The City of Durango moving forward on the purchase of the Cameron-Sterck property, aka “the Beach,” offering legal public access to the river north of 33rd Street and a potential extension of the River Trail

Durango Republican Sen. Ellen Roberts crossing party lines to support a Colorado civil union bill in the state Legislature

Petsmart Charities’ “Rescue Waggin,” which transplants animals from overcrowded shelters to emptier ones, finding a new home for 215 dogs and puppies from the La Plata County Humane Society in 2011

Republican presidential nominees using Obama as the scapegoat for the recent spike in oil prices due to concerns over Iran cutting off supplies to Europe

Last week’s all-male panel at a U.S. House committee hearing on contraception coverage and female reproduction, which prompted some female Congressional members in attendance to walk out in protest

Celebrity tabloids thrusting kidnapping victim Elizabeth Smart back into the national spotlight and splashing her marriage all over the news instead of letting her live in peace.