MLK Day march

Laura Beth Waltz, right, and Monica Watchman, far right, participate in the March of Solidarity on Martin Luther King Jr. Day at Fort Lewis College. The marchers started at the Center of Southwest Studies, joining to sing “We Shall Overcome,” the anthem of the civil-rights movement. More than 100 people marched to the Student Union.

DATE: Jan. 17, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

The Durango way: Work lots, still come up short

It's a predicament many Durangoans know well: multiple jobs but still not enough money to pay all the bills. Earnings too high for assistance but too low to really make it.It's hanging onto the...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

When leaving is the only choice

As a single mother with a 3-year-old boy, Diana Williams faces tough decisions every day.Like what to cut when the grocery bill is the only thing left.“I could maybe get by eating ramen noodles and...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

What is the proper role of government?

Local leaders tend to split along ideological lines when it comes to ideas for solving poverty.“I don't believe the government is very good at being the answer to these kinds of problems,” said La...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Feds drop lynx habitat appeal, will revise plan

BILLINGS, Mont. – Wildlife officials have dropped their appeal of a court ruling that forces the government to revise its plan to protect critical habitat for Canada lynx.The move means the U.S....

DATE: Jan. 17, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Mushing along

Haley Burns, 14, visiting from Phoenix, goes dog sledding with a Durango Dog Ranch outing at Purgatory at Durango Mountain Resort during the resort’s Winterfest celebration. Haley is the daughter of Kevin and Michelle Burns. Durango has a slight chance of snow today and Wednesday, but the National Weather Service expects clear skies Tuesday.

DATE: Jan. 16, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Martin Luther King Day inspires events at FLC

Fort Lewis College is inviting everyone to help it celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day.The college’s annual tradition strives to keep alive the message of nonviolence proffered by the slain...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Children squeezed, too, in poverty’s clutches

As more La Plata County parents slip from security to poverty, educators and social service providers say the hardship inevitably trickles down to their children.“The impact on these kids is almost...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Brother, can you spare a dime?

One-time help won't cut it this time.As the new reality in poverty's changing statistics takes hold, local families' financial hardships have gone from “crisis to chronic” through no fault of their...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Schools lose when poverty forces families to pull up stakes

Local families' growing financial pain could translate to funding woes for Durango School District 9-R.Enrollment is falling at some local schools as families flee the area seeking financial...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Unions work on jobs agenda

DENVER – Recognizing that workers across the country are struggling for jobs, organized labor leaders are working on improving their image with Colorado lawmakers and voters, acknowledging that...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

School board member blasts MLK Day

GREELEY – A local school board member and radio station owner has come under fire for airing an editorial denouncing the holiday honoring slain civil-rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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