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Congress may implement fines for not buying health insurance

WASHINGTON - Americans would be fined as much as $3,800 for failing to buy health insurance under a plan that circulated in Congress on Tuesday, as divisions among Democrats undercut President...

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

Youssef drops out of 9-R race

Though she filed to run before the Aug. 28 deadline, Melissa Youssef has pulled out of a race to defend her School District 9-R board seat against a challenge by Fort Lewis College director of...

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

Blotter - September 07-08

Animal Control Tuesday8:29 a.m. A man was bitten by a cat in the lower 100 block of Creekside Drive, near Tamarron.Monday4:40 p.m. A dog was barking all day in the 1500 block of Sierra Verde Drive....

DATE: Sept. 9, 2009 | CATEGORY: News

Prison progress

In a year when discussion of public policy seems dominated by talk of budget shortfalls, reduced government services and partisan advantage, it is refreshing to learn of a program that not only...

DATE: Sept. 9, 2009 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Why give one gay-basher a forum?

I am writing in response to Vi McCoy's letter (Herald, Aug. 28) regarding demon gays in the military and her other letters to the editor printed by The Durango Herald. I am fairly certain the...

DATE: Sept. 9, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Wolverines err in 3-nil win

It wasn't pretty, but it was an improvement of sorts.Bayfield swept Dove Creek in straight sets Tuesday night - 25-16, 25-18, 25-14 - at Bayfield High School, one year after Class 2A Dove Creek...

DATE: Sept. 9, 2009 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Motivation, determination help golf game

Motivation and determination are powerful words and, when put into practice, can lift the average player to even greater accomplishments.This is true in any sport, even golf.You can add focus and...

DATE: Sept. 9, 2009 | COLUMN: Clubhouse Porch

Piedra Vista blanks Demons

Durango found itself on the wrong end of another shutout Tuesday in Piedra Vista."We gave up a goal in the first four minutes," Durango High School boys soccer coach Scott Emrich said. "They served...

DATE: Sept. 9, 2009 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Obama reinforces a message

President Barack Obama's speech to the nation's students echoed down the hallways of Durango High School on Tuesday, but the reaction was fairly muted to the broadcast criticized as forcing...

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

Bank robber found guilty

DENVER - A jury has found a New Mexico man guilty of holding up Pine River Valley Bank with a hypodermic needle last April.Michael Lee Montoya, 30, of Farmington, was found guilty on five bank...

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

Water district delays vote to create mill levy

Officials with the La Plata Archuleta Water District announced Tuesday they will not seek a vote in November on a mill levy to fund the district, citing public sentiment against a tax increase amid...

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

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