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RHA wants HUD change

The head of a local housing organization is working to make destination cities like Durango more livable for thenonrich.Jennifer Lopez, executive director of Durango's Regional Housing Alliance,...

DATE: Feb. 7, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Charter school backers gather

Organizers of the proposed Mountain Middle School, who were forced to wait at least a year to obtain a charter to open,now are looking to form a loose home-schooling consortium in 2010-11.Nancy...

DATE: Feb. 7, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

'Amazon tax' roils Colorado retailers

DENVER - The list price for Dan Brown's latest Masonic mystery, “The Lost Symbol," is $29.95.At a Colorado bookstore, buyers can expect to pay another 86 cents in state sales tax, plus local...

DATE: Feb. 7, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Iditarod legend

DATE: Feb. 6, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

West Slope loses on water-transfer bill

DENVER - Western Slope legislators got a lesson in math Friday when the House voted down a bill on water transfers.House Bill 1159 would have required cities that want to import water from far away...

DATE: Feb. 6, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Chimney Rock lookout will be scrapped in fall

The U.S. Forest Service next fall will remove a modern-era lookout tower at Chimney Rock because it obstructs visitors'ability to view astronomical alignments from culturally significant locations...

DATE: Feb. 6, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Children check out work

With 10-ton trucks thundering by Friday morning, 20 local preschoolers clustered curbside on Holly Avenue to listen asDurango public works inspector Kris Johnson told them what heavy machinery was...

DATE: Feb. 6, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

DMR faces air-quality accusations

San Juan County officials have accused Durango Mountain Resort of failing to comply with air-quality measures imposedas part of the resort's development agreement.In a meeting with La Plata County...

DATE: Feb. 6, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fiber focus

DATE: Feb. 5, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Money class held in stuck elevator - again

Personal-finance coach Matt Kelly held his class, “Creating True Financial Independence," in a stuck elevator at theCrossroads Building for the second time Thursday night.Kelly, a columnist for The...

DATE: Feb. 5, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Three named to FLC board

Gov. Bill Ritter has named three people with close ties to Fort Lewis College to the school's board of trustees - twonewcomers and a reappointment.John Wells, who founded The Wells Group real...

DATE: Feb. 5, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Party-line vote kills Roberts' measure

DENVER - State Rep. Ellen Roberts couldn't convince Democrats on Thursday to call a halt to health-insurance mandatesfor a year.A House panel voted against her on a party-line 7-4 vote, bringing an...

DATE: Feb. 5, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

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