’ Gold Jacket Dinner at the Canton Memorial Civic Center on Friday in Canton, Ohio. He may not ever have won a Super Bowl, but Carter – let this sink in – finally is a Hall of Famer. “Man, I am in the Hall of Fame,” he said.


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Green Bay Packers linebacker Dave Robinson chased Chicago Bears’ Gale Sayers right into the NFL Hall of Fame. Now a member of both the College and Pro Football Hall of Fames, Robinson formed one of the greatest linebacking corps in NFL history along See HALL, 5C with Ray Nitschke and Lee Roy Caffey.

CANTON, Ohio – The Miami Dolphins could be the only legitimate challenger to New England’s AFC East dominance. The Dallas Cowboys hope they will be a true threat in the NFC East, where both the defending division champion Redskins and the Giants are more highly regarded. For two teams with so many question marks heading toward the 2013 season, an extra exhibition game can’t be a terrible thing – provided no key players get hurt in Sunday night’s Hall of Fame game. Miami already has some injury concerns, with starting receivers Mike Wallace (groin) and Brian Hartline (left calf) hobbled in practice this week. Dallas quarterback Tony Romo had offseason surgery for a cyst on his back, and coach Jason Garrett has been close-mouthed on Romo’s availability for the lone game this weekend. Only

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“We took a place where they said careers came to die to a place that’s become a destination,” said former Buccaneers defensive lineman Warren Sapp, beside his daughter Mercedes Sapp, noting the Tampa 2 scheme now is played by defenses everywhere.

Curley Culp, one of the original pass-rushing demons at defensive tackle in the National Football League, got his NFL championship ring with the 1969 Kansas City Chiefs. He’s one of four linemen in this year’s NFL Hall of Fame class.

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“It’s somewhat overwhelming,” said Jonathan Ogden, the Baltimore Ravens’ first-ever draft choice and the first team member elected to the Hall. “You look around, and there’s Joe Greene and Joe Namath – heck, they are all there; you can’t stop naming names.”

Hall: ‘That bust means an awful lot,’ says Dave Robinson. ‘That bust will last forever.’ “If there were two guys I would have wanted to run behind, it would be Larry and Jonathan.” CURTIS MARTIN HALL OF FAME RUNNING BACK Continued from 4C executive vice president Stephen Jones believes “would have been a Hall of Famer at guard or tackle and either side. He was special like that.” Added Curtis Martin, the Jets and Patriots running back who was inducted last year: “If there were two guys I would have wanted to run behind, it would be Larry and Jonathan.” Sapp, whose induction speech may have been the most anticipated because he’s liable to say anything, was a cornerstone of Tampa Bay’s powerful defense that was the key to winning the Buccaneers’ only title after decades of futility. “We took a place where they said careers came to die to a place that’s become a destination,” said Sapp, noting the Tampa 2 scheme now is played by defenses everywhere. As for his speech, Sapp said he had “been trying to imagine how everything will feel and still haven’t gotten it. My anticipation is nowhere near complete.” Like Sapp in Tampa, Parcells also heavily was involved in making popular – and successful – a specific alignment. The 3-4 de-

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Bill Parcells was a winner of two NFL titles as a coach and master of the franchise turnaround, and if you count Super Bowl crowns from his coaching tree, you can add Bill Belichick, Tom Coughlin and Sean Payton’s titles to that list, too. fense came to life under Parcells with the New York Giants, and he led them to the 1986 and 1990 championships. Parcells, who also took the Patriots, Jets and Cowboys from the bottom to near the top of the NFL as head coach, said it was

his duty to provide a prosperous environment. “You give the players a chance to succeed to the best of their ability,” he said. “That’s your job as a coach, your responsibility.” Parcells mentioned his coaching tree, which includes the likes

“It’s great, great company to be in,” said Larry Allen, whom Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones believes “would have been a Hall of Famer at guard or tackle and either side. He was special like that.” of Tom Coughlin, Bill Belichick and Sean Payton – all Super Bowl-winning coaches planon hand Saturday – as among his proudest achievements. He promised to bring that up during his induction speech. Robinson and Culp were voted

in as senior members. Considering their pedigrees, it’s stunning it took so long for them to make it; Robinson retired in 1974, Culp in 1981. “That bust means an awful lot,” Robinson said. “That bust will last forever.”

Game: Five things to look for, including who will win the Dolphins’ running back job Romo what play to run each snap. An offensive line coach by trade – but a former head coach Dallas and Miami will play five of the Raiders when they lost exhibitions this summer. to Tampa Bay in the 2002 Super Five things to look for in DolBowl, then a head coach at Nephins vs. Cowboys: braska – Callahan is no novice. 1. TONY ROMO: After signing a He held the offensive coordinahuge contract (six years, $108 tor’s title last year, his first with million with $55 million guaranDallas, and now truly fits the role. teed), Romo is expected to step up 4. RUNNING BACKS: Reggie Bush his game and become one of the now is in Detroit, leaving Miami top few QBs in the league since as a free agent. He’s never been he is being paid like one. Garrett the superstar projected when won’t be putting him in any unhe came out of Southern Cal, comfortable positions during the but he’s been a playmaker and preseason, so it’s unlikely he’ll gained 986 yards rushing and 292 play against Miami. receiving and scored eight times But even with a banged-up offor the Dolphins in 2012. fensive line, the Cowboys must His replacement could be secfind out soon just how healthy ond-year speedster Lamar Miller. their latest franchise quarterOr it could be third-year man back is and how he reacts to takDaniel Thomas if he can stay ing a hit. And Romo is eager to be healthy. Or rookie Mike Gillislee, behind center as often as possible a fifth-round pick. to work with a strong group of re5. FRESH FACES: Both teams were ceivers led by Dez Bryant, Jason very active in the offseason, and Witten and Miles Austin. this game will provide an early “I think more than anything look at some of those moves. just getting back into it, getting Miami brought in Wallace, the body to start, stop, go, quit, MARK J. TERRILL/Associated Press CB Brent Grimes, LBs Dannell that football entails,” Romo said Ellerbe and LB Philip Wheeler, of the importance of practice and Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo got paid this offseason – six years, $108 million. Now, is he healthy? If Romo plays in the preseason opener Sunday in Canton, Ohio, he’ll likely only be responsible for a few handoffs. TE Dustin Keller, WR Brandon game action. Gibson and OT Tyson Clabo. Dal2. DION JORDAN: Miami traded up Dion’s had an outstanding attitude taken away; he said it was a team las’ key newcomer is defensive coto the third spot in April’s draft to preseason, and Jordan could decision, but speculation is owner ordinator Monte Kiffin, who made toward special teams. To say he’s wind up on special teams, too. grab Oregon defensive end Dion his biggest splash with the Tampa Jerry Jones opted for the move. too valuable, absolutely not.” Jordan with the idea he could be “That’s a huge part of our The reasoning was Garrett could Bay defense that won the 2002 3. BILL CALLAHAN: Callahan is reteam,” coach Joe Philbin said. “We the Dolphins’ next Jason Taylor. championship and is switching have the potential to be very, very sponsible for calling the plays this be more focused on overall game Rookies, once they are signed, the Cowboys to a 4-3 alignment. year after Garrett had that chore scenarios if he wasn’t telling good on special teams this year. usually aren’t held back in the

Continued from 4C

Weekend festivities mark the beginning of NFL’s new bag policy BY BARRY WILNER

measures in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombing. The only bags that can be CANTON, Ohio – The NFL will taken into game venues are clear begin its new clear bag policy for plastic, vinyl or PVC that doesn’t exceed 12 inches by 6 inches by fans this weekend at the Hall of 12 inches, including one-gallon Fame inductions and game. For security reasons, fans can clear plastic freezer bags. NFL security director Jeffrey no longer bring backpacks or Miller said a secondary perimlarge bags into stadiums. The eter will be set up outside Fawcett NFL is ratcheting up its safety


Stadium, site of the inductions and the first preseason game, in which Miami plays Dallas on Sunday night. Fans will be reminded of the new policy, and the league plans to make acceptable bags available for fans before they line up to enter the stadium. “We encourage our fans not to bring any type of bags,” Miller said. “If they feel they need to

have a bag with them, we basically changed what you can bring, the vessel you can bring (materials) with.” Banned are purses larger than a clutch bag, diaper bags, coolers, briefcases, backpacks, fanny packs, cinch bags, luggage of any kind, seat cushions, computer bags and camera bags, or any bag larger than the permissible size.

“This is the right thing to do from a public safety standing,” Miller said. “In light of recent events, the tragedy of the terrorist attack in Boston, we wanted to ensure anywhere we have large groups of fans that we know we have limited that type of situation with fans only using the approved kind of bags to create a safe environment and a buffer zone.”

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Grandma calls halt to last-minute baby-sitting DEAR ABBY: I’m a 60-year-old grandmother of eight wonderful grandchildren, ranging in age from 2 to 24. My question is about Dear Abby baby-sitting. I believe my children think we OWE them baby-sitting duties. I don’t mind baby-sitting once in a while, when I feel like it. But I don’t feel like it when the parents want to go out and party, or they tell me at the last minute, “little Susie needs some Grandma time,” or they want to go to the gym because they don’t want to give up the freedom they had before their children came along. What are your thoughts on boundaries for this generation of parentswho-want-it-all at the expense of my generation who, back

in the day, if a neighbor kid couldn’t baby-sit, we just stayed home? I know I should have set some rules at the beginning, but I’m starting to feel resentful of their expectations. - Wants Some Freedom, Too, in Minnesota DEAR WANTS SOME FREEDOM, TOO: Setting clear boundaries makes for healthier relationships. Keep in mind that many grandparents would love to have your “problem.” But as you stated, your problem was in not setting ground rules from the beginning. Because you feel resentful, it’s time to have a frank talk with your children and say that as much as the grandkids may “need” Grandma time, Grandma also needs Grandma time. And when you do, be firm - because unless you stand your ground, nothing will change.






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of something unusual. Don’t worry - they’re impressed. Your individuality is showing, but more than that, you sound clever and original. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21): Unexpected travel opportunities or chances to explore something new through higher education and publishing might rock your world today. Whatever happens will expand your world. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19): Usual news that relates to mortgages, loans, taxes, debt or shared property will please and surprise you today. This could be an opportunity to explore a joint venture with someone. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18): You can expand your world today through partnerships with others in an unusual and meaningful way. Someone might help you discover and learn more about yourself as well. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20): You might experience a breakthrough in a health issue that will improve your life. Others will see new ways to improve your job, especially through technology. YOU BORN TODAY: You believe in doing the right thing and often are a guiding light for others or an influence on them. You are fastthinking, clever and light on your feet in every way. You’re quick to size up any situation. This year, something you’ve been involved with for about nine years will end or diminish in order to make room for something new. Exciting!



HOROSCOPE ARIES (March 21 to April 19): You feel creative and enthusiastic about life today. This is a great day for artists, people working with children and anyone involved in sports. Surprise flirtations might make your day. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20): Spontaneous events might find you entertaining at home today. Alternatively, an unusual real-estate opportunity might fall in your lap. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20): Today is an exciting day for adventurous possibilities. People are eager, enthusiastic and ready for new experiences. Expect to meet new faces. CANCER (June 21 to July 22): Unexpected opportunities to earn money or find a new job might materialize today. Similarly, opportunities to buy modern art or hightech goodies might cause you to part with your hard-earned cash! LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22): You might make new discoveries about yourself or the world around you today. This is an exciting day, and you feel open and ready to share your ideas with everyone. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22): You feel restless and excited today because you have that feeling something unusual will happen. You’re right - the likelihood is high. Stay light on your feet so you can move fast. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22): Gatherings of friends or even a small group for coffee will stimulate you today because the conversation and the company will be unusual. You might meet a real character. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21): Others will notice you today because






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FAST WORK BY ANDREW REYNOLDS EDITED BY WILL SHORTZ ACROSS 1 Holiday cheer 7 Early round 13 “30 Rock” or “3rd Rock From the Sun” 19 P.G.A. event played on Father’s Day 20 Company in a 2001 merger with Chevron 21 Old TV component 22 See 36-Across 23 Tickles 24 Corrects 25 Bobble 27 Wordsworth’s “___ to Duty” 28 Short race? 29 ___ Peninsula 31 Opposite of eternally 35 Suffix with green or bean 36 With 22-Across, shortly 37 Accident marker 39 Subject of many a war 42 Cobra’s foe 44 Melee 45 Whole ___ 48 Stamp, perhaps 49 Express 50 GMC truck 51 GPS lines: Abbr. 52 Texas athletic site 54 Dive, maybe 55 Molding material 58 Robed ruler 59 Seminary subj. 60 New newt 61 Cons 62 Like the 116-Across 67 Common pg. size 68 “___ magic” 69 Auto safety feature, for short 70 Dead-end jobs, perhaps 71 Eye affliction 72 Pizza order 73 A computer may be in it 77 Seventh letter 79 Con 81 Narrow valleys

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DEAR TOM AND RAY: Hi, guys! My name is Raychel. I’m a full-time student and part-time valet Tom & Ray parker. I’m about Magliozzo to turn 21, and Car Talk I am enthralled with the idea of a 1987 Porsche 944S as my graduation present. My dad had this car when I was little (he had gotten it as a present after having completed his Ph.D.), and I have such fond memories of just my dad and me driving around in his Porsche. Unfortunately, my dad hit a bobcat circa 1996-ish, and the Porsche was replaced by a Honda Prelude before my 5th birthday. As fate would have it, my uncle owns a 1987 Porsche 944S (five-speed manual) and is looking to sell it. While I trust my uncle, I was wondering what “problem areas” specific to this car, or any older Porsche, I should look out for. Also, the Porsche in question

has spent most of its life in cold climates (New Hampshire, North Carolina and now Minnesota). Does this mean a whole other range of issues to look out for (my dad mentioned some concerns about salt)? My dream car is so close that I can taste it - I just need to make sure that it’s in good shape. Raychel RAY: Specific problem areas for this car? Well, Porsche owners report a lot of wallet problems, Raychel. Is it too late to change your major to finance? TOM: This is not a cheap car to maintain and repair. And since the one you want has been on the road (at least theoretically) for more than a quarter of a century, it WILL need repairs. RAY: Maintenance, too. The timing belt needs to be changed every 30,000 miles on this car, for instance. That’s not cheap. TOM: But if you’re in love with it, and you have realistic expectations for it (e.g., you buy a bus pass for backup transportation), then I’m all

for people buying their dream cars. I mean, what fun is life if you spend it all driving a Camry, right? RAY: But you do need to have it checked out thoroughly before buying it, even though (or especially because) you’re buying it from your uncle. I’ve always taught my kids never to trust their uncle. TOM: Me, too. So go to the “Mechanics Files” on the Car Talk website, www. Use your uncle’s ZIP code to find some highly rated, trusted mechanics near him. RAY: Then call a few of them and see if any of them know German cars, and if they’re up for doing a thorough physical on an old 944S. TOM: Once you find a mechanic who’s willing to check out the entire car, front to back, have your uncle take it over there and leave it for the day. (c) 2013 by Tom and Ray Magliozzi and Doug Berman

DEAR MR. WOLFF: After an openingsuit bid is doubled and redoubled, does that set up forcing passes on opener and his partner? The sort of sequence I am thinking of starts: one heart - double - redouble. When the overcaller or his partner runs to two clubs, would a direct pass be forcing on both players? - Sold Out, Las Vegas, Nev. ANSWER: The redouble forces opener or his partner to bid again at low levels (below two of the opened suit). So if the auction goes as you suggest, you cannot let the opponents play two clubs undoubled - you have to act again. Exceptions might be made for a third-in-hand opening bid, though. DEAR MR. WOLFF: I had always thought that pre-emptive bids were for defensive purposes and used when you are the opening bidder or you are bidding after the opponents have opened the bidding. At today’s bridge club I was dealer and opened one club, and my partner jumped to three diamonds with SPADES J-8, HEARTS 5-3, DIAMONDS K-Q-9-8-7-5-3, CLUBS 10-4. Was his bid correct? - Fifth

Beatle, Fort Walton Beach, Fla. ANSWER: I think that while some play strong jumps and some play pre-emptive jumps facing an opening, most play weak jumps in competition. Equally, the default meaning of the double jump facing a minor is weak, but a splinter (strong with a fit and shortage in the bid suit) facing a major. So yes, this would be a pre-emptive jump. DEAR MR. WOLFF: What is the correct procedure for using the STOP and ALERT cards? I’m a newbie to duplicate bridge and suspect either I or my opponents aren’t being consistent in their use. - Tyro, Duluth, Minn. ANSWER: With the STOP card, I put the card on the table before my bid and announce, “Skip bid, please wait.” Then I make my call and pick up the card after approximately 10 seconds. With the ALERT card I say, “Alert,” and pick up that card and put it close to my partner’s call, to make sure that whether my opponents are short-sighted or hard of hearing, they do have a chance to register it.

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THE DURANGO HERALD | Bill Roberts, Editorial Page Editor | 375-4560 | | SUNDAY, AUGUST 4, 2013

Just how fractured are Republicans? WASHINGTON – A combination of early presidential maneuvering and Charles internal policy Krauthammer debate is feeding yet another iteration of that media perennial: the great Republican crackup. This time, it’s tea party insurgents versus get-along establishment fogies fighting principally about two things: national security and Obamacare. Gov. Chris Christie recently challenged Sen. Rand Paul over his opposition to the National Security Agency metadata program. Paul has also tangled with Sen. John McCain and other internationalists over drone warfare, democracy promotion and, more generally, intervention abroad. So what else is new? The return of the most venerable strain of conservative foreign policy – isolationism – was utterly predictable. GOP isolationists dominated until Pearl Harbor and then acquiesced to an activist internationalism during the Cold War because of a fierce detestation of communism. With communism gone, the conservative coalition should have fractured long ago. This was delayed by Sept. 11 and the rise of radical Islam. But now, 12 years into that era – after Afghanistan and Iraq, after drone wars and the NSA revelations – the natural tension between isolationist and internationalist tendencies has resurfaced. In fact, both parties are internally split on domestic surveillance, as reflected in the very close recent House vote on curbing the NSA. This is not civil war. It’s a healthy debate that helps recalibrate the delicate line between safety and security as conditions (threat level and surveillance technology, for example) change. The more fundamental GOP divide is over foreign aid and other manifestations of our role as the world’s leading power. The Paulites, pining for the splendid isolation of the 19th century, want to leave the world alone on the assumption that it will then leave us alone. Which rests on the further assumption that international stability – open sea lanes, free commerce, relative tranquility – come naturally, like the air we breathe. If only that were true. Unfortunately, stability is not a matter of grace. It comes about only by Great Power exertion. In the 19th century, that meant the British navy, behind whose protection America thrived. Today, alas, Britannia rules no waves. World order is maintained by American power and American will. Take that away and you don’t get tranquility. You get chaos. That’s the Christie-McCain position. They figure that America doesn’t need two parties of retreat. Paul’s views, more measured and moderate than his fringy father’s, are still in the minority among conservatives, but gathering strength. Which is why Christie’s stroke – defending and thus seizing the party’s more traditional internationalist consensus – was a signal moment in the run-up to the 2016 campaign. The battle lines are drawn. The other battle is about defunding Obamacare. Led by Sens. Mike Lee and Ted Cruz, the GOP insurgents are threatening to shut down the government on Oct. 1 if the stopgap funding bill contains money for Obamacare. This is nuts. The president will never sign a bill defunding the singular achievement of his presidency. Especially when he has control of the Senate. Especially when, though a narrow majority (51 percent) of Americans disapprove of Obamacare,


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Candidates needed for five school board seats November 5, 2013 to consider running for these will be an imporimportant positions. tant day for the This is an exciting and challenging Durango School time to be involved in shaping the education of our children. Exciting in that District 9-R and new state assessments are coming in our community. 2014, 9-R enrollment is slowly growing Given an untimely again, and innovative programs have Jeff adopted that should help our stuSchell death, resignation, been recent board mem- dents become more engaged in their Challenging in that we are ber relocation and learning. working to overcome flat achievement regularly expiring terms, six growth and to close one of the largest achievement gaps in the state among of the seven seats on the Durango 9-R school board will be our free-and-reduced-lunch and minority students. up for election this November, Fortunately, we are well-positioned including mine. I am writing to meet these challenges. Thanks to to encourage district residents

Thinking of running for the board? Six of the seven seats on the District 9-R Board of Education will be up for reelection in the fall. Three will be four-year seats, and three will be two-year seats. In order to run for any of the seats, a candidate must live within the director district that the seat represents. See BOARD, 3D


From Boxers to business, it was a new century “Our Little Brown Brother” continued putting up a strong fight in the Philippines which embarrassed the Army, but that was Duane not the end of AmeriSmith can adventures. Now this once isolationist country found itself involved in China. The “Boxers,” an antiforeign Chinese society led a revolt against all foreigners from missionaries to traders and killed a number of them including Americans. A joint international expeditionary force, including American detachments, entered the country and finally put down the revolt. Durangoans and others followed this revolt and military campaign with great interest. Welcome to the 20th century and the emergence of the United States as a interest. Welcome to the 20th century and the emergence of the United States as a world power. They could read all about it in the Durango Evening Herald, June 11, 1900, but whether they really understood what it might all mean is another question.

