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Durango Police Department to offer Citizens' Academy

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to ride in a patrol car - in the front seat? Now's your chance to find out. The Durango Police Department is pleased to offer members of our community...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2009 | COLUMN: To Protect and Serve

Children are language machines on little legs

Rose at 18 months is a fountain of language, spouting nouns, pronouns and the occasional verb. These words spill forth constantly, bubbling up from this little brain on wobbly legs, which seems...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2009 | COLUMN: Adventures in Motherhood

Geo Quiz: Welcome to a world of wonders

Ever been to the Acropolis in Greece?The Eiffel Tower or the Sydney Opera House?How about England's Stonehenge or Turkey's Hagia Sophia or Japan's Kiyomizu?Or, more likely, the Statue of Liberty?If...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2009 | CATEGORY: Travel

Geo Quiz Answers:Wonder if you're correct?

Answers to the GeoQuiz:1. The Pyramid at Chichen Itza, Mexico, was home of the Mayans.Note: The Pyramids of Giza in Egypt were voted in as an "honorary candidate." Perhaps it means that more...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2009 | CATEGORY: Travel

Online customer caught in the opt-out trap

Q: I have a question about travel insurance that I bought online when I booked airline tickets. Actually, I didn't mean to buy the insurance. I was on the Frontier Airlines Web site, and there was...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2009 | CATEGORY: Travel

Gov. Ritter proposes budget cuts

DENVER - Gov. Bill Ritter proposed dramatic cuts to kindergarten, colleges, tourism and children's health care Friday to cope with a state budget shortfall he thinks will reach $1 billion by next...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

City weighs fluoride issues

City of Durango water commissioners last week finished hearing presentations in a new debate on an old topic - whether the city should continue to fluoridate its drinking water.The question arises...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pertussis clinic brings in large crowd

A pertussis vaccination clinic Thursday in the wake of a mini-outbreak of the illness in La Plata County attracted about 100 people, said Joe Fowler, a registered nurse and the epidemiologist at...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Speaking out about Mideast turmoil

DATE: Jan. 17, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

New bill targets drivers on phone

DENVER - Rep. Claire Levy wants Coloradans to hang up and drive.The Boulder Democrat has introduced House Bill 1094, which forbids people from using a hand-held cell phone while driving. Drivers...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Two drivers avoid serious injury in rollovers

The Colorado State Patrol responded to two rollover accidents within 15 minutes of each other Friday in different parts of La Plata County.Neither of the accidents resulted in serious injury, and...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News