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Pre-schooler hit on East Second Avenue

A 4-year-old boy was struck by an SUV and injured as he darted across East Second Avenue on Tuesday, next to the old Durango Public Library.Several people witnessed the accident and provided...

DATE: March 18, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

State house approves popular vote for president

DENVER - Colorado would join a national agreement to change the way the president is elected under a bill the House approved Tuesday.Currently, whoever wins most of the country's 538 electoral...

DATE: March 18, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

City Council candidates share opinions

An incumbent, a former councilor trying to make a comeback and two newcomers told a business-oriented audience Tuesday morning why voters should pick them April 7 to fill three seats on the Durango...

DATE: March 18, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Panel votes down well-fee increase well-fee increase

DENVER - Rural lawmakers beat back several fee increases for water users Tuesday, leaving state water administrators $2.5 million short next year.The Legislature's budget committee wanted to...

DATE: March 18, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

9-R keeps early release

Durango School District 9-R will keep early release on Fridays during the 2009-10 school year.District officials had considered moving early release to Wednesdays. But teachers and principals said...

DATE: March 18, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ritter reassures businesses

In a visit to Durango on Tuesday, Gov. Bill Ritter sought to reassure small-business owners that lending agencies are available to help them through the tough economic times.Access to credit has...

DATE: March 18, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Local fans pay homage to Edward Abbey

He was the author who was a vocal pioneer in the environmental movement in the American West, an iconic figure whose books Desert Solitaire and The Monkey Wrench Gang still resonate with readers...

DATE: March 17, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rally backs in-state tuition for illegal immigrants

DENVER - Immigrant rights advocates, including about 10 from Durango, converged Monday on the state Capitol to press for in-state tuition for the children of illegal immigrants.Sen. Chris Romer,...

DATE: March 17, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

N.M. officials to investigate accident

The New Mexico Department of Transportation is investigating an automobile accident in which a tire sheared off a trailer and smashed through the windshield of an oncoming vehicle, killing a...

DATE: March 17, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Getting dirty

MARVEL - There's no soccer or afternoon television for members of the Dirt Club at Fort Lewis Mesa Elementary School.Instead, when classes are out, the youngsters revel in digging their hands into...

DATE: March 17, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango seeking stimulus succor

The city of Durango is preparing to apply for at least $5.5 million in grants, including $1.5 million for solar panels at the city's water-treatment plant, from President Obama's American Recovery...

DATE: March 17, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ritter, Suthers pressure EPA on air quality

DENVER - Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter and Attorney General John Suthers say they are cooperating in an effort to force the cleanup of New Mexico power plants.Ritter last week sent a letter to the U.S....

DATE: March 17, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

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