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Tennis, anyone?

DATE: June 4, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Obama's Cairo speech can be both empowering, disturbing

During a telephone interview Tuesday with President Barack Obama about his speech to Arabs and Muslims in Cairo today, I got to tell the president my favorite Middle East joke. It gave him a good...

DATE: June 4, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Discovery Museum lands $100,000 grant

The Durango Discovery Museum announced Wednesday that it has received grants from the Gates Family Foundation and the National Trust for Historic Preservation to help complete development of the...

DATE: June 4, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rupture of pipeline forces evacuation

The Williams gas-processing plant in Ignacio reported an underground pipeline ruptured at 2:30 a.m. Wednesday. No one was injured and the incident didn't require the help of emergency crews, but...

DATE: June 4, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

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DATE: June 4, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dust hastens rafting season

Winter runoff is still ahead of schedule, bringing this month's snowpack total to 32 percent across the state."We have seen warm and dry springs in the past, but the dust helped beat up that melt...

DATE: June 4, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fees dropped for uses on DOW land

Bikers and hikers can return to using state wildlife areas without paying for a $10 stamp but hunters and anglers will have to pay a little more.A Senate bill sponsored by Sen. Jim Isgar and signed...

DATE: June 4, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

North Durango residents share preferences for proposed park

The Durango Parks and Recreation Department showed plans for a proposed park at 31st Street and Holly Avenue at an outdoor community meeting, and listened as neighbors aired their thoughts about a...

DATE: June 4, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

'Murder is murder, plain and simple'

Standing outside the Planned Parenthood in Durango, abortion protesters Wednesday condemned the killing of Dr. George Tiller, an abortion provider who was gunned down Sunday in Kansas."Murder is...

DATE: June 4, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man with rifle frightens mail carrier

A Durango man was arrested Wednesday for allegedly intimidating a postal worker and brandishing a rifle.Byron Neff, 57, was sitting on his porch with a rifle when a U.S. Postal Service worker...

DATE: June 3, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Local briefs

U.S. 160 closed nights Sunday through June 11 U.S. Highway 160 will be closed between U.S. Highway 550 at Farmington Hill and High Llama Lane from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Sunday through June 11. These...

DATE: June 3, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

School District 9-R delays decision about athletic director

Durango School District 9-R is postponing a decision on Durango High School's athletic director position until June 23.The district was set to decide whether to retain Athletics and Activities...

DATE: June 3, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

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