Recent news from the U.N. World Aids Day report that the number of people infected with AIDS/HIV dropped 21 percent worldwide in 2011

Twin Buttes developers announcing plans for a solar array along Highway 160 that would provide enough power to supply 100 homes

The City of Durango announcing that it will likely be able to resume taking plastics at the recycling center starting in January

An otherwise lucrative Black Friday being marred by violence and “shoppers rage” at malls and stores across the country

The criminal justice system in New Mexico failing to stop a man from receiving his 16th DWI when he was discovered by police passed out behind the wheel

Yet another international credit agency, Fitch, downgrading the U.S. credit rating from “stable” to “negative”