Obama making good on a pledge and announcing plans to withdraw most of the troops from Iraq by August of next year

Wildcat Mining and Colorado Goldfields actually getting reprimanded for public lands abuses in La Plata Canyon and Silverton

Evidence that the spread of the bark beetle epidemic is beginning to slow in Colorado

An astonishing lack of public interest in running for the three vacant seats on the Durango City Council

Durango businesses that take advantage of hard-up locals’ time with so-called “working interviews”

A few irresponsible owners causing a major crackdown on dogs at Chicken Creek