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

Outdoors Briefs

Durango athlete medals in Chama Durango fitness trainer and yoga teacher Steve Ilg won three medals last weekend during three days of Nordic events at the 38th annual Chama Ski Classic in New...

DATE: Jan. 27, 2011 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

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

No aggression, no rivalry game win for basketball-deficient Demons

The Durango High School boys basketball team was good enough for three quarters to lead, or at least stay in striking distance, on the road against Montezuma-Cortez. Then, as has become the story...

DATE: Jan. 27, 2011 | CATEGORY: High School 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

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

NASCAR points to simpler times

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – NASCAR is replacing the complicated scoring system it has used since 1975 with a more straightforward format.None of the changes for the 2011 season announced by chairman Brian...

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

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