World Briefs

Ex-dictator sentenced to life in prison BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) – Former dictator Jorge Videla was sentenced to life in prison Wednesday for the torture and murder of 31 prisoners in 1976. It...

DATE: Dec. 22, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Special Christmas Eve services in La Plata County

Following is a list of Christmas services being held in the La Plata County area. All services are on Friday unless otherwise noted.For more information, call the phone number provided. An asterisk...

DATE: Dec. 21, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Education Briefs

Fifth-graders wanted for essay contest The Colorado School and Public Employees Retirement Association and AARP Colorado will hold a Grandparents’ Essay Contest, in which fifth-graders compete for...

DATE: Dec. 21, 2010 | CATEGORY: Education

Business Briefs

Business forum to be held Jan. 6 The Southwest Business Forum 2011 will be held from 8 a.m. to noon Jan. 6 at the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College. The forum is free and open to the...

DATE: Dec. 21, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Nation Briefs

Man gets 20 years in Haiti abuse case NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) – A Colorado man was sentenced to nearly 20 years in prison Tuesday for sexually abusing children at a school he founded in Haiti,...

DATE: Dec. 21, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

World Briefs

Vatican City Pope’s comments do not endorse birth control VATICAN CITY (AP) – The Vatican on Tuesday sought to clarify the pope’s controversial comments about condoms and HIV, saying he by no means...

DATE: Dec. 21, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Region Briefs

Colo. skydiver dies in ‘swooping’ accident LONGMONT (AP) – The Boulder County coroner’s office is investigating the death of a skydiver who hit the ground while practicing swooping maneuvers in...

DATE: Dec. 20, 2010 | CATEGORY: Regional News

World Briefs

Afghanistan Four months after vote, parliament to convene KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) – Afghanistan’s parliament will convene Jan. 20, more than four months after the fraud-tainted elections, the...

DATE: Dec. 20, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Nation Briefs

2010 census to show slowing growth, GOP gains WASHINGTON (AP) – The closely watched 2010 census will likely show America’s once-torrid population growth dropping to the lowest level since possibly...

DATE: Dec. 20, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Local Briefs

Free meditation, discussion being held Gaella ElanRah leads meditation and discussion from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays and from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. the first and third Sundays of each month at the Cafe...

DATE: Dec. 20, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Arts Briefs

Deadline nears for Riverfest arts fair The Riverfest Fine Arts and Crafts Fair announces a final call for artists to enter work for the 2011 event, which will be held May 28-29 in Farmington. The...

DATE: Dec. 20, 2010 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

World Briefs

Ivory Coast Reports of abductions multiply, UN reports ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) – The United Nations said Sunday it has received hundreds of reports of people being abducted from their homes at...

DATE: Dec. 19, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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