Arts Briefs for Sept. 9

Ouray to hold final summer art walk The town of Ouray will hold its fourth and final summer Art Walk of 2011 from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday on Main Street.The walk includes 10 galleries offering a blend...

DATE: Sept. 8, 2011 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Nation Briefs

Senate passes bill to overhaul patent system WASHINGTON – Congress gave President Barack Obama’s drive to promote jobs growth a boost Thursday by presenting him with a major overhaul of the patent...

DATE: Sept. 8, 2011 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

World Briefs

Palestinians press for UN recognition RAMALLAH, West Bank – The Palestinians launched a campaign on Thursday to rally support for U.N. recognition as an independent state, planning demonstrations...

DATE: Sept. 8, 2011 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Earth Briefs

Master Gardener applications available The Colorado State University Extension Office in La Plata County is accepting applications through Dec. 9 for the 2012 Colorado Master Gardener program....

DATE: Sept. 7, 2011 | CATEGORY: Good Earth

Local Briefs

Roller derby bout to be held Saturday A roller derby bout featuring Durango Pain Conductors vs. Durango Helter Smelters will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Chapman Hill on Florida Road. The...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Nation/World Briefs

Firefighters gain ground against Texas wildfire BASTROP, Texas – Firefighters gained ground Wednesday against one of the most destructive wildfires in Texas history even as the state said the...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2011 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Local Briefs

Workforce Center to hold event Friday The local Colorado Workforce Center will hold a “Customer Appreciation Day” from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday at the Durango Workforce Center, 331 South Camino del...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Education Briefs

Durango announces candidates for board These school board candidates will be placed on the Durango School District 9-R November 2011 ballot:Director District A: Greg Spradling and Kristy Pat...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2011 | CATEGORY: Education

New Business Briefs

New gallery opens in Arts Center building Award-winning photographers Kathy Myrick and Linda Pampinella have opened a new gallery, The Fifth Corner Photo Gallery, located upstairs at the Durango...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Business Briefs

Namaste announces new location and hire Namaste Health Center announces its new location at 1800 East Third Ave.The business is owned by Dr. Nasha Winters who is a naturopathic doctor, licensed...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

World Briefs

U.S. considers leaving some troops in Iraq WASHINGTON – The Obama administration is reviewing a number of options that could leave several thousand U.S. troops in Iraq after the end of the year,...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2011 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Nation Briefs

Postal Service turns to Congress for help WASHINGTON – Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe warned the Postal Service is on “the brink of default” as he battles to keep his agency solvent.Without...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2011 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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