They could read all about it in the Durango Evening Herald, June 11, 1900, but whether they really understood what it might all mean is another question ✵✵✵ SITUATION CRITICAL Guns trained on American and British legations at Peking Foreign troops making progress toward the Chinese capital Nothing comes [reports] to relieve the gravity of the Chinese situation or to describe the future progress of the troops who are fighting and battling their way to Peking According to the latest Shanghai report the position of the legations is very critical


The prosperity on which the Rep. Party mainly relies for victory is the genuine article. It is unexampled in the history of this or any other country. It is so great and all-pervading that the calamity business of howlers of the 1890s have lapsed into silence.


The hold ups entered the board of trade saloon at Rico about 1 o’clock Tuesday morning, as the proprietor was closing for the midnight and ordered him to turnover

the faro table bank about $1,000.


The public are cordially invited to attend the musical and literary program given by the San Juan Masonic association at 2 o’clock Monday afternoon June 25 at the Presbyterian Church.


Neither (David) Day nor Higgins [rival newspaper editors] will accept the offer of $5 for an investigation of the wage scale since Day struck the city. They are on the job – that is of receiving bluffs and bottom fishing when called. (There was not love lost between Durango newspapers in the 1890s and the early 20th century. During the period of time, at least a dozen were published, some for a very short time.)


(Times were getting better in the new century as these comments by Durango businessmen indicate.) R.E. Sloan (Gradens) Conditions are much better and more favorable for continued good times. The outlook is exceeding flattering. George Goodman (paint & wall paper company) Business is much better than last year. Jack Parson (Parson’s druggist) [1900] was the very best year since ’92. There was a noticeable increase of trade coming to Durango from the south. That country is growing. Duane Smith is a Fort Lewis College history professor. Reach him at 247-2589.


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There are three things that no one can do to the entire satisfaction of anyone else: PDNHORYHSRNHWKHĂ&#x20AC;UHDQGUXQDQHZVSDSHUâ&#x2DC;&#x2026; WILLIAM ALLEN WHITE, 1917 THE FIRST AMENDMENT: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

Snakecharmer Imaginative new trail another example of the value of cooperation, civic foresight new mountain-bike trail hardly seems like a big deal. And, in and of itself, it is not. But as an example of how things can work, it is outstanding. For this is how you build a great community: one step at a time, with cooperation between forwardthinking government and publicspirited residents. As The Durango Herald reported Thursday, local mountain-bike riders have a new and innovative trail to enjoy. Called Snakecharmer, it is in the Horse Gulch recreational area east of downtown Durango. It will formally open today. Horse Gulch already has a number of trails, but this one comes with an imaginative twist. Called a â&#x20AC;&#x153;progressiveâ&#x20AC;? trail, it is designed and built in such a way as to accommodate riders of all skill levels. It features three â&#x20AC;&#x153;option lines,â&#x20AC;? short sections that branch off and allow riders to choose simple or challenging paths. Think â&#x20AC;&#x153;easy way downâ&#x20AC;? signs at ski areas. With that, riders of all skill levels â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and presumably all ages â&#x20AC;&#x201C; can use and enjoy the trail. That not only opens it up to more people, it allows novice mountain bikers to learn and develop their skills and technical ability. Also akin to ski area practice, the different levels of difďŹ culty are indicated by colored signs â&#x20AC;&#x201C; in this case, blue circles for intermediate, black for expert terrain. The trail itself consist of a mix of dirt sections, a large slickrock area and places where large rocks have been arranged almost like puzzle pieces. Called â&#x20AC;&#x153;rock armoring,â&#x20AC;? it helps preserve steeper parts of the trail that could otherwise be damaged by erosion.


Snakecharmer is just less than a mile long. To get to it, mountain bikers can ride up Horse Gulch Road and take Rocky Road trail up Raider Ridge. Advanced riders can get there by way of the Skyline trail. But how it came together is the best part. Snakecharmer was designed by Tyson Swasey of Moab, whose experience includes building other progressive trails in Utah. Overall, he worked on the trail for a total of four weeks. The project was overseen by Trails 2000, whose volunteers worked with Swasey for 16 days. And the city of Durango contributed $2,500 for Swaseyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s work. What a great model for local projects. We have an active group of volunteers, a guy who took the time to learn an esoteric and unusual design skill and a city government with the imagination to recognize that the money involved is both paltry in a municipal sense and a smart investment that will pay off over time. This sort of process, which can be applied to all kinds of attributes and concerns, is a splendid model for creating community and developing amenities that, directly or indirectly, beneďŹ t us all and make Durango such a great place to live. That a single trail is no big deal is not an argument to the contrary but rather goes right to the point. No single pat on the head makes a child a responsible adult. No one nail holds together a house. Good more often comes from the cumulative effects of a great many relatively minor actions, thoughts, words and works. Snakecharmer is merely an example. But it is a good one.

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Obama has ethnically proďŹ led himself A jury has found that George Zimmerman is not guilty of second degree murder or manslaughter, that he is innocent of both charges by virtue of having defended himself in accord with the Florida iteration of the Stand Your Ground law. So, in an interview with Piers Morgan, one of the jury members stated that she felt equally sorry for both Zimmerman and Trayvon Martin. So Barack Obama, our pretender to the ofďŹ ce of president, issues a statement expressing sympathy with Martin and his family. Not a word in the way of sympathy

toward Zimmerman. What right, I have to ask, does Obama have to undermine our trial by jury system with such a one-sided statement? If anything, he should have supported the process by which Zimmerman was found to be innocent. Actually, when you really think about it, Obama has done nothing more than to ethnically proďŹ le himself in a situation where, in the aftermath of the Zimmerman trial, every effort should be made to keep racial tension under control. Thomas Wright Aztec

Give up a latte to fund bag fee If we cannot start cleaning up all the plastic now in use, then why bother with a bag ban? We have ruined parts of the ocean, sea life, beaches and created huge landďŹ lls by using Mother Earth as our private garbage pail, but no problem: Our kids and their kids can ďŹ gure it out, and Duran-

go still looks beautiful, so why worry? Ten cents a bag? Maybe we could give up one â&#x20AC;&#x153;liberal latteâ&#x20AC;? a week instead or maybe just bring our own personal bag to the market â&#x20AC;&#x201C; or is that too much to ask? Debbie Bliss Hoover Durango

Keep socking it to regional ďŹ reďŹ ghters Even easier, buy a pair at one of our Keep on â&#x20AC;&#x153;Socking it to Me,â&#x20AC;? Durangotangs! Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s beat your record of 1,000 sock participating local sporting goods or shoe donations given last summer to our wild- stores where there are donation boxes already set up. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re the best! land ďŹ reďŹ ghters in our Four Corners. You have until Aug. 15 to drop off socks Elaine Ehlers at the our Welcome Center, Alpine Bank Durango and at Purgatory.

Letter puts racist paranoia on display Regarding Denise Murrayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s letter about fanning racism ďŹ&#x201A;ames (Herald, July 26), itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s amazing that in a state where you can count the black residents on your ďŹ ngers, someone like Murray could feel so threatened that she has to throw about the veiled threat of a â&#x20AC;&#x153;backlashâ&#x20AC;? if we donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t stop talking about race and making her so uncomfortable. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s very nice that Murray seems so concerned

about the fate of blacks in America, but her racist paranoia is on full display and her Obama-hating rant makes it so obvious where she gets her information. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m willing to bet she believes there were two black jurors on the Zimmerman case. Maurice Harrigan Pittsboro, NC

Consider both risks and benefits of using plastic bags The debate about plastic bags has taken a prominent place in the Durango news in the last couple of weeks after a majority of City Council Garth members announced Buchanan they would vote for a 10-cent charge on each paper and plastic bag used by customers at selected stores in order to reduce the bagsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; presence in Durangoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s environment. The response has been contentious because the council members have not demonstrated convincingly that the risk to the environment is great enough to counter the beneďŹ ts provided by the bags.

home their purchases in paper or plastics bags canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t easily dismiss the conclusion that there are signiďŹ cant beneďŹ ts involved. Convenience is a strong beneďŹ t, and bringing oneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s own bags is not nearly as convenient. But the council seems to believe that a thousand signatures on a petition against plastic bags is more representative of peopleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s opinions than the empirical evidence observed at checkout counters. It would be wise for the council before taking ďŹ nal action to ďŹ nd out how the majority of residents feel about the issue. Because Durango is the shopping center for much of the region, a countywide assessment would be in order for the sake of Durango businesses. There are several competent survey organizations that can provide a statistically valid assessment of the views of the population of Durango and La Plata County quite cheaply and in a short period of time. Obtaining a representative view of the importance of the beneďŹ ts provided by the bags is critical because the evidence of their risk to the environment is weak. There have been few scientiďŹ c investigations of what happens to garbage Rather than dictating that the 10-cent making it difďŹ cult to formulate an evicharge be enforced, the City Council dence-based risk assessment, so myths should address the issue as a beneďŹ t/risk and anecdotal speculations dominate trade-off because it is those beneďŹ ts and discussions. The University of Arizona risks that the public must weigh in order started a garbage project several years to judge the validity of the councilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s acago and is the only systematic hands-on tion. Instead, the council members have analysis of the issue I know of. The reignored the beneďŹ t side of the equation sults were published in a book Rubbish! and exaggerated the risks. I will address risks in a moment and start the discussion The Archaeology of Garbage by William Rathje and Cullen Murphy, and the ďŹ ndabout the ignored beneďŹ ts. ings dispel much of what some Durango Anyone observing the checkout counCity Council members and letter to the ters at City Market or Albertsons and witness the large number of customers taking editor writers seems willing to believe

The council seems to believe that a thousand signatures on a petition against plastic bags is more representative of peopleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s opinions than the empirical evidence observed at checkout counters. takes place with garage disposal. One claim is that reducing the use of plastic bags will signiďŹ cantly reduce litter. But the bulk of litter consists of bottles, cans and paper cartons and reducing the number of only one kind of plastic bag from only selected stores will be undetectable. Furthermore, the University of Arizona study shows that almost all litter eventually, one way or another, ends up as garbage in a landďŹ ll. Which brings us to the most common complaint that plastic bags are ďŹ lling up our landďŹ lls and contributing to the need for more. The Arizona study shows that plastic bags of all kinds take up only a minuscule space in landďŹ lls. Beyond space, the concern seems to be that plastic bags do not biodegrade. But the study shows that nothing, not even food, biodegrades in a landďŹ ll. The book devotes a whole chapter to â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Myths of Biodegration,â&#x20AC;? why it doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t happen in landďŹ lls and why it would not be desirable if it did. The Arizona study also destroys the myth that we are running out of safe

places to put landďŹ lls. The book reports economist C. Clark Wisemanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s calculations that, given reasonable future projections, all of Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s garbage for the next century would ďŹ t into a single landďŹ ll space of 120 feet in depth and 44 miles square. It is not presented as a practical suggestion, but to make the point that not a lot of land is required to meet landďŹ ll needs. Finally, some council members and letter writers have resorted to the rationalization that the 10-cent charge will make Durango a better community by alerting people to environmental issues and motivate them to take more actions against pollution. That is an unbelievably naive assumption. The recent book Nudge by University of Chicago economists shows evidence that some subtle inducements can work to change or motivate behavior, but overt pressure almost always has the opposite effect. A 10-cent fee on each bag is not a subtle nudge but a sledgehammer blow. All that it is likely to do is to anger a segment of the population without any signiďŹ cant improvement to the environment. Determining how large that angered segment might be should be of interest to council members before taking any action because they may need to recruit many of them as allies when they address more important issue such as parking, water, energy and land use. Garth Buchanan holds a doctorate in applied science and has 35 years of experience in operations research. Reach him at

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Low reimbursement will limit access So, the federal government is giving Colorado $21 million to promote the state’s Health Care Exchange, which includes TV commercials showing people “magically transformed winning at a horse race, in a casino or at the World Series with champagne corks popping” (Herald, July 25). Physicians are already unable to afford

treating any more people on Medicare, Medicaid and TriCare at the very low price-controlled rates. Unless the Obamacare Colorado exchange pays a fair and reasonable reimbursement, patients on this new government plan will be challenged to find providers to care for them. Anthony R. Palmer Durango

Bee tree impeded daily walks Thanks to the city of Durango for cut- ing walks. Nice job! ting down two fallen trees in Durango Mountain Park. One of the trees was full of bees which really impeded my daily train-

Betsy Richards Durango


Kiwanis Club alive and well, meets Thursdays I wanted to thank the Herald for putting together the guide for volunteer and nonprofit organizations. However, for some reason, the Kiwanis Club of Durango was left out. I just wanted to let La Plata County know we are alive and well and have been

serving the children of this community since 1948. We meet every Thursday at the Durango Community Recreation Center, come and join us. Lisa Barrett, president Kiwanis Club of Durango Durango

State ready to guide residents on insurance The article about difficulties some states are having with their new health insurance programs (Herald, July 27) may have given the wrong impression about what is happening here in Colorado. The new Colorado health insurance marketplace is called Connect for Health Colorado and is on track to be fully ready and functional on Oct. 1. Individual Coloradans and small business owners will be able to browse through many new health insurance plans,

estimate the premium assistance available from the federal government and explore eligibility for Medicaid and CHP+. In anticipation of the opening of the marketplace, Connect for Health Colorado already has local health coverage guides to provide face-to-face assistance, as well as online tools and a call center open now. Kevin O’Connor Durango

Oxbow project differs from grant application City Manager Ron LeBlanc seems to think he has found a scapegoat for his own failures in several areas. Twice in the last two weeks, he has publicly blamed me for the failures of city staff. He has learned from the federal government how to shoot the messenger and ignore the facts. He claimed I was responsible for La Plata County not paying for the city’s water dock. While we at the county agreed in principle that we could help pay for the dock, the city failed to follow up with a proposal for the county to consider and did the job on its own. At a recent hearing about Oxbow Park, LeBlanc said I should have asked better questions and was responsible for keeping the county out of the process. If one reads the city request to the county for a letter of support for the Great Outdoors Colorado grant, it speaks only to preservation and conservation of the Cameron/Sterk property (Oxbow) and an extension of the Animas River Greenway with no mention of a commercial river access. The county’s letter of support spoke directly to this and was, at least for me personally, the reason I voted to support the grant application.

The city received the grant under questionable circumstances in my opinion and the project is nothing like what was described in its application. I consider this a classic bait and switch, and I oppose the development of the Oxbow project as currently planned. I do not believe it will relieve congestion at the 32nd/33rd street put in, it will only compound it. While I support the concept of more river access, both public and private, this project only creates more problems rather than solving the current ones. Private land owners along the river are almost 100 percent opposed. There are no answers to the law enforcement issues. There is no river corridor management plan to deal with these and many other issues. The cart is before the horse. Should the city have been more open and transparent in its plans? Absolutely! LeBlanc and his staff need to listen to the residents. Wally White Durango

here in the first place. Hard work and values and to serve were an honor, not a paycheck or benefits that only they are entitled to and not the public. Congress passes laws that do not apply to them, yet we common citizens must follow and obey. These are our people’s representatives, not those of special interests or who can line representatives’ pockets with material possessions. Can it be fixed? Yes, but most will not go along because everyone has their hand in the cookie jar and do not want to give anything up. My suggestion is the only thing the government funds is the security of this country: military, FBI, CIA, etc. Everything else is up to the states: welfare, food stamps, education, etc. Each state will sink or swim on its own for the decision it makes. If you want pay higher taxes then live in that nanny state. Your choice, but I know what I prefer: freedom. Christopher M. Jones Bayfield

City also home to those who struggle to get by The July 29 Action Line, “‘Durango Bag’ sends clear message about local priorities,” was a fun and light-hearted look at our town and its residents. However, I noticed that like most descriptions of Durango, it completely ignores a huge swath of our population. It focused on and poked fun at PUPPIES, “Perpetually Underpaid People Into Extreme Sports,” but did not mention the chronically underpaid working class made up of natives, immigrants and poor whites who clean the hotel rooms, wash the dishes, cook the food and generally keep the local tourism industry – and thus our entire local economy – in working order. This group of people works so hard for such low wages that it does not have the luxury of free time or disposable income to spend on extreme sports.

While President Obama claims he is all about clean energy, he refuses to support natural gas as a base fuel for cars and trucks. Twenty-five percent of our imported oil is used for diesel trucks. This is the dirtiest fuel of all, and we could eliminate a lot of this pollution by switching our diesel truck fleet to natural gas. Not only do we reduce pollution, we

create thousands of jobs by building out the infrastructure. Natural gas is priced at $2.10 a gallon, as opposed to $3.80 for diesel. Ford is producing a natural gas F-150 truck for 2014. Ford gets it. UPS is converting its trucks to natural gas. UPS gets it. When will President Obama get it? Michael Cobb Durango

Paving, line-painting job fails to impress I think the state of Colorado needs a pat on the back for the beautiful paving and paint job it just finished on Highway 172 going down to the Florida River. The bumps are really great where they stopped and started paving. And let’s hear it for the line guy. Wow! I hope the police don’t ask someone to walk that line! I re-

ally can’t believe someone could do that kind of a job and say, “Yeah, I did that!” Is this the best we get with our tax dollars? Maybe they will do better on the next section.

And yes, it is true that many of Durango’s PUPPIES choose not to have children, but many working people do have children, and they run into brick walls at every turn with a complete lack of affordable prenatal care in town, long wait lists and extremely high costs for day care and “affordable” housing and indifference and even ignorance from the other sectors of our society who depend on the work of low-wage workers to maintain their skiing/kayaking/climbing habits. It is time to refocus the lens and make this sector of society part of our daily discourse when we discuss this great town that we all call home. Danny Quinlan Durango

Rules should prevent Lake Nighthorse crop Federal and county statues require the crop of thistles? control of noxious weeds. Why then has the Bureau of Reclamation allowed the Lake Nighthorse property to grow a giant

Chuck Arnett Durango

David Donovan Ignacio

Schell: Don’t be intimidated by a campaign Continued from 1D our community members and their support in providing additional funding, we are in a strong financial position. We have a dedicated staff that works hard each day to make sure our children are learning. And finally, in Dan Snowberger, we have a superintendent who is ready to work with the school board, district staff and our community to make necessary changes. The school board plays a key role in ensuring that the mission of the district – “to ensure each student develops the

skills and attributes for lifelong learning and has the ability to compete and contribute in the global community” is accomplished. Yes, it is a bigtime commitment to be on the school board. However, aside from Tuesday evening meetings, most of the additional time necessary to be an effective board member is flexible and can be worked into your current work and family schedule. If you have a passion for education, please consider running. Do not let the idea of running a campaign intimidate you. We live in a community where school board elec-

Editor’s note: White is a former La Plata County commissioner.

