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New water district seeks funding ideas

Members of the board of the La Plata-Archuleta Water District  looked to see if residents were willing to pay for rural water needs in the face of countywide growth Thursday night at a public...

DATE: March 27, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado facing steep drop in severance-tax revenues

DENVER - Colorado severance taxes on natural-gas and oil production will plunge 84 percent to $40 million in fiscal year 2010, according to a forecast by economists at the nonpartisan Colorado...

DATE: March 27, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bike buffer bill advances

DENVER - Drivers, move over. And cyclists, stay in line.The state House has given initial approval for a bill that requires drivers to respect a 3-foot buffer zone when passing bicyclists. But...

DATE: March 27, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Storm easy on Durango

With a spring storm roaring across the state Thursday, winter proved reluctant to leave Colorado like a lamb.Gov. Bill Ritter declared the state a disaster area Thursday in a news release that also...

DATE: March 27, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tri-State to purchase solar-power project

The wholesale electricity supplier for La Plata County has signed a contract to purchase the output from the largest-ever photovoltaic project by an electric cooperative. It is scheduled to be...

DATE: March 26, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Miller principal Hankins resigns

By Chuck SlothowerHerald Staff WriterBruce Hankins, principal of Miller Middle School, has resigned effective June 26.Hankins took over as principal of Miller in 2005. He said Wednesday that he was...

DATE: March 26, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Gas, oil rules clear Senate

DENVER - The Legislature has approved new rules for gas and oil production.The Senate voted 21-12 along party lines for House Bill 1292, which approves all the regulations passed by state agencies...

DATE: March 26, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

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DATE: March 26, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Springtime storm heading to region

It looks like good news for Colorado's ski resorts as the state braces for at least one more big storm, with a high chance of snow coming tonight and Friday before warm temperatures return this...

DATE: March 26, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

LPEA to inspect

La Plata Electric Association crews will conduct routine maintenance and inspections in rural La Plata County during the coming months.Crews will also trim and remove trees that pose a hazard to...

DATE: March 26, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Online voting measure proposed

A bill making its way through the state Legislature would allow people to register to vote online.The legislation, House Bill 1160, also would let voters request a mail-in ballot or change their...

DATE: March 26, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lawmakers could transfer funds from projects to close budget gap

DENVER - Legislators think they've figured out how to balance the state's budget this year, but there's still a deficit of three-quarters of a billion dollars looming next year.The Joint Budget...

DATE: March 25, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News