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Bayfield student rockets into science competition

BAYFIELD - Some of his parts were scavenged from a desktop computer. Some he bought on eBay. Others he took from a homecoming confetti launcher or fashioned from a gas tank.Somehow, all the various...

DATE: May 6, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Historical Society recognizes residents

A frontier family and a local entertainment legend are the recipients of this year's Community Heritage Awards handed out by the La Plata County Historical Society.The Bar D Chuckwagon, which...

DATE: May 6, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Financing crisis likely for schools

DENVER - The Legislature finalized Colorado's school budget Tuesday, despite Republicans who warned the state is setting itself up for failure in 2010.Republican senators once pointed to the School...

DATE: May 6, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Snowpack 60% of average

Recent dust storms that have coated the state's peaks may cause this year's snowpack to melt quicker, said the federal agency that tracks snow depth and reservoir levels.It's a snowpack that's not...

DATE: May 6, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Local Briefs

Civil Air Patrol to meet today The Civil Air Patrol will meet from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. today at the National Guard Armory located on Girard and Turner streets. The patrol also will meet from 6:30 to...

DATE: May 5, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

District 9-R will not probe sports camps

Durango School District 9-R will not investigate past practices regarding sports camps in the school district, the board announced in a recent letter.Instead, the district is relying on Joel Jones'...

DATE: May 5, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

House committee votes to kill seat-belt bill

DENVER - The latest attempt to let police pull over drivers for not wearing seat belts has died.The House Appropriations Committee voted 10-3 Monday to kill Senate Bill 296. The bill had passed the...

DATE: May 5, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cellular phones measure diluted

DENVER - A proposed ban on driving with a hand-held cell phone has been watered down to apply only to text messaging.The Senate voted for the major change to House Bill 1094 on Monday. People...

DATE: May 5, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rites of spring

DATE: May 5, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Drip, drop

The trickle of water reaching Ridges Basin Reservoir during two weeks of equipment testing turned into a torrent Monday, the official start of filling the 120,000-acre-foot Lake Nighthorse.But...

DATE: May 5, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Gutierrez pleads guilty to e-mail threats

DENVER - A man arrested in Cortez for threatening the president and the Mall of America pleaded guilty Monday to one count of making threats by e-mail.Timothy Ryan Gutierrez, 21, admitted sending...

DATE: May 5, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Senate votes to keep death penalty

DENVER - The Senate voted to keep the death penalty Monday, potentially stopping the strongest effort in decades to end capital punishment in Colorado.House Bill 1274, which sought to repeal the...

DATE: May 5, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News