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Bennet: Time for better teacher preparation

WASHINGTON – Teacher-preparation programs across the country are about to go through some major changes.U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., along with Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, revealed on...

DATE: Sept. 30, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Parade today will celebrate Western heritage

The motorless parade for the 23rd annual Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering will start at 10 a.m. today and travel down Main Avenue.The cowboy parade is one of the largest motorless parades in the...

DATE: Sept. 30, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Teachers on target

DATE: Sept. 30, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Announcement a hint of ’12 election season

The year is not yet over and already the local election scene for 2012 is kicking into action.La Plata County Democrat Julie Holligan Westendorff has formally declared her candidacy for county...

DATE: Sept. 30, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Voting lawsuit draws fire from D.C.

DENVER – A legal dispute between Colorado Secretary of State Scott Gessler and the clerk and recorder in Denver is drawing national attention.Gessler, a Republican, sued Denver clerk Debra Johnson,...

DATE: Sept. 30, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Albuquerque gearing up for balloon fiesta

ALBUQUERQUE – It just wouldn’t be October if thousands of people weren’t getting up before dawn every morning to watch wave after wave of hot air balloons take to the skies.To mark the 40th...

DATE: Sept. 30, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Bank failures in Colorado may total $1B

DENVER – The downturn in real estate at a time of high unemployment, foreclosures and bankruptcies led to five Colorado bank failures this year that could cost the nation’s deposit insurance fund...

DATE: Sept. 30, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Local company sued for age discrimination

A local company is being sued by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for age discrimination.The EEOC claims Western Energy Services of Durango, WESODI, refused to hire two electricians...

DATE: Sept. 29, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

The Blotter

Durango PoliceThursday 2:10 a.m. Someone reported a loud party in the 500 block of Animas View Drive.4:41 a.m. Someone was yelling loudly near the Ninth Street Bridge.Wednesday 8:06 a.m. A man was...

DATE: Sept. 29, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

City hears 2 pitches for affordable housing

It sounds like a decision requiring the wisdom of King Solomon: Two worthwhile, badly needed affordable-housing projects backed by two dedicated groups both want to build on the same piece of...

DATE: Sept. 29, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

‘Government economy’ feeling the pinch, too

DENVER – Guffaws erupted throughout the hearing room in the state Capitol basement when Democratic state Sen. John Morse talked about the “government economy.”Morse was defending a ballot...

DATE: Sept. 29, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fire breaks out near Bayfield

More than 40 firefighters were working Friday night to control a wildfire burning near the Beaver Creek Road east of Bayfield.As of 8 p.m. Friday, the Beaver Meadows Fire had spread to about 15...

DATE: Sept. 29, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

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