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9-R proposes budget for 2009-10

Durango School District 9-R proposed a nearly $40 million budget for 2009-10 at a board meeting Tuesday.Laine Gibson, chief financial officer, said the $39.92 million budget includes fewer staff...

DATE: May 27, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

School board gives reprieve to Keresey

In a rare split vote, the Durango school board gave Sheldon Keresey, the Durango High School athletic director whose job is in jeopardy, a reprieve Tuesday.Numerous parents, students and colleagues...

DATE: May 27, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango Hispanics optimistic about having voice on high court

The nomination of Sonia Sotomayor to the U.S. Supreme Court was received positively Tuesday by Hispanics in La Plata County."It certainly brings a new perspective to the court," said Leonard...

DATE: May 27, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

On a roll

DATE: May 27, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Protester gets probation for 2008 assault

A Pagosa Springs man who trespassed and assaulted a security guard at Planned Parenthood in Durango received probation Tuesday and was ordered to pay $2,874 in restitution.Before sentencing,...

DATE: May 26, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Backyard refineries are not without risk

EDMONDS, Wash. - Trying to live green and beat high gasoline prices, some enterprising Americans are turning cooking oil into biodiesel in their garages. Problem is, some of these do-it-yourselfers...

DATE: May 26, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Local Briefs

Audio/visual sale to be at Durango Library The Friends of the Durango Public Library will host an audio/visual sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in Program Room 1 at the Durango Public Library,...

DATE: May 26, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ship to become artificial reef off Florida

KEY WEST, Fla. - Aboard the Gen. Hoyt S. Vandenberg, a massive World War II ship last used by the U.S. Air Force to track missiles and spacecraft, it's anything but business as usual.Crews are...

DATE: May 26, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Obama visits Tomb of the Unknowns

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama avoided a racial controversy on his first Memorial Day in office by sending wreaths to separate memorials for Confederate soldiers and for blacks who fought...

DATE: May 26, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Warming up

DATE: May 26, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Jobless rate in Montezuma County decreases

A ray of hope emerged Friday with the Colorado Department of Labor's report of a drop in unemployment in Montezuma County and across the state.For the second consecutive month, Montezuma County...

DATE: May 26, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Not just a day off work

While residents enjoyed a day off and celebrated the unofficial arrival of summer, members of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 4031 were busy Monday with a morning full of tributes and...

DATE: May 26, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News