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Colorado’s schools get their new report cards

Colorado schools are getting their first ratings under new performance standards approved by lawmakers last year, replacing school report cards that teachers and educators said only stigmatized...

DATE: Dec. 9, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Serial-burglary investigation grows

A La Plata County exterminator was arrested for the fourth time Thursday in connection with a string of burglaries that go back years.Charles Edward Trogdon, 49, owner of Professional Exterminator,...

DATE: Dec. 9, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

The Blotter

Durango PoliceThursday 12:22 a.m. A drunken person was causing problems in the 600 block of Camino del Rio.Wednesday 7:53 a.m. Police were informed of a vehicle repossession about to occur at...

DATE: Dec. 9, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Organic meat gracing more holiday tables

What’s the real story behind the roasts that take center stage at holiday feasts?The question is one that more and more consumers are asking after movies such as “Food Inc.” and “Fast Food Nation”...

DATE: Dec. 9, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Group honors Rendon

The Gay and Lesbian Fund for Colorado is giving serious props to Mayor Michael Rendon.The group has named him 2010 Outstanding Public Official for being “a tireless advocate for social justice and...

DATE: Dec. 9, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

N.M. zoo acquires Tasmanian wombats

ALBUQUERQUE – A little piece of Australia has found its way to New Mexico.Officials at the Albuquerque BioPark Zoo on Thursday showed off their latest acquisition: a nearly 2-year-old Tasmanian...

DATE: Dec. 9, 2010 | CATEGORY: Regional News

State 1 step closer to cleaner air

DENVER – Colorado regulators agreed Thursday that Xcel Energy Inc. should switch another coal-fired power plant unit in Denver to run on natural gas as part of its plan to cut emissions, an option...

DATE: Dec. 9, 2010 | CATEGORY: Regional News

4-man brawl under investigation

La Plata County Sheriff’s deputies are sorting out details of a brawl involving four men at a mobile-home park north of Durango.The ruckus, which resulted in minor injuries, occurred about 2 p.m....

DATE: Dec. 8, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield lays off senior center coordinator

BAYFIELD – After less than two years on the job, the coordinator of the Bayfield Senior Center, will be laid off at the end of the year.Tracy Reuther, who has held the position since March 2009,...

DATE: Dec. 8, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

The Blotter

Durango PoliceTuesday 7:42 a.m. Someone was in violation of a restraining order in the 21700 block of U.S. Highway 160, in west Durango.8:20 a.m. A motorist was stranded near Main Avenue and 25th...

DATE: Dec. 8, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

John Salazar, Scott Tipton rematch?

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. John Salazar, D-Manassa, said Wednesday that he is considering a 2012 rematch against Scott Tipton to win back the House seat he lost in November.In an interview outside the...

DATE: Dec. 8, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Trimble sinks new well to keep spa steamy

The owners of Trimble Spa & Natural Hot Springs have drilled a new well in hopes of finding a source of geothermal water that doesn’t fluctuate during the year.When an irrigation ditch that serves...

DATE: Dec. 8, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

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