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Market rises on tech, financial stocks

NEW YORK - Investors acted Wednesday as if they had overdone it a day earlier.Wall Street snapped back from a steep sell-off with a rebound in the same financial stocks that were pummeled Tuesday....

DATE: Jan. 22, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Kennedy won't run for Senate

ALBANY, N.Y. - Published reports say Caroline Kennedy is withdrawing from her effort to join the U.S. Senate in the seat once held by her uncle, slain Sen. Bobby Kennedy.The New York Times and New...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango Academy student found dead

Durango School District 9-R announced Wednesday that a high school student died Tuesday as the result of a probable suicide.La Plata County Coroner Dr. Carol Huser identified the student as Alveino...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tree toppers

DATE: Jan. 22, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

EPA won't drop air test

The Environmental Protection Agency has given up plans to eliminate an air-pollution testing method at Mesa Verde National Park. The change, environmentalists claimed, would have weakened rules...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

State agency holds Idaho mine meeting

Officials from the Colorado Division of Reclamation, Mining & Safety met with concerned residents and county officials Wednesday at an informal review meeting about a California company's...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Jeanne Weston

Longtime Durango resident Jeanne Weston died from complications of a prolonged illness at Mercy Regional Medical Center on Monday, Jan. 19, 2009. She was 81.Mrs. Weston was born to Russell and...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield asks S. Utes for patience

The town of Bayfield on Wednesday responded in writing to a complaint the Southern Ute Indian Tribe made in regard to the town's Gem Village wastewater treatment plant releasing unacceptable levels...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Time nears to fill Lake Nighthorse

The first phase of the Animas-La Plata Project - a settlement of Native American water-right claims - is over, and starting March 1, the federal agency in charge is concentrating on filling the...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

City council looks to combine advisory boards

The Durango City Council may consolidate several of the city's 19 volunteer boards and commissions in a move councilors unanimously believe will be more efficient and ease the workload of the city...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tech time

Durango-La Plata County Airport recently got an upgrade that should increase scrutiny and shorten wait times.The Transportation Security Administration has provided funding for the installation of...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

BLM delays most gas leases in county

The Bureau of Land Management is taking off the auction block much of the land in La Plata County it planned to lease Feb. 12 for gas and oil development. The agency this week decided it would not...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News