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Silverton study funded in water bill

DENVER - A $75 million bill to fund water projects around Colorado began to move Thursday.The Senate Agriculture Committee voted 6-0 for Senate Bill 125 by Sen. Jim Isgar, D-Hesperus.The so-called...

DATE: Feb. 13, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Amendments defuse game damage controversy ... for now

DENVER - Ranchers and hunters agreed to hold their fire Thursday on a bill about damage caused by wildlife.Long-simmering tensions between wildlife enthusiasts and landowners boiled over three...

DATE: Feb. 13, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield district names finalists for superintendent

BAYFIELD - Bayfield School District has announced three finalists for superintendent. The successful candidate will replace Superintendent Don Magill, who will retire at the end of June.The...

DATE: Feb. 13, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Forest Service halts Village analysis

The Forest Service officially has closed its review of the Village at Wolf Creek.However, developers say that doesn't necessarily mean the project is dead."We have not received a new application...

DATE: Feb. 12, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Talk of water fees irks legislators

DENVER - Rural lawmakers were outraged Wednesday when they heard of plans to increase water fees and end overtime for water commissioners just as irrigation season draws near.Leaders of the state...

DATE: Feb. 12, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Changing the world one Lego at a time

DATE: Feb. 12, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Stocks end higher on stimulus plan

NEW YORK - Investors shuttled between optimism and pessimism Wednesday, finally betting the government might help the economy out of recession after all.News late in the session that key lawmakers...

DATE: Feb. 12, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Work before fun

DATE: Feb. 12, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Senate committee backs proposal to ban plastic bags

DENVER - A proposal to ban plastic bags at supermarkets and other large stores by 2012 passed its first test at the state Capitol on Wednesday.The Senate Business, Labor and Technology Committee...

DATE: Feb. 12, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Budget, retirement change extension office

The retirement of Bob Salzer as director of the Colorado State University Cooperative Extension in Durango on Feb. 2 started a round of musical chairs.Darrin Parmenter, the office's horticulturist...

DATE: Feb. 12, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bound for Boulder

"Queen Elizabeth" and her three pups will make a 350-mile trip from Durango to Boulder today in hopes of finding a new home. Faced with more dogs than adoptions, the La Plata County Humane Society...

DATE: Feb. 12, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

State fines gold mine, rejects permit

DENVER - State regulators slapped a $10,000 fine on Wildcat Mining Corp. on Wednesday for operating a mine without a permit in La Plata Canyon.The Mined Land Reclamation Board also turned down...

DATE: Feb. 11, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

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