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Military service and a diploma 51 years later

Ray Goodall packed his bags and joined the U.S. Navy when he was a lanky lad of 17.Back in 1953, he turned his back on his high school diploma to serve his country.After five years, 10 months and...

DATE: Nov. 10, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Farewell Comrade

His Navy dress uniform is neatly pressed and pristine.A sign of respect.His voice strong but racked with emotion.A sign of pride and sadness.His words are filled with touching sorrow and powerful...

DATE: Nov. 10, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Finding a Trade in the Military

With tiny tools more suited for elves than grown men, Clarence Williams goes to work.Teensy tools and powerful microscopes are required for miniature parts. Springs and components that need...

DATE: Nov. 10, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Judge sentences accomplice

Wearing a jail uniform and shackles, 23-year-old Bryan Jim shuffled up to the wooden court room podium and unfolded a piece of yellow paper from his pocket — a speech he wrote in jail.“I didn’t...

DATE: Nov. 10, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Forest travel plan tracks game

U.S. Forest Service officials are counting on public compliance and policing to enforce limited motorized game retrieval opportunities allowed in the newest incarnation of the Boggy-Glade Travel...

DATE: Nov. 10, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Williamson enters plea

Carlos Deon Williamson, 29, entered into a plea agreement Tuesday with the district attorney’s office — pleading no contest to a count of misdemeanor false imprisonment.Under the agreement, all...

DATE: Nov. 10, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Alice in Title-land

DATE: Nov. 8, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Marijuana dispensary closes

Nature’s Own Wellness Center, a medical marijuana center, has closed its doors at both Cortez and Durango locations.The center’s owner, Travis Pollock, has reportedly left the area. Paul Coffey,...

DATE: Nov. 8, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rico expects post office to close

Rico residents learned last week that their small post office likely will close.Residents will still get their mail delivered to Rico, and their addresses and zip code will remain the same. But no...

DATE: Nov. 8, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mesa Verde can serve as example

It seems fitting that the first national park created primarily to protect cultural resources turned out to be a model for success among the many to follow.To date, more than half of the national...

DATE: Nov. 8, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Help needed for Community Thanksgiving Dinner

Grace’s Soup Kitchen, at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, will serve its annual traditional Community Thanksgiving Day Dinner for anyone who is hungry or needs some company. We also deliver for the...

DATE: Nov. 8, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

State tackles literacy woes

DENVER — The governor’s office is making a push to make sure young children learn to read, an effort that might include keeping students in third grade until they know how.One out of four Colorado...

DATE: Nov. 8, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

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