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Fort Lewis bookstore: Bring your own bag

The plastic bags currently sitting behind the counter of the Fort Lewis College Bookstore are the last ones that cashiers will provide to its scholar customers. In May, Follett Higher Education...

DATE: Aug. 4, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Democratic challenger bests J. Paul Brown in money race

Eight weeks ago, the race for the 59th District seat in the Colorado House of Representatives – one of the most competitive in the state – was financially neck and neck, with a difference of less...

DATE: Aug. 3, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango schools welcome new board member

On Tuesday, the board of the Durango School District 9-R unanimously voted to appoint Carolyn Smith to replace Wendy Rice.Rice announced she was resigning from the school board because of an...

DATE: July 31, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Is music education getting short shrift in schools?

Across the country, music education is in crisis.Faced with budget shortfalls, school districts in Florida, Kansas and Arizona have all but eliminated their music programs, and in California, the...

DATE: July 26, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

How Mona went missing, lost her leg and got her family back

After two weeks of methodical searching, “worst-case-scenario” thinking and several minor miracles, on Friday, Ryan Ross, of Farmington, was reunited with Mona, his 3-year-old husky-collie mix, at...

DATE: July 21, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dogs in local grocery stores?

Modern history is riddled with examples of respectable populations harboring criminal subpopulations: Sicilians and the mob, Chicagoans and rum runners, abolitionists and the underground...

DATE: July 18, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

School chief enters a brave new world

In the Durango School District 9-R building on a recent morning, six educators listened as Daniel Snowberger, the district’s new superintendent, introduced his old friend, Paul Fleming – former...

DATE: July 15, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Water, sewer at Old Fort a health risk

Fort Lewis College board members on Friday debated a distressing report that suggests the water and sewage systems at the Old Fort property near Hesperus are in severe disrepair and a potential...

DATE: July 13, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Battling a blaze similar to war

With resources stretched thin, firefighters trying to combat both the Weber Fire and the State Line Fire near U.S. Highway 550 between Bondad and the Colorado-New Mexico line employed Napoleonic...

DATE: June 24, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

The afterlife: Options abound

How much money do you want to spend when you die?The question is awkward, morbid, even painful.Setting aside that humane angst: In a rampantly capitalist society, the sheer array of immediate...

DATE: June 21, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango child care center gets $1.2 million federal loan

Though Durango’s shortage of child care remains acute, on Thursday, U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., announced it might get less stubborn, as Durango’s Riverhouse Children’s Center was approved...

DATE: June 14, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sydney Spies lands film role

The former Durango High School student who rocketed to national fame over a yearbook photo debacle has landed a part in a new horror film.Sydney Spies will play the small role of “Missy” in an...

DATE: June 13, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

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