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Local schools tout global teaching model

Pete Harter and Cindy Smart – the principals of Needham and Florida Mesa elementary schools, respectively – recently received thrilling news.After three years of preparation, the International...

DATE: May 16, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

School fees: Necessary evil?

On Tuesday evening, Durango School District 9-R’s board meeting was dominated by consternation about money. Lane Gibson, the schools’ chief financial officer, predicted 9-R would receive about...

DATE: May 15, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Art is all around Durango

On Monday morning outside the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad depot, a man wearing sunglasses, a goatee and heavy black combat boots posed in front of “Whinney and Friends,” a bronze...

DATE: May 15, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Escalante evacuates after bomb threat

Escalante Middle School was evacuated Friday afternoon after school officials learned of a bomb threat scrawled on a boys bathroom stall.Faculty members escorted more than 500 students out of the...

DATE: May 11, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

C.W. McCall celebrates local train, talks about his road to music success

In Durango on Friday to celebrate the opening of summer Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad train service to Silverton, local legend William Dale Fries Jr. – better known by his stage name,...

DATE: May 4, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

‘Endurance’ sprints to finish

Nine members of Durango’s Artwork Selection Panel awarded Josh Wiener, a Boulder-based artist, $25,000 on Friday to create “Endurance,” a steel sculpture of five bicyclists streaking toward an...

DATE: April 20, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

When ink stinks

Tattoos have long been crucial to human beautification. They adorn the back, right knee and ankles of Ötzi, a German-Italian better known as the “Iceman,” whose mummified corpse is 5,200 years old....

DATE: April 18, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

J. Paul Brown

RepublicanCampaign site: www.jpaulbrown.comCurrent position: State representativeHometown: IgnacioAge: 59Family: Wife, Debbie; sons, Joshua, Luke, Levi and Abraham; five grandchildren Education:...

DATE: April 14, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mike McLachlan

DemocratCampaign site: www.mclachlanforcolorado.comCurrent position: LawyerHometown: DurangoAge: 66Family: Married to Barbara McLachlan, who is a teacher at Durango High School. They have two...

DATE: April 14, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Home gas bills could drop 18%

Atmos Energy Corp. on Friday announced it is seeking an 18 percent reduction in the residential rate for its natural-gas customers in Southwest Colorado.The request, which must be approved by the...

DATE: April 13, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tipton pushes bank legislation during visit

U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton’s re-election campaign was in full swing Wednesday morning as he held a roundtable discussion about jobs with about 15 people at the Durango Public Library. Throughout the...

DATE: April 4, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

No writer’s block here

A Belle Époque is upon Durango.By all accounts, an astonishing number of authors, both aspiring and arrived, now claim Durango as their home. “We actually have an entire shelf display for local...

DATE: March 28, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

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