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Pertussis clinic brings in large crowd

A pertussis vaccination clinic Thursday in the wake of a mini-outbreak of the illness in La Plata County attracted about 100 people, said Joe Fowler, a registered nurse and the epidemiologist at...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

City weighs fluoride issues

City of Durango water commissioners last week finished hearing presentations in a new debate on an old topic - whether the city should continue to fluoridate its drinking water.The question arises...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Gov. Ritter proposes budget cuts

DENVER - Gov. Bill Ritter proposed dramatic cuts to kindergarten, colleges, tourism and children's health care Friday to cope with a state budget shortfall he thinks will reach $1 billion by next...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Jackson Gulch bill passes U.S. Senate

Mancos water officials finally won approval from the U.S. Senate on Thursday to repair the canal from Jackson Gulch Reservoir.Sen. Ken Salazar introduced the bill last year and helped bring it back...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Speed up or move over, measure says

DENVER - A House panel approved a bill to require drivers to pull over if they are slowing traffic and five or more cars are waiting to pass.The House Transportation Committee voted 8-2 for the...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Coyotes slip extermination effort

DENVER - Colorado's coyotes have escaped from a Denver lawmaker who wanted to do more to hunt them down.The Senate Agriculture Committee voted 7-0 to kill the bill by Sen. Joyce Foster, D-Denver,...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Former bankers charged with tax evasion

A former Durango couple who oversaw the Bank of Durango before it merged with another local bank have been charged with tax evasion.Marion "Ed" McMillan and Cheryl McMillan, who now live in...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Here comes the sun

DATE: Jan. 16, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Meeting about Idaho mine set

State mining regulators will have an informational meeting about the Idaho gold mine Wednesday in Durango.Officials from the Division of Reclamation, Mining and Safety will be at the meeting and...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Jury finds man guilty of 14 burglaries

A jury convicted a Cortez man on Thursday of 14 counts of felony burglary for his involvement in a series of home invasions that occurred last year in La Plata County.Mark Suer, 36, showed no...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Agency offers home-repair loans to qualifying families in need

Qualifying homeowners in need of winter repairs can take advantage of 2 percent interest rates for loans up to $25,000 through a program offered by a local nonprofit organization.Housing Solutions...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Nonprofit helps new influx of homeowners facing foreclosure

While the economic sector erodes, one local corporation has experienced steady growth and a rush of new clients for a specific service - foreclosure-prevention counseling.To help deal with the...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News