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Durango man, 21, killed in head-on collision

A Durango man was killed Sunday in a head-on collision about five miles east of South Fork.Daniel Joseph Kasza, 21, was driving a 1999 Dodge Stratus westbound on a straight section of U.S. Highway...

DATE: June 30, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Analyst says fracing chemicals used in drilling harmful to humans

Environmental analyst Theo Colburn presented the chemical issues behind the drilling of natural gas Monday night at Fort Lewis College's Center for Southwest Studies Lyceum."There has to be a...

DATE: June 30, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Legislators meet to reform financing of Colorado schools

DENVER - Legislators started an effort Monday to reform the way Colorado pays for its public schools - the second such attempt in five years.Critics point to a number of failings of the current...

DATE: June 30, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Silverton backs off complaint against Qwest

DENVER - Silverton officials have backed off their complaint to state regulators about the lack of a fiber-optic connection from Qwest Communications Inc. But they vow they will be back.Silverton...

DATE: June 30, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Graffiti poses problem downtown

A tagger who hit the Durango Arts Center in the back alley has at least one admirer.Next to a black jagged squiggle, another graffitist wrote, "Good job homeboy. Just testing U. I like ur flo....

DATE: June 30, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Local Briefs

Public hears about road-impact fees La Plata County's Engineering Office will host a public meeting to present and accept comments about the proposed road-impact fee resolution from 5 to 7 p.m....

DATE: June 29, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ride 'em cowgirl

DATE: June 29, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

New sales tax will increase cigarette price

At the smoke-filled Orio's Roadhouse bar in Durango, packs of cigarettes have risen by a dollar. Across Main Avenue at Magpies Newsstand Café, cigarette prices have increased there, too.In the...

DATE: June 29, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Faire play

You have to watch your step at the Mancos Renaissance Faire.You could trip over a groveling beggar, be splattered by a dripping thespian from the mud theater or - perish the thought - be plied with...

DATE: June 29, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

New GI bill offers veterans expanded education benefits

Veterans are eligible for more educational benefits under the new GI Bill.Post-Sept. 11 GI Bill, Chapter 33 is a new education benefit program for individuals who served on active duty on or after...

DATE: June 28, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pastor asks members to bring guns to church

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - A Kentucky pastor invited his flock to bring guns to church to celebrate the Fourth of July and the Second Amendment.New Bethel Church welcomed "responsible handgun owners" to...

DATE: June 28, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Coveted family reunion trophy returns to Colo.

GULF SHORES, Ala. - It came to her in a dream.Plane tickets purchased, e-missives armed and ready to be launched (and received) at a 25-per-day clip, Whitney got her Gulf game dialed from the...

DATE: June 28, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

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