Arizona bill would step up immigration enforcement

PHOENIX – A year after enacting the controversial law known as SB1070, Arizona legislators continue to line up additional measures targeting illegal immigration.A bill introduced Monday would...

DATE: Feb. 20, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Getting organized

DATE: Feb. 19, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Herald staff takes home awards

DENVER – Southwest Colorado newspapers took home dozens of awards this weekend from the state’s two main journalism contests, including 44 awards for The Durango Herald.The newspaper won the...

DATE: Feb. 19, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

A-LP talks get down to finances

The federal Bureau of Reclamation and the state of Colorado are scheduled to begin negotiating Friday on the state’s share of Animas-La Plata Project construction costs.The A-LP, as it’s called,...

DATE: Feb. 19, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Everyone’s a winner at these Games

PURGATORY – Robert Mestas beamed with pride as the first-place ribbon was pinned to his jacket. Before stepping down from the podium, the Durango resident raised his right hand to his forehead and...

DATE: Feb. 19, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

A driving question for Colo. marijuana users

DENVER – The surge of medical marijuana use in Colorado has started another debate in the state Legislature: What constitutes driving while high?Lawmakers are considering setting a DUI...

DATE: Feb. 19, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

FLC raises in-state tuition 9%

In-state students at Fort Lewis College will see their tuition bills grow by 9 percent next year, according to a tuition increase approved Friday by the college’s Board of Trustees. The tuition...

DATE: Feb. 18, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

State senators back constitutional reform

DENVER – Senators moved Friday to make it harder to amend the state constitution, prodded by arguments that the current system puts rural communities at risk.Senate Concurrent Resolution 1 would...

DATE: Feb. 18, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

The Blotter

Durango PoliceFriday 1:48 a.m. A disturbance was reported in the 600 block of Main Avenue.3:22 a.m. A noise disturbance was reported at the DoubleTree Hotel, 501 Camino del Rio.Thursday 7:53 a.m....

DATE: Feb. 18, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Help us with overhaul, state asks

A Colorado state delegation headed by Lt. Gov. Joe Garcia told a who’s who gathering of Southwest Colorado health-care providers Friday it needs help to overhaul the way medical services are...

DATE: Feb. 18, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado salutes tribal pride

IGNACIO – Tribal members offered songs, traditional dance and words of gratitude to Colorado Lt. Gov. Joe Garcia as he proclaimed Friday a day of recognition for the Southern Ute Indian Tribe and...

DATE: Feb. 18, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mud in your eye

Perhaps too afraid to open his mouth, Needham Elementary School Principal Pete Harter was silent as the dirt, mud and manure piled up on his head and ran down his face. The more than 300 students...

DATE: Feb. 18, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

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