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DATE: Feb. 28, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Needham suspends students

It is not unusual for teenagers to get busted for drug possession, but this is: Two Needham Elementary School students have been suspended on suspicion of marijuana possession.Two pupils at the...

DATE: Feb. 28, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Woman starts petition to save P.O. branches

An annoyed Nancy Cumming has started a one-woman campaign to keep the two satellite post offices open in Durango."It's not fair," Cumming said Friday as she called the attention of customers to the...

DATE: Feb. 28, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

11 little pigs

A piglet's squeals pierced the air Friday morning at Durango High School.The incessant cries were enough to make students in a second-story classroom close a window.The swine apparently didn't like...

DATE: Feb. 28, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Parsons won't seek re-election

Mayor Renee Parsons will not run for re-election to the Durango City Council, she announced Friday.Parsons, whose four-year term expires in April, has been a vocal opponent of Twin Buttes and other...

DATE: Feb. 28, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Some public land may close to grazing

The local office of the U.S. Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management may close almost 100,000 acres of land near Silverton to livestock grazing, a move sheep ranchers say could cost them...

DATE: Feb. 27, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Foreclosures in county hit record highs

Foreclosures reached record highs last year in La Plata County, but the local foreclosure rate was significantly lower than the state's, according to numbers released this week.There were 148...

DATE: Feb. 27, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Goose ganderin'

DATE: Feb. 27, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Plan expands insurance through hospital fees

DENVER - Gov. Bill Ritter says he has a plan to provide health insurance to 100,000 Coloradans by charging a fee to hospitals.The state's largest hospital association agrees with his idea, which...

DATE: Feb. 27, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Swing state

DATE: Feb. 27, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mountain Vista advances

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

House OKs highway bill

DENVER - The House has passed the Legislature's major transportation bill by a slim margin.Senate Bill 108 passed 34-31 on Wednesday, after a five-hour debate Tuesday. Four Democrats joined all of...

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

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