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State bill extends foreclosure program

DENVER – State lawmakers took a step Tuesday toward extending a foreclosure-deferment program, but very few homeowners in trouble take advantage of the help it offers.The program allows for a...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

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DATE: Jan. 18, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango school district approves new calendar

More than four months after the school district began work on calendars for upcoming years, the Durango School District 9-R School Board approved a nontraditional calendar for the 2011-2012 and...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

The new thinking on an age-old problem

As local residents and officials mobilize to meet struggling families' needs today, advocates say some big-picture and novel approaches also will be a necessary part of the battle against poverty....

DATE: Jan. 18, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Solutions hinge on involvement

Even before the recession began hammering family finances, researchers say, many of Colorado's working families were falling fast into poverty. The economic downturn continues to compound the...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Who’s helping

The Foltz Family(From Left) Sebastian, 14; Kevin, 16; Jim, 52; Meg, 50; Shaianne, 12; Chantel, 11Volunteer at: Durango Community ShelterFrequency: WeeklyTheir motivation: “The shelter is a great...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Single mom overcomes poverty to earn degree

Nicole Pearson came to town six years ago ready to take on the world. Or at least a degree from Fort Lewis College.If only it had worked out so simply.She met someone. Then came two children....

DATE: Jan. 18, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

You deserve a raise, living wage group says

What started as a classroom exercise for a group of Fort Lewis College students has become a clarion call to fight local poverty.Last spring, students taking a course on poverty taught by FLC...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

House Passes Health Care Repeal 245-189

The U.S. House of Representatives approved repeal of last year's healthcare reform law by a vote of 245-189, led by its new Republican majority. However, repeal is expected to fail in the...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Storm drops 2 feet of snow in Colo. mountains

DENVER – While northwest Colorado has been getting socked with snow, the eastern plains are still thirsting for moisture.Forecasters say this is just the beginning of what could be a two-year La...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Tancredo returns to GOP after failed campaign

DENVER – Former Republican congressman Tom Tancredo, who quit the party last year to run for governor under the American Constitution Party, has returned.Tancredo said he switched back to the GOP...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

First candidate: Sweetie Marbury for council

Anita “Sweetie” Marbury, who has served on a number of city boards and commissions in Durango, announced Monday she’s ready to move up – to a City Council seat.“I have the experience, dedication...

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

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