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DATE: Feb. 21, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bartel becomes finalist for college job in Ariz.

Fort Lewis College President Brad Bartel was named a finalist for the top position at Paradise Valley Community Collegein Tempe, Ariz., last week.In a news release, PVCC announced that four...

DATE: Feb. 21, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ritter names White to panel

La Plata County Commissioner Wally White recently was appointed by Gov. Bill Ritter to serve a two-year term on anemergency planning commission.The State of Colorado Emergency Planning Commission...

DATE: Feb. 21, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado tourism spending a priority

The Colorado House of Representatives voted Friday to keep spending money on tourism marketing, despite therecession.House Bill 1339 sends $15 million in gambling taxes to the tourism advertising...

DATE: Feb. 20, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Paddy Lynch's district e-mails full of complaints, controversy

Padraig “Paddy" Lynch shed little light on why he stepped down from the Durango school board in e-mail messages leadingup to his resignation Feb. 12. In 29 e-mail exchanges dating to November,...

DATE: Feb. 20, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

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DATE: Feb. 20, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Two dozen residents notice rural mail thefts near airport and Oxford

About two dozen residents have reported mail being stolen recently from their mailboxes in rural parts of thecounty.The incidents have occurred on County Road 311, south of Oxford, and County Road...

DATE: Feb. 20, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College opens Berndt Hall biology wing

Fort Lewis College unveiled the new biology wing at Berndt Hall on Friday, bringing to fruition a decade of planning,pleading and fundraising.The $17.9 million, 34,000-square-foot addition was...

DATE: Feb. 20, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Curry teams with Riddle in lawsuit

DENVER - La Plata County Commissioner Joelle Riddle gained an ally this week in her lawsuit to get on the ballot.Unaffiliated state Rep. Kathleen Curry of Gunnison is in the same predicament as...

DATE: Feb. 20, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

6 inches could turn into 20

It may not be such a small storm series after all. The storm total forecast, originally for 6 inches through tonight,has been increased to 12 to 20 inches in Durango. Snow fell steadily all day...

DATE: Feb. 20, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Layoffs part of GOP's ideas

DENVER - Don't raise taxes. Cut spending instead. Start with the payroll.That has been the Colorado Republican mantra during this year's debate over tax increases.Democrats have mocked the plan,...

DATE: Feb. 20, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College students press trustees on Hesperus

Fort Lewis College officials on Friday defended their efforts to take control of the former campus at Hesperus, sayingthey are doing all they can.Several Native American students, in public comment...

DATE: Feb. 20, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News