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Senate panel OKs changes to Habitat Stamp

DENVER - A 3-year-old program has largely failed to get nonhunters to pay for wildlife conservation, senators said Thursday.Democratic Sens. Jim Isgar and Dan Gibbs are proposing changes to the...

DATE: March 6, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Students show off science projects

Speaking only slightly louder than the buzz of several hundred other student-scientists inside the reverberating concrete walls of the La Plata County Fairgrounds, Pagosa Springs eighth-grader...

DATE: March 6, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Council race narrows to 4

The field of candidates for the Durango City Council election April 7 is down to four after Jodi Doney opted out of the race Thursday morning.City Clerk Amy Phillips said Doney never was deemed an...

DATE: March 6, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Jury acquits former DHS football coach

A six-person jury on Thursday acquitted a former Durango High School football coach of child abuse.Kyle Davis choked back tears and hugged his wife after the verdict was read in La Plata County...

DATE: March 6, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Isgar pulls gas and oil bill on COGCC rules

DENVER - Sen. Jim Isgar may have some reservations about the proposed gas and oil regulations, but he cleared a path for the final battle over the rules by killing his own bill in the...

DATE: March 5, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Animas velo-city

DATE: March 5, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

City hires coordinator for transportation

The city of Durango has hired a multimodal coordinator, a position that will help bicyclists and pedestrians have a voice in city transportation issues.Amber Blake will begin the job April 8. Blake...

DATE: March 5, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

United Way sees rare fundraising drop

For the first time in five years, the United Way of Southwest Colorado did not meet its annual fundraising campaign goal, but the agency's president and chief executive officer said the shortfall...

DATE: March 5, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Supreme Court rules against local lawyer

A U.S. Supreme Court decision issued this week makes it harder to challenge regulations governing timber sales and other policies in national forests, but the Durango lawyer who argued the case for...

DATE: March 5, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

School district explains process for potential layoffs

Durango School District 9-R employees were put on notice Wednesday that positions likely will be cut to compensate for a projected enrollment drop and the weak economy.In a joint statement from 9-R...

DATE: March 5, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Zeus goes to school

DATE: March 5, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lynch gets probation for trespassing

Durango School District 9-R board member Padraig "Paddy" Lynch received one year of probation Wednesday after pleading guilty to trespassing to retrieve his dog from the La Plata County Humane...

DATE: March 5, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

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