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Suit (or heels) by day, leather by night

Hunter S. Thompson wrote, “For a lot of reasons that are often contradictory, the sight and sound of a man on a motorcycle has an unpleasant effect on the vast majority of Americans who drive...

DATE: Aug. 28, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

OMG: Social networking awkward for school board

Facebook contributed to Tuesday’s meeting of the Durango School District 9-R board, as members spent the evening discussing ways social-networking websites might benefit and be safely incorporated...

DATE: Aug. 28, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

‘Laughter, tears’ await incoming students

Minutes before Friday afternoon’s convocation, Fort Lewis College’s incoming freshman class stood in anticipation outside Whalen Gymnasium.Sarah Benson of Littleton, an aspiring English and art...

DATE: Aug. 24, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Like Hogwarts, DHS aims to work some magic

A bloodless but high-stakes revolution is under way at Durango High School.On Tuesday, freshmen and sophomores arrived early to spend their morning holding hands, rock climbing, and scavenger...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Planned Parenthood CEO rejects ‘personhood’

Vicki Cowart, president and CEO of Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains, on Thursday warned that the “personhood” amendment, if passed, would define life as beginning at conception, and result...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango gets plenty of on-air kisses

They say the camera adds 10 pounds. But yesterday afternoon, NBC Sports Network, which bought exclusive rights to broadcast the USA Pro Cycling Challenge, made little Durango look like a municipal...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Swim trunks out, pencils, erasers in

During the weekend, the USA Pro Cycling Challenge brought a distinct musk to downtown Durango, a ruddy combination of burning rubber, spilled beer and bicyclists’ sweat.But, by nightfall, a...

DATE: Aug. 19, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Another Durango fashion statement

The Tutu to Brew bike parade and beer festival marked another triumph of Durangoans’ suspect sartorial taste and joyous abandon in whimsy.In honor of the USA Pro Cycling Challenge, more than 300...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Brown, McLachlan address firefighting

The race for the 59th District seat in the Colorado House of Representatives got more interesting Wednesday night as incumbent Rep. J. Paul Brown and Democratic challenger Mike McLachlan answered...

DATE: Aug. 15, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

New city school district superintendent rallies staff

At Miller Middle School on Tuesday morning, the scene was familiar: At the front of the auditorium, Jeff Schell, president of the Durango School District 9-R Board, stood on the dais.“Please take...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango public-school students’ test scores stall

Durango School District 9-R students’ scores on standardized tests stagnated in 2012 but remained above the state average in all areas.On Wednesday, the Colorado Department of Education released...

DATE: Aug. 8, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Local graduate heading to Mongolia

Today, former Durango High School student Lucas Beard, son of Kim Eisner and Dana Beard, will move to Mongolia on a coveted yearlong Fulbright scholarship to study Chinese immigrants working in...

DATE: Aug. 7, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

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