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Some Super Bowl ads tone down for economySome Super Bowl ads tone down for economy

The Super Bowl is on track to remain one big, glitzy bash, even in these tough economic times.That's not to say some advertisers aren't nervous about buying expensive ad slots as business falters....

DATE: Jan. 19, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Good luck plays out for US Airways flight

NEW YORK - Before it became a story of luck and heroism, US Airways Flight 1549 was on course to be a catastrophe. In five minutes of flight, the stricken jetliner sprinted past one nightmare...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Elegant find

Al Schneider, a retired English professor and amateur botanist, bent down to a yellow-flowering plant and introduced himself."I shook its hand and said, 'Hello, I don't think we've met before,'"...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Practice makes perfect

DATE: Jan. 19, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Councilor seeks OK for chickens in city

If City Councilor Michael Rendon has his way, Durangoans won't just have a chicken in every pot; they'll have chickens in their backyards, too.At the council's Jan. 6 meeting, Rendon asked the city...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Local veteran talks about deployments

Chuck McCarty is ready to talk now.The Durango resident has been out of Iraq for almost four months, and the itch that led him to re-enlist twice hasn't been soothed at all by time. But he did...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Shopping at the Wedding Expo

DATE: Jan. 18, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

New parking hours, fines start Tuesday

Durango's new parking laws will go into effect Tuesday, simplifying the schedule for metered parking but increasing the penalties for violations.The changes are included in the 2009 budget, which...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

School moves ahead

Animas High School has enrolled 25 students so far, a quarter of its goal, and school organizers announced Friday that they have hired a head of school and two teachers.Michael Ackerman, executive...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

SW La Plata braces for auction

Some residents around the Fort Lewis Mesa are rearing for a fight.Faced with the prospect of wells and pipelines proliferating on their property after a Feb. 12 auction of gas and oil leases by the...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durangoans head to D.C. for historic inauguration

Yes, we can, said several Durango residents to attending President-elect Barack Obama's inauguration at the U.S. Capitol.Thirteen Durango High School students will attend Tuesday's inauguration...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Compound killed animals, says Pagosa couple

People who oppose the fluoridation of drinking water say that livestock, as well as humans, are susceptible to the effect of the chemical.A Pagosa Springs couple, Wayne and Cathy Justus, say six of...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News