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Schools prepare for flu

Durango School District 9-R has installed hand sanitizer in each of its schools, and more is on the way as the district prepares for flu season.The district is promoting hand washing as the first...

DATE: Sept. 11, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Chris Dolphin to run for Riddle's seat

Another Democrat declared an intention Friday to challenge Joelle Riddle for her seat on the Board of County Commissioners.Chris Dolphin, a resident of southern La Plata County, will compete with...

DATE: Sept. 11, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Salazar blasts land exchange

Opponents of the Chris Park land exchange got a boost Friday from Colorado Congressman John Salazar, who criticized two aspects of the trade and asked for an extension of the public comment...

DATE: Sept. 11, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lost hiker found dead

LEMON RESERVOIR - Rescue workers on Friday located the body of a hiker who had been missing since Tuesday in the Weminuche Wilderness northeast of Durango.Joshua Gulvas, 21, of Columbus, Ohio, fell...

DATE: Sept. 11, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Runner reported to have internal male sex organs

By PRETORIA, South Africa - Caster Semenya had heard the taunts and whispers - that she was different from other girls. Now the most intimate details of her anatomy are headline news, and there is...

DATE: Sept. 11, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Demons run wild in win

Durango won a wild softball game 9-8 against Aspen at the Gypsum Sports Complex on Friday for its first victory of the season.Wild as in wild pitch after wild pitch after wild pitch ..."We'll take...

DATE: Sept. 11, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rep. Wilson's outburst stuns voters in S.C.

WEST COLUMBIA, S.C. - Rep. Joe Wilson is known as a mild-mannered congressman fond of making short speeches. His shortest got the most attention."You lie!" Wilson blurted out during President...

DATE: Sept. 11, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man killed in U.S. 550 crash

A three-vehicle accident on U.S. Highway 550 in the Animas Valley about 6 a.m. Friday killed a 56-year-old Durango man and left an 81-year-old woman with serious injuries.The Colorado State Patrol...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sept. 11 means struggle for some

NEW YORK - There is the dread of leaving the house that morning. People might stare, or worse, yell insults.Prayers are more intense, visits with family longer. Mosques become a refuge.Eight years...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ski resorts cutting prices to lure locals to slopes

A struggling economy is turning out to be good news for skiers and snowboarders who live close enough to mountains that they can hit the slopes every weekend.Many ski resorts are slashing prices on...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Coloradan tapped to lead Forest Service

DENVER - President Barack Obama tapped the head of Colorado's Natural Resources department to oversee the U.S. Forest Service on Thursday. Obama intends to name Harris Sherman to be under secretary...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

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DATE: Sept. 10, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

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