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Panel votes down well-fee increase well-fee increase

DENVER - Rural lawmakers beat back several fee increases for water users Tuesday, leaving state water administrators $2.5 million short next year.The Legislature's budget committee wanted to...

DATE: March 18, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

9-R keeps early release

Durango School District 9-R will keep early release on Fridays during the 2009-10 school year.District officials had considered moving early release to Wednesdays. But teachers and principals said...

DATE: March 18, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ritter reassures businesses

In a visit to Durango on Tuesday, Gov. Bill Ritter sought to reassure small-business owners that lending agencies are available to help them through the tough economic times.Access to credit has...

DATE: March 18, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Local fans pay homage to Edward Abbey

He was the author who was a vocal pioneer in the environmental movement in the American West, an iconic figure whose books Desert Solitaire and The Monkey Wrench Gang still resonate with readers...

DATE: March 17, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rally backs in-state tuition for illegal immigrants

DENVER - Immigrant rights advocates, including about 10 from Durango, converged Monday on the state Capitol to press for in-state tuition for the children of illegal immigrants.Sen. Chris Romer,...

DATE: March 17, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

N.M. officials to investigate accident

The New Mexico Department of Transportation is investigating an automobile accident in which a tire sheared off a trailer and smashed through the windshield of an oncoming vehicle, killing a...

DATE: March 17, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Getting dirty

MARVEL - There's no soccer or afternoon television for members of the Dirt Club at Fort Lewis Mesa Elementary School.Instead, when classes are out, the youngsters revel in digging their hands into...

DATE: March 17, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango seeking stimulus succor

The city of Durango is preparing to apply for at least $5.5 million in grants, including $1.5 million for solar panels at the city's water-treatment plant, from President Obama's American Recovery...

DATE: March 17, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ritter, Suthers pressure EPA on air quality

DENVER - Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter and Attorney General John Suthers say they are cooperating in an effort to force the cleanup of New Mexico power plants.Ritter last week sent a letter to the U.S....

DATE: March 17, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Panel to look at sports camps

Durango School District 9-R has approved the creation of an independent review panel to make sure district policy addresses potential conflicts of interest by coaches.The panel will be led and...

DATE: March 17, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

TABOR foes must prove highest legal standard

DENVER - The Colorado Supreme Court's decision Monday could make it easier for the Legislature's Democratic majority to triumph in future cases dealing with the Taxpayer's Bill of Rights, attorneys...

DATE: March 17, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

State court upholds mill-levy freeze

DENVER - In a major victory for Gov. Bill Ritter, the state Supreme Court upheld a 2007 bill he signed that resulted in higher property taxes for many homeowners."The real winners today are...

DATE: March 17, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

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