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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

Local Briefs

Participation sought on Animas River plan The city of Durango is requesting assistance from individuals to participate in the development of the Animas River Management Plan.The city is seeking...

DATE: Sept. 5, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

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