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Community honors MLK Jr.

On the eve of a historical day in America - the swearing in of the first black president, Barack Obama - students and other residents of La Plata County gathered Monday to honor the life of Martin...

DATE: Jan. 20, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Parking plays large role in City Council vote for Railroad Square

When the Durango City Council votes tonight on whether to approve the proposed Railroad Square Hotel and Conference Center, parking - or the lack of it - likely will be the deciding factor.Approval...

DATE: Jan. 20, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango Democrats attend Colo. Inaugural Ball in D.C.

WASHINGTON - As Americans prepare for Barack Obama's swearing-in as the country's 44th president, a group of Durangoans celebrated his inauguration Monday at Colorado's Inaugural Ball in...

DATE: Jan. 20, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

January 20 - 21

Animal Control Monday8:05 a.m. A yellow Lab was under a woman's porch and the dog could not be caught in the 6000 block of County Road 203, north of Durango.9:21 a.m. Someone wanted to talk to an...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Some Super Bowl ads tone down for economySome Super Bowl ads tone down for economy

The Super Bowl is on track to remain one big, glitzy bash, even in these tough economic times.That's not to say some advertisers aren't nervous about buying expensive ad slots as business falters....

DATE: Jan. 19, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Good luck plays out for US Airways flight

NEW YORK - Before it became a story of luck and heroism, US Airways Flight 1549 was on course to be a catastrophe. In five minutes of flight, the stricken jetliner sprinted past one nightmare...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Elegant find

Al Schneider, a retired English professor and amateur botanist, bent down to a yellow-flowering plant and introduced himself."I shook its hand and said, 'Hello, I don't think we've met before,'"...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Practice makes perfect

DATE: Jan. 19, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Councilor seeks OK for chickens in city

If City Councilor Michael Rendon has his way, Durangoans won't just have a chicken in every pot; they'll have chickens in their backyards, too.At the council's Jan. 6 meeting, Rendon asked the city...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Local veteran talks about deployments

Chuck McCarty is ready to talk now.The Durango resident has been out of Iraq for almost four months, and the itch that led him to re-enlist twice hasn't been soothed at all by time. But he did...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Shopping at the Wedding Expo

DATE: Jan. 18, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News