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Red Cross honors community heroes

The Southwest Colorado chapter of the American Red Cross held its second annual Breakfast of Champions on Friday to honor local heroes, including a man who found a missing friend in dire straits...

DATE: March 28, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Study uncovers FLC faculty issues

Fort Lewis College professors are overworked, underpaid and toil in a less-than-favorable academic climate, according to the initial findings of a campus faculty task force charged with improving...

DATE: March 28, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Foods class students learn from local experts

The term "home ec" is so outmoded, but that's what seventh- and eighth-graders at Escalante Middle School who chose the foods class elective taught by Jan Tuchscherer were involved in Thursday...

DATE: March 27, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Three-legged service dog keeps up care for teen with cerebral palsy

COLORADO SPRINGS - The timeless act of the faithful dog resting his wet nose on his loving boy's lap is a bit more complicated with Comet and his master, Veren Betzen.First, Comet has to jump over...

DATE: March 27, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sprucing up

DATE: March 27, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

New water district seeks funding ideas

Members of the board of the La Plata-Archuleta Water District  looked to see if residents were willing to pay for rural water needs in the face of countywide growth Thursday night at a public...

DATE: March 27, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado facing steep drop in severance-tax revenues

DENVER - Colorado severance taxes on natural-gas and oil production will plunge 84 percent to $40 million in fiscal year 2010, according to a forecast by economists at the nonpartisan Colorado...

DATE: March 27, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bike buffer bill advances

DENVER - Drivers, move over. And cyclists, stay in line.The state House has given initial approval for a bill that requires drivers to respect a 3-foot buffer zone when passing bicyclists. But...

DATE: March 27, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Storm easy on Durango

With a spring storm roaring across the state Thursday, winter proved reluctant to leave Colorado like a lamb.Gov. Bill Ritter declared the state a disaster area Thursday in a news release that also...

DATE: March 27, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tri-State to purchase solar-power project

The wholesale electricity supplier for La Plata County has signed a contract to purchase the output from the largest-ever photovoltaic project by an electric cooperative. It is scheduled to be...

DATE: March 26, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Miller principal Hankins resigns

By Chuck SlothowerHerald Staff WriterBruce Hankins, principal of Miller Middle School, has resigned effective June 26.Hankins took over as principal of Miller in 2005. He said Wednesday that he was...

DATE: March 26, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Gas, oil rules clear Senate

DENVER - The Legislature has approved new rules for gas and oil production.The Senate voted 21-12 along party lines for House Bill 1292, which approves all the regulations passed by state agencies...

DATE: March 26, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

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