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FLC students, faculty, others look at tuition waiver

Two bills requesting the federal government pay the tuition of out-of-state Native American students at Fort Lewis College received mixed reviews Thursday at a student-led forum.Held in the...

DATE: Oct. 7, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Panel tackles illegal immigration

The frustrated aspirations of Gerardo Xahuentitla were among the subjects covered Wednesday at a panel discussion about illegal immigration before 200 people at Fort Lewis College.Xahuentitla, from...

DATE: Oct. 7, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Blast on the Battlefield

The enemy is afoot.From where I hide in the lee of a juniper tree, I train my paintball gun on the specter skulking the shadows of the War Zone, Durango’s only professionally designed paintball...

DATE: Oct. 7, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Education, prison reductions expected to help budget gap

DENVER – Colorado Republicans and Democrats say they will all have to give up some of their cherished programs as the state struggles to cut $1.1 billion next year.Democrats say public education...

DATE: Oct. 7, 2010 | CATEGORY: Regional News

FLC plans for large tuition hike

DENVER – Fort Lewis College leaders have asked permission to raise tuition up to 20 percent next year to cope with a looming financial crisis.The college trustees have not yet decided what to...

DATE: Oct. 6, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield notes the harmful effects of ballot measures

BAYFIELD – Bayfield trustees passed a revised resolution on amendments 60, 61 and Proposition 101 – measures that would severely curtail state and local governmental revenues – after rejecting two...

DATE: Oct. 6, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Resisting arrest brings man assault conviction

DENVER – A Towaoc man is guilty of felony assault for resisting arrest and spitting in a police officer’s eyes last May, a federal judge decided Wednesday.Daniel Solomon Lehi faces a maximum term...

DATE: Oct. 6, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Anti-abortion group’s radio ad targets wrong Salazar

An anti-abortion group is running radio ads locally targeting “Congressman Ken Salazar.”Ken Salazar, of course, is secretary of the Interior and a former U.S. senator from Colorado. His brother...

DATE: Oct. 6, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fetuses would be people under Amendment 62

DENVER – Colorado voters might experience a sense of déjà vu when they reach Amendment 62 on the November ballot.A nearly identical measure – to extend the legal definition of “person” to fetuses –...

DATE: Oct. 6, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

‘He’s a goner’

Bob succumbed to smoke and flames many times this week during a training exercise for Durango Fire & Rescue Authority.Fortunately, Bob’s not real and there was no fire.“The scenario is a rescue,”...

DATE: Oct. 6, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Message to students: Writing remains relevant

In 2008 alone, 15,000 newspaper jobs were lost. Big name newspapers such as the Rocky Mountain News folded, causing concern for the future of the industry. But despite the struggling industry,...

DATE: Oct. 6, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

The Blotter

Durango PoliceWednesday 12:11 a.m. A family disturbance was reported in the 800 block of East Fifth Avenue.1:57 a.m. A driver was stopped on suspicion of drunken driving in the east 200 block of...

DATE: Oct. 6, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

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