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Owen faces parents, staff on 9-R cuts

Less than a year into his tenure, Superintendent Keith Owen stood before a skeptical crowd Thursday, defending his plans to cut jobs in Durango School District 9-R.About 70 parents, students,...

DATE: March 13, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Stimulus money could be coming to local schools

Superintendent Keith Owen said Durango School District 9-R could benefit from the federal stimulus bill recently signed by President Barack Obama.Specifics are still hard to come by, Owen said in...

DATE: March 13, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Refiner donates tanker hull

Where some see a useless heap of metal, the Durango Fire & Rescue Authority sees a useful training tool.That's why officials with the authority were pleased to learn they would receive from Western...

DATE: March 12, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango & Silverton train station burglarized

The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad station was burglarized early Wednesday.The burglary occurred at 1:24 a.m. at 479 Main Ave.The burglar apparently was scared off by an audible alarm,...

DATE: March 12, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Residents named to advisory boards

The city of Durango has named 17 volunteers to serve on nine different boards and commissions.In doing so, the city also consolidated four recreation boards into two boards - the Natural Lands...

DATE: March 12, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

High inventory forecast for real estate in Durango in '09

Durango home prices could slide in 2009, but transactions should pick up, a real estate brokerage predicted Wednesday.In its annual forecast at Fort Lewis College, The Wells Group predicted the...

DATE: March 12, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

3.2 beer measure falls flat

DENVER - Strong emotions flowed over weak beer Wednesday night, as more than 500 people packed into the state Capitol to see lawmakers kill a bill that would have let grocery stores sell...

DATE: March 12, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fowl play

DATE: March 12, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tipton asks top attorney to address pollution

DENVER - State Rep. Scott Tipton wants Colorado's attorney general to get involved in the controversy over Four Corners air quality.Tipton, R-Cortez, sent a letter to John Suthers on Monday, asking...

DATE: March 12, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ballot bingo

DATE: March 12, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County to pay Bondad saloon owner

La Plata County commissioners  Tuesday agreed to pay Bondad Hill Saloon owner Guy Kemp $6,500 to settle a dispute over the tavern's liquor license.In July, commissioners voted not to renew the...

DATE: March 11, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Having fun winning hearts, minds

America's best ambassadors don't work for the State Department. It's individuals and organizations like Rotary and Kiwanis that build the bridges one person at a time.And we can add PEO to the...

DATE: March 11, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

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