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District 9-R to cut K-8 summer school

Durango School District 9-R will eliminate summer school for grades kindergarten through eight, the district announced Tuesday.The school district is trying to plug a $163,000 hole in its current...

DATE: March 11, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Youth offender measure passes

DENVER - Rep. Ellen Rob-erts' bill on young criminals has passed the Legislature and is on its way to the governor's desk.House Bill 1122 allows 18 and 19-year-olds to be sentenced to the Youthful...

DATE: March 10, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

North Korea puts troops on alert

SEOUL, South Korea - North Korea put its troops on alert and cut thelast hot line to Seoul on Monday as the American and South Koreanmilitaries began joint maneuvers. The communist regime warned...

DATE: March 10, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mountain snow forecast today, Thursday

The storm over the weekend may not have amounted to much, but the front coming through today may drop some significant snow in the mountains."In general, the upper elevations will get some snow,"...

DATE: March 10, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Slaying suspect's next court date set

A 21-year-old Montezuma County man charged with murdering his father and decapitating and dismembering the body will be in court in April for a status conference.Jeremiah R. Berry appeared in 22nd...

DATE: March 10, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Developer buys out free downtown parking

Developers of the proposed Crossroads Phase 2 have satisfied part of their parking requirement by purchasing land historically used as free parking and making it reserved.The spaces were purchased...

DATE: March 10, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tourism budget in limbo

DENVER - Colorado's tourism-advertising program is caught in a game of chicken between the House and Senate.Senators including Jim Isgar, D-Hesperus, want to shield tourism from the budget cuts...

DATE: March 10, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Area leaders vie for funds

Town managers of Ignacio, Bayfield and Durango emerged from Monday's municipal summit with a renewed pledge to cooperate on several looming issues - notably, on applications for impact grants and...

DATE: March 10, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ignacio bank robbed

The Wells Fargo Bank branch in Ignacio was robbed this afternoon. The suspect remains at large as of this 3 p.m. this afternoon. The robbery occurred about 2:15 p.m. at 616 Goddard Ave. - the main...

DATE: March 9, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

And the award goes to...

Just before she left to welcome an expected 163 dinner guests Sunday evening, Joanie Fraughton, director of the Durango Independent Film Festival, revealed the names of the films that won this...

DATE: March 9, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ted Kennedy celebrates birthday

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama led a Kennedy Center crowd in a performance of "Happy Birthday" on Sunday night, capping a star-studded musical birthday tribute to ailing Sen. Edward M....

DATE: March 9, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

U.S. plans to pull out 12K troops by Sept.

BAGHDAD - About 12,000 U.S. soldiers will leave Iraq by September, officials said Sunday, hours after a Baghdad suicide bomber killed about 30 people in a chilling reminder of the nation's...

DATE: March 9, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

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