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9-R adopts modified school calendar

Durango School District 9-R will move its calendar into closer alignment with Fort Lewis College after the plan won final approval from the school board Tuesday night.The board voted 7-0 to change...

DATE: Feb. 26, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man gets 96 years in local meth ring

A Bloomfield, N.M., man with multiple felony convictions has been sentenced to 96 years in prison for participating in a crime ring that stole vehicles and traded them for methamphetamine.Jaydee...

DATE: Feb. 26, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Stimulus funds to connect bridge to U.S. 160

Two local highway projects will receive money from the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, including $4 million to connect Grandview's "Bridge to Nowhere" with U.S. Highway 160.An...

DATE: Feb. 25, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

S.W. Colorado not in lynxes' critical habitat

Several hundred Canada lynx living in Southwest Colorado won't have a nationally recognized critical habitat under a decision Tuesday by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, but local authorities...

DATE: Feb. 25, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

$600 million in budget cuts finalized

DENVER - Kindergarteners, college students, uninsured children and businesses will feel the first round of state budget cuts, which the Legislature finalized Wednesday.The cuts and other accounting...

DATE: Feb. 25, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

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DATE: Feb. 25, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Gas wells keep up demand for electricity

Energy usage in La Plata County will continue to grow despite the economic downturn because of strong demand from the  gas and oil industry, officials with the La Plata Electric Association said...

DATE: Feb. 25, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Trail closure planned at park

A waste-water pipe construction project that began Monday in Santa Rita Park will allow the city of Durango to rebuild a portion of the Animas River Trail at little cost.The project is required by...

DATE: Feb. 25, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dems' highway bill survives crucial vote

DENVER - The Legislature's biggest transportation bill in years is near the end of the road after passing its initial vote in the House on Tuesday night.Senate Bill 108 has not yet attracted a...

DATE: Feb. 25, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis: Building will be flagship

When Christina Gasper arrived at Fort Lewis College four years ago, she found the student union building to be mediocre and antiquated."There's not much in there except for a cafeteria, a bookstore...

DATE: Feb. 25, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Budget-reform proposal gets approval from Senate panel

DENVER - A controversial plan to repeal a cap on the state budget has passed its first test.Sen. John Morse, D-Colorado Springs, wants to end a 1991 law that limits the state general fund to 6...

DATE: Feb. 25, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Soccer camps prompt policy review

A Durango High School coach who reaped thousands of dollars from private summer soccer camps has caused Durango School District 9-R to reconsider its policies to prevent possible conflicts of...

DATE: Feb. 25, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

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