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9-R schools warm to local beef

Durango School District 9-R is expanding its purchases of locally raised ground beef, lending a boost to area ranches and the local-foods movement.District 9-R will purchase about 1,500 pounds of...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Horizon Ranch gets emergency water

Housing Solutions for the Southwest will receive an emergency grant of $10,000 to address a series of water problems that occurred at Southwest Horizon Ranch on the Florida Mesa.Emergency water is...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ute tribes to split $45M

The Southern Ute Indian Tribe and the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe are among 56 Native American tribes across the country that will share $1 billion through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.The...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fiber-optic line bypasses Silverton

A Qwest executive was confronted Tuesday outside Silverton Town Hall by about 70 residents upset that a fiber-optic line remains 16 miles out of sight.Chuck Ward, president of Qwest Colorado, had...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Councilors delay chicken ordinance

Sorry, fiscal hawks and eat-local advocates, Durangoans will probably see their new $115,000 snowcat in action before they see backyard chickens.Councilors delayed action on a proposed ordinance...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

H1N1 vaccine needs 1 shot

DENVER - The vaccine for H1N1 flu will require only one shot, a Colorado public-health official said Monday.About 750,000 doses of the vaccine should arrive in Colorado by mid-October, said Chris...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Accident east of Oxford injures 3

Three people were injured in varying degrees, one seriously, Monday in a traffic accident east of Oxford on Colorado Highway 172.The accident occurred at 7:48 a.m. at mile marker 13.8, where a...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fun with science

DATE: Sept. 15, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Guitarist for Ralph Dinosaur killed

Michael Parnell, guitarist for popular local band Ralph Dinosaur, was struck and killed over the weekend by a pickup on U.S. Highway 160, said the Colorado State Patrol.Parnell, 38, was on his way...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sensei speaks

DATE: Sept. 15, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Recent accident spurs CDOT to clear away boulders on Highway 3

The Colorado Department of Transportation is scheduled Wednesday to start removing the concrete protective barriers along the cliff-bordered south end of Colorado Highway 3 in anticipation of rock...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Residents back perks for local products

An online survey conducted by La Plata County this summer found people overwhelmingly favor the county paying extra for local or "green" products and services.Of nearly 400 people who participated...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News