States should fund everything but security After reading about the plague and there being no zombie apocalypse (Herald, July 28) I have to disagree with that assessment. We do have zombies among us, and they follow blindly and without thinking on their own. They follow both the Republican and Democratic parties and their beliefs. Both parties have run this country from 30,000 feet straight toward the ground, and I am not sure if we can pull up before crashing. Both parties say we have the answer to fix all the problems. Yeah right! I am tired of supporting the lazy and needy that want more for nothing – kind of like three branches of government that only work half the year and make 10 times more money than the average citizen, plus living in Washington, D.C., once elected and never spending time in their own state to actually see what is taking place – only showing up after a disaster for a photo op. I am not advocating the overthrow of the government, just wish it would turn back time and remember what got us

Obama does not understand natural gas

tions are low-key events and do not require much (if any) money. For more information about running for the school board, please visit the district’s website at Petitions can be picked up beginning Wednesday. Please feel free to call any current board member to learn firsthand about the rewards of representing your community on the school board. Jeff Schell is president of Durango School District 9-R Board. He is term limited and by law cannot run again. Reach him at

Board: Candidates must get 50 signatures resent. No one can serve on the school board who has been convicted of an The director districts coming up for re-election offense against a child. There are many expecare: B, C, D, E, F and G. tations the district sets For more information forth for various qualiabout the director disties and attributes we tricts, including district seek in our elected board boundaries, visit http:// members. They include board.durangoschools. a passion for education org. Select “Board Disas well as a genuine trict Maps” in the leftcolumn to view board dis- concern for achievement tricts using Google maps. of all students. Elected school board members Prospective candidates must have a broad view can enter their address of the district, be nonto find their director dispartisan and possess imtrict. mediate skills and knowlTo be qualified for this election, a candidate must edge on K-12 education. We also desire candidates have been a registered who are dedicated, trustelector and a resident worthy and fair, and can of the school district dedicate the required for at least 12 consecutime to attend events, tive months before the work sessions and board election, and a current meetings throughout the resident of the director district that they may rep- year.

Continued from 1D

Applications are available starting Wednesday at the Administration Building at 201 E. 12th St. Please see Jane Schold in the superintendent’s office to obtain the petition as well as other pertinent information relevant to running for the board. Interested candidates must obtain 50 or more signatures, and the petition must be turned in by Aug. 30 in order to run for a seat. People who sign the petition do not need to be in the director district the potential candidate is running for, but they do need to be a registered voter within the school district in order for their signature to count. This year, Election Day falls on Nov. 5.

— School District 9-R

Krauthammer: Need to win back Congress Continued from 1D only 36 percent favor repeal. President Obama so knows he’ll win any shutdown showdown that he’s practically goading the Republicans into trying. Never make a threat on which you are not prepared to deliver. Every fiscal showdown has redounded against the Republicans. The first, in 1995, effectively marked the end of the Gingrich revolution. The latest, last December, led to a lastminute Republican cave that humiliated the GOP and did nothing to stop the tax increase it so strongly opposed.

Those who fancy themselves tea party patriots fighting a sold-out cocktail-swilling establishment are demanding yet another cliff dive as a show of principle and manliness. But there’s no principle at stake here. This is about tactics. If I thought this would work, I would support it. But I don’t fancy suicide. It has a tendency to be fatal. As for manliness, the real question here is sanity. Nothing could better revive the fortunes of a failing, flailing, fading Democratic administration than a government shutdown where the president is portrayed as stand-

ing up to the GOP on honoring our debts and paying our soldiers in the field. How many times must we learn the lesson? You can’t govern from one house of Congress. You need to win back the Senate and then the presidency. Shutting down the government is the worst possible way to get there. Indeed, it’s Obama’s fondest hope for a Democratic recovery. Charles Krauthammer is a columnist for The Washington Post. Reach him by email at letters@ © 2013 The Washington Post Writers Group.

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Clubs & organizations New Cribbage Club Four Corners Peggers meets at 6 p.m. each Thursday at Lost Dog, 1150 Main Ave. Boards and cards are provided. All levels are welcome. For more information, call Tierney at 749-0080.

Ongoing AARP meets monthly at the Durango/La Plata Senior Center, 2424 Main Ave. Call Julie Cordova at 259-0835. ABATE of Colorado District 8 meets at 6:30 p.m. the second Thursday of every month at the VFW, 1550 Main Ave. ABATE is a nonprofit, charitable, educational and safetyoriented motorcyclist-rights organization. Call Cindy Garnand at 946-6188. Adaptive Sports Association is a nonprofit organization that provides outdoor sports and recreational opportunities for children and adults who have disabilities. The winter program includes skiing, snowboarding and skibiking. Volunteers participate in teaching clinics and can earn lift-ticket vouchers along with other benefits. The summer activities include rafting, canoeing, kayaking, camping and biking. To view a program calendar, visit for daily activities, and call the office at 259-0374 to sign up to participate and/ or volunteer. Alternative Horizons is a nonprofit organization that offers assistance and alternatives to victims and survivors of domestic violence and provides community education and outreach. For information and assistance, call the 24-hour crisis line at 247-9619. For training or to volunteer, call 247-4374. American Red Cross, Southwest Colorado Chapter, 1911 Main Ave., Suite 282, provides health and safety classes, disaster services and training and emergency communications between families and military personnel. Volunteer opportunities are available. Call 259-5383 or visit American Legion, 878 East Second Ave., offers support for veterans and their families and meets at 6 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month. Call 247-1590. Annie’s Orphans, a no-kill shelter for abused, neglected and surrendered dogs in La Plata County, needs volunteers to walk and train dogs, donations to help with the ongoing costs of animal care and permanent homes for its dogs. Call Anna at 759-8811. Bayfield American Legion Post 143 holds monthly meetings at 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at the Bayfield Lions Clubs building. Members of the Ignacio American Legion are welcome. The organization is recruiting new members and women for the ladies auxiliary. For more information, call Richard Schleeter at 759-6051. Bayfield Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. the second and fourth Thursdays of the month at the Lions Club building in Bayfield. For more information, call Joe Mozgai at 884-0928. Bayfield Study Club meets at 1:30 p.m. every third Thursday of the month in members’ homes. In 1930, 15 women founded the first library in Bayfield, and the club is looking through old scrapbooks for information about their lives, photos and articles. Call Anne Schrier at 884-7636. Bear Smart Durango is dedicated to reducing conflicts with bears in the Durango area by eliminating access to human food sources by bears. Call Bryan Peterson at 7494262 or email Bingo Club meets at 7 p.m. Mondays at the American Legion, 878 East Second Ave. The public is welcome. Boy Scouts of America, Mesa Verde District, includes Durango, Pagosa Springs, Bayfield, Ignacio, Cortez, Mancos, Dolores and Silverton. Programs include Cub Scouts (first through fifth grade) and Boy Scouts (sixth grade through age 18). Call Patrick Smith at 903-7533. Boys & Girls Club of La Plata County provides youths 6 to 18 years old with a safe place to learn and grow. The club provides programs after school and during school breaks that promote academic success, healthy lifestyles and good character and citizenship. For more information, to volunteer or to make a donation, call 375-0010 or visit Cadence Center for Therapeutic Riding offers equestrian therapeutic riding for children and adults who have special needs. Call 749-RIDE, email or visit Colorado Mountain Club plans activities including trips, hikes, skiing, backpacking, climbing and educational schools such as basic mountaineering. Call (800) 633-4417 or visit The Compassionate Friends is a national organization offering support and hope for families who have lost a child of any age, whether recent or long ago. For information about meetings of the Duran-

go chapter, call Sandy at 3759589 or email TCFDurango@ Council on Aging, La Plata County, provides services to seniors, particularly through support of the Durango/La Plata Senior Center and the Nutrition Program. It meets at 10 a.m. the fourth Wednesday of each month. Join at the Senior Center, 2424 Main Ave. Call 382-6428. CUUPS of the Half Moon, a pagan study group, meets twice monthly on Thursday evenings at Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Hall. For information, email Dancing Heron Taijiquan offers classes in the Chinese martial art of “Tai Chi” from 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Hall, 419 San Juan Dr. Call Mary Jane at 385-9597. Classes are free to the community and donations are accepted. Durango Agility Dogs is an organization for dog lovers interested in playing agility games with their pets. For more information, visit www. Durango Area Human Resource Managers (DAHRM) holds monthly lunch meetings that members take turns hosting. Topics discussed vary each month and include a variety of human-resource issues as well as guest speakers. For more information, visit Durango Bird Club includes beginner to expert birders who have an interest in local and regional resident and migratory birds, meets the last Friday of every other month and is open to the public. Email DurangoBirdClub@ or visit groups. Durango BMX operates a safe, fun place for children and adults to ride and race on an American Bicycle Associationsanctioned bicycle motocross track. All ages and abilities welcome. Call 759-1373 or visit Durango Botanical Society is dedicated to the design and development of public gardens and committed to demonstration and education. The society meets at noon the second Tuesday of every month at Pine River Valley Bank, 1701 Main Ave. Visit or call 749-5642. The Durango Business Association is a nonprofit network of business executives who assist each other in growing their businesses through sharing knowledge and referrals during their weekly luncheon. The association meets for lunch from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesdays at Christina’s Grill & Bar on U.S. Highway 160. Interested potential members are invited to join the group for lunch, visit or call Nick at 259-4027. The Durango Chapter of The Compassionate Friends (TCF) is a support group for parents whose child died, no matter what the child’s age or how long ago. TCF offers understanding and hope for parents, regardless of where they are in their journey through the natural process of grief. Grandparents and adult siblings also are welcome. The group meets on at 7 p.m. the first Monday of the month (unless it falls on a holiday) at 7 p.m. at Rocky Mountain Retreat, 848 East Third Ave. For more information, call 375 9589 or email TCFDurango@ Durango Children’s Chorale meets 4-5:15 p.m. Mondays, September-May, at Fort Lewis College. Call 247-7447. Durango Community Tennis Association promotes tennis for all ages and abilities by sponsoring instructional clinics and competitive or social tournaments and encouraging local government to improve tennis facilities. Email or call 385-4055. Durango Contra Dancers holds a dance once a month, except July, usually on the first Saturday, to live music and a caller who teaches and directs. Dancers of all ages and abilities are welcome. Cost is $10; first-timers get a pass to return free. These smoke-free and alcohol-free dances are a project of Durango Arts Center with support from Durango Friends of the Arts. Call 3859292 or visit http://groups. Durango Cowboys for Christ is a fellowship and outreach for ranchers and those who love the western culture and traditions through music, sharing and studying the Word. All are welcome. They meet every Thursday at Animas Valley Grange, 7271 County Road 203. Call Sam Noble at 759-8906 or John Beranek at 749-7443 for more information. Durango Daybreak Rotary Club meets 6:45-8 a.m. every Wednesday in the Eolus Room at the Durango Community Recreation Center 2700 Main Ave. There will be coffee and a program. For more information, email Joe Williams at Durango DEVO is a nonprofit junior mountain bike program

Community calendar schedule Clubs & Organizations: first Sunday of the month. Volunteer Opportunities: second Sunday of the month. Support Groups: third Sunday of the month. Drunken-driving convictions: fourth Sunday of the month. for ages 6-19 with a mission of developing mountain biking as a lifelong sport. The program is arranged in buildingblock style to promote development and positive growth. Contact Chad Cheeney at 7645909 or chad@durangodevo. com. Durango Dog Park Organization works to educate the public about the off-leash dog park rules and etiquette, licensing and registration laws. It also works with the city on dog-park improvements and provides grants for canines that are sick or injured and need medical care beyond the owners’ ability to pay. Call Susie Bonds at 259-3477. Durango Educational Alliance for Multicultural Achievement (Del Alma) promotes educational excellence, artistic expression and cultural competence for multicultural youths. It runs three programs focusing on education and arts: the Alma After School Program, the Prejudice Elimination Action Teams and Ballet Folklorico de Durango. For more information, call 382-9693. Durango Food Bank provides food to La Plata County residents on an emergencyassistance basis. Volunteers are needed to distribute food from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. TuesdayThursday and 9 a.m.-noon Friday. People interested in volunteering or making a donation can call 375-2672 or email durangofoodbank@ It is located at 194-C Bodo Drive, P.O. Box 156. Durango Friends of the Arts is a not-for-profit, all-volunteer, organization dedicated to raise awareness, promote cultural diversity and offer support for the arts in the community. The Durango Friends of the Arts many annual fundraising events help generate grant money that is awarded to various performing and visual artists and artrelated programs in the area. For information, visit www. Durango High Country Gardeners is affiliated with the Colorado Federation of Garden Clubs. The club meets at noon on the third Wednesday of the month. They share gardening information, home and garden tours, and help with horticulture related civic projects. The club also maintains the gardens at the Durango Discovery Museum. For more information, call Tina Trump at 385-8540. Durango High Noon Rotary meets at 11:45 a.m. every Thursday at the DoubleTree Hotel, 501 Camino del Rio. Interested potential members are invited to visit the club, the website at or email Durango 100 Club is accepting members. The club’s mission is to provide immediate financial assistance to families of public safety officers and firefighters who are seriously injured or killed in the line of duty. Memberships will go toward the 100 Club scholarship fund. The scholarship program was established to provide financial education assistance to family members of public safety officers and firefighters. For more information, visit Durango Kennel Club is a licensed AKC club for people who own purebred or mixbreed dogs or share an interest in canine activities and welfare. The club offers training classes, a sanctioned AKC show and trial, canine good citizenship, therapy dog tests and more. Call Sue at 247-5531 or Bob at 259-4419. Durango Lions Club meets at noon every second and fourth Wednesday for lunch at the DoubleTree Hotel, 501 Camino del Rio. Email durangolions@ or call 335-8139. Durango Motorless Transit is part of the American Association of Running Clubs. It organizes area races and conducts group runs and training sessions. Periodic meetings and socials are held at Steamworks Brewing Co. Call Jill Badalati at (214) 345-3855, email or visit Durango Nature Studies is an education group dedicated to bringing nature into the lives of people of all ages. Call 3829244. Durango Old Car Club is dedicated to the enjoyment and restoration of classic cars, trucks and other motor vehicles. Membership is open to all; ownership of a classic car is not a requirement. Call Steve at 247-8761. Durango Photography Club meets the third Thursday of each month in the Banquet Room at the Durango Holiday Inn & Suites, 21636 U.S. Highway 160 (west). Meetings consist of teaching, learning and competing in a friendly, fun-based environment. Open to all ability levels. The club

also has field trips. Call Jerry Hanes at 563-4408 or email durangophotoclub@yahoo. com. Durango Recreational Duplicate Bridge Club meets at 12:15 p.m. Mondays at the Durango/La Plata Senior Center, 2424 Main Ave. Play is for pairs; all ages are welcome. Call Bob and Arden Westerwick at 259-8845. Durango Wheel Club promotes fun, fitness, racing and education with group training rides and events for all levels. It also works with state and local government and local advocacy groups to keep Durango a premier cycling destination. Email or visit www. Durango Whitewater Paddle Club meets at 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays at Four Corners Riversport, 360 South Camino del Rio. All river-worthy kayaks and canoes are welcome. Visit www.dgowhitewater. com. Durango Youth Coalition represents the 15-to-30 age group to promote youth impact and empowerment. It acts as an umbrella organization for existing groups at colleges, high schools and in the community. Email or visit www.durangoyouth. org. Earlybird Toastmasters meets 7-8:30 a.m. every Friday at Christina’s Grill & Bar, 21382 U.S. Highway 160. Participants practice and learn skills by filling meeting roles, ranging from giving a prepared or impromptu speech to serving as timer, evaluator or grammarian. For more information, visit or call Eric Beeson at (720) 201-7992. Firewise Council of Southwest Colorado, working to keep homes, lives and properties from being damaged by wildfire through education, advocacy, networking and a Neighborhood Ambassador program, meets at 4:30 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of January, March, May, July, September and November. Educational in-services follow each meeting. Call the San Juan Mountains Association at 385-1210 or visit Five Rivers Trout Unlimited works on projects benefiting the conservation, protection and restoration of local rivers and streams. The group has organized a subchapter called Dolores River Anglers, working in the Cortez, Mancos and Dolores areas. For more information about the Dolores Rivers Anglers, call Dale Smith at 759-3020. For more information, to attend meetings or to be involved with the Five Rivers group, call Doug Wallis at 375-7095 or Buck Skillen at 382-8248. Florida Aspen Club assists families with short-term acute needs and gives gifts to new mothers in need at Mercy Regional Medical Center. The club raises money through auctions, cookbook sales and other events. Call Pat at 3859539. Four Corners ATV Club is a family-oriented group of ATV enthusiasts. Call Jess at 7991425. Four Corners Equine Academy offers a college-level equinestudies program in balanced riding, harmonious training and equine studies. Call 3854063. Four Corners Fencing Club meets from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays at the Durango Sports Club, 1600 Florida Road. Fencing improves flexibility, conditioning, strength, speed, alertness and can be practiced at any age. Equipment is available on loan or can be purchased at clubdiscount prices. Instruction also is available. Call Nik at 769-8463 or Trish at 247-7423. Four Corners Gay and Lesbian Alliance for Diversity promotes equality and social justice for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered people in the area with education, information, support, community outreach and activities. Call 3857202 or visit Four Corners Gunslingers, a local cowboy action-shooting club, meets the third Sunday of every month at the outdoor shooting range on La Posta Road in Durango. Call Ruff Cobb at 247-4386. Four Corners Knitting Guild meets at 10 a.m. the second Saturday of each month at First United Methodist Church, 2917 Aspen Drive, in the Wesley Parlor. Knitters of all skill levels are welcome. Call Karla at 759-6229 or email Four Corners Lesbian Network is a forum for lesbians in the region to help unify the community and support one another. Email or visit www. and search “Four Corners Lesbian.” Four Corners Rose Society

educates and promotes growing roses, maintains the rose garden in front of the Durango School District 9-R Administration Building and sponsors an annual rose show. The group meets monthly and is affiliated with the American Rose Society. Call Helen Pruski at 247-1836. Fresh Start Horse Rescue rescues, rehabilitates and finds permanent homes for horses that are neglected, abused or in situations where loving owners no longer can care for them. The organization is seeking volunteers, sponsors and adoptive homes for its horses. Call Daniel or Amanda Ryan at 882-7522 or visit www. Green Business Roundtable is a nonpartisan group that meets monthly for lunch and a program with the goal of improving business contributions to sustain the environment. Call Kent Ford at 2591361. Habitat for Humanity of La Plata County is a nonprofit organization that provides affordable homeownership for qualified families and individuals. We are currently seeking qualified partners for our home ownership program. To volunteer or to get more information about the Home Ownership Program, call 3822215, ext. 110 or visit www. Habitat ReStore, 120 Girard St., Suite E, in Bodo Industrial Park, sells antiques and collectibles, new and used building materials, lighting, plumbing, doors and windows, at 50 to 90 percent off retail price. Proceeds from sales are invested in Habitat for Humanity of La Plata County programs. Open at 10 a.m. Monday-Saturday. All merchandise is donated and is tax-deductible. To arrange a pickup, call 382-9931. Kiwanis Club of Durango meets at noon Thursdays at Durango Community Recreation Center, 2700 Main Ave. Call 382-9304. Visitors are welcome. Kiwanis Club of Mesa Verde/ Cortez meets at noon Wednesdays at Shiloh Steakhouse, 5 Veach St. in Cortez. Kiwanis of the Narrow Gauge meets 6:45-7:30 a.m. Wednesdays in the back room at Carver Brewing Co., 1022 Main Ave. Call 375-0079. La Plata Chapter Order of the Eastern Star No. 83 meets at 7:30 p.m. the first and third Mondays of each month at the Masonic Temple, 421 Turner Drive, Bodo Park. Call Joanne at 884-2368. La Plata Conservation District meets at 5 p.m. the third Tuesday of the month at 31 Suttle St., Durango. Its mission: To coordinate assistance for landowners from all available resources - public and private, local, state and federal - in an effort to develop locally led solutions to natural resource concerns to include: soil, air, water, animals and plants. laplatacd@ or La Plata Quilters Guild meets at 5:30 p.m. the fourth Thursday of each month at Christ the King Lutheran Church, 495 Florida Road. Mail the guild at P.O. Box 2355, Durango, CO 81302, or call Britt Toppenberg at 259-7172. League of Women Voters of La Plata County, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public-policy issues and influences public policy through education and advocacy. Membership is open to men and women. Visit Mankind Project is a global nonprofit organization that conducts challenging training and weekly men’s circles to help men improve their personal and business lives. The group is not affiliated with any religious practice or political party. I-Group meets from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. every Tuesday. Location varies; call Matt Kelly for more information at 749-0644. For more information, visit Military Officers Association of America, dedicated to the support of single servicemen, servicewomen and military families, meets quarterly. All active-duty, reserve, National Guard, retired and former officers of the seven uniformed services are invited. Call Barbara Bales Coyne at 247-7971, 375-0827 or 382-9058. Parents Advocating for Student Success, a group dedicated to learning about IEPs, IDEA, ECEA, 504 information and parental rights and procedural safeguards in the public school system, meets the third Tuesday of each month. Call 759-1778. Pine River Centennial Rotary meets at 5:30 p.m. the first and third Monday of the month at the Lavenia McCoy Public Library in Bayfield. For information, call Eileen Wasserbach at 563-4517. Rotary Club of Durango meets at 5:30 p.m. every Tuesday with a program and dinner at the Strater Hotel. For more information, call Natambu Obleton at 403-5206. San Juan/Four Corners Na-

