Students catch trout, lessons in classroom

INDEPENDENCE, Ky. – The head count in Autumn Hendrickson’s fourth- and fifth-grade science classes at White’s Tower Elementary School jumped by about 200 one day last month, thanks to some welcomed...

DATE: Jan. 27, 2011 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Going up?

Scott Simmons enjoys going uphill.Going downhill is OK, too.But the uphill is the allure for Durango ski mountaineer Scott Simmons.Simmons recently earned a position on the U.S. Ski Mountaineering...

DATE: Jan. 27, 2011 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Park, halfpipe skiers start fast

The Durango Freestyle Park and Pipe Ski Team started the competitive season at the USASA Crested Butte Freeride event last weekend.The event included the top USASA freestyle halfpipe and slopestyle...

DATE: Jan. 27, 2011 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

No Djokovic, another legend falls Down Under in Open semis

MELBOURNE, Australia – Roger Federer saved a parting shot for anyone who thinks his time is up and a changing of the guard in tennis awaits.“Yeah, I mean, they say that very quickly. ... Let’s talk...

DATE: Jan. 27, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

10 and counting: Bailey an All-Star

ENGLEWOOD – Champ Bailey is heading to his 10th Pro Bowl, a record for cornerbacks.The Denver Broncos captain was notified by the NFL on Thursday that he was being added to the AFC roster,...

DATE: Jan. 27, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Sports Briefs

‘Earl Family Support’: Hat Trick for Hope tonight The Hat Trick for Hope, a fundraiser for SueB Earl, will take place from 5 p.m. to midnight today at Cuckoo’s Chicken House and Waterin’ Hole, The...

DATE: Jan. 26, 2011 | CATEGORY: Sports

Sports Extra

Cycling Contador: Spanish cycling wants 1-year doping ban MADRID (AP) – Spanish cycling officials want three-time Tour de France winner Alberto Contador banned for one year for failing a 2010 Tour...

DATE: Jan. 26, 2011 | CATEGORY: Sports

Dueling duals

DATE: Jan. 26, 2011 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

DHS girls face early ‘must-win’ SWL game

If ever there were a time for the Durango High School girls basketball team to cap its string of improved play with the “Aha!” moment the Demons have been seeking, it’d be today.Forget for a moment...

DATE: Jan. 26, 2011 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Montezuma-Cortez: No more than a confidence boost

The game against Montezuma-Cortez High School undoubtedly is one Durango High School boys basketball teams have been circling on their respective calendars for decades. But if new head coach Alan...

DATE: Jan. 26, 2011 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Billups shows Pistons ‘what they’ve missed’

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. – Chauncey Billups helped the Detroit Pistons become an Eastern Conference power and win the 2004 NBA title by making a lot of big shots.He beat his former team with a sweet...

DATE: Jan. 26, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Open wound Down Under

MELBOURNE, Australia – Rafael Nadal wiped the tears from his eyes with his taped-up fingers.His Rafa Slam was evaporating. The 25-match winning streak in Grand Slams and his bid to become the first...

DATE: Jan. 26, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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