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Planting a seed helps grow disciples

In the world of pastors, planting - or starting - churches has become its own specialty. The Rev. Barry Mooney and his wife, Ellen, have planted their third career church, this time in Durango, and...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2009 | CATEGORY: Religion

Hot Cowboys to test Skyhawks

They're the hottest team in the West.They're notoriously tough against Fort Lewis College.DJ Nicholas was honored this week with his second consecutive and third overall Rocky Mountain Athletic...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2009 | CATEGORY: College Sports

Bayfield wrestles to Sand Devil lead

The Bayfield High School wrestling team took the first-day lead at the multistate Sand Devil Classic in Page, Ariz., on Friday.The Wolverines advanced seven wrestlers to the tournament semifinals...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2009 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Durango swimmers sweep pair

The Durango High School girls swim team swept two more duals on Friday afternoon in Cortez.The Demons swam past Montezuma-Cortez 100-29 and then defeated Palisade 104-40."We did really, really...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2009 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

BHS girls improve to 8-2

The Bayfield High School girls basketball team improved to 2-0 in the Intermountain League, 8-2 overall, with a convincing 78-55 win at Monte Vista on Friday night."The girls came ready to play .....

DATE: Jan. 24, 2009 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Ignacio boys blast Norwood

The Ignacio High School boys basketball team exploded to a big 79-41 victory at Norwood on Friday night."We bounced back and played well," Ignacio head coach Chris Valdez said."We played a lot...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2009 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

DHS girls team up to throttle Wildcats

Losing Katerina Garcia might have made the Durango High School girls ... better?While all the buzz at the DHS gym surrounded the return of the senior point guard Friday night, Demons coach Mary...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2009 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Durango boys refuse to lose

This was his game, his win.It wasn't flashy.The game was tied 12-all at halftime.Fruita Monument even led by 11 with 5½ minutes to play in regulation.Durango, though, never quit.Somewhere, somehow,...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2009 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Junior skiers racing at Purgatory

The Purgatory Alpine Ski Team will host the annual Jesse Scott Memorial Super-G races today and Sunday on the Upper Hades run at Purgatory.Junior ski racers from Colorado, New Mexico and Arizona...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2009 | CATEGORY: Sports

Local businesses heading to NYC

It has been the setting for meals prepared by the finest chefs from America and Europe, and now some La Plata County purveyors of food and beverages will have their products on the menu at the...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2009 | COLUMN: Neighbors

Your feedback plays key role in 'good news'

Want a full-time job?Let me rephrase.Don't want to work three jobs swinging from branch to branch just to make ends meet as the average Durangotang?Well, have I got the solution for you.(It has...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

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