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Paving the past

Looking up, the view Gladys Davies, 82, enjoys from her front yard still looks like it did nearly 60 years ago.Houses, churches, cars and noise all poked up around the family house on 830 Florida...

DATE: May 30, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Forum tackles children's idleness

Children tend to gain weight during summer break. The average age of hunters and anglers is 55. Children today are expected to live three to five fewer years than their parents.These stark facts...

DATE: May 29, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Local briefs

Relay for Life team to host car wash St. Columba's Relay for Life team, the Rockin' Walkin' Saints, will host a car wash from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the New Country Auto Used Center across...

DATE: May 29, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

CU chancellor defends tuition increase

Newly appointed University of Colorado-Boulder Chancellor Phil DiStefano defended a recent move by the school's regents to raise tuition on a stop in town Thursday.DiStefano, who had the "interim"...

DATE: May 29, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Local colleges merge

Gov. Bill Ritter has signed legislation that merges two educational institutions - the Southwest Colorado campus of Pueblo Community College and San Juan Basin Technical College.The new two-year...

DATE: May 29, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Suspect in Cortez slaying appears in court

A Cortez man being held on suspicion of first-degree murder appeared in district court Wednesday afternoon for an arraignment proceeding.Stephen Travis Miller, 36, was advised of his rights and the...

DATE: May 29, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Spinning a yarn

DATE: May 29, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Local landowners question drilling on small properties

A group of landowners wants La Plata County to do more to protect property owners from gas drilling, even if it means going up against the industry and the state of Colorado.During a 2½-hour...

DATE: May 29, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Amping up

DATE: May 29, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Housing group to use grant for home loans

A grant from the U.S. Treasury Department will enable nonprofit La Plata Homes Fund Inc. to provide certified housing loans, paving the way for the quasi-governmental entity to become a "community...

DATE: May 29, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ag secretary will call roadless shots

DENVER - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack took control Thursday of all projects in national forest roadless areas, starting a new chapter in the decade-long saga over the management of backcountry...

DATE: May 29, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Structure put in place for board

Commissioners for La Plata and Archuleta counties backed away from a proposal to seat themselves on the board for the San Juan Basin Health Department, and instead opted for a board that, like the...

DATE: May 28, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

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