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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

Durango vs. ski towns in 'bag-off'

The battle of the bags is on, and Durango is looking to best other area ski towns to prove it can reduce and reuse better than any of them.The contest is called the 2009 Reusable Bag Challenge,...

DATE: March 9, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Committee OKs ski-themed license plate

A bill that just made its way out of committee could give Colorado drivers one more license plate option, this one to show support for Colorado's signature sport.Senate Bill 161, carried by Sen....

DATE: March 8, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

State-bound

DATE: March 8, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

CDOT to close Santa Rita Drive for two weeks

The Colorado Department of Transportation has resumed around-the-clock construction on U.S. Highway 160 near Bodo Park and announced that Santa Rita Drive, between Highway 160 and State Highway 3,...

DATE: March 8, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Animas High meets 1st benchmark

With 63 students enrolled, start-up alternative Animas High School is on track to meet a goal for fall enrollment of 100 set by the state agency responsible for its charter.Head of School Michael...

DATE: March 8, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

City Council hopefuls focus on economy

The field is set for the April 7 Durango City Council election. The three seats currently held by Scott Graham, Renee Parsons and Doug Lyon are up for grabs next month, but only Lyon is seeking...

DATE: March 8, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

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