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Nation/World Briefs

Underwear bomber sentenced to life in prison DETROIT – Defiantly declaring “a day of victory,” a Nigerian man was given a mandatory life sentence Thursday for trying to blow up a packed jetliner...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2012 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Local Briefs

Animal shelter housing 57 adoptable cats The La Plata County Humane Society Animal Shelter currently has 57 adult cats available for adoption. Most of the cats can be viewed in the cattery, but not...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Nation/World Briefs

Honduras prison fire kills 358 inmates COMAYAGUA, Honduras – Honduran officials confirmed Wednesday that 358 people died when a fire tore through an overcrowded prison, making it the world’s...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2012 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Earth Briefs

Biologists to discuss sunflower crops Colorado Parks and Wildlife staff members will discuss ongoing research related to damage by wildlife to sunflower fields at a meeting at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 23 at...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2012 | CATEGORY: Good Earth

Education Briefs

9-R meetings to address superintendent search Durango School District 9-R has scheduled these School/Community Input Meetings on Feb. 27 about the search for a new superintendent. Community members...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2012 | CATEGORY: Education

Local Briefs

FLC board to hold teleconference today The Board of Trustees for Fort Lewis College will conduct a teleconference special meeting to discuss financing for various energy conservation improvements...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Nation/World Briefs

Obama gives China’s next leader warm welcome WASHINGTON – The man destined to be China’s next leader won an extraordinary welcome across Washington on Tuesday, a finely scripted opening to one of...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2012 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

business briefs

Durango agent receives Realtor award Recently, the National Association of Realtors awarded the status of “Realtor Emeritus” to Mark D. Donahue.To earn this status one must serve more than 40 years...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Nation Briefs

GOP agrees to extend the payroll tax cut WASHINGTON – In an abrupt about-face, House GOP leaders announced Monday they are willing to extend the 2 percentage point cut in the payroll tax through...

DATE: Feb. 13, 2012 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

local briefs

4CORE announces new partnership The Four Corners Office for Resource Efficiency has announced a new partnership with 1% for the Planet, an alliance of more than 1,380 member companies in 43...

DATE: Feb. 13, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Health Brief

Gentle Yoga class offered at St. Mark’s A Gentle Yoga class will be offered by Jennifer Kiel, certified yoga instructor, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Mondays and Thursdays at St. Mark’s Church, 910 East...

DATE: Feb. 12, 2012 | CATEGORY: Health

World Briefs

Uprising anniversary puts Bahrain on edge MANAMA, Bahrain – Bahrain on Sunday deployed thousands of security forces to confront anti-government protesters ahead of the one-year anniversary of the...

DATE: Feb. 12, 2012 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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