Briefs

Local Briefs

Lecture on dirt to be held Feb. 10 Geomorphologist, environmental author and University of Washington Professor David Montgomery will speak at 7 p.m. Feb. 10 at Fort Lewis College in the Student...

DATE: Jan. 30, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Business Briefs

Adult day care to offer free day Our Place at Grandview Adult Day Care Center, a nonprofit, will offer a free day of care in February.The day care center’s new hours are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m....

DATE: Jan. 29, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

World Briefs

Bomber kills official in south Afghanistan KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) – A suicide bomber riding a motorcycle packed with explosives rammed into a car carrying the deputy governor of Afghanistan’s...

DATE: Jan. 29, 2011 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Local Briefs

County commissioners seek volunteers The La Plata County Board of County Commissioners is seeking interested members of the community to apply for vacancies on the following county boards and...

DATE: Jan. 29, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Nation Briefs

Alpha Natural acquires Massey Energy NEW YORK (AP) – Massey Energy Co., struggling with losses after an explosion that killed 29 workers at a West Virginia coal mine, agreed Saturday to be taken...

DATE: Jan. 29, 2011 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Religion Briefs

Metta practice to be held Feb. 13 at Durango Dharma Center “Cultivating the Wise and Open Heart: A Day of Metta Practice” will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 13 at the Durango Dharma Center,...

DATE: Jan. 28, 2011 | CATEGORY: Religion

Nation Briefs

Asian-American lawmakers demand Limbaugh apology SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – Rush Limbaugh’s imitation of the Chinese language has stirred a backlash among Asian-American lawmakers at state and...

DATE: Jan. 28, 2011 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Local Briefs

Volunteers needed for Special Olympics The Special Olympics Winter Games will be held Feb. 18-19 at the Durango Community Recreation Center and Durango Mountain Resort.The event will include alpine...

DATE: Jan. 28, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

World Briefs

Russia’s Medvedev signs nuclear pact with U..S. MOSCOW (AP) – Russian President Dmitry Medvedev on Friday signed the ratification of a nuclear arms pact with the United States, the centerpiece of...

DATE: Jan. 28, 2011 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Outdoors Briefs

Durango athlete medals in Chama Durango fitness trainer and yoga teacher Steve Ilg won three medals last weekend during three days of Nordic events at the 38th annual Chama Ski Classic in New...

DATE: Jan. 27, 2011 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Local Briefs

Meeting to address renewable energy La Plata Electric Association will continue its free informational series with the quarterly “Renewable Energy Generation” meeting from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m....

DATE: Jan. 27, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Nation Briefs

Lawmakers want release of Obama birth records HONOLULU (AP) – Five Hawaii Democratic representatives want to pass a law making President Barack Obama’s birth records public and charge $100 to see...

DATE: Jan. 27, 2011 | CATEGORY: Nation & World