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School district explains process for potential layoffs

Durango School District 9-R employees were put on notice Wednesday that positions likely will be cut to compensate for a projected enrollment drop and the weak economy.In a joint statement from 9-R...

DATE: March 5, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Supreme Court rules against local lawyer

A U.S. Supreme Court decision issued this week makes it harder to challenge regulations governing timber sales and other policies in national forests, but the Durango lawyer who argued the case for...

DATE: March 5, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

United Way sees rare fundraising drop

For the first time in five years, the United Way of Southwest Colorado did not meet its annual fundraising campaign goal, but the agency's president and chief executive officer said the shortfall...

DATE: March 5, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

City hires coordinator for transportation

The city of Durango has hired a multimodal coordinator, a position that will help bicyclists and pedestrians have a voice in city transportation issues.Amber Blake will begin the job April 8. Blake...

DATE: March 5, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Animas velo-city

DATE: March 5, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Isgar pulls gas and oil bill on COGCC rules

DENVER - Sen. Jim Isgar may have some reservations about the proposed gas and oil regulations, but he cleared a path for the final battle over the rules by killing his own bill in the...

DATE: March 5, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

March 3 - 4

Animal ControlWednesday2:33 p.m. Four loose dogs were behaving aggressively in the 5000 block of County Road 223, near Gem Village.Tuesday4:22 p.m. A dog tried to bite a man on a four-wheeler in...

DATE: March 5, 2009 | CATEGORY: News

'No' to House Bill 1238

In 2002, the Colorado General Assembly enacted important reforms to prevent abuses in government seizures of private property. The measure had bipartisan sponsorship and was overwhelmingly approved...

DATE: March 5, 2009 | COLUMN: From our Congressman

Economic recovery is, in part, mental

Our current economic crisis is largely a psychological crisis. True, failing mortgages and cheating business leaders are real, but our reaction to mismanagement is mental. I feel that the economic...

DATE: March 5, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor


DATE: March 5, 2009 | CATEGORY: College Sports


Scientists are concerned that global warming could be forcing the pika, a rabbit relative that resembles a hamster, to flee its alpine habitat around Silverton, the same as it's doing in other...

DATE: March 5, 2009 | CATEGORY: Good Earth

Resorts morph into 'toxic' real estate assets

Some astute commentators recently highlighted examples of the "toxic" real estate assets that are at the root of the massive, worldwide economic meltdown of the financial markets.Lo and behold,...

DATE: March 5, 2009 | COLUMN: Thinking Green

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