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Squeezing sunflowers

DOVE CREEK - Nothing goes to waste at the San Juan Bioenergy plant.The plant began squeezing oil from sunflower seeds last month, but it also turns sunflower stems, leaves, heads and hulls into...

DATE: Jan. 23, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tourism advocates say ad cuts are bad idea

DENVER - The tourism industry could become the latest victim of the economy because of a plan to cut the state's advertising budget in half.Rural lawmakers are objecting to the cuts that Gov. Bill...

DATE: Jan. 23, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Panels advance Roberts', Isgar's bills

DENVER - Young criminals will get a second chance under two bills by Rep. Ellen Roberts that advanced Thursday in the state Legislature.The House Judiciary Committee passed both bills on a 10-0...

DATE: Jan. 23, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Chances for moisture increase in area

Durangoans shouldn't let a few unseasonably warm days lull them into thinking this winter is over.The National Weather Service is forecasting six days with 40 percent or greater chance of snowfall,...

DATE: Jan. 23, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

City boards

With the stated goal of enhancing efficiency and easing the city staff's workload, the Durango City Council is considering a plan to reduce the number of city advisory boards and commissions. It is...

DATE: Jan. 23, 2009 | COLUMN: From our Congressman

Chevron to present drilling plans

La Plata County commissioners on Tuesday will hear a presentation by Chevron on the company's plans for 15 new gas wells southeast of Durango in the Elmore's Corner area.Chevron is seeking 80-acre...

DATE: Jan. 23, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Backyard flocks would work in Durango

A chicken in every lot? It's unlikely to come to that, but with the current financial woes facing us, people are looking to do more for themselves.More and more backyard gardens are springing up....

DATE: Jan. 23, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Editorial Cartoon

DATE: Jan. 23, 2009 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Durango to host SWL twinbill

There's no place like home: two games, two victories.Elsewhere, it's been a series of tough-luck losses - two points, four points, one point, and a few lopsided losses on the Eastern...

DATE: Jan. 23, 2009 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Armstrong powers through third stage

ADELAIDE, Australia - Lance Armstrong glanced down at his power meter a couple of hours into the third stage of the Tour Down Under on Thursday and liked what he saw.The meter told him that for the...

DATE: Jan. 23, 2009 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Centauri foils BHS wrench

BAYFIELD - The Wolverines tried everything against the machine of Centauri High School.Veteran wrestling coach Herb Stinson juggled his lineup, moving several wrestlers up to higher weight classes...

DATE: Jan. 23, 2009 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Sports Extra

The Durango High School baseball program will host a fundraising dinner from 5 to 8 p.m. today before and after the varsity basketball teams play Fruita Monument in a girls/boys Southwestern League...

DATE: Jan. 23, 2009 | CATEGORY: Sports