The La Plata County commissioners joining the Durango City Council and formally opposing the creation of the Desert Rock Power Plant

Fire crews eliminating threats to southwest La Plata County homes and families and successfully     containing the Bear Fire

Durango Whitewater slalom boaters dominating the Junior Olympics last week in Golden

Rafts and tubes carrying glass bottles which eventually find their way onto the banks and bottom of the Animas River or unwary boaters’ feet

The rash of loud, lewd and obnoxious drunks waking up entire neighborhoods on their 2 a.m. walks home from the bars

Doping and performance-enhancing drugs making this year’s Tour de France less attractive than “Three’s Company” reruns