Business Briefs

Purple Haze announces new chef Purple Haze, 117 W. College Drive across from McDonald’s, announces that Don Carlson, formerly of Farquahrts, is its new chef.Carlson left Durango briefly to run a...

DATE: Aug. 28, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

World Briefs

Protesters ask Iran to spare woman PARIS (AP) – About 300 people from human-rights organizations have demonstrated in Paris to urge Iran to lift its death sentence on an Iranian woman convicted of...

DATE: Aug. 28, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Nation Briefs

Ohio Chief: Military takes aid threats seriously CLEVELAND (AP) – A Taliban threat against aid workers helping flood victims in Pakistan must be taken seriously and shows that insurgents have no...

DATE: Aug. 28, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Local Briefs

County Republicans to meet Thursday The La Plata County Republicans will meet at 5:30 p.m. Thursday in the meeting room at the La Plata County Courthouse, 1060 East Second Ave.All Republicans and...

DATE: Aug. 28, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Local Briefs

Kid’s rally to be held in Ignacio on Sept. 4 A community kid’s rally will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 4 at Shoshone Park in Ignacio.Activities will include sawdust mining for money, sumo...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Religion Briefs

Men’s ministry to meet Monday The new Durango men’s ministry will meet at 6 a.m. Monday in the lounge at the DoubleTree Hotel, 501 Camino del Rio. Mike Ege will speak about “Authentic Manhood.”...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2010 | CATEGORY: Religion

World/Nation Briefs

United States Justice Dept. signs off on United-Continental deal MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – United and Continental airlines moved a big step closer to their proposed combination Friday, with the Justice...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Outdoors Briefs

Fuels reduction begins on Animas City Mountain The Bureau of Land Management started mechanical fuels reduction activities this week near the top of Animas City Mountain.The project will continue...

DATE: Aug. 26, 2010 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

World Briefs

China N. Korea’s reclusive Kim makes unexpected visit JILIN, China (AP) – North Korean dictator Kim Jong Il has turned up in China in a strangely timed visit for the reclusive leader while former...

DATE: Aug. 26, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Arts Briefs

Registration open for text art workshop The Durango Arts Center will host a one-day workshop for “text off the page” artists from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sept.11. Poet-artists Christy Ferrato, Nance...

DATE: Aug. 26, 2010 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Earth Briefs

Hike to be held near Dolores on Saturday The San Juan Mountains Association will offer “Hikes For Grownups” at 8 a.m. Saturday on the Gobel Trail, on the West Fork of Dolores Road.The trail is a...

DATE: Aug. 25, 2010 | CATEGORY: Good Earth

Local Briefs

Quilter’s guild to meet today The La Plata Quilter’s Guild will meet at 5:30 p.m. today at Christ the King Lutheran Church, 495 Florida Road. The guest speaker will be Cheryl Phillips on “Creative...

DATE: Aug. 25, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

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