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Making up for lost time

He’s only 17 and graduating with a GED diploma a year ahead of his high school class. It’s quite a turnaround after being told he would have to take two extra years of high school to graduate.“I...

DATE: Jan. 26, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Woman earns GED diploma at 37

It took one concerned principal at Escalante Middle School to get both 37-year-old Jamie Whitten and her 18-year-old daughter, Kayla, through the doors of the Durango Adult Education Center and...

DATE: Jan. 26, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

N.M. lawmaker wants drug testing for jobless claims

SANTA FE – New Mexico lawmakers are considering a new requirement for people to qualify for state unemployment benefits as more residents seek public assistance in a sour economy: saying no to...

DATE: Jan. 26, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Gessler suggests review of officials’ salaries

DENVER – Colorado Secretary of State Scott Gessler told lawmakers Wednesday they should have a state commission review the salaries of state elected officials after he was criticized for wanting to...

DATE: Jan. 26, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Intrawest is moving headquarters to Denver

DENVER – Intrawest, owner of Steamboat ski area and operator of Winter Park ski area in Colorado, is moving its Vancouver, British Columbia, headquarters to Denver.Since trimming its ownership in...

DATE: Jan. 26, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Arizona legislation targets automatic citizenship

PHOENIX – Arizona lawmakers are again diving into the national debate over illegal immigration by proposing a bill that challenges automatic U.S. citizenship for children of illegal immigrants. The...

DATE: Jan. 26, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Reward offered for vandalized puma

A cash reward is being offered for information leading to the apprehension of the vandal or vandals who damaged a puma statue outside the Durango Arts Center sometime between Saturday night and...

DATE: Jan. 25, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

FLC celebrates 100 years

DATE: Jan. 25, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

The Blotter

Durango PoliceTuesday 12:23 a.m. A drunken person was causing problems near West Second Avenue and 25th Street.12:35 a.m. Someone was stopped on suspicion of drunken driving in the east 100 block...

DATE: Jan. 25, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Suspected fugitive nabbed in Durango

The Durango Police Department on Tuesday arrested a man suspected of a parole violation stemming from a murder in Arkansas, authorities said.Patrick Ellis, 35, was taken into custody without...

DATE: Jan. 25, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

BTW, watch your back!

Sticks and stones have nothing to do with the new type of bullying local school administrators said they’re seeing these days. In recent years, counselors and vice principals said, Facebook...

DATE: Jan. 25, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado delegation celebrates bipartisanship

Sens. Mark Udall and Michael Bennet and Rep. Scott Tipton praised President Obama for calling on Washington to work together to solve the country’s problems at Tuesday’s State of the Union address,...

DATE: Jan. 25, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

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