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Overend: 1st star of mountain biking

The details of Ned Overend's life should be familiar by now.He was born Aug. 20, 1955, in Tapei, Taiwan, the son of a U.S. diplomat. His family lived in Ethiopia and Iran beforemoving to the U.S.He...

DATE: Feb. 21, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Naming debate pits memory against honor

Ever heard of Stuart Roosa? How about Devin Hart? Probably not, and that bothers local historian Duane Smith, chairman of the city's Parks and Recreation Advisory Board. Roosa - an Apollo...

DATE: Feb. 21, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

County sees a Catch-22 in growth

When La Plata County commissioners voted 2-1 last month to deny a small-business owner an operating permit, in someways they were expressing an opinion about how development should occur along the...

DATE: Feb. 21, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

'Wildcat development' under fire by commissioners, area officials

La Plata County is putting its foot down when it comes to small businesses that subvert county land-use codes.Last year, county planning staff recommended denial of a Class II permit for XTO, a gas...

DATE: Feb. 21, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

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DATE: Feb. 21, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bartel becomes finalist for college job in Ariz.

Fort Lewis College President Brad Bartel was named a finalist for the top position at Paradise Valley Community Collegein Tempe, Ariz., last week.In a news release, PVCC announced that four...

DATE: Feb. 21, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ritter names White to panel

La Plata County Commissioner Wally White recently was appointed by Gov. Bill Ritter to serve a two-year term on anemergency planning commission.The State of Colorado Emergency Planning Commission...

DATE: Feb. 21, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado tourism spending a priority

The Colorado House of Representatives voted Friday to keep spending money on tourism marketing, despite therecession.House Bill 1339 sends $15 million in gambling taxes to the tourism advertising...

DATE: Feb. 20, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Paddy Lynch's district e-mails full of complaints, controversy

Padraig “Paddy" Lynch shed little light on why he stepped down from the Durango school board in e-mail messages leadingup to his resignation Feb. 12. In 29 e-mail exchanges dating to November,...

DATE: Feb. 20, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

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DATE: Feb. 20, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Two dozen residents notice rural mail thefts near airport and Oxford

About two dozen residents have reported mail being stolen recently from their mailboxes in rural parts of thecounty.The incidents have occurred on County Road 311, south of Oxford, and County Road...

DATE: Feb. 20, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College opens Berndt Hall biology wing

Fort Lewis College unveiled the new biology wing at Berndt Hall on Friday, bringing to fruition a decade of planning,pleading and fundraising.The $17.9 million, 34,000-square-foot addition was...

DATE: Feb. 20, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

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