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City to buy more Horse Gulch land

The city of Durango recently was awarded a $1.2 million grant to purchase land in Horse Gulch now owned by Fort LewisCollege. Gov. Bill Ritter held a news conference Thursday in Denver to...

DATE: April 2, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pre-med majors

DATE: April 2, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College students petition to ease penalties for marijuana on campus

A group of Fort Lewis College students is gathering petition signatures to reduce penalties on campus for marijuanause, saying the drug is less harmful than alcohol. The group had gathered 420...

DATE: April 2, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lobbyist for gas and oil industry says drill, drill, drill

A lobbyist and former Texas congressman, voted out in 2004 after 26 years in office, was in Durango to speak Thursdayon behalf of the gas and oil industry, which he said won't be replaced by...

DATE: April 2, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

State employees taking furlough day

DENVER - Many state offices will be closed today as more than 15,000 employees take an unpaid day off.It is the seventh of eight furlough days that Gov. Bill Ritter imposed to deal with the budget...

DATE: April 2, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Celebrating the end of CSAP testing

DATE: April 2, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hesperus man suspected in sex assault offered plea deal

A Hesperus man suspected of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl has been offered a plea agreement by prosecutorsthat could send him to prison for up to 12 years. Under terms of the plea...

DATE: April 2, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Crash sends Durango woman to hospital

A Durango woman was taken to the hospital Thursday after another driver slammed into the side of her vehicle, causingit to roll in south Durango. The crash occurred at 9:28 a.m. at East Sixth...

DATE: April 2, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Laughter requires more than a funny joke

By Seth BorensteinAP Science WriterWASHINGTON - So a scientist walks into a shopping mall to watch people laugh.There's no punchline. Laughter is a serious scientific subject, one that researchers...

DATE: April 2, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dems peek at commissioner hopefuls

Voters who attended the  Democratic Party candidate forum for county commissioner looking for a fireworks displayWednesday night likely were disappointed driving home. And those who came hoping to...

DATE: April 1, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County eyes land for development

La Plata County, preparing for a shift in its economic base away from natural gas, is studying the potential for acommercial development on 566 acres near Grandview. The property is owned by the...

DATE: April 1, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tuition hike ban removed at Fort Lewis College

DENVER - Fort Lewis College supporters in the state House flexed their political muscles Wednesday to remove areference to the school's Native American Tuition Waiver from the state budget.The...

DATE: April 1, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

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