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DHS culinary team wins state, qualifies for national competition

Durango High School's culinary team will compete in a national tournament in San Diego after triumphing at the state qualifier.The team came in first at the ProStart state competition March 17. The...

DATE: March 25, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

County may lease land near Grandview

La Plata County is looking at leasing a large piece of land near Grandview for possible commercial and industrial development.The 566-acre parcel is owned by the State Land Board. On Tuesday, La...

DATE: March 25, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lodgers tax takes deep drop in Durango

Durango has registered steep drops in lodgers tax receipts this year, indicating hotels have been seeing fewer visitors.The declines in January and February were the first monthly drops since July...

DATE: March 25, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Plant progress

DATE: March 25, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

City buys land in Horse Gulch

The city of Durango has increased its ownership of land in Horse Gulch in what one councilor called "Durango's Central Park" after the purchase of a one-third share of 240 open-space acres.The City...

DATE: March 25, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Gas, oil saga nears end in state Senate

DENVER - Colorado's new gas and oil rules passed their last major test Tuesday, winning initial approval in the Senate on a party-line vote.The rules to protect wildlife and public health have been...

DATE: March 25, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colo. Legislature's 'hit list' cuts deep

DENVER - Lawmakers began to slash at their growing budget deficit Tuesday, using a 'hit list' of more than $1 billion in potential cuts.The action comes on the heels of a painful set of cuts the...

DATE: March 25, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Trust fund in danger of insolvency

DENVER - The trust fund that pays unemployment benefits to Coloradans is in danger of going bust within 16 months, according to the Legislature's chief economist.At the same time, lawmakers plan to...

DATE: March 24, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Suspicious package brings out bomb squad

Authorities spent 4½ hours Monday investigating a "suspicious package" placed outside a chemical storage room at the Bayfield Water Treatment Plant.Inside the package - really a red and white...

DATE: March 24, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bluebird homes

DATE: March 24, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Domestic-partner benefits prove difficult

Though more employers in La Plata County have begun extending health benefits to domestic partners, advocates say tax inequities wipe out many of the advantages to this.The city and Fort Lewis...

DATE: March 24, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bears' awakening is drawing near

If the natural order of events in Southwest Colorado holds true, warmer weather, longer days and blooming flowers will be followed by black bears coming out of hibernation.While it's still a couple...

DATE: March 24, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

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