Local Briefs

YoungLife to hold golf tournament YoungLife Durango will host its fifth annual golf tournament at noon Saturday at Hillcrest Golf Club in Durango. Registration includes 18 holes with a cart and...

DATE: May 18, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Nation/World Briefs

United States hits Syria with sanctions WASHINGTON (AP) – The United States slapped sanctions on Syrian President Bashar Assad and six senior Syrian officials for human-rights abuses over their...

DATE: May 18, 2011 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Colorado Briefs

Parents: Kids appeared without permission DENVER (AP) – Parents of Douglas County fourth-graders who appeared at a news conference at the Colorado Capitol on Monday in support of a tax increase are...

DATE: May 18, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Education Briefs

Picnic to honor education mentors Durango Big Picture High School will hold its “Making a Splash in Education Mentor Appreciation Picnic” from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at The Mason Center, 310 E....

DATE: May 17, 2011 | CATEGORY: Education

Local Briefs

Roller skating season opens at Chapman Durango Parks and Recreation announces that the roller skating season opened May 16 at Chapman Hill Rink. To view a schedule, visit or pick...

DATE: May 17, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

World Briefs

Four journalists held in Libya to be freed TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) – Four journalists detained in Libya since early April have completed an administrative hearing and were to be released Tuesday or...

DATE: May 17, 2011 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Business Briefs

Hassle Free Sports announces new hire Hassle Free Sports announces its new manager, Cindy Dahlberg.Dahlberg has been a part of the Durango ski and bike industry for many years. She is a certified...

DATE: May 17, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Nation Briefs

Interior chief asks for shorter drill time WASHINGTON (AP) – The Obama administration is asking Congress to shorten the time energy companies get to start drilling on public lands they lease, as...

DATE: May 17, 2011 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Arts Briefs

Tickets are on sale for music festival Tickets are on sale for the Music in the Mountains 25th anniversary summer classical music festival, which will be held July 9 through 31. The festival will...

DATE: May 16, 2011 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

World/Nation Briefs

4 U.S. soldiers killed in blast in Afghanistan KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) – Four American soldiers serving with NATO forces in Afghanistan died Monday in an explosion in the country’s south, NATO and...

DATE: May 16, 2011 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Local Briefs

Fundraiser to be held for bike project A fundraiser for the Chapman Hill Bike Project will be held at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Smiley Building Auditorium, 1309 East Third Ave.Zia Taqueria will...

DATE: May 16, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Region Briefs

San Juan County, N.M., avoids tax increase AZTEC – San Juan County commissioners say they won’t raise taxes in 2012 after approving an interim budget.The Farmington Daily Times reported that the...

DATE: May 16, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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