tive Plant Society explores, preserves and enjoys the flora of Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona and Utah. The group encourages people to join it for its many programs and field trips; they are all free and open to everyone. Visit www. San%20Juan%20Four%20Corners%20Native%20Plant%20 Society.htm. For more information, call John at 385-1814 or Al at 882-4647. San Juan Mountain Chapter of the American Truck Historical Society meets once a month at various locations for shows, parades and gettogethers. New members are welcome. Call Herald Pepin at (505) 947-5492. San Juan Mountains Association, a nonprofit organization, promotes responsible care of natural and cultural resources through education and handson involvement that inspires respect and reverence for our lands. Call 385-1310. San Juan Sledders Club, a nonprofit community-service organization, promotes safe recreation through family activities, various winter-awareness classes and grooming of trails for multiple winter recreations. Meetings are the second Thursday of the month with pizza at 6 p.m. followed by the meeting at 7 p.m. at the log building at the glider park, about three miles north of Durango on U.S. Highway 550. The driveway is at mile marker 27. Call Roger Pennington at 884-2101. San Juan Square Dance Club meets at 6 p.m. Fridays at the Durango/La Plata Senior Center, 2424 Main Ave. Call 884-1338. San Juan Symphony is a regional orchestra uniting the Four Corners by nurturing the art of music through education and high-quality performances. The symphony gives eight performances annually in Durango and Farmington, and supports a musiceducation program in public schools. Call 382-9753. Sarah Platt Decker Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, a historic, educational and patriotic organization, meets at 10 a.m. the third Saturday of the month at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church. Call Jeannine Dobbins at 382-0966. Sexual Assault Services Organization (SASO) provides support and advocacy services to sexual assault survivors, their family and friends. Services offered: 24 hour crisis support and advocacy, assistance with law enforcement, medical care, court, and therapeutic intervention; free support groups for men and women survivors; community education and awareness programming to end sexual violence and volunteer opportunities. Contact the SASO office at 259-3074 or the 24-hour confidential crisis hotline at 2475400, or www.durangosaso. org for more information. Sisters of the Western Slope (SOWS) is a nonprofit, community-service organization in Durango for women of all ages. Each sister is represented by her fabric in quilted pillows that we create and gift in our outreach. We have a genuine desire to add hope and joy to our world by helping to uplift one another. We collaborate with local quilters, carry out approximately 12 pillow projects per year, and meet at the Edgemont Community Lodge biannually to get together and celebrate the acts of love and solidarity that we carried out over the past six months. Women in the Western Slope region are welcome to take part. For more information, visit www. or call Jen at 764-4294. Sojourning Masons Lodge No. 46 meets on the first and third Thursday of each month. For more information, call 8842608. Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War (SUVCW) and Women’s Auxiliary meet at 9:30 a.m. the second Saturday of oddnumbered months at 560 E. 30th St. in Durango. For more information, call 247-0229. Southwest Center for Independence offers advocacy, information and referral for people with disabilities and their families who live in any of the five Southwest Colorado counties. The office is open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. MondayFriday at 835 East Second Ave., Suite 200, in Durango. Call 259-1672. Southwest Colorado Genealogical Society is a nonprofit organization promoting education and interest in genealogy. The group meets bimonthly at 10:30 a.m. the second Saturday of the month in the Generations Research Library at the La Plata County Historical Society’s Animas Museum. Visit www.swcogen. org for more information and a membership application. Special Olympics Colorado provides year-round sports training and competition in a variety of sports for children and adults, 8 and older, with intellectual disabilities. Call Cheryl DeMarco 779-8814 for more information. is a forum for cyclists to discuss area

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To Protect and Serve

Law enforcement dedicates many hours to Redwine case Before I start this article about the young man, Dylan Redwine, I want to offer my deepRay Shupe est sympathies to his family and friends. This tragedy has without a doubt devastated those closest to him, and I do not want to minimize that impact in any way with this article.

edy and the ensuing investigation into what has happened to Dylan. As many of you already know, I cannot release details of this investigation, but I can talk about the men and women who are dedicated to solving this mystery. I know many of these lawenforcement experts personally and professionally. I can tell you without hesitation that anyone who has touched this case has been touched by this case. In the early stages of this case, they all had one mission in mind: “Find Dylan Redwine.” They all spent countless hours away from home and loved ones looking for Dylan. When they were home, their thoughts were often preoccupied with where this young man was. I do want to talk about this trag- They may have been home physi-

cally; however, mentally, they were somewhere else. Now that remains of his body have been found, the mission has changed to: “What happened to Dylan?” The members assembled to form the task force are all experts in their respective fields. The level of cooperation between agencies at the local, state and federal level is unprecedented in this case. The resource-sharing and combined efforts in this case are unheard of in most jurisdictions. The amount of knowledge all of these experts share is aweinspiring. The combined total of experience in the room most days exceeds hundreds of years. I can tell you with confidence that these men and women will follow the evidence and clues left in this

case, and they will let the facts speak for themselves. They will not be swayed by public opinion or criticism, and they will ensure that justice is served in this case if someone is responsible for Dylan’s death. All of us in law enforcement understand that these investigations take lengthy amounts of time and resources. We know that this will not be solved like a 60-minute episode of “CSI.” I would ask that all of you be patient with this investigation as it continues to churn every day even when it’s not the top story on the 5 p.m. newscast. If one of these task force members is your loved one, I want to thank you for the sacrifices you are making. I know it is difficult

Serving Veterans

DBQs allow veterans and service members to have more control over the disability claims process by giving them the option of visiting a health-care provider in their community instead of waiting for a VA compensation and pension exam to be scheduled. The forms use check boxes and standardized language so that a disability rating can be made accu-

For more information The La Plata County Veterans Service Office provides information and assistance to veterans and their families. There is a wide range of benefits available for our nation’s veterans. Every veteran is encouraged to contact the CVSO to find out more about their VA benefits. Your CVSO can assist you in any matter pertaining to the Department of Veterans Affairs. These services are free of charge. For more information, please visit the La Plata County website at www. Enter “veteran’s services” in the search box. The La Plata County Veterans Service Office is co-located with the Durango VA Clinic at 1970 East Third Avenue. The office phone number is 759-0117. Office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday-Friday, except holidays. Appointments are encouraged. Call 382-6150 to schedule an appointment with the Veterans Service Office. The Durango VA Clinic is located at 1970 East Third Avenue, Suite 102. For clinic appointments, call 247-2214 rately and quickly. Veterans can have their private providers fill out any of the more than 70 DBQs available that are appropriate for their claim conditions,

and they can submit them to the VA with supporting medical documentation The VA can use these forms to decide your claim, streamlining the claims process. If you choose to use the VA’s new DBQ forms as part of your application to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, your DBQ must be completed by and signed by a licensed provider with all supporting medical documentation attached. It is important to realize that the VA will not pay or reimburse any expenses or costs incurred in the process of completing and/or submitting a DBQ. The VA also reserves the right to confirm the authenticity of all DBQs completed by private health care providers. A list of all DBQs available can be viewed on the VA website at: Or you can visit your local County Veterans Service Officer for more information and assistance in choosing the proper DBQ for your disability claim. Richard Schleeter is the veterans service officer for the La Plata County Veterans Service Office. He can be reached at 759-0117 or

More Clubs & organizations Continued from 4D trail conditions and good routes and to find other interested riders. Also posted are maps, altitude profiles and pictures. An organized ride is planned for most weekends, April-November. Visit www. Spring Creek Horse Rescue is a nonprofit in Gem Village that rescues, rehabilitates, retrains and finds new homes for horses. Volunteers are needed for handling, mucking and grooming. Donations of hay, feed and money for vet bills also are needed. For information or an appointment, call 8844425 or visit Sustainability Alliance of Southwest Colorado works with policymakers, business leaders, community groups and individuals, informing them about the complex links among critical areas including environmental quality, social health and economic development. Visit TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensi-

bly) is for those carrying extra pounds they can’t seem to lose by themselves. The group meets at 9 a.m. Wednesdays in the Durango/La Plata Senior Center, 2424 Main Ave. next to Durango High School. All ages are welcome. Call Lorraine at 259-2630. United Way of Southwest Colorado strives to positively affect the community by supporting local agencies and programs that promote education, healthy lifestyles and self-reliance. Call 247-9444 in La Plata and San Juan counties, 731-0484 in Archuleta County and 882-2635 in Montezuma and Dolores counties. Upper Pine River Fire Protection District Auxiliary supports and promotes the fire district and meets at 6:30 p.m. the first Thursday of each month at the UPRFPD Administration Building, 515 Sower Drive in Bayfield. For more information, call Anne Schrier at 884-7636. Useful Public Service Program assists people in successfully completing court-ordered community service by connecting clients with nonprofit

Lt. Ray Shupe is assistant operations division commander with the Durango Police Department.

Senior Calendars

Disability benefits forms streamline process Disability benefits questionnaires are downloadable forms created for veterans to use Richard in the evaluation Schleeter process for disability claims. DBQs were developed to streamline the collection of necessary medical evidence for the purpose of processing veterans’ claims. These forms provide veterans with an improved means to submit medical evidence to support their claims.

to let them pursue this case, and every day you sacrifice precious time to let them work on it. I know you are as proud of them as we are in the law-enforcement community. Finally, today, if you know one of these men or women on the task force or one of their family members, please thank them for the outstanding dedication they have to this case and the courage they all continue to show. They still have a long road ahead of them, and they will continue to have long days and sleepless nights.

or government agency work sites and/or projects. Call 247-0982, ext. 3. The program is part of the 6th Judicial District Probation Department. Violence Prevention Coalition of Southwest Colorado works toward the reduction of domestic and sexual violence through ongoing development, implementation and coordination of a comprehensive systems approach in the 6th Judicial District. The group meets monthly. Call 385-6127. Wild Woolly Spinners of the West guild meets the last Saturday of each month. All are welcome. For location, call 588-2292 or email Womenade of La Plata County provides financial aid to members of the community who find themselves in financial straits. Funds are generated four times a year by fundraising potluck dinners. Call the Women’s Resource Center at 247-1242. Women on Wheels, the Grand Circle Riders, meets at 9:30 a.m. the third Saturday of each month at the Kennebec Café

in Hesperus. The group unites women for recreation, education, mutual support, recognition and to promote a positive image of motorcycling. Women’s Resource Center advocates for the personal empowerment and economic self-sufficiency of women in La Plata County, 679 East Second Ave., No. 6. Call 247-1242 or visit Women’s Prerogative, a four-part-harmony, women’s barbershop a cappella group, meets at 10:30 a.m. Thursdays at Christ the King Lutheran Church. The group is directed by Kriss Larsen and welcomes new members who can read music and would like to sing. For more information, call 247-1125.

Submit your club or organization listing to Sarah Silvernail, by fax at 259-5011, by email at herald@durangoherald. com, by mail at P. O. Drawer A, Durango, CO 81302, or in person at 1275 Main Ave.

Durango/La Plata Senior Center 2424 Main Ave., 382-6445

Daily Billiards, reading, darts, TV, meal.

Monday 10 a.m. Watch Your Step exercise. 12:30 p.m. Recreational duplicate bridge. 1 p.m. Movie “You Again.”

Tuesday 9 a.m. Crafts, dog training. 9:30 a.m. Zumba. 10:30 a.m. Watch Your Step exercise. 12:45 p.m. Canasta. 1 p.m. Pingpong. 6 p.m. Sanctioned duplicate bridge.

Wednesday 9 a.m. Take Off Pounds Sensibly. 10 a.m. Watch Your Step exercise. 10:30 a.m. Caregiver Support Group, tai chi. 12:30 p.m. Mah Jong. 1 p.m. Pingpong. 1:30 p.m. Yoga.

Thursday 9 a.m. Ceramics, dog training. 10:30 a.m. Watch Your Step exercise. 12:45 p.m. Canasta. 1 p.m. Pingpong. 1:30 p.m. Line dancing. 4 p.m. Adventures in Dining.

Friday 9:30 a.m. Zumba. 10:30 a.m. Tai Chi. 12:30 p.m. Bridge, cribbage. 1 p.m. Bingo.

1:15 p.m. Writing group. 6 p.m. SJ Square Dancers.

Menu Monday: Ginger sesame chicken. Tuesday: Crab cake. Wednesday: Cabbage roll. Thursday: BBQ pulled pork. Friday: Navajo taco.

Pine River Senior Center 111 South West Street in Bayfield, 884-5415

Tuesday Daily activities: Dominoes, billiards, Wii, board games, XBox games and free coffee. Potluck, bring a dish to share. 9:15 a.m.-3 p.m. Center open. 9:30-11:30 a.m. Bridge Club. 1-3 p.m. Movie Tuesdays.

Wednesday 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Center open. 10:15-11:15 a.m. Watch Your Step exercise. 1:15-3 p.m. Mexican Train Dominoes. 1-3 p.m. XBox games.

Thursday 8:30-9:30 a.m. Walking 2 New Heights. To sign-up, call 8845415.

Friday 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Center open. A birthday celebration will take place and food bank donations will be accepted. 10:15-11:15 a.m. Watch Your Step exercise. 1:15-3 p.m. Mexican Train Dominoes. 1-3 p.m. XBox games.

Menu Wednesday: Cabbage rolls. Friday: Navajo taco.

Bridge Scores All pairs scored 50+ percent.

July 25 Team III: W. Beatty, S. Chambers, J. Fusco, and M. Swanson

July 26 First: N. Phillips/J. Beatty Second: J. Fisher/C. Lappen Third: L. and R. Cheroske Fourth: W. Beatty/S. Brown Fifth: S. Chambers/S. Simon

July 29 North-South First: S. Brown/M. Dunn Second: L. and R. Cheroske

Third: A. and B. Westerwick Fourth: B. Attwood/S. Zerbe Fifth: S. Chambers/J. Mercer

East- West First: T. Elsea/D. Meyer Second: J. and W. Beatty Third: D. Campbell/C. Eaton Fourth: N. Burpee/J. Goldstein

July 30 First: B. Boe/J. Montle Second: W. Caplan/D. Squires Third: J. Beatty/J. Wallace Fourth: S. Brown/M. Siverson Fifth: J. Gooch/L. Lipps Sixth: S. Chambers/N. Hewitt


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Family & Relationships The Durango Herald | Sunday, August 4, 2013 | Page 6D

Minn., R.I. gay couples: ‘We do’ – again? As more states recognize marriage, many considering recelebrations By PATRICK CONDON Associated Press

MINNEAPOLIS – Maggie George and Rebecca Voelkel have married each other twice, first ceremonially in their Minneapolis church in 2006, then legally while visiting San Francisco five years ago. Now the couple is considering whether to do it all again – or to simply sleep through it – when gay marriage becomes legal in Minnesota. They’re among the gay couples nationwide who have ignored state lines in pursuit of a mar-

riage license, even if it had no legal standing back home, as voters, courts or legislators slowly created the patchwork of U.S. states where gay marriage is legal. As more states joined those ranks, including Minnesota and Rhode Island on Thursday, such couples are deciding if another ceremony is in order. “Our friends give us a hard time,” said George, a 58-year-old retired General Mills researcher who now works as a life coach. “Is there going to be another Rebecca and Maggie wedding?”

Regardless, as of Thursday, Minnesota’s law now recognizes the marriages of gay couples who legally wed in other states. The same happened for couples in Rhode Island, but state Rep. Frank Ferri was planning a large bash for his second wedding to Tony Caparco on Thursday night. The two were married in British Columbia in 2006, but for their home state celebration, they’ll join in a ceremony presided over by House Speaker Gordon Fox, who is also gay. “It’s more than just about us getting married. It’s about celebrating the effort that led to this,” Ferri said. Dan Hawkins and Michael Welter of Minneapolis aren’t planning a new ceremony. They got married in Toronto on Aug. 7,

2012 – their 25th anniversary as a couple. They planned to attend a party the evening of July 31 in Minneapolis thrown by several groups that pushed for the gay marriage law. “We’ll toast at midnight, and we’ll probably be in bed by 12:30,” said Hawkins, 51, a Target executive. “We don’t really like a big deal.” Minnesota estimates about 5,000 gay couples will marry during the law’s first year, but the state didn’t analyze how many were already married somewhere else. Local and national gay-rights groups said it’s been a frequent practice, though not all states have welcomed nonresidents. When Massachusetts became the first U.S. state to legalize gay marriage, for ex-

ample, only couples who were state residents could get a marriage license. When Rhode Island and Minnesota became the 12th and 13th states to legalize gay marriage, about 30 percent of the U.S. population will live in states with such laws, according to the gay rights group Freedom to Marry. George and Voelkel, who are raising a daughter together, went to California in 2008 looking for a way to legally cement their relationship. They had a domesticpartnership registration from the city of Minneapolis, in addition to the religious ceremony at their church on Thanksgiving weekend of 2006. “It’s amazing how many times we have tried to be married,” George said.

On river trip, going with the flow helps clear the mind

Way back in spring, we were invited on a San Juan River trip. And though we’re terrestrial types who don’t much aspire to leave the county, the multi-night river trip seems like a rite of passage for Durango children. The months sped by, as they do, and last weekend, we found ourselves rowing a friend’s 12-foot raft down the muddy San Juan.

– the very sky above our In July, the desert heat heads, and we parents is epic. The highs were plastered on our Everyclose to 100 degrees. and thing’s Just Fine smiles the lows just below 70. while my nervous system There was a brief mowrung its hands and tried ment, just before dawn, to remember if water is all four of us sardined a conduit for lightning. into a tent, where I felt Within minutes, we were somewhat comfortable. drenched and shivering This lasted approximateand dreaming of fleece ly 20 minutes. When we’d jackets and campfires. crack open a new water (And sweating again by jug and find it was merely 10 p.m., fleece jacket grinlukewarm, instead of hot, ning evilly from drybag). it was a pleasure of surWhile Rose’s highest goal for herself And, yes, we had a reprising proportion. Every on the river trip was swim splash shriek ally super time, but, no, now and then I’d see the snack, Col finagled himself into the we’re not transformed fleece jacket I brought rower’s seat within 10 minutes of setting Rachel Turiel into river people (aloff. First, he sat on Dan’s lap, small hands winking at me like a safeeling his dad’s powerful strokes through tanic joke. Adventures in Motherhood though I hear a certain 8-year-old boy is saving And then, like an exerthe water. I snapped a few “how cute” up for a kayak). My kids pictures, the little guy fancying himself as cise in Zen Mind Tricks, boat captain. But, Col is quietly persistent, in case anyone was dwelling in “complain- were happy and awed and playing games by headlamp well into the darkness of and in little time, he took the oarsman seat ing mind” over the heat that made you desert night while adults did adult things, sweat at 10 p.m., a thunderstorm rolled in completely, rowing our boat while Dan sideways. Lightning cracked open the sky which seemed like a good gig in itself. reclined behind him.

