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Kingpin gets 24 years for Four Corners crime ring

The leader of an organized crime ring in the Four Corners was sentenced Friday to 24 years in prison.In a plea deal with the Colorado Attorney General's Office, David Torrez, 61, of Fruitland,...

DATE: May 2, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Budget cap bill passes

DENVER - A plan to lift a cap on part of the state budget has passed the Legislature, clearing the Senate 20-11 on Thursday.Senate Bill 228 now heads to Gov. Bill Ritter, who brokered a compromise...

DATE: May 2, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man gets 6 years for stealing from lockers at rec center

A South Carolina man who broke into lockers at the Durango Community Recreation Center and went on a $3,500 spending spree was sentenced Friday to six years in prison.In a plea agreement with the...

DATE: May 2, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Having a field day

DATE: May 2, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Williams breaks ground for construction at site of 2007 fire

Williams energy company broke ground Friday on three buildings at its Ignacio processing plant that had been destroyed by an explosion in November 2007. There were no injuries.The $5 million...

DATE: May 2, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bondad boy's death a mystery

A 4-year-old Bondad boy who experienced respiratory problems died suddenly Thursday evening at Mercy Regional Medical Center.The exact cause of death was unknown.The hospital tested the boy for the...

DATE: May 2, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Taking stock

DATE: May 2, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Former owner donates Silverton paper

Citing a lack of profitability and a problematic geographic distance, the Boulder-based owner of the Silverton Standard & the Miner has donated the newspaper to the local historical society.The...

DATE: May 2, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Gov. Ritter signs off on state budget

DENVER - The dirty job is done.Gov. Bill Ritter signed the state budget Friday, ending four turbulent months that saw lawmakers scrambling to cut programs in the wake of a hard-hitting...

DATE: May 2, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Local Briefs

Free cooking class to be at Family Center   The Family Center is offering a free cooking class from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. beginning Wednesday at 489 Florida Road. The six-week course will meet every...

DATE: May 1, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

S. Korea scientists clone four dogs that glow red

SEOUL, South Korea - South Korean scientists say they have engineered four beagles that glow red using cloning techniques that could help develop cures for human diseases.The four dogs, all named...

DATE: May 1, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Investigators look into Ignacio-area death

The La Plata County Sheriff's Office was investigating a possible suicide Thursday at a home between Oxford and Ignacio.The incident occurred about 11:30 p.m. Wednesday.Tom Cowing, investigator for...

DATE: May 1, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

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