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Law officials search for Hilltop escapee

Authorities are searching for a 23-year-old Cortez man who left Hilltop House Community Corrections in Durango without permission Saturday.Shane Begaye was serving a 12-month sentence at Hilltop...

DATE: June 9, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

District looks at sources for drinking-water project

Pulling water from the Animas-La Plata Project and Los Pinos River at Bayfield emerged as top options Monday night when the La Plata Archuleta Water District met at the Oxford Grange.The meeting...

DATE: June 9, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

District 9-R board may vote tonight

The Durango school board may approve the district's strategic plan tonight, bringing nearly a year of work to fruition.Superintendent Keith Owen put the strategic plan into motion as a major...

DATE: June 9, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Water officials consider action for worst case

Western Slope water suppliers have begun asking themselves what could happen to them if Arizona, Nevada and California demanded their full share of Colorado River water in time of drought or for...

DATE: June 9, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Local Briefs

New library to hold cornerstone ceremony The Durango Public Library, 1900 East Third Ave., will hold a ceremony for the laying of the cornerstone by the Masonic Grand Lodge AF&AM of Colorado at...

DATE: June 8, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sacred Heart celebrates

DATE: June 8, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

City, FLC field ideas for facilities

City of Durango and Fort Lewis College officials are trying to knock out a lease that will allow the public to use the softball fields at the college once the current lease expires in 2010.The...

DATE: June 8, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Appointments made to San Juan Basin Health Dept. board

A new board has been appointed for the San Juan Basin Health Department, though many of the faces are familiar.Here is the lineup:•Bob Moomaw, Archuleta County commissioner.•Joelle Riddle, La Plata...

DATE: June 8, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

N.M. teen drowns at motel

A 15-year-old New Mexico boy drowned Saturday night at the swimming pool of the Budget Inn on Main Avenue.The boy, whose name was not being released Sunday pending notification of next of kin,...

DATE: June 8, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Grazing time short on Lower Hermosa Creek

Cattle grazing on Lower Hermosa Creek will have fewer days to fatten up under new rules adopted by the San Juan Public Lands Center.The new adaptive management strategies that restrict cattle...

DATE: June 8, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Class half empty

When Animas High School opens in the fall, parents, students and organizers will celebrate the successful founding of the independent charter school that they have worked for years to build.Yet the...

DATE: June 7, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ride for peace? I understand, let's hug it out

I absolutely love me some peace, love and understanding.The devil's advocate, of course, would argue stuff like war is good for a struggling economy, promotes patriotism and balances the natural...

DATE: June 7, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

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