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Leadership simulcast at the River Church The River Church will host a leadership simulcast from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 8 at 860 Plymouth Drive.Speakers, which include former Prime Minister Tony...

DATE: April 29, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

We are the champions

DATE: April 29, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

One last shot

In 1881, a young "Buffalo Soldier" slinked back into his tent at Fort Lewis after a raucous night in the frontier town of Durango 13 miles to the northeast. The cavalryman faced a flogging - or...

DATE: April 29, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

School District 9-R nears completion of strategic planning

Durango School District 9-R's yearlong strategic plan is drawing to a close.The plan is a major initiative of Superintendent Keith Owen's first year in office. Dozens of community members, teachers...

DATE: April 29, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fire destroys home on County Road 207

A local couple's trailer was destroyed Tuesday afternoon, in a fire of unknown origins that also claimed most of the couple's possessions and a 4-month-old Shi Tzu puppy.Residents Rico Adorno and...

DATE: April 29, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tax bill to find new life as study

DENVER - Legislators have two ways to neutralize a bill: vote against it or turn it into a study.The second fate befell Sen. Mark Scheffel's attempt to repeal the business personal property tax...

DATE: April 29, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Local officials bracing for swine flu

Although no case of swine flu has been confirmed in Colorado, officials in La Plata County are bracing for what they see as the inevitability of its appearance in the state."It's unclear exactly...

DATE: April 29, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

DHS teacher cited in Oct. for marijuana possession

A Durango High School teacher was cited for possession of marijuana in Utah earlier this school year.Manuel Sanchez, a science teacher, was arrested Oct. 25 in San Juan County, Utah, in the...

DATE: April 29, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

House measure nixes budget-growth limit

DENVER - Enough Democrats stayed on board with Gov. Bill Ritter's plan for a controversial finance bill to ensure its victory in the House.Senate Bill 228 removes the law that restricts the main...

DATE: April 29, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Arlen Specter switches parties

WASHINGTON - Veteran Republican Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania switched parties Tuesday with a suddenness that seemed to stun the Senate, a moderate's defection that pushed Democrats to within a...

DATE: April 29, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Desert Rock may request EPA records

Desert Rock Energy Co. put the Environmental Protection Agency on notice Tuesday that it may ask for documents between the agency and project opponents related to the agency's decision to pull the...

DATE: April 29, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Legislature passes bike courtesy bill

DENVER - A bicycle courtesy bill is on its way to Gov. Bill Ritter.Senate Bill 148 requires drivers to leave at least 3 feet when passing cyclists.The Senate voted 29-5 for the latest version of...

DATE: April 29, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

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