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Skyhawks switch past UCCS

Last time out in 2008, the light switch switched on.First time out in 2009, the light switch switched off.It wasn't the 13th-ranked Skyhawks' prettiest effort to date, but it was a 23-point victory...

DATE: Jan. 10, 2009 | CATEGORY: College Sports

Demons lose to Denver power

Montbello surged away from the Durango Demons on Friday night in Denver, pulling away from the DHS boys basketball team 64-42.Richard Montoya helped the Demons to a quick start. He hit three...

DATE: Jan. 10, 2009 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Durango swimmers dominate dual meet

The Durango High School girls swim team started 2009 just like they finished 2008.The Demons kicked off the new year with a dominating performance in the Fort Lewis College pool Friday afternoon,...

DATE: Jan. 10, 2009 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Ignacio boys 2-0 after big victory at Dove Creek

Finally.The Ignacio High School boys basketball team finally got on the court for an official game.The Bobcats took advantage of the opportunity with an overpowering performance at Dove Creek on...

DATE: Jan. 10, 2009 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Ignacio wrestlers split twin duals

The Ignacio High School wrestling team split a pair of team duals on Friday, crushing Sargent 61-6 and then losing a thriller to No. 1-ranked Paonia 44-31.The matches were the first of the new year...

DATE: Jan. 10, 2009 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Revenue at chocolate factory drops 15%

Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory last week reported a 15 percent slide in revenue for the three months ending Nov. 30, compared to the same period in 2007.Chief Operating Officer Bryan Merryman, in...

DATE: Jan. 10, 2009 | CATEGORY: Business

Westberg dies after biking accident

District Attorney Craig Westberg died Wednesday evening in a Scottsdale, Ariz., hospital after breaking his neck in a mountain biking accident last weekend.Nancy Hoyt, the spokeswoman for the...

DATE: Jan. 9, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Limited spending is key to recovery

DENVER - When Tom Hoenig explains America's financial woes, the cause sounds pretty simple and the solution sounds vastly complicated.Hoenig, CEO of the Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank, spoke with...

DATE: Jan. 9, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ritter: Welfare, public safety, safe from cuts

DENVER - Despite an economy in crisis, Gov. Bill Ritter called for new investments in transportation, health care, renewable energy and jobs Thursday in his annual State of the State address."The...

DATE: Jan. 9, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tribal leader stresses need for road funds

DENVER - Ute Mountain Ute Vice Chairman Gary Hayes had a front-row seat for the State of the State speech.Hayes wants to keep up the communication the Ute tribes and Gov. Bill Ritter's office have...

DATE: Jan. 9, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Local broker makes open-space pitch

The owner of more than 400 acres in the Twin Buttes region again is offering a portion of the land to the city of Durango for an open-space purchase, but even at a reduced price of $3 million, it...

DATE: Jan. 9, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Area school enrollment holds steady

Enrollment in La Plata County schools largely held steady last fall, with slight growth in Durango School District 9-R and Ignacio, while Bayfield saw a small decline.District 9-R enrollment grew...

DATE: Jan. 9, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News