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Investigators look into Ignacio-area death

The La Plata County Sheriff's Office was investigating a possible suicide Thursday at a home between Oxford and Ignacio.The incident occurred about 11:30 p.m. Wednesday.Tom Cowing, investigator for...

DATE: May 1, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

New FLC dorm runs $2.7M over budget

DENVER - Fort Lewis College's new dorm cost $2.7 million more than originally anticipated.The college got approval from the state Legislature on Thursday to pay the extra bills for Animas Hall....

DATE: May 1, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

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DATE: May 1, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Denver Post reduces copies in outlying areas

The Denver Post says outlying parts of Colorado, including Durango, no longer will get the print edition of the newspaper Monday through Saturday.The newspaper said Thursday only the Sunday edition...

DATE: May 1, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

House panel passes DNA bill

DENVER - A controversial bill to increase DNA collection passed a House hearing Thursday, but money issues once again are causing it trouble.Senate Bill 241 is Colorado's version of "Katie's Law,"...

DATE: May 1, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colo. prepares as two flu cases found

DENVER - Two metro-area residents are Colorado's first confirmed cases of a new strain of influenza, and the state can expect to see more, health officials said Thursday.The outbreak of swine flu,...

DATE: May 1, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Local officials prepare for virus

La Plata County expected to receive a large shipment of Tamiflu, respirators and surgical masks Thursday to prepare for the possible arrival of swine flu cases.Meanwhile, health and school...

DATE: May 1, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man robs Pine River bank

A man armed with a hypodermic needle robbed the Pine River Valley Bank in Durango on Thursday.The robbery occurred about 1:35 p.m. at 1701 Main Ave.The suspect, who remained at large Thursday...

DATE: May 1, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

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DATE: April 30, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Local Briefs

Flea Market opens Sunday at fairgrounds The Durango Flea Market will be open 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Sundays beginning this week in the parking lot of the La Plata County Fairgrounds, 2500 Main Ave. Buyers...

DATE: April 30, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

New panel will review 9-R sports-clinics policy

An independent review panel looking at sports clinics run by district coaches commissioned by Durango School District 9-R has named its members.The panel was formed after Jack Turner, a parent of a...

DATE: April 30, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Panel votes to end state executions

DENVER - A Senate panel voted 3-2 to repeal Colorado's death penalty Wednesday in a hearing that drew testimony from people across the country who had been traumatized by violent crime.Several...

DATE: April 30, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

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