Briefs

World Briefs

Japan Japan endures hottest summer on record TOKYO (AP) – Japan is sweltering through its hottest summer on record, weather officials said Thursday.The Asian country joins a large swath of the...

DATE: Sept. 2, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Nation Briefs

Vets mark 65th anniversary of World War II’s end PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) – World War II veterans, their families and officials marked the 65th anniversary of the end of that war on board the same...

DATE: Sept. 2, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Outdoors Briefs

Closures set for bridge on East Lime Creek Road The Coal Creek Bridge, a single-lane bridge on the East Lime Creek Road (Forest Road 591) will be closed temporarily on two weekdays in...

DATE: Sept. 2, 2010 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Earth Briefs

Pagosa Springs resort receives certification The U.S. Green Building Council announces that The Springs Resort & Spa, 165 Hot Springs Blvd. in Pagosa Springs, has been awarded LEED Gold...

DATE: Sept. 1, 2010 | CATEGORY: Good Earth

Nation Briefs

N.Y. Muslim groups decry hostility NEW YORK (AP) – It is “unethical, insensitive and inhumane” to oppose the planned mosque near ground zero, more than 50 leading Muslim organizations said...

DATE: Sept. 1, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Local Briefs

Florida Grange to host free breakfast The Florida Grange will hold a free breakfast from 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday at 656 Colorado Highway 172.For more information, call 247-3166.Nature walk for...

DATE: Sept. 1, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Education Briefs

9-R school board to meet Sept. 21 The next Durango School District 9-R Board meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 21 in the board room of the administration building, 201 E. 12th St. All are...

DATE: Aug. 31, 2010 | CATEGORY: Education

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