As everything is communal on the river – rotating groups of families take turns cooking; we all begin and end our daily float together; if someone stops to gawk at big horn sheep, everyone stops; if hungry kids shows up on your boat, you feed them (Rose scored big on this one). It helps to let go of your own individual preferences and, if you will, “go with the flow.” In going with the flow, you can clear out the extraneous flotsam of your own mind and get on with loving life. And rowing a boat through a mellow river is its own brand of bliss (Col occasionally let me take the oars), just the right balance of striving and progress, continually arriving and yet always having farther to go. Like this dear life. Reach Rachel Turiel at sanjuandrive@ her blog, 6512 and growing, on raising children, chickens and other messy, rewarding endeavors at 6,512 feet.





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Meetings FREE Pap tests and mammograms for uninsured/ under-insured Montezuma and Dolores County women. Call Sharon 565-7011 or Connie 677-3623 or Mariellen 533-9125 to see if you qualify. Sponsored by the Women’s Cancer Coaltion


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Found Found horse near Lightner Creek. Call Mike 759-5800 to identify. We are willing to adopt, need papers.

EMPLOYMENT Help Wanted/ Full Time COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR Archuleta County is currently seeking qualified applicants for the position of County Administrator. The County Administrator serves as the Chief Administrative Officer for the County; directs and coordinates administration of county government in accordance with policies established by the Board of County Commissioners; serves as the liaison between the Board of County Commissioners, the County’s department heads, and the County’s elected officials to communicate the Board’s policy direction and coordinate the flow of information; coordinates the County’s resources to accomplish the objectives of the Board of County Commissioners. Applicants must have a Bachelors Degree in Public or Business Administration or related field with extensive experience in management, including Finance, Local Government or Business Administration. Salary depends on experience and qualifications. Applications are available from the Archuleta County Human Resources Office in the Court House at 449 San Juan Street, Pagosa Springs or on the Archuleta County website (www. Please submit application and resume by August 16, 2013 to Mitzi Bowman PO BOX 1507 Pagosa Springs, CO 81147 fax (970)264-8376 or e-mail to Archuleta County is an equal opportunity employer.

Now Hiring Full-Time Finance & Insurance Manager Finance Manager will support department manager to lead and direct the Sales Staff. Help our guests arrange the financing of their purchases and present additional products that enhance their vehicle and ownership experience. Prior Finance, Insurance or Automotive experience preferred, not required. Competitive compensation. 401K, Excellent Benefits. Please apply in person, ask for Dan, 1200 Carbon Jct Durango or send resume to resumes@

Home Away from Home, mother & daughter babysitting/childcare. Oxford area. We are ECE qualified w/ lots of 1-on-1 loving attention Mon-Fri. 749-6296, 749-8645

Schools & Lessons SU Head Start child development program is enrolling NOW for 2013-14. HS is FREE to all families of all ethnicities who meet eligibility criteria. Call 970-563-4566.

PRIVATE PIANO LESSONS $18 per 1/2 hour Call Megan 970-317-7298

EMPLOYMENT Babysitter/ Childcare Wanted P/T nanny for 3 month old@ home in-town Dgo. Start mid Aug. MonTh 4-6 hours/ day #946-0940

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Full-time NANNY needed for 3 children. Flex hrs. Transportation required. Heather 970-317-9911.

We buy SCRAP IRON (cars/ batt/copper/alum/etc) 232 CR 325 M-F 8-5 Sat 9-1. 749-9790

Need a Mountain Bike? Look in the Classifieds! Call 247-3504 To Place an ad!

970-759-3618 Est profitable RETAIL BUSINESS, Pagosa Springs, CO. $75,000. Incl inventory. Call 970-731-7433

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Personals HAPPY 79th BIRTHDAY REOLA RAMPONE! From your loving daugthers!

Help Wanted/ Full Time COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR Archuleta County is currently seeking qualified applicants for the position of County Administrator. The County Administrator serves as the Chief Administrative Officer for the County; directs and coordinates administration of county government in accordance with policies established by the Board of County Commissioners; serves as the liaison between the Board of County Commissioners, the County’s department heads, and the County’s elected officials to communicate the Board’s policy direction and coordinate the flow of information; coordinates the County’s resources to accomplish the objectives of the Board of County Commissioners. Applicants must have a Bachelors Degree in Public or Business Administration or related field with extensive experience in management, including Finance, Local Government or Business Administration. Salary depends on experience and qualifications. Applications are available from the Archuleta County Human Resources Office in the Court House at 449 San Juan Street, Pagosa Springs or on the Archuleta County website (www. Please submit application and resume by August 16, 2013 to Mitzi Bowman PO BOX 1507 Pagosa Springs, CO 81147 fax (970)264-8376 or e-mail to Archuleta County is an equal opportunity employer.

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The market leading TownePlace Suites hotel in Farmington is seeking an outgoing, organized team leader to join their management team. The successful candidate will lead the housekeeping department and will be an important part of the continued successful operation of the hotel.


Position Responsibilities include: -manage a staff of approximately 11-13 associates -hire and train associates in accordance with brand standards -manage budget and spending -be an active member of management team The position offers a very competitive salary and vacation, quarterly incentive plan, and a benefits package that can include: health, life, and disability insurance, as well as a 401K savings plan.

Durango Coca-Cola has an opening for a District Sales Manager, to be responsible for all retail customer activity in the Durango, Cortez, and Pagosa Springs area. This position supervises 4 salespersons and a number of merchandisers. Supervisory experience required, must be comfortable working with your team to achieve monthly sales goals. Face-to Face sales experience with large customers a plus. Weekly salary, bonus plan, company vehicle, health, dental, and vision insurance and 401-K. Also requires: no felony convictions, a good driving record, and must pass drug test. Applications available weekdays 2-4 pm at 75 Girard, Durango.

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GF Real Estate Group Assists the Controller with accounting functions, financial analytical support, supervision of accounting staff, and maintains accounting principles, practices, policies and procedures. Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Business, Finance or related field; AND 5 years experience in accounting and supervision; AND 3 years experience in budgets, audits, financial statements, financial analysis and cost accounting system. Preference is given to qualified Southern Ute Tribal Members and other Native Americans. Closing date: 5:00 pm on 9/2/13. To apply, visit

GF Real Estate Group Responsible for accounts payable/accounts receivable entries, general ledger adjustments and account reconciliations. Prepares financial reporting packages and provides annual audit support. Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or related field; AND 4 years accounting experience; AND 2 years experience in budgets, audits, financial statements, financial analysis and cost accounting system. Preference is given to qualified Southern Ute Tribal Members and other Native Americans. Closing date: 5:00 pm 9/2/13. To apply, visit

Local asphalt company seeking LABORERS. Must have valid driver’s license. Email resume to or call 970-247-1948.

WE BUY HOT TUBS! Absolute Comfort Spa & Pool 970-731-3000

Region 9 Economic Development District is seeking a part-time economic developer to work in Montezuma County -- must have strong oral and written skills, task follow-through, flexible and ability work diplomatically with diverse interests. A degree in a related field & proven experience preferred. Should be knowledgeable about business services, resources, and the economic, political and cultural factors that impact economic development. This position is responsible for working with businesses, navigating governmental processes, and moving forward priority community projects. Please submit resume and references to by Friday, August 16. EOE

ANGELS NEEDED! We are looking for you to bring “Angel Touches” to someone’s life. Your caring heart can make a difference as you find rewarding part time care-giving work. Apply now-Visiting Angels of SW Colorado at 970-247-2292 or criedberger@visitingangels. com. Durango Party Rental is currently hiring for a full time position focusing on sales and event logistics. Responsibilities also include administrative operations on a day to day basis. Must be outgoing! Serious inquiries only please. Present resume and references in person to Durango Party Rental, 67 Suttle St. 970.259.6009

Looking for a Creative KidInspirer! SUCAP is looking for an After School Program Manager for our Curiosity After School Program. Successful applicant will assist and coordinate program between SUCAP Youth Services and the Ignacio School District; will also oversee, plan and collect data. Must have a BA/BS in Education, Social Sciences, or related field. 2 years exp. implementing programs for youth. Must pass background checks and be insurable by SUCAP. www. Call or come by for an application packet: 285 Lakin Street, Ignacio. (970) 563-4517 Opportunity to apply closes August 16, 2013.

Bank of the San Juans - One Big Happy Little Community Bank has an opportunity for a Full-Time Experienced Loan Processor EOE. Apply on-line at www. Employment Opportunities-Durango, CO

Worksite Wellness Program Coordinator needed at San Juan Basin Health Department. Focus on health coaching, biometric screening, wellness promotion, fitness and nutrition, behavior change, wellness class instruction, policy adoption, data tracking and evaluation. Health and wellness experience required. Full-time + benefits. Bi-lingual preferred. Email resume to sjbhd@yahoo. com or fax 970-247-9126. Posting closes Thursday 8/8/2013 at noon.

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*Must be at least 21 years old Visit our website to view and apply for job openings. Jobs are updated daily. Human Resources (970) 563-1311 TERO-Native American Preference; All Applicants Welcome

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Sales (2 Positions) Directory Plus is accepting resumes for a motivated, customer-focused salesperson to work with our local business partners in the development of their advertising. Qualified candidates will possess: excellent verbal and written communication skills, exceptional customer-service, proven track record in consultative sales, be self-motivated, have a desire to work in a fast-paced team environment and be computer literate. This is a full-time position with a generous benefit package including, medical, 401(k), etc. Send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to: Please reference “TSales” in the subject line. EOE

Full-time construction. FRAMERS, LABORERS and Entry-level DIRT WORKERS needed. Call Eric 970-946-5181

*Bartender / FT *Bingo Staff / PT Café Cashier / OC *Cage Staff / Temp Cosmetologist / PT *Poker Dealer / FT/OC Server / FT


Delivery Driver, Class-A CDL We have a great opportunity for a driver with recent 10-speed, tractor-trailer experience. This is a physically demanding, fast paced job with repetitive lifting, 4 days/ week, salary position, set weekly schedule, home every night, pay every two weeks. Medical, dental, vision insurance, and 401-K. Must have good customer relation skills, and no felony convictions. Good attitude and motivation a plus. Good driving record required, please bring a copy of your DMV report. Apply at CocaCola, 2-4pm weekdays, 75 Girard Street, Bodo Park, Durango.

★ REAL ESTATE FOR SALE Mobile Homes for Sale 12x52 2BR 1BA, REMODELED, new stove & frig. Close to town. $10,000 OBO. 970-779-8690

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CASA of the Four Corners is seeking qual. part-time Case Manager. Requirements: 3 yrs exp. in nonprofit or public svc, exp. working w/ volunteers, knowledge & understanding of child abuse & neglect. Priority given to social service skills/degree. Download job description & application from website: Mail completed application & resume to: HR Director, POB 1708, Montrose, CO 81402

Nurse Practitioner position open in Family Planning/ Immunizations Clinic at San Juan Basin Health Department. P/T (30 hrs/wk with bens). Bilingual preferred. Reproductive Health experience required. Email cover letter and resumes to sjbhd@ or fax to 970/247-9126 by noon, 8/9/13. Preschool Teachers

BEEP is hiring for the After School Program in Bayfield: 2:30 – 5:30 pm M-F Must meet ECE requirements and experience. Call 970-884-7137 or email beepreschool@qwestoffice. net.

Ag Services: Hay Loading, Ditch Cleaning, Box Blade & Front-End Loader work. Ron 970-264-5573


9 PUMP JACKS $600 884-2359

★ REAL ESTATE FOR RENT Business & Office Space

PEACHES! Produce stand now open, goods arriving weekly - locally grown goods from our own garden! 259-5111, 26266 Hwy 160


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TODAY, noon-3 at 120 Big Pine Trail, Lake Purgatory. Pick up flier at Hwy 550 at mailboxes on east side between Silverpick & Durango Mt. Resort. 3/2. Backs up to Nat’l Forest MLS #681990

Semi-private workspace $295/mo. full Durango Space membership benefits.

Houses/Unfurnished SPECTACULAR CUSTOM HOME 5BR 3.5BA + media center, 4000 sq.ft., $3200/mo + utilities, Available Now, ACTION 382-0134

Rooms for Rent Automobiles for Sale 07 VW Jetta 2.5L Wolfsburg Ed, Wht, AT, am/fm CD, Sunroof, 52k mi. $10,500. Call 970-946-0662

Christian share 2br 1ba Riverview rim house. Rent incl utils + dep. No smk/pet/parties 759-0551 Great rm/prvt ba in town, Christian fem share home w/ fem. No smk/ pet $525 inc util + dep. 759-0551

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A GREAT OPPORTUNITY Tired of the same jobs? Ready to actually work at a job that you can see the rewards of what you do? Well think about a company that provides support and services to adults and children with developmental disabilities. We have hours to fit everyoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s needs. Straight 40 hour shift, work 2 days and be off work the rest of the week! PT/FT. Work in the community with individuals to learn about social interaction, jobs, volunteering. Provide direct care to those in need. For those who have worked with children before, we have shifts to provide respite services to children with developmental disabilities. Our company provide a competitive benefit plan that includes med/ dental/vision/life/401k/ sick/ vacation benefits for staff who work 26 hrs or more. $9.00 an hour/11.00 an hour for licensed CNAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Go to www.cci-colorado. org to fill out application, and take our Direct Support survey to see if you qualify for a great job! For additional information call Jacque Hendricks at 970-385-3444

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REGISTERED NURSE - Casual for Acute Treatment Unit in Durango, must be willing to work all shifts. Graduate from an accredited school of nursing and licensed in the state of Colorado: Bachelorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s degree in nursing or health related field preferred. Three years nursing experience, preferably in a psychiatric/mental health setting and a background in an inpatient, emergency room or family practice setting desirable. Current Colorado RN license. Knowledge of psychiatric medication is preferred. Experience working with a multi-disciplinary team. Experience working with severely and persistently mentally ill adults. Send resume & cover letter to: Resumes, Axis Health System 281 Sawyer Drive Ste 100; Durango, CO 81303, email or FAX (970) 247-1337, EOE

Position Details and Responsibilities: Golden Equipment Company is seeking an experienced, selfmotivated outside sales representative who is looking for a career within the heavy construction equipment industry. This individual will be responsible for sales and rental of new, used and rental product lines in the Farmington area. This individual must be well organized and a strong communicator as well. Job requirements: A minimum of two years experience in the heavy equipment rental and or sales industry. A college degree is preferred, but not required. If interested, please e-mail resume to or fax resume to (505) 345-0401.

The Town of South Fork is again accepting applications for Marketing/Visitorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Center Director. Under the supervision of the Town Administrator, this full-time position provides for travel and tourism marketing, develops and implements both short- and long-range marketing plans and strategies, coordinates various community events, and provides for the operation of the South Fork Visitorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Center which serves as the Townâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s information focal point for visitors and residents. Anticipated starting salary: up to $38,000/year plus benefits DOQ. Those interested in the position must request an application packet from Town Hall, Box 369, South Fork, CO 81154 or by calling Steve Rabe at (719) 873-0152 or emailing before August 9, 2013, 5:00 p.m., local time. Deadline for applications is scheduled for August 16, 2013, 5:00 p.m., local time. The Town of South Fork is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Breakfast Attendant Part-Time, pay will depend on experience.

Maintenance person with experience $12.00 hour Please apply in person 455 S Camino del Rio

Your City Market stores have an immediate openings for full time Loss Prevention Specialist in the areas of Durango, Pagosa Springs and Cortez. This position is starting at $21.05 per hour. Must be able to work a flexible schedule including evenings, weekends and holidays. Must have excellent customer service and communication skills. All selected candidates must pass a prescreen drug test and background check. Apply online at www.kingsoopers. com/apply, enter zip code 80134. You can also fax your resume to 303.778.3169. For more information call 303.778.3076. E.O.E â&#x20AC;&#x153;Likeâ&#x20AC;? us at kingsooperscareers

NOW HIRING Paid Weekly. Sign-On Bonus. Housekeepers~$10-$12/hr Average ~ Paid Training ~Promotion Opportunities ~ Fri. Sat. Sun Required. Mon-Thur possibly available. Call MasterCorp for interview:


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EOE, M/F Region 9 Economic Development District is seeking a part-time economic developer to work in Montezuma County -- must have strong oral and written skills, task follow-through, flexible and ability work diplomatically with diverse interests. A degree in a related field & proven experience preferred. Should be knowledgeable about business services, resources, and the economic, political and cultural factors that impact economic development. This position is responsible for working with businesses, navigating governmental processes, and moving forward priority community projects. Please submit resume and references to by Friday, August 16. EOE

Glacier Club is looking for outside golf cart staff through October. For more information, please call (970) 382-6701.

Now Hiring Full-Time Finance & Insurance Manager Finance Manager will support department manager to lead and direct the Sales Staff. Help our guests arrange the financing of their purchases and present additional products that enhance their vehicle and ownership experience. Prior Finance, Insurance or Automotive experience preferred, not required.

Also looking for Snack Shop and Beverage Cart help through October. Please call 382-6780.

Competitive compensation. 401K, Excellent Benefits. Please apply in person, ask for Dan, 1200 Carbon Jct Durango or send resume to resumes@

***Mountain living, family community, and excellent place of employment*** Where can you find all of these in one place? Mercy Regional Medical Center in Durango CO can offer you all of the above and more. We are currently

Crossfire, LLC an industry leading oilfield service company is currently recruiting for a PROJECT ESTIMATOR/MANAGER located at our corporate office in Oxford, CO. Crossfire, LLC offers a competitive salary & benefits package. Submit resume to recruiting@ To learn more about this position and qualifications visit our website at

looking for a FT RNs both Part-Time and Full-Time in our Urology Department. 5 years of experience preferred. Mercy offers competitive pay and benefits for all employees. Apply on-line at www.centura. org (# 62650) EOE.




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Mercury Opening - Accounts Receivable Specialist Mercury is looking for an Accounts Receivable Specialist to join our Accounting and Finance team in Durango. The position will be responsible for developing and maintaining timely and accurate billing and collection. Successful candidates for this role will have knowledge of Excel, experience processing receivables, be detail oriented and have strong troubleshooting skills. Communication skills and acting in a timely and professional manner are also needed in this position. If interested please apply on our website at EOE Durango Coca-Cola is searching for the right person to manage, grow and excel in a newly created position, Capabilities Associate. Responsible for working with computer software to create beverage shelf and cooler schematics and perform placement of our products in each set. Strong computer skills required, and must be comfortable filling in for our other salespersons during vacation and sick time. Position requires some physical work. Experience dealing with retail customers a plus. Weekly salary, bonus plan, health, dental, and vision insurance and 401-K. Also requires: no felony convictions, a good driving record, and must pass drug test. Applications available weekdays 2-4 pm at 75 Girard, Durango.


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GF Real Estate Group Assists the Controller with accounting functions, financial analytical support, supervision of accounting staff, and maintains accounting principles, practices, policies and procedures. Bachelorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s degree in Accounting, Business, Finance or related field; AND 5 years experience in accounting and supervision; AND 3 years experience in budgets, audits, financial statements, financial analysis and cost accounting system. Preference is given to qualified Southern Ute Tribal Members and other Native Americans. Closing date: 5:00 pm on 9/2/13. To apply, visit Behavioral Health Professional, Child and Family Focus â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Durango, full time. Utilize variety of treatment approaches to work with children, adolescents & families. Involves evaluation, brief intervention and consultation using evidence based treatments. Masterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s degree in mental health field required, license preferred. Send resume & cover letter to: Resumes, Axis Health System, 281 Sawyer Dr Ste 100; Durango, CO 81303, email resumes@ or FAX (970) 247-1337, EOE â&#x2DC;&#x2026; CLASSIFIEDS

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ANGELS NEEDED! We are looking for you to bring â&#x20AC;&#x153;Angel Touchesâ&#x20AC;? to someoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s life. Your caring heart can make a difference as you find rewarding part time care-giving work. Apply now-Visiting Angels of SW Colorado at 970-247-2292 or criedberger@visitingangels. com.

