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Hotter elected to head board

La Plata County Commissioner Kellie Hotter on Tuesday was elected chairwoman of the Board of County Commissioners for 2009, replacing Commissioner Joelle Riddle, who held the position in...

DATE: Jan. 7, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dems, GOP announce rival bridge plans

DENVER - Democrats revealed their plans to raise auto-registration fees to fix aging bridges Tuesday, while Republicans announced another plan that would rely on borrowed money.The two parties have...

DATE: Jan. 7, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Council compromises on newspaper boxes

The Durango City Council on Tuesday night abandoned a proposal to replace unsightly or unsafe rows of newspaper boxes on Main Avenue with centrally located "condominiums," but a plan is in place...

DATE: Jan. 7, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Craig Westberg in Ariz. hospital

District Attorney Craig Westberg remained in critical condition Tuesday at a hospital in Scottsdale, Ariz.The chief prosecutor for Archuleta, San Juan and La Plata counties was involved in a...

DATE: Jan. 7, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Officers search for suspect

Police are searching for a man who stole credit and debit cards from a secure locker at the Durango Community Recreation Center and racked up about $3,500 in fraudulent charges.The suspect, who had...

DATE: Jan. 7, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sawmill Road accident

DATE: Jan. 6, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Legislators get preview of gas debate

DENVER - What killed the golden goose?The gas and oil industry often bills itself as Colorado's golden goose, but in recent months, drilling rigs have started to leave Colorado.Lawmakers on Monday...

DATE: Jan. 6, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Richardson prepares for results of probe

SANTA FE, N.M. - Gov. Bill Richardson's long career earned him several nicks as he moved up the political ladder from congressman and diplomat to governor: He played roles in the Monica Lewinsky...

DATE: Jan. 6, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Government starts wait list for DTV converter box coupons

Most area residents appear prepared for the impending switch to digital television broadcasts, local sources say.Radio Shack has seen a drop in demand for the converter boxes needed to translate...

DATE: Jan. 6, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Westberg breaks neck in bike crash

District Attorney Craig Westberg broke his neck and was fighting for his life as a result of a mountain biking accident last weekend in Arizona, according to several reports circulating Monday in...

DATE: Jan. 6, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Plentiful snowfall presents problems

The weather is wreaking havoc with activities at Durango-La Plata County Airport, canceling or delaying flights, complicating snow removal and trying the patience of travelers looking for a space...

DATE: Jan. 6, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News