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DURANGO, Colorado ” The student newspaper at Fort Lewis College in Durango has stopped printing for the rest of the school year because of money problems.

The Independent’s last print edition was March 26. It won’t issue a print edition again until at least August, the end of summer break.

The Independent is still publishing on the Internet.

Editor-in-Chief Tirrell Thomas say the paper’s fiscal problems are due to a clerical error and slumping ad revenues. The student government boosted the paper’s budget to $15,000 from $10,300 so the paper can resume printing.

The Independent has printed weekly with a circulation of about 1,200. The newspaper will print six times, or biweekly, in the 2009-10 school year.

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