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Durango may ease fire district cuts

The Durango City Council is scheduled to vote today to approve a payment plan for $177,000 the city was prepared toshort the local fire authority in last year's round of budget cuts.The Amended and...

DATE: Feb. 2, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Discovery to launch in October

The countdown is on, say the minds behind Discovery Museum at the Powerhouse. After years and years of planning, they have scheduled a grand opening for October of this year. Haz Said, director...

DATE: Feb. 2, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

New year brings new marshal in Bayfield

BAYFIELD - Bayfield Marshal Chris Choate said he supports a “common-sense" approach to law enforcement, wherebydeputies perform thorough investigations, decide when police involvement is necessary...

DATE: Feb. 2, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Federal Reserve banker says jobs on the way

DENVER - The economy could start adding jobs as soon as this month, one of the country's top bankers told Coloradolegislators Monday.“Our economy is healing. It's healing slowly, but, in my mind,...

DATE: Feb. 2, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Senate passes pension reform

DENVER - The Senate passed its first two major bills of the year Monday, revamping Colorado's public pension plan andregulating medical marijuana doctors. Teachers and government workers would pay...

DATE: Feb. 2, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Eight House bills repeal tax credits

DENVER - The state House passed eight bills to repeal tax credits Monday, capping a week of debates that stretched lateinto the night. A ninth bill - a $57 million tax on energy used in...

DATE: Feb. 2, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pancake perfection

DATE: Feb. 1, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Water fights brew

DENVER - Lawyers, rafts and money: Those are the debates in store for Colorado's water community this year at theLegislature.A Pueblo Democrat wants to make sure that water imports from wet basins...

DATE: Feb. 1, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Festival passes with few reports of crimes

Snowdown is for partying but not that hard. At 2:15 a.m. Sunday, police received a report of a broken window at The Wells Group, 901 Main Ave. “It was some sort of vandalism from probably some...

DATE: Feb. 1, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Horrors: Time for a new Snowdown theme

If you thought plastic grass skirts and fake Hawaiian leis were bad, next year's Snowdown promises to be absolutelymonstrous.Gruesome.Downright horrific.That's right. The theme for Durango's annual...

DATE: Feb. 1, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Quilter has award-winning eye

COLORADO SPRINGS - Sharon Schlotzhauer spends a lot of time hunched over a pool table - sometimes until 2 a.m.No, she isn't a Minnesota Fats protege practicing trick shots.The Colorado Springs...

DATE: Feb. 1, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Papa's 'truths' shake family, Cape to its core

Two weeks ago, I was inspired to write a column defending Mark McGwire, the five-years-too-late admitted steroiduser-cum-Cardinals hitting coach.I was inspired not by Big Mac - or Medium Mac, as...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

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