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Tribal leader stresses need for road funds

DENVER - Ute Mountain Ute Vice Chairman Gary Hayes had a front-row seat for the State of the State speech.Hayes wants to keep up the communication the Ute tribes and Gov. Bill Ritter's office have...

DATE: Jan. 9, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ritter: Welfare, public safety, safe from cuts

DENVER - Despite an economy in crisis, Gov. Bill Ritter called for new investments in transportation, health care, renewable energy and jobs Thursday in his annual State of the State address."The...

DATE: Jan. 9, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Limited spending is key to recovery

DENVER - When Tom Hoenig explains America's financial woes, the cause sounds pretty simple and the solution sounds vastly complicated.Hoenig, CEO of the Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank, spoke with...

DATE: Jan. 9, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Westberg dies after biking accident

District Attorney Craig Westberg died Wednesday evening in a Scottsdale, Ariz., hospital after breaking his neck in a mountain biking accident last weekend.Nancy Hoyt, the spokeswoman for the...

DATE: Jan. 9, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Timber companies appeal lynx change

Timber industry organizations have filed an appeal of the lynx amendment to the management plan for national forests in Colorado.The Colorado Timber Industry Association joined the Intermountain...

DATE: Jan. 8, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Legislature opens with an American first

DENVER - With a menacing economic crisis hanging over his head, a young black leader stepped onto the stage and accomplished a historic first in American politics.His name is not Barack Obama. It's...

DATE: Jan. 8, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Staying young with yoga

DATE: Jan. 8, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

State Patrol seeks suspect in hit-and-run

The Colorado State Patrol has no suspects for a hit-and-run collision involving a Durango accountant who was struck by a passing car as he jogged near his house early Saturday on County Road 234,...

DATE: Jan. 8, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Road trip

DATE: Jan. 8, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

County earns bump in rating

La Plata County recently earned a bump in its credit rating from A- to A, strengthening the county's ability to borrow money in the future at lower rates.Standard & Poor's, an independent credit...

DATE: Jan. 8, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bills target animals, wildfires, taxes

DENVER - Cats and coyotes, beware: The Legislature is back in session.State legislators introduced more than 120 new bills on the first day of their session, including Senate Bill 27, which would...

DATE: Jan. 8, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

City: Snow removal a challenge

Despite criticism from many residents, Durango city officials say crews are doing their best to clear snow from streets as overnight temperatures continue to hover near single digits. "We've had a...

DATE: Jan. 8, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

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