EMERGENCY SERVICES CLINICIAN - Full Time in Cortez Provides crisis intervention and emergency evaluation services for all populations. Assist in coordination of crisis intervention services in the areas of continuity of care, discharge planning, and documentation. Masters Degree in Human Services, license-eligible, Colorado license preferred. Experience in an emergency services setting or demonstrated competency. After hours & weekend call may be needed. Send resume & cover letter to: Axis Health System, Attn: HR, PO Box 1328; Durango, CO 81302, email: or FAX (970) 247-1337. EOE

Bayfield School District is accepting applications for Head Girls Basketball Coach at Bayfield High School. Previous head high school coaching experience preferred. CHSAA certification or the ability to become certified required. Please submit district application, cover letter, and letters of recommendation to Human Resources, 24 Clover, Bayfield, CO 81122. Phone (970) 884-2496 or Fax (970) 8844284 or Dave Preszler, Athletic Director (970) 749-3233, or email Application available at www. Position open until filled. B.S.D. is E.O.E.

GENERAL ACCOUNTANT Southern Ute Growth Fund Provides general accounting support, to include reconciliation of various General Ledger accounts, bank statements, monitoring ongoing cash activity and responsible for fixed asset capitalization and management. Bachelorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s degree in Accounting, Finance, Business or related field AND 2 years accounting experience. Preference is given to qualified Southern Ute Tribal Members and other Native Americans. Closing date: 5:00 pm on 8/16/13. To apply, visit: www.

Medical Assistant/LPN - Cortez Full-time position at Axis Health System, Cortez Integrated Healthcare to join our fast-paced, technologically advanced patient care team. Primary responsibilities will include assisting with patient care and provide support to our medical staff. Computer and EMR experience is essential. Pediatric experience preferred. Send resume & cover letter to: Resumes, Axis Health System 281 Sawyer Dr Ste 100; Durango, CO 81303, email resumes@ or FAX (970) 247-1337, EOE

SENIOR ACCOUNTANT GF Real Estate Group Responsible for accounts payable/accounts receivable entries, general ledger adjustments and account reconciliations. Prepares financial reporting packages and provides annual audit support. Bachelorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s degree in Accounting, Finance or related field; AND 4 years accounting experience; AND 2 years experience in budgets, audits, financial statements, financial analysis and cost accounting system. Preference is given to qualified Southern Ute Tribal Members and other Native Americans. Closing date: 5:00 pm 9/2/13. To apply, visit Consumer Resource Specialist, Full-Time, Durango Participates as a member of the health team to design and implement individual care plans for clients and link clients to resources and services. Utilizes a variety of treatment approaches and case coordination to work with a diverse client population. Minimum BA/ BS degree and 2 yrs human service related exp. Substance abuse and mental health related case management and treatment experience preferred. Send resume & cover letter to: Axis Health System, Attn: HR, PO Box 1328; Durango, CO 81302, email: or FAX (970) 247-1337 EOE MANCOS SCHOOL DISTRICT RE-6 - 2013-2014 EARLY LEARNING CENTER Preschool Teacher Preschool Teacherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Aide Administrative Assistant. Positions open until filled. For details and applications visit: EOE

Looking for a Creative KidInspirer! SUCAP is looking for an After School Program Manager for our Curiosity After School Program. Successful applicant will assist and coordinate program between SUCAP Youth Services and the Ignacio School District; will also oversee, plan and collect data. Must have a BA/BS in Education, Social Sciences, or related field. 2 years exp. implementing programs for youth. Must pass background checks and be insurable by SUCAP. www. Call or come by for an application packet: 285 Lakin Street, Ignacio. (970) 563-4517 Opportunity to apply closes August 16, 2013.

Bank of the San Juans - One Big Happy Little Community Bank has an opportunity for a Full-Time Experienced Loan Processor EOE. Apply on-line at www. Employment Opportunities-Durango, CO Crossfire, LLC an industry leading oilfield service company is currently recruiting for an Accounts Receivable Administrator located at our corporate office in Oxford, CO. Crossfire, LLC offers a competitive salary and benefits package. Submit resume to To learn more about this position and qualifications visit our website at

DoubleTree by Hilton Durango is hiring for the following positions: â&#x20AC;˘Housekeeping â&#x20AC;˘PT Front Desk â&#x20AC;˘Lead Line Cook â&#x20AC;˘Night Janitor â&#x20AC;˘Dishwasher We are an EEOE/AA employer and Pre-employment drug tests and background checks are required. We offer excellent benefits including medical, dental, vision, disability insurance plans, PTO, 401K w/ generous employer match, travel discounts, free shift meals, on-the-job training, career growth and a great family teamwork atmosphere. Apply at www.

Safety and Security Officer Mercy Regional Medical Center has two full-time openings in our Security Department. We are looking for applicants 21 years or older and a minimum of a high school degree. For more information or to apply visit (#61132, #62478) EOE. OFFICE ASSISTANT, full-time position in local investment advisory firm. Will help support the office as well as several financial advisors in a variety of aspects. Self-directed candidate should exhibit strong communication and organizational skills as well as effective problem solving skills. Investment industry experience and a Bachelorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s degree in finance/accounting preferred. Email resume to clementsgroup@ EOE


FAMILY NURSE PRACTITIONER â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Cortez Integrated Healthcare. Full time position with an emphasis on comprehensive, integrated healthcare and chronic disease management. Must be able to work in a technologically advanced patient care environment with electronic health record experience needed. Current CO Nurse Practitioner license with prescriptive authority is required. Send CV & cover letter to: Attn: HR, Axis Health System, PO Box 1328, Durango, CO 81302, Email: or FAX (970) 247-1337; www. EOE Behavioral Health Professional â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Pagosa Springs, 32 hours a week to full time. Must be an Archuleta County resident, or willing to relocate. Utilize variety of treatment approaches to work with adults, children, adolescents & families. Involves evaluation, brief intervention, individual and group therapy. Masterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s degree in mental health field and license required, LCSW preferred. Send resume & cover letter to: Resumes, Axis Health System 281 Sawyer Dr Ste 100; Durango, CO 81303, email resumes@ or FAX (970) 247-1337, EOE FORT LEWIS COLLEGE is seeking a Manager of Administrative I n fo r m a t i o n Systems, Help Desk Technician, and Technology Support Specialist for the Department of Information Technology. FT 12-month w/benefits. Please visit www.fortlewis. edu/jobs and click on â&#x20AC;&#x153;Exempt Positionsâ&#x20AC;? to be directed to detailed job information including minimum qualifications and the application process. Applications received by August 12, 2013 will be given full consideration. Fort Lewis College is an AA/EO Employer.



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Worksite Wellness Program Coordinator needed at San Juan Basin Health Department. Focus on health coaching, biometric screening, wellness promotion, fitness and nutrition, behavior change, wellness class instruction, policy adoption, data tracking and evaluation. Health and wellness experience required. Full-time + benefits. Bi-lingual preferred. Email resume to sjbhd@yahoo. com or fax 970-247-9126. Posting closes Thursday 8/8/2013 at noon. Best Western Plus Rio Grande Inn @ 400 E 2nd Ave has openings in the HOUSEKEEPING department for reliable, honest team members with great work ethic and appreciation for quality. Apply in person.

Campus Dining at Fort Lewis College is hiring for Baker, Barista, Cashier, Deli, Grill Cooks, Sous Chefs and Utility. Apply at Student Union Rm#0075. Sodexo values workforce diveristy. EOE, M/F/D/V Four States Tire & Service is accepting applications for MANAGEMENT positions in Durango. Industry or Management experience preferred. Pay DOE. Benefits Package available. Must have open availability. Apply in person at any location Or send resume to careers@4statestire. com

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MEDICAL ASSISTANT wanted for growing, multi-doctor ophthalmic practice. Job duties include, operation of testing equipment, assisting in minor procedures and direct patient care. Willing to train the motivated applicant who is looking for a career opportunity. Position is M-F, full time with benefits. Submit resume to jobs@ Farm/Ranch position. Full/Part time. Duties include: cattle & horse operation, care of & feeding of livestock. Irrigation: flood, sideroll, & center pivot sprinkler. Hay cutting operation. Fence building & maintenance. General all around upkeep. Able to think ahead. No housing provided. Pay depending on knowledge & work ethic. Must have clean valid driver’s license and pass background check. Serious inquiries only. Call 970-749-7300. Silver Peaks Grill at Four Corners Health Care Center is currently taking applications for chef’s, dishwashers, and a unique server position. FT and PT positions are available. Applicants need to be customer service oriented, have a team player mentality, and be ready for anything. If this sounds like you: please contact Jason English @ 970-247-2215, e-mail:, or stop by and fill out an application @ 2911 Junction St. Durango CO. Bayfield School District is accepting applications for a Cook in the Nutritional Services Dept. Requires High School diploma. Salary based on district adopted salary schedule and experience. B.S.D. is E.O.E. Submit district application, letters of recommendation to Human Resources, 24 Clover, Bayfield, CO 81122, phone: (970) 884-2496, or fax: (970) 884 4284. Applications available at : www.bayfield.k12. Position open until filled. The Springs Resort & Spa is looking for Massage Therapist to join our dedicated team of professionals in providing services that enhance physical and mental well-being. The position includes guaranteed income, built in clientele, flexible hours, great commission, family soaking privileges, hotel discounts, and employee pricing on products. Send resume to Absolute Comfort Spa & Pool, a specialty retail and service business in Pagosa Springs, is seeking a GENERAL MANAGER. Sales, management, Quickbooks experience required. Full-time M-F, hourly + commission. Send qualifications to or fax to 720227-9628. No drop-bys or phone calls, please. Full-time HOUSEKEEPING positions open at the Leland House & Rochester Hotel. Hiring positive, team players to join our staff. Must be available weekends and can do heavy lifting. Housekeeping experience preferred but not required. Please apply in person, with resume. 726 E 2nd Avenue, Durango. No phone calls please. Four States Tire & Service is accepting applications for MANAGEMENT positions in Durango. Industry or Management experience preferred. Pay DOE. Benefits Package available. Must have open availability. Apply in person at any location Or send resume to careers@4statestire. com Positions open at secure facility for at-risk youth. AWAKE NIGHT STAFF - PT (11.05/hr) & FT (11.50/hr), and PT Coach Counselors (11.05/hr) needed. Min age 21, must pass background/drug screen, must have HS Diploma and 2 yrs exp, or 60 college credits. Please email resume to RECRUITING FAIR August 5th through 10th only First 60 applications accepted. International company expanding in Durango. 329 South Camino Del Rio, Suite M, next to driver’s license bureau. Excellent pay and incentives plus bonus program. All positions plus managers. Opportunity unlimited. Durango Party Rental is currently hiring for a full time position focusing on sales and event logistics. Responsibilities also include administrative operations on a day to day basis. Must be outgoing! Serious inquiries only please. Present resume and references in person to Durango Party Rental, 67 Suttle St. 970.259.6009 Cream Bean Berry, a local artisan ice cream company, is currently seeking a full-time team member. Duties will include retail sales, prep work and deliveries. Applicant must be friendly, out going and have reliable transportation. Please Email resume to


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Preschool seeks a full-time Teacher (ASAP) to lead 2 to 5 year olds in their early care and education. Position requires an annual committment. Colorado State Group Leader qualifications and experience teaching in a playbased curriculum. Salary DOEE. To apply call 970-759-0974.

DLC is now hiring a landscape and sprinkler tech. Must have clean driving record, Motivated, Top pay depending on experience. 970-259-9299

Case Manager/SU Therapist, Part Time, Cortez Integrated Clinic - Applicants will be working in a jail based program and will be required to work as a member of the health services team to design and implement individual care plans for clients, provide individual and group SU sessions, engaging and linking clients to internal and community based resources and services. Minimum BA/BS degree, Substance abuse (CAC II) and 2 yrs human service related exp. Mental health related case management and treatment experience preferred, with forensic experience a plus. Send resume and cover letter to: Axis Health System, Attn: HR, PO Box 1328; Durango, CO 81302, Email: or FAX (970) 247-1337; EOE

Preschool Teachers BEEP is hiring for the After School Program in Bayfield: 2:30 – 5:30 pm M-F Must meet ECE requirements and experience. Call 970-884-7137 or email beepreschool@qwestoffice. net.

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Data Entry Clerk. Lewis True Value is looking for someone who likes a challenge of managing multiple priorities & has the attention to detail. Strong math aptitude & computer skills are required. Apply in person at 311 Bayfield Center Dr, Bayfield, CO The Historic Strater hotel is looking to add a manager to its Food and Beverage team. We are looking for a dynamic energetic team player for the Diamond Belle Saloon. F/B Experience preferred. Send resume to mthom@ EOE Preschool now accepting apps for a FT Support Staff position to plan, shop & prep meals, clean facility, sub & assist teachers. Must be nurturing, self-directed w/ exp in educ working w/ young children. Pay DOE & educ (hours Mon-Fri 9:30 - 4:30). Call 970-759-0974.

CARPENTER Construction business seeking skilled carpenter with knowledge of all trades. Pay based on tools and experience. Send email to or call 970-903-9516.

LUMBER YARD Immediate position available for a yard person/load builder. Incl. weekend shifts. Experience helpful. Apply in person at Lewis True Value, 311 Bayfield Center Dr., Bayfield, CO 81122 Now hiring Experience HOUSEKEEPERS. Must have verifiable work references. Apply in person. No PHONE CALLS. Apply: Knights Inn Midtown, Knights Inn North, Travelodge and Ramada Experienced BARTENDER needed at Strater Hotel. Dependable, professional, outgoing and friendly, team player, works well under pressure. Fill out application at hotel front desk. 699 Main Avenue. EOE

HOUSEKEEPING and MAINTENANCE positions, full- and part-time. Must have experience. Apply in person The Durango Downtown Inn, 800 Camino del Rio, The Historic Strater Hotel is looking for a PM shift LINE COOK to work in a fast paced team oriented kitchen environment. Please apply at the front desk. EOE HVAC SERVICE TECHNICIAN needed. FT position. Experience in residential and/or commercial service helpful. Apply in person, mail resume to GARRHS, Inc. @ 721 Turner Drive or call 259-5579 SPRAY FOAM LABORER, work well as a team; will clean tools/ jobsite; valid drivers lic.; 40+ hours/week Contact Alan/Jason 970-247-1639

Local asphalt company seeking LABORERS. Must have valid driver’s license. Email resume to or call 970-247-1948. POPPY’S Sandwich Shop, full and part-time positions available. Resume in person, 11am-3pm, Mon-Sat. Poppy’s, 139 E. Fifth St. Experienced server, must be fast & reliable. Good pay. Also, Kitchen & Dishwasher. PT or FT. Apply at Sushitarian Office 601 E. 2nd Ave HVAC Installer FT Position, Experience Required. Apply in person @Garrhs, Inc. 721 Turner Drive or call 259-5579. ROOFERS and LABORERS Exp. preferred! CO. DL Req. Honest, dependable and clean. Piece-Work available. 259-0040 “Now hiring FRONT DESK HELP. Apply in person…No PHONE CALLS. Apply: Travelodge and Ramada of Durango” Full-time construction. FRAMERS, LABORERS and Entry-level DIRT WORKERS needed. Call Eric 970-946-5181

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PLUMBERS’ HELPER for new construction, must have transportation. Call 884-2363. LABORERS $10/hour. FT, year-round. Hard work outdoors. 375-1300 Full- and part-time shifts available at AJ’s Pizza. Restaurant experience preferred. Apply in person. Busy HVAC company looking for experienced SHEETMETAL INSTALLER. Call 247-0104. CONCRETE LABORERS needed. Car a must. Experience a plus. Call 970-749-5667. Experienced DAY LINE COOK, FT, PT. Apply at Ken & Sue’s btwn 2-4pm daily 636 Main Ave. Licenced Stylist needed for busy Salon. F/T-P/T. Great Benefits, Vacation pay. M-F 970-247-5658 Landscape and sprinkler Foreman & Installers wanted. 970-382-0267 Wanted drywall hangers, metal stud framers, hanger & finishers. Send resume to 970-259-0477 HOUSEKEEPERS & LAUNDRY. Top pay for top workers. Apply at Days End, 2202 Main Ave. Mesa PDR & Detailing has F/T Detail position available. Will train. Start $9/hour. 970-903-9005 FT/PT Driver needed. Please apply in person at bread, 42 CR 250. COOKS/CASHIERS/LABORERS Temp Event Help Needed Aug 7-11. Call Miles at 303-229-5975 HELP WANTED Durango and Cortez. Call 259-1567

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HOUSEKEEPERS: Must be available week-ends. Pick up application. No calls please, at General Palmer Hotel, 567 Main Ave. No phone calls please. F/T NIGHT HOUSEMAN / MAINTENANCE. Must have valid driver’s lic & clean driving record. Apply in person Best Western Rio Grand 400 E. 2nd Ave. Children’s Cornerstone is hiring a F/T LEAD QUALIFIED STAFF. Please email resumes and inquiries regarding qualifications to Laura at KENNEL TECH. Mornings, afternoons, weekends. Attention to detail a must. Will train. Fun environment caring for pets. Apply at Puppy Love Kennel 259-3043. INSTALLATION ASSISTANT for Sheet Metal/HVAC. FT Position, Construction Experience Helpful. Apply in Person @ Garrhs, Inc. 721 Turner Drive or call 259-5579 Administrative Assistant, Quick books, Microsoft office Skills Pref’d Drug test Req’d, Durango area. Mail resume to P.O. Box 1547 Bayfield Co 81122 Laborer, Responsible, Clean Driving Record, Drug test required, Durango area. Mail resume to P.O. box 1574 Bayfield Co 81122 SAUTE COOK / SOUS CHEF. Fulltime. Apply at Hwy 3 Roadhouse, 955 Hwy 3 or send resumes to

CASA of the Four Corners is seeking qual. part-time Case Manager. Requirements: 3 yrs exp. in nonprofit or public svc, exp. working w/ volunteers, knowledge & understanding of child abuse & neglect. Priority given to social service skills/degree. Download job description & application from website: Mail completed application & resume to: HR Director, POB 1708, Montrose, CO 81402 Fort Lewis College is seeking applicants for the following position: Library Technician I: $14.42 per hour, PT, with benefits. Position works Tuesdays through Saturdays, 30 hours a week, from mid-August through the end of May. For detailed job information including minimum qualifications and conditions of employment well as the online application system, please visit jobs and click on the Classified Employment Opportunities link then click on the link for the appropriate position. EOE.

Integrated Wellness Advocate - part time 12 hours per week total, 6 hours per week Durango Crossroads at Grandview and 6 hours per week Durango Columbine Center. Teaches both physical and behavioral health wellness strategies and empowers individuals and families to establish, track, and achieve wellness goals. Requires knowledge of physical and behavioral health issues and recovery. Send resume & cover letter to: Resumes, Axis Health System 281 Sawyer Dr Ste 100; Durango, CO 81303, email or FAX (970) 247-1337, EOE FAMILY/PEDIATRIC NURSE PRACTITIONER – Cortez, to work in the school-based clinic at Southwest Open School. This is a part-time position with an emphasis on comprehensive, integrated preventative healthcare and health education. Electronic health record and grant experience preferred. Current Colorado Nurse Practitioner license with prescriptive authority is required. Send resume & cover letter to: Resumes, Axis Health System 281 Sawyer Dr Ste 100; Durango, CO 81303, email resumes@ or FAX (970) 247-1337, EOE Bayfield Family Center is seeking a Group Leader for our afterschool enrichment program! Hands-on experience in the care and supervision of children required. This is an approximately 15-20 hour per week position. Please submit a cover letter describing your specific qualifications, a current resume, and references to bfamilycenter@yahoo. com by 08/16.

