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School tests a ‘classic failure’

LITTLETON – Standardized tests used to rate Colorado public schools are a “classic failure” and need to be replaced with a better system, said John Hickenlooper, the Democratic candidate for...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Serious Texas suffers card fraud

Several hundred customers at Serious Texas Bar-B-Q were subject to debit-card fraud or attempted fraud earlier this year in Durango, police said.Customers who used debit cards during February and...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

LPEA to give $2.48M in customer refunds

The local power cooperative approved its latest round of refunds this month, meaning most La Plata Electrical Association customers will see lighter bills for August.LPEA’s board of directors voted...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Home, sweet home

DATE: Aug. 30, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lawsuits keep water fight alive

It was a Monday morning in April 2009 when four ranchers from Southwest Colorado finally got the state Legislature’s attention.They already had won a case in Durango water court that – if the state...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Reports of aggressive bears rising

As summer winds down and bears rush to pack on the pounds before hibernation, at least a few ursines have exhibited unusually aggressive behavior.Director of Bear Smart Durango Bryan Peterson said...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hickenlooper charity supports radicals

DENVER – While Mayor John Hickenlooper was trying to put on a “world-class convention” for the Democrat Party in 2008, a charity he helped establish was giving money to a left-wing group determined...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2010 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Writers owe women an apology for hatred

I am writing in response to the letters submitted by Patricia Mack (Herald, Aug. 27) and Austin Hohnke (Sept. 4) regarding their disgust with the gay community.I, however, am very disgusted with...

DATE: Aug. 29, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Industry plans tap reservoirs as substitute for groundwater

State regulators have approved plans by the natural-gas industry to replace water it depletes from streams with water from Vallecito and Lemon reservoirs.The Substitute Water Supply Plans by a...

DATE: Aug. 29, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

School spirit

DATE: Aug. 29, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango man shot in N.M.

San Juan County, N.M., Sheriff’s Office deputies are working to identify the driver of a white Cadillac who fired a single gunshot at a Durango resident while he was riding his motorcycle Friday...

DATE: Aug. 29, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

There’s something cookin’

A crowd of dozens watched as two of Durango’s finest chefs displayed their culinary prowess in a battle for the coveted title of Iron Horse Chef.The crowd cheered as Vera Hansen, of the Cyprus...

DATE: Aug. 28, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

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