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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

DMR to delay Lift 8 upgrade

Purgatory at Durango Mountain Resort has postponed plans to upgrade Lift 8 this year as a result of the frozen credit markets.Instead, the resort will focus on expanding skiable terrain on both...

DATE: March 24, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Surfing safely

Youth minister Chris Weber started his talk to parents about teens and social networking with this helpful hint - if you see "PLOS" on the screen, be aware: It means Parent Looking Over...

DATE: March 23, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

High wind causes power blips in Durango

Sunday's wind gusts were blamed for two power outages in La Plata County, but La Plata Electric Association was able to restore power to all customers by the evening.At 6:30 p.m., repairs were...

DATE: March 23, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hot-spot patrol

 

DATE: March 23, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pandemonium at Purgatory

DATE: March 22, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Alternative study

DATE: March 22, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Graham hopes City Council will resolve three matters

Durango City Councilor Scott Graham delivered an early farewell address Tuesday night and asked councilors to follow through on three unresolved items.Graham, whose term ends April 21, said he...

DATE: March 22, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rancher proposes water pipeline from Mo. to Colo.

DENVER - At first, Gary Hausler's idea sounds like a practical joke.The Gunnison rancher wants to build an 18-foot-wide water pipeline from the Mississippi River to a hill south of Denver and bring...

DATE: March 22, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Saturday sledders

Brett Dody can make his sled dance.By accelerating through an uphill turn, the San Juan Sledders president can wiggle and skim, down and back up a slope with his Polaris, tossing up snow in all...

DATE: March 22, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

DHS takes hardest hit in 9-R job cuts

Durango High School would lose 11 teachers under cutbacks proposed by Durango School District 9-R.The school district is looking to eliminate some positions for 2009-10 in light of an expected drop...

DATE: March 22, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

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