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School district backs petitions

Durango School District 9-R is taking part in a statewide initiative and petition drive to ask the Colorado Legislatureto protect funding for public education.The petition, called Honor 23 "Put...

DATE: Nov. 3, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Night rider

DATE: Nov. 2, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fright night revisited

DATE: Nov. 2, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Finding a future

Members of American Legion Post 28 in Durango aren't getting any younger, and they know it. The local veterans organization, chartered in 1938, has no members from the Afghanistan or Iraq wars....

DATE: Nov. 2, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hesperus dispute pesters State Land Board

Imagine a Denver-based landlord with a rental house in Durango occupied by a college student, said Brownell Bailey, director of the State Land Board. The house is rent-free, but it's costly to...

DATE: Nov. 1, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

E-mail threatens Cortez library staff

A Montezuma County teen-ager will face criminal charges for threatening, via e-mail, to kill a Cortez librarian during a library fundraising event at the Cortez Journal office. The 16-year-old...

DATE: Nov. 1, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Big box fight starts

PAGOSA SPRINGS - News of a major retailer wanting to establish in Pagosa Springs has divided residents into two camps: those who welcome the additional sales-tax revenue and those who want to keep...

DATE: Nov. 1, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

A closer look at elk breeding

At 8,000 feet above sea level, scrub dots the grass floor of the Elk Research Institute preserve, where ponderosa, pinon, cedar, cottonwood and Gambel oak rise and give cover. "You will see lots...

DATE: Nov. 1, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Wasting disease remains a concern

Related to mad cow disease, chronic wasting disease caused a stir in Colorado in 2002-03. "It was a pretty crazy time," said Matt Dunfee, director of the Chronic Wasting Disease Alliance, a point...

DATE: Oct. 31, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Parents, kids line up for H1N1 flu vaccine

Now here's something scary: a novel flu virus that primarily kills children and pregnant women. Swine flu fears led hundreds to line up for vaccines at the La Plata County Fairgrounds on Saturday....

DATE: Oct. 31, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County H1N1 flu clinic

DATE: Oct. 31, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Elk Research Institute's hunting raises concerns

Once a year, with his bow, local author and former Marine pilot Dave Petersen "takes" a bull elk from the wild. It's a personal experience for him. He spends days alone, in the weather, untethered...

DATE: Oct. 31, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

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