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Rally backs in-state tuition for illegal immigrants

DENVER - Immigrant rights advocates, including about 10 from Durango, converged Monday on the state Capitol to press for in-state tuition for the children of illegal immigrants.Sen. Chris Romer,...

DATE: March 17, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

N.M. officials to investigate accident

The New Mexico Department of Transportation is investigating an automobile accident in which a tire sheared off a trailer and smashed through the windshield of an oncoming vehicle, killing a...

DATE: March 17, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Getting dirty

MARVEL - There's no soccer or afternoon television for members of the Dirt Club at Fort Lewis Mesa Elementary School.Instead, when classes are out, the youngsters revel in digging their hands into...

DATE: March 17, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango seeking stimulus succor

The city of Durango is preparing to apply for at least $5.5 million in grants, including $1.5 million for solar panels at the city's water-treatment plant, from President Obama's American Recovery...

DATE: March 17, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ritter, Suthers pressure EPA on air quality

DENVER - Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter and Attorney General John Suthers say they are cooperating in an effort to force the cleanup of New Mexico power plants.Ritter last week sent a letter to the U.S....

DATE: March 17, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Panel to look at sports camps

Durango School District 9-R has approved the creation of an independent review panel to make sure district policy addresses potential conflicts of interest by coaches.The panel will be led and...

DATE: March 17, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

TABOR foes must prove highest legal standard

DENVER - The Colorado Supreme Court's decision Monday could make it easier for the Legislature's Democratic majority to triumph in future cases dealing with the Taxpayer's Bill of Rights, attorneys...

DATE: March 17, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

State court upholds mill-levy freeze

DENVER - In a major victory for Gov. Bill Ritter, the state Supreme Court upheld a 2007 bill he signed that resulted in higher property taxes for many homeowners."The real winners today are...

DATE: March 17, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Honey business sweet for Paonia boys

PAONIA - When Clay and Eric Carney and their cousin William Austin decided bees could be their ticket to college, they first did what kids do: thought up goofy names for their startup honey...

DATE: March 16, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sun fun

DATE: March 16, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Three Springs grows despite economy

Three Springs developers are moving forward with plans for new additions in the development's core near Mercy Regional Medical Center.Three Springs General Manager Tim Zink said architects are...

DATE: March 16, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

DPD rejoins regional drug task force

The Durango Police Department will commit one full-time officer to serve on the Southwest Drug Task Force, a multijurisdictional agency that investigates drug trafficking in the region. It has been...

DATE: March 16, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

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