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Bill aims to avoid coal-bed methane chaos

DENVER - A lawsuit by Southwest Colorado ranchers over water rights and  coal-bed methane wells has spurred the Legislature into action.William and Elizabeth Vance and James and Mary Fitzgerald...

DATE: April 2, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bills tune in on TV access

Responding to persistent public demand, Colorado lawmakers are seeking to expand a legal exception that would allow La Plata and Montezuma counties to see television programming from Denver rather...

DATE: April 2, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Wind-chill factor

DATE: April 2, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

$200M of workers' comp money to be used to plug budget gap

DENVER - The Legislature has found a way to close the gaping hole in its budget, but not everyone will share equally in the pain.College students and senior homeowners will bear some of the brunt...

DATE: April 2, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lawmakers may repeal tax breaks

DENVER - The Legislature could repeal nearly $2 billion in tax breaks without asking voters permission, a legislative lawyer said Wednesday.Sharon Eubanks presented the Joint Budget Committee with...

DATE: April 2, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rough patch

DATE: April 1, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Number of Internet crimes rises in 2008

Internet crime increased 33 percent nationally in 2008 and the amountof money lost to Internet criminals jumped more than $25 million.Local data for Internet crimes is difficult to track, said...

DATE: April 1, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Home on Florida Mesa sustains smoke damage

A family home off U.S. Highway 550 sustained smoke damage Tuesday evening.Durango Fire & Rescue Authority was called out around 8 p.m. for a fire at a house at 15805 Highway 550, across from the...

DATE: April 1, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

New bill targets petitioning fraud in Colorado

DENVER - Citizens who want to pass ballot initiatives would face a new set of rules under a bill pushed by Legislative leaders.House Speaker Terrance Carroll's bill would require companies that...

DATE: April 1, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hayfield harrow

DATE: April 1, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Local banks included in phone-scam alert

Colorado's Attorney General is warning residents statewide of a rash of telephone scams targeting customers' bank accounts, but Bayfield resident Cindy Hale already was alerting her friends Monday...

DATE: April 1, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

'Green' cars take stage at auto expo

DENVER - Car sales are plummeting, General Motors is fighting off bankruptcy and the automaker's chief was just fired by the president of the United States.Not a great week to have the Denver Auto...

DATE: April 1, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

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