Gift Shop Sales Associate PT Sales associate needed for the D&S gift shop. Flexible schedule with weekends & night shifts required. Must be available thru December. Applications available in the depot or www.durangotrain. com/employment. Send completed application to: No phone calls please. EOE Seeking an office clerk for the Cortez NRCS office. 20 hrs/wk. $13.03/hr + benefits, vacation, holidays. Must be proficient on the computer. A background in agriculture is desired but not required. If interested, email resume to: with “Cortez Office Clerk” written in the subject line. Part-time auto mechanics teacher needed for Southwest Colorado Community College Mancos site for fall semester. Classes in mornings Mon-Thurs. At least 2 years of related experience required within last 7 years, no degree or teaching certificate needed. Call ASAP to Melinda Green at (970) 564-6205 or email melinda.

Nurse Practitioner position open in Family Planning/ Immunizations Clinic at San Juan Basin Health Department. P/T (30 hrs/wk with bens). Bilingual preferred. Reproductive Health experience required. Email cover letter and resumes to sjbhd@ or fax to 970/247-9126 by noon, 8/9/13. Positions open at secure facility for at-risk youth. AWAKE NIGHT STAFF - PT (11.05/hr) & FT (11.50/hr), and PT Coach Counselors (11.05/hr) needed. Min age 21, must pass background/drug screen, must have HS Diploma and 2 yrs exp, or 60 college credits. Please email resume to Strater Hotel is seeking CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST ATTENDANT. A “good morning, sunshine” personality – friendly & fun, service-oriented & hospitable. Some lifting & cooking required. Part-time. Early am & weekends. Apply at the Strater front desk. No phone calls please. EOE Part-time help for auto repair. Job includes clean up, some customer contact, computer skills helpful, valid driver’s lic & clean driving record. Call Mountain Mechanical, 247-4040 Mon-Fri.

Looking for a compassionate & caring Personal Care Providers devoted to caring for seniors in home health setting to add to our team in the Cortez & Durango area. We will train. For further details please call 565-7134. PPSC seeks RN w/ current CO nursing lic. Must maintain a consistent life-affirming philosophy. 17 hrs/wk. Contact Exec Director at Weekend POOL MAINTENANCE person.5am to 9am Knowledge of pumps and pools a plus. Please apply at the hot springs front desk. River Mist Preschool seeks a

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Furniture & HH Goods

FREE WOODEN PALLETS, use for pallets or firewood at Coors Distributing located at Durango Tech Center - south side of warehouse. WE WILL REMOVE TONS of metal from your property / business FOR FREE. 946-1035 FIREWOOD cottonwood but it’s cut, bucked, in town & it’s free. 247-8624

Miscellaneous for Sale DRIVEWAY REPAIR 3/4” road base delivered as low as $185. Mud free recycled asphalt $195 delivered. 1” clean gravel delivered as low as $215. Spreading & compaction services available. Asphalt repair, free estimates. Call today! (970) 759-3033. FLC Surplus Computer Super SALE!! Priced at $100 (no monitor). This price is in effect until our stock of Dell T3400’s is depleted. More info itsurplussale

9 PUMP JACKS $600 884-2359 ROCKS for landscaping, retainer walls or rip rap. 2 ft thru 6 ft diameter. 769-1809 Electric Dart Board with new darts. Extras. A fun game. Barely Used. $25. 247-1015 Pizza Cue. ss base/thermostate. pizza stone. great for BBQ $45 247-1015 90 MOVING BOXES, most Lrg or Med. incl 5 wrdrb boxes, glass/pix boxes. Used once $100 946-0759 4x8 UTILITY TRAILER $100 Call Mike 970-522-7733 WE BUY HOT TUBS! Absolute Comfort Spa & Pool 970-731-3000

Miscellaneous Wanted VICTORIAN COUCH, excellent condition. $750. Matching chair available. 970-533-7163 Willis Furniture Company Matt Sets used $79 New $149 Chest Used $99 New $129 Sofas Used $149 New $399 Dinettes Used $79 Now Located @ 1474 Main Ave, 970-259-1135 Beautiful Pottery Barn Mirror $100. Large, beveled wood frame. Ex.Cond. 769-7031. GE Refrig. Clean, Great Shape, $200 Call: 970-247-8564 TASK CHAIR Blue fabric. Needs caster. $25.00! 247-1015

We buy SCRAP IRON (cars/ batt/copper/alum/etc) 232 CR 325 M-F 8-5 Sat 9-1. 749-9790 Want to purchase minerals and other oil/gas interests. Send details to: P.O. Box 13557, Denver, CO 80201 CASH for OLD GOLD, SILVER, JEWELRY & FLATWARE. Call John @ Durango Silver Co. for Appt @ 970-375-2401 WE WILL BUY Aluminum Cans, Copper, Car Battery ($4 each), Etc. 259-3494

Musical Instruments Kimball 4-1/2 x 4-1/2 black petite BABY GRAND PIANO. $2,500 OBO. Tuned. You move from Pagosa Springs. 970-403-4721


Sporting Goods Browning BAR .300 Win Mag Leopold 1-4 scope $1100. Cabela’s 1860 Army NEW $175. Elk antlers, older fishing boat, motor etc. $1,200. 375-0009.




Four Wheel Drive Vehicles

Country Homes

Mobile Homes for Sale 12x52 2BR 1BA, REMODELED, new stove & frig. Close to town. $10,000 OBO. 970-779-8690

Cattle Tools TOOLS for sale 970-749-2791 I have them all!



OW Saddles TACK & SADDLE REPAIR. used saddles & tack for sale. Also, crooked stirrups.749-9233


20” x 1” square axle. New disk plates. Quantity 20. Best offer. 769-1809

Classic European White German Shepherd puppies,7wks,1st shots $450 970/749-5309


KITTENS GALORE! are you looking to add a new kitten to your family? Many rescued kittens all sizes, colors, ages, first shots, vet visit Pet Oriented Homes Only 946-0768


PEACHES! Produce stand now open, goods arriving weekly - locally grown goods from our own garden! 259-5111, 26266 Hwy 160

1984 SUBARU 2-door Hatchback, 76k orig miles, $3,800. 883-2559 nights/wekends, 749-5622 days.

AKC Miniature DACHSHUND PUPPIES, born July 1st. Females $550, males $500. 970-270-1963

2012 Harley Davidson FLHX Streetglide, 2600 miles, big blue pearl. $22,000. 970-759-2949

TRANSPORTATION CAMPER SHELL, fiberglass, 6-1/2 ft, like new, cost $1800. Sell $500. 970-946-3153

Automobiles for Sale 2007 Lincoln MKX Crossover 39,900 mi, pearl white, panoramic power vista roof/sun shades, heat/cool front & rear seats, rear air, maps/GPS, all-whl-dr, pwr heated mirrors, wireless gar door controls, pwr remote control lift gate, 6-spd auto, THX premium sound, tire pressure monitoring, driver’s seat dual memory auto positioning, 60/40 folding rear seats, good all-weather tires & new battery, much more. Car looks show-room new! $21,500. 970-903-4530 Pagosa Springs.

Gardening & Nursery

In-town starting at $164,900!

2bd, 2ba and 3bd, 2ba Silver Peaks condos. Close to FLC and downtown Durango. Fitness Center, Business Center, Spa, & Playground. Call for info on current promotions! (970) 385.5055 Jaime S. Marquez Owner/ Managing Broker Sterling.

Country Homes

DALTON ON GOLF COURSE 4BR (incl 2 master suites) 4BA, Liv rm & fam rm + office. Southern views overlooking pond & golf! Offered at $524,900 Linda Crowther KW RE

FSBO - Animas Valley home on 9 acres w/ 10 shares irrigation water. Separate space for RV or trailer. Zoned residential w/ ability to build 2 more homes. Owner financing available w/ large down & short-term. $479,000 OBO. Call 970-247-0586

TODAY, noon-3 at 120 Big Pine Trail, Lake Purgatory. Pick up flier at Hwy 550 at mailboxes on east side between Silverpick & Durango Mt. Resort. 3/2. Backs up to Nat’l Forest MLS #681990

Brand new home 2150sf 3/2, 3-car gar, 8.5ac., 1/4 mi E of 3 Springs in La Paloma Sub. $469K. Call 719-251-5085 3BR 2BA, dbl car gar on 3 irrig acres, barn & round pen, workshop. For details 970-749-9507

OPEN HOUSE Sunday 8/4 11am-3pm. 69 Inverness Pl, The Willows at N Dalton Ranch. 2056sf 3BR 2BA, den, utility area, 2car gar. Furnished or unfurnished. $445,000. 520-235-7126

Homes in Town

RV’s/Campers & Travel Trailers OPEN HOUSE: 1-3 PM Saturday and Sunday - 3BR 3BA. 259 Cypress Ct (970) 760-0039.

2007 Keystone Outback 21RS. Everything works & upgrades! $11,000. 970-317-5803.

Trucks/Pickups & Vans

462 E 8th Street. BEAUTIFUL VICTORIAN, 5BR 2BA, 2680 sf, great yard. $795,000. Call Amber @ CBHHR 970-946-5732

UPGRADED KITCHEN 1994sf Edgemont townhome, 3 br 2.5 ba 2c.gar, private yard w/hot tub $394,500 Linda Crowther KW RE GUARANTEED credit approval! 4x4 Auto Sales 970-385-7940 21698 Hwy 160 West

2006 HONDA CIVIC HYBRID, 42 mpg, well-maint, gar’d. Nav sys, CD. 108k mi. $8,476. 769-8356

‘89 Nissan 300ZX. Runs great, needs some work, $3,500 OBO Contact: 970-903-7212


Bayfield updated 3BR 2BA, culdesac ¾ ac. 772 E. Elm Cr. $285,000 (970)884-0618. Will consider lease/option or carrying loan.

Lots & Acreage Excellent 5-ACRE fenced property in Rafter J. La Plata views, good building sites, privacy and easy access. Paid water tap, electric at property line. Priced to sell NOW at $174,500.00 Contact Doug at 970-259-2172, 970-903-7848. Two 50-ACRE tracts in the tall pines off CR 228. $225,000 to $252,000. John Andrews, Realtor 970-749-5469.

2001 Ford F150 Supercrew Lariat w/ topper 4x4, $6900, Clean, 2nd owner, 201K. 946-4610

160 ACRES bordering BLM 6% OWNER FINANCING AVAILABLE. Call Mountain Land Properties LLC. 719-783-0563


Boats/Motors SUMMER SALE 25% OFF! Aspens up to 22’ tall - GREAT DEAL! Delivered & Planted 8840683

SWEETWATER SPRINGS C.R. 245. 20 Acres, fully fenced, 5200 sf Main House, 1200 sf Guest House. Horse Barn 30’x50’ Full Loft. Boat Storage Bldg 14’x30’. 3 spring-fed Ponds. $875,000. $50,000 sales commission Call 970-375-9171. Financing Available. Realtors Welcome

2005 SUZUKI – 125 4-stroke. $1,200. Barely used. 970-749-1692

2012 TOYOTA TACOMA 4WD V6 TRD sport package. 4,500 miles. $28,000. Call 805-439-2498

07 VW Jetta 2.5L Wolfsburg Ed, Wht, AT, am/fm CD, Sunroof, 52k mi. $10,500. Call 970-946-0662

FOR SALE BY OWNER: Florida Mesa location. 3/2, dbl car heated garage, over an acre. See specs at Call for an appt 970-759-1893.

FSBO - 51 CR 231, 2 Bdrm, 1.5 bath. 1,375 sq.ft. stick-built & 800 sq.ft. workshop, 3/4 acre. $269,000. Stacy 970-946-9648

2008 BOBCAT SKIDSTEER S185, 380 hours. Asking $28,000. Call 970-759-2949

Motorcycles & Scooters

Pear Tree Condo. 1,034 SF, 2 BR, 2 BA on 2nd level. Breakfast bar, efficient woodstove, carport parking & storage shed. Reduced $181,300. MLS #676268. Scott 970-749-0099 Keller Williams RE

Heavy Const. Equipment

The Durango Herald does not endorse or stand behind any opportunity listings. We encourage you to carefully research all advertised offers.

Auto/Truck parts for sale Call 970-769-4187

1999 GMC SUBURBAN 4x4, new tires, starter, brakes. $5,000 OBO. Call 970-769-7687

One owner. 2005 SUBARU BAJA. Excellent condition. $8,600. 970-799-2286

Farm Equipment


GUARANTEED credit approval! 4x4 Auto Sales 970-385-7940 21698 Hwy 160 West

‘07 JEEP COMMANDER, $13,300 Or Best Offer, CarFax, 970-759-3531


Ag Services: Hay Loading, Ditch Cleaning, Box Blade & Front-End Loader work. Ron 970-264-5573

Open House

Locally raised BLACK ANGUS STEERS. Grass- or grain-fed. Place orders for 1/2 or whole processing packages. 769-1809

FSBO - approx 2600sf, 5 irrig acres, 4BR 3BA, upper east side. Pond, views, landscaping. A must see! $549,000. Shown by appointment only. Call 970-799-1454 (more info at

1987 Ski Centurion. Immaculate shape. Brand new motor. Many extras. Must see. Seious inquirers only. Price - $5,000 non negotiable. 970-565-8431 or 970-7498726.


Four Wheel Drive Vehicles

2BR CABIN Vallecito Creek side, furnished/deck/FP/very nice. Only $185,000. $9,000 down, seller fin. No qual. Call 970-769-3494

New Holland TRACTOR with bucket,fork,and augers. 75 hp, only 160 hours. $31,900 obo. 435-640-8701

2001 NISSAN FRONTIER 4x4 Crew Cab. $7,500 OBO. One owner. Call 970-946-3448

2 homes for 1 , 35 acre, views, possible owner carry, 239K, kurt@


★ REAL ESTATE FOR RENT Apartments/ Furnished Studio, furnished, Animas View Dr., upstairs, kitchenette, all util. + bas. cab. incl in rent, sm pet ok w/ add dep, $600/mo, avail 9-1, ACTION 382-0134 1 bdrm/ 1 bth, furnished, Main Ave, kitchenette, all util. + bas. Cab. incl. in rent, no pets,$650/ mo, avail now, ACTION 382-0134 STUDIO, furnished, Main Ave, sm fridge & micro, all util +bas cab incl in rent, $525/mo, avail now, ACTION 382-0134

Apartments/ Unfurnished

5 AC adjoining Nat’l For w/ 5gpm well in secluded gated community located btwn Pagosa Springs & Bayfield. $175,000. 719-310-6414

In-town quiet BASEMENT STUDIO APT. No dogs/smokers. $525/mo. 382-0692

23 AC country lot, ready-to-build, views, great horse property, special price, 970-689-8855, MLS # 681594 see

Small 2BR 1BA in-town Bayfield. $600/mo incl utils. Call 884-5011

Industrial/Residential lot .85 acre, 3000sf, improved metal bldg. Development potential. N. end of town. $650K Please call 799-1900 Mancos 3+ ac. Mancos Rural water tap. Subdivision w/ Covenants. $69,500. 970-749-7131 1/2 acre lot, improved, landscaped. 7000 block CR 203. $148K incl’s taps & irrig. 247-2020

Business & Office Space 6000ft² RARE RETAIL OPPORTUNITY (Durango, CO) Absolute prime retail location in the heart of downtown Durango, Colorado! Steps away is the historical Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad making for unbeatable foot traffic! Terms of lease negotiable, call 970-259-0531 today! ★ CLASSIFIEDS



Business & Office Space

Condos/Townhomes Furnished

965 MAIN Prime retail/office space. 2400 sf and/or 2nd floor 2300 sf and /or basement storage approx. 2400 sf Total avail 7000 sf. recently refurbished w/ new arched windows, Metal etched ceilings, orig brick walls, orig wood floors; deck & more! Lease w/ option to purchase. 970 946-7773

Semi-private workspace $295/mo. full Durango Space membership benefits. Going fast, professional office at The Newman Building, 8th & Main, available elevator! Also available, great basement space for retail, 2000 sf. Call 970-259-0531 today! 25825 Hwy 160: Multiple office space avail 200 to 2500 sf w/ parking, across highway from Wal-Mart 970-946-7773. Starting @ $300/mo all inclusive.

Coming soon, 3200 sf prime retail space w/ excellent visibility & parking, 13th & Main! Call 970-259-0531.

DURANGO OFFICE SUITES Downtown, weekly/monthly avail. Fiber, utils, mtg rms, roof deck included. 749-2327 or 946-5440 2000ft² Prof, unique & beautiful office space. Priv prkg, hardwood flrs, alarm. N Dgo Live/work? For sale or lease. 970-247-2415

Furnished 1bd/1ba, Tamarron, w/d, balcony w/ great views, no pets, $800/mo + elec & gas, avail 8-1, ACTION 382-0134

Condos/Townhomes Unfurnished Can’t Find a Rental? BUY A CONDO! 3x2 condos reduced to $179,900* Up to $2,200 in concessions* Silver Peaks 970.385.5055 Jaime Marquez, Owner/Managing Broker, Sterling Brokerage *Subject to Change, restrictions apply 2br 2ba Hwy 160 W, full kitch, w/d, strg unit, stdnts ok w/ ref, pets ok w/ add dep, $1125/mo + elec & gas, avail 9-1, ACTION 382-0134 Studio, Silverqueen So., full kitch, sm strg closet, cat ok w/ add. dep stdnts ok w/ ref, $600/mo + elec, avail 9-1, ACTION 382-0134 GREAT 2BR 2BA close to downtown, beautiful views of LaPlatas. $1150/mo. Call 970-903-6138 3 bed, 2 bath, w/d. No students. $1200/mo AREM 247-8299


Houses/Unfurnished 3BR 2BA in DW1 $1300/mo. Available Sept 1st. Call 970-749-7248 Dgo West 2, well-maintained 3BR 2BA 2car gar. $1500/mo. No pets/ smokers/students. 970-946-0033 3 bed 2 bath $1300/mo In town AREM 247-8299 3BR 2BA on 12.5 acres, CR 502 Bayfield. $1425/mo, lease. Near lake & BLM. 970-799-7540 3 bed 2 ba, 1 car. $1650/mo. No students. AREM 247-8299 Gorgeous 4 bed 3 ba 2 car $2995/mo. No students. AREM 247-8299 4BD/2BA/2car gar hm in the country. For more info call Keller Williams Realty 247-5924. 1BR 1BA 1carport $750/mo, 4 miles east of hospital. NICE! Available now. 970-375-3262 BAYFIELD 3BR + office, 2BA, peaceful country living! $1100/ mo. Pets? AREM 247-8299

1 bed, 1 bath, Silver Peaks. $900/mo AREM 247-8299

In Town 4 bed 2 bath $2000/mo No students AREM 247-8299


Turtle Lake. Year lease. 1/1 wood heat, loft BR, w/d $900/mo. No stdnts/smkrs/pets. 382-9896 UNIQUE 2BD Bayfield, yard. $950/mo. 970-759-9765

Professional office suite, Main Ave. Off-street, customer parking at door. Ideal chiropractic office. Triple H Leasing @ 970-247-8448


Immed avail offices for lease, utils incl, centrally located to Dgo. For more info call Keller Williams Realty 247-5924

Furnished Victorian 710 E 6th Ave. 3/1.5, hot tub/deck/fenced. No PSS. Avail 9/1 or 10/1 - 4/30. $1500 + utils. ACTION 382-0134

Historic Building Downtown Upstairs Offices avail now 195 sf - 572 sf. util included. ACTION 970-382-0134

2BD loft in Bayfield on 1 acre. Clean. Pets-Dep. neg. based on pets. Incl water. W/D. Off 501. Avail now $950/mo 970-749-5151

For lease. 3BR/2.5BA, attached garage, 1 mile S of Jackson Lake. $1080/mo. 602-618-8452

2243 MAIN Spacious wait rm, recept/admin ofc. Several priv ofcs, prkg, utl. $375 up. 560-0257

250 Cottonwood Creek Rd. The Ranch in Hermosa. 2BD/2BA 2 car garage. Dining/ living/den w/ hard wood flooring. W/D. Forced air furnace. Back yard with large covered trex deck & stocked fish stream. Avail: Sept. 1st. Lease $1,500 mo.+ Util +F/L/D. Small pets negotiable. No smokers. To view call: 360-317-7685

Mobile Homes for Rent

Individual OFFICE SPACES Crossroads bldg, 1099 Main #211. Call for appt 970-259-2629. OFFICE SPACE 960-1920 SF. Modern Prof Bldg. Ample Prkg $720/mo. + NNN 970-247-5724. Solar-Powered, dwntwn. Office Space 397 sq. ft . Utilities incl. 755 E. 2nd. Ave. CALL: 749-2682 Covered Downtown parking beneath Main Mall. Call Triple H Leasing @ (970) 247-8448 Small OFFICE SPACE for rent. 1201 Main. 749-2747

Nice retail SHOP/Gem Village, 2000 sf, lots of parking. 970-884-4280 High visibility 2 months FREE. 364sf up to 1743sf utilities included. ACTION 970-382-0134. 1500sf basement retail, ofc or live/ work space, 10th & Main. Kitch, bath, prkng. $1500/mo. 759-0487 736 MAIN, new large 2-room office suite, utilities & parking included, $525/mo. 375-9334 X-LARGE 3rd Ave garage for storage only, cement floor. 1st + last + dep. $193/mo. 247-8332 lv msg

Condos/Townhomes Furnished 2 BR/2Bath condo at Tamarron Avail Sept 1. Master up/2 queens, Murphy bed down, large kitchen, living/dining area, w/d, deck. New gas furnace. Incl internet, cable, access to workout area/swimming pool. No pets. $1100/mo. 904-314-8226. CLIFF & golf course views, FP, s/s appls, flatscreen TV, granite counters, oversized glass-enclosed shower, incl spa/pool/wrkout facility/cable $850/mo + utils + $800 dep. Avail 8/1. 720-272-3857 STUDIO @ TAMARRON Avail Aug 1 All new bath and kitchen. Incl, internet, cable, access to workout area/swimming pool. No pets. $850/mo. 904-314-8226

Ignacio area 16x24 Trapper’s cabin for single person. $450/mo utils incl except propane, wdstv. Ranch exp helpful. Pet OK. Last mo + $600 dep. 385-4697 lve msg 1 bed / 1 bath 800sqft country home 11mi from Dgo 650/month includes electric Propane is extra. Pets upon approval. 970-749-6951 Kate CHARMING COUNTRY HOME, 3 br, 1 bath, trees, fenced yard, garage, wood stove, w/d, hard wood floors, N of Mancos, $1000, lve msg 769-3404 3BR 2.5BA, 2-car gar, 3000sf+, Riverview school district $2500 1st/last/dep. Hi-end appliances, in-floor heat. No smokers. Pets? Available now! 970-769-7924 Homes, Condos, Mobiles/ Spaces, Apts. Commercial. The Property Manager, 160 W. 8th St. 970-259-0222 NEWLY REMODELED! Victorian Great 2br/1ba 1200sf deck. 360° view; 5 acres; granite, dw, w/d. By Mercy. Pet? $1295. 970-385-5686 FREE UTILS. 1200-sf 2BD 1BA, W/D, Direct TV. Newer, quiet, 5 mi from downtown. No pets/smkrs. $1100/mo + dep. 970-759-9833

For sale or lease purchase. Dbl wide on perm found on 5.8 ac + 20 ac open space. $1000/mo. Central Water. Seller will allow ½ of the rent to go towards the purchase price as down payment. Seller will also consider a 5th wheel camper, motor hm, pickup, bdg lot, ??? as add’l down payment on purchase. 970-749-0752 3BR 2BA $700; 16x80 3BR 2BA $800. Ignacio Meadowbrook Park 970-749-0209 Gem Village 3BR 2BA $875/mo $895/mo w/ pet. Call Hiebco 884-4280 Singlewide 2BR 1BA mobile home near Dgo airport. Pets? $800/mo. Nancy 970-946-5516

Rentals Wanted Local Durango family looking for pet-sitting, house-sitting, short term housing during our remodeling project. Looking for 6 weeks (roughly) this fall. Exact dates are flexible. Call Kevin 375-1443

Rooms for Rent 1 furnished room $420/mo incl utils + $200 dep. No pets/tobacco/ drugs. Student only, 247-0705.

4bd/3ba, Sortais Rd, grg, w/d, fp, shed, yard, horse prop, no stdts, pets poss w/ add dep. $2200 + utils, avail now, ACTION 382-0134

1BR in 2BA condo, share BR / kitch/ WD/ Deck. In town. No pets. $400/mo. Call 749-3478

4BR in town, 2BA. Students OK. No pets. Hardwood flrs, recently remodeled. W/D, DW. $2200/mo. Call 970-946-7991

Great rm/prvt ba in town, Christian fem share home w/ fem. No smk/ pet $525 inc util + dep. 759-0551

Dalton Ranch South BEAUTY! 3BR 2.5BA on lake. $2,075/mo. Call Durango Colorado Vacations 970-247-4293

Christian share 2br 1ba Riverview rim house. Rent incl utils + dep. No smk/pet/parties 759-0551

Country home 4 mi W at Lightner Creek Rd. 2 lg BRs, 1BA, very lg living area, laundry rm. $1300/mo incl utils. Estell @ 970-375-0655

2 br/2 bth, Tamarron, w/d, full kitch, end unit, deck, no s/s/p, $1295/mo. + elec & gas, avail now, ACTION 382-0134

SPECTACULAR CUSTOM HOME 5BR 3.5BA + media center, 4000 sq.ft., $3200/mo + utilities, Available Now, ACTION 382-0134

35+ adult to share 4BR HOUSE. No smk/pet $450/mo incl utils + $100 dam dep. 247-2186

Storage Space STORAGE UNITS, 9 x 18, Hwy 160 West, $60/mo, avail. now, ACTION 382-0134

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Public Legals

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Private Legals

DESCRIPTION OF WORK: The work will consist of grading, trail construction, highway access, parking and road construction, subsurface utilities, retaining walls, landscaping, equipment installation, and surface improvements to construct the Phase 1 PMD Park Project around Twilight Lake at Durango Mountain Resort. See Specification Section 01010 Summary of Work.

bid is not within 5% of the lowest bid by a qualified, non-certified or non-Indian owned business, be given a single opportunity to submit a revised bid. Proof of certification as an Indian Owned Business by the Tribe’s TERO Office will be required if claiming this preference. The Code will apply to all sub-contracting, if any, which may be needed in the course of this project. In addition, pursuant to the Code, the successful contractor may be required to pay a TERO fee in the amount of 2% of the total project cost.

33649 INVITATION TO BID REQUEST FOR BIDS for GRVP, LLC, 2013 Gateway Demolition Project. Bid notice is hereby given that Bids from qualified Contractors shall be received until 4:00 PM on Thursday, August 15, 2013 by GRVP, LLC, in their office located at 175 Mercado Street, Suite 131, in the Three Springs Information Center or by mailing to GRVP, LLC, 175 Mercado Street, Suite 240, Durango, CO 81301. Copies of the Bidding Documents may be obtained from GRVP, LLC, in their office located in the Three Springs Information Center, at 175 Mercado Street, Suite 131, Durango, Colorado, on Monday, August 5, 2013. A mandatory pre-bid meeting will be held at 2:00 PM Thursday, August 8, 2013 at the project site, located at 28481 US Hwy160 E, Durango, Colorado, on the north side of Southfork Storage. Deadline for all questions relating to the bid must be submitted via e-mail to Bill Roche at by 4:00 PM on Monday, August 12, 2013. Bid evaluation will comply with the Three Springs, Indian Preference in Bidding Procedures. The Owner reserves the right to reject late Bids. The Owner reserves the right to cancel this Bid, or reject any and all submittals, in whole or in part, when it is in the best interest of the Owner. The Owner assumes no financial responsibility/liability whatsoever for the preparation of any response to this Bid. Bids will not be accepted by telephone, fax or e-mail. Published: July 29, 30, 31, August 1, 2, 3, 4, 2013

Public Legals 33632 SOUTHERN UTE INDIAN HOUSING AUTHORITY Jefferson Drive Home Project 2011-01 REQUEST FOR BID

2 houses, 2 mi to town: 1BR, no w/d, Aug 1 $1100. 3BR, w/d, Sept 1 $1600 part. util. Pets? More info online Herald/Craigslist 385-0291

Downtown 1BR, ground floor. $1200/mo all inclusive, reserved parking. No smkrs/pets. Jim 970-759-4611










The Southern Ute Indian Housing Authority is advertising request for proposals for the Jefferson Drive Home Project to construct a concrete foundation for a modular to be located on Jefferson Drive on the Southern Ute Reservation. The bid proposal should include cost of labor and materials in completing this project. Prospective bidders are asked to contact Eric Spady or Tracie Baker at 970-563-4575, Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. A project specification packet can be obtained at the Southern Ute Indian Housing Authority office at 760 Shoshone Ave., Ignacio, CO. A mandatory site visit for this project is scheduled for August 7, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. Bid deadline is August 14, 2013 at 4:00 p.m. Bids must be sealed. Bid opening is August 15, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. at said office privately opened. All bids must adhere to the Southern Ute Indian TERO Ordinance and the Federal Indian Preference Statutes, 24 Code of Federal Regulations, Davis-Bacon Wage Rates for LaPlata County are in effect; Uniform Builders Code (UBC) and Tribal Crossing Permits must be obtained. Bids not responsive and responsible will be rejected. Published: July 19,20,21,22,23, 24,25,26,27,28,29,30,31, August 1,2,3,4,5,6,7, 2013. 33678 LA PLATA PLANNING COMMISSION AGENDA – SPECIAL Commissioners Meeting Room at the La Plata County Courthouse August 15, 2013 – 6:00 PM I. Call To Order II. Approval of Agenda III. Approval of Minutes IV. Public Hearing of the following requests: PROJECT #2013-0241, LA POSTA ROAD AREA / DISTRICT PLAN Applicant: La Plata County Planning Department Proposal to adopt the La Posta Road Area/District Plan. Staff: Jason Meininger V. Other Business: VI. Adjournment NOTICE is further given that all persons may appear and present oral & written testimony regarding these projects prior to or at public hearing and the Planning Commission may continue a project until a recommendation decision is reached. Complete files for projects listed on this agenda are maintained and available for review at the La Plata County Planning Department office located at 1060 E. 2nd Ave., Durango, CO 81301. Interested persons may visit the Planning Department office during regular business hours to review the files or ask any questions (or call [970] 382-6263). The policy of La Plata County is to not discriminate against the disabled in the provision of service. For special assistance, please call the Planning Department. Posted at County: August 1, 2013 Published in Herald: August 4, 2013

33643 ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS PROJECT: PHASE I - PMD PARK PROJECT ENGINEER: San Juan Engineering, Inc. 8828 County Road 521 Bayfield, CO 81122 (970) 884-9749 Attn: Travis Palmer OWNER: Purgatory Metro District 23 Purgatory Drive Durango, CO 81302 RECEIPT OF BIDS: Sealed Bids will be received at the office of the ENGINEER, until 2:00 PM, on Friday, August 9, 2013. Any Bids received after the specified time and date will not be considered. OPENING OF BIDS: The Bids will be publicly opened and read aloud at 2:00 PM, on Friday, August 9, 2013, at the office of the ENGINEER. COMPLETION OF WORK: The WORK must be completed within 330 successive days after the

SITE OF WORK: The work will be located around Twilight Lake in the PMD Community Park, directly across Highway 550 for Durango Mountain Resort. Approximately 27 miles north of the City of Durango, La Plata County, Colorado. OBTAINING CONTRACT DOCUMENTS: The Contract Documents may be examined or purchased at the Engineer’s office. A set of the bid documents including one copy of the Technical Specifications, and one copy of the 11” x 17” drawing set may be purchased for the non-refundable price of $50 (fifty dollars), payable to San Juan Engineering, Inc. BID SECURITY: Each Bid shall be accompanied by a certified or cashier’s check or Bid Bond in the amount of 5-percent of the Total Bid Price payable to the OWNER as a guarantee that the Bidder, if its Bid is accepted, will promptly execute the Agreement. A bid shall not be considered unless one of the forms of Bidder’s security is enclosed with it. BIDS TO REMAIN OPEN: The Bidder shall guarantee the Total Bid Price for a period of 30 calendar days from the date of bid opening. PRE-BID VISIT TO WORK SITE: Prospective bidders are encouraged to attend a mandatory prebid walk through for the project which will be conducted jointly by the OWNER and ENGINEER at 10:00 AM on Friday August 2, 2013. Interested parties should meet at the offices of the Owner. Call ahead for directions. The purpose of the walk through is to acquaint bidders with the Site conditions. PERFORMANCE AND PAYMENT BONDS: The Successful Bidder will be required to furnish a Construction Performance Bond and a Construction Payment Bond, each in the full amount of the Total Bid Price as security for the faithful performance and the payment of all bills and obligations arising from the performance of the Contract. The performance and payment bonds shall be extended and/or modified as necessary to provide a 12 month warranty of all work performed under this contract PROJECT ADMINISTRATION: All communications relative to this WORK shall be directed to the ENGINEER prior to opening of the Bids. QUALIFICATIONS: Each Bidder shall demonstrate experience in this type of work. To be considered for award, the Contractor shall have completed at least three projects of similar type and complexity within the past five years. OWNER’S RIGHTS RESERVED: The OWNER reserves the right to reject any or all bids, to waive any informality in a bid, and to make awards to the lowest responsive, responsible bidder as it may best serve the interest of the OWNER. PUBLISHED: July 24, 28, 31, and August 4

33654 SOUTHERN UTE INDIAN TRIBE REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS TRAFFIC SIGN INVENTORY AND RETROREFLECTIVITY DATA COLLECTION SERVICE AND DEVELOPMENT OF A SIGN MAINTENANCE PROGRAM TO MEET THE NEW NATIONAL STANDARD OWNER Southern Ute Indian Tribe Tribal Planning Department P. O. Box 737 116 Mouache Drive Ignacio, Colorado 81137 (970) 563-4749 Separate sealed bids to provide traffic sign inventory and retroreflectivity data collection service and development of a sign maintenance program to meet MUTCD, Revision 2 Standard for BIA roads signage located on the Southern Ute Indian Tribe reservation in La Plata and Archuleta Counties in the State of Colorado, will be received by the Southern Ute Indian Tribe at the Tribal Planning Department office located at 116 Mouache Drive in Ignacio, Colorado 81137 until 2:00 p.m. on Friday, August 30, 2013 and then at said office privately opened and reviewed. Bids received after this time will not be accepted and will be returned unopened. This project will be funded through Federal contracts, and is contingent upon contract awards. Pre-determined wages (Davis Bacon) will apply to this project. A mandatory pre-submittal meeting and site visit is scheduled for Wednesday, August 21, 2013 at 2:00p.m. To receive a RFP Packet contact the Tribal Planning Department at the address and/or number indicated above. The project will consist of inventory, assessment and development of a program to replace signage and maintain sign retroreflectivity at or above the minimum levels required for signage on approximately 225 miles of BIA roads within the exterior boundary of the Southern Ute Indian Reservation in Colorado. It is noted: signage replacement is not a part of this Request for Proposal. The Southern Ute Indian Tribe has adopted a Tribal Employment Rights Code, which provides for Indian preference in contracting and employment. To receive a copy of the Code, or for more information, consultants should contact the Southern Ute TERO Office at 970.563.0117. For the purposes of this RFP, Qualified local Indian Owned Businesses certified through Southern Ute TERO Office will receive preference in accordance with the Code. A TERO Certified Indian Owned Business will, if its initial

The Southern Ute Indian Tribe reserves the right to reject any and all proposals, to waive any informality in proposals and to accept the bid deemed, in the opinion of the Tribe, to be in the best interest of the Southern Ute Indian Tribe. Published: August 4 thru 17, 2013

33677 BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS PLANNING AGENDA Commissioners Meeting Room at the La Plata County Courthouse August 20, 2013 – 10:00 AM I. Call To Order II. Pledge of Allegiance III. Approval of Agenda IV. Approval of Minutes: PUBLIC HEARING OF THE FOLLOWING REQUESTS V. Consent Agenda - None VI. Decision Agenda 1. PROJECT #2010-0081 JACKASS MEADOWS FINAL PLAT EXTENSION OF VESTED RIGHT Owner/Applicant: Lynda and James Norton Agent: GOFF Engineering & Surveying, Inc. Request for an extension of vested right by 3 years from September 21, 2013 to September 21, 2016 for Jackass Meadows Final Plat, a subdivision of a 6.0 ac lot into two 3.0 ac lots located at 180 Rice Lane; Sec 10, T36N, R9W. (Animas Valley) Staff: Robert Bowie 2. PROJECT #2013-0204, LPLUC AMENDMENT SECTION 82-13, TEMPORARY AND SPECIAL USE PERMIT, R-2013-28 Applicant: La Plata County To amend the La Plata County Land Use Code Section 82-13 (Temporary Uses) to provide more expedited review and approval of requests, and greater clarification and efficiency for applicants. Staff: Jason Meininger 3. PROJECT #2013-0218, LPLUC AMENDMENT SECTION 82-3(C), SECOND DWELLING, R-2013-29 Applicant: La Plata County To amend the La Plata County Land Use Code Section 82-3(C) Second Dwelling, to provide greater clarification and efficiency for applicants. Staff: Damian Peduto 4. PROJECT #2013-0214, LPLUC CHAPTER 90 TECHNICAL REVISIONS, R-2013-30 Applicant: La Plata County To consider amendments to Chapter 90 of the La Plata County Land Use Code based on the recent Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) Setback Rulemaking, technical revisions to provide clarification, and revisions based upon recent court rulings. Staff: Courtney Roseberry & Todd Weaver 5. PROJECT # 2013-0208, FIRST AMENDMENT TO THE 2013 TEMPORARY IGA REGARDING JOINT LAND USE PLANNING BETWEEN THE CITY OF DURANGO AND LA PLATA COUNTY Applicant: Planning Department Proposal to amend the Joint Planning Area Map (Exhibit A) of the 2013 Temporary IGA Regarding Joint Land Use Planning Between the City of Durango and La Plata County. The proposed change will modify the map to include only those properties that are likely to receive municipal services within a 10-20 year planning period. Staff: Jason Meininger 6. PROJECT #2013-0246, ANIMAS VALLEY ZONING MAP AMENDMENT - 2013, R-2013-32 Applicant: La Plata County Planning Department Amendment to the Animas Valley Zoning Map based on a redefined IGA/Joint Planning Area Map (JPAM). Staff: Jason Meininger VII. Other Business: VIII. Adjournment NOTICE is further given that all persons may appear and present oral & written testimony regarding these projects prior to or at public hearing and the BOCC may continue a project until a decision is reached. Items on the Consent Agenda may be moved to the Decision Agenda at the discretion of the BOCC. Pursuant to CRS 24 6 402(2), the Board reserves the right to hold executive session. Complete files for these projects are maintained and available for review at the La Plata County Planning Department office located at 1060 E. 2nd Ave., Durango, CO 81301. Interested persons may visit the Planning office during regular business hours to review the files or ask any questions, or call (970) 382 6263. Members of the public are encouraged to submit all written comments and other materials (including presentations, charts, maps, and technical drawings) to the Clerk of the Board no later than 5:00pm on the Wednesday preceding this Board meeting. Any written comments or other materials received after this time may be allowed at the discretion of the Chair, however, absent unforeseeable or intervening events, this permission will not typically be granted because late submissions do not allow a sufficient time for Board consideration. The policy of La Plata County is to not discriminate against the disabled in the provision of service. For special assistance, call the Planning Office. Posted at County: August 1, 2013 Published in Herald: August 4, 2013

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