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Volunteers seek help reducing greenhouse gases

A plan to reduce greenhouse gases in La Plata County devised by more than 200 volunteers in just short of a year is ready for its first public viewing and critique.The first phase of the Climate...

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

El Pomar awards grants to local groups

Pointing to the economic downturn that has led to greater demands on nonprofits, El Pomar Foundation awarded grants to three local groups Tuesday.The United Way of Southwest Colorado, the Durango...

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

FLC foundation nears fundraising goal

The Fort Lewis College Foundation has raised $4.5 million of a $5 million goal to finish construction and renovation of the student union building.The $37.5 million renovation and expansion of the...

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

Durango City Council cancels weekly meeting

For the first time in recent memory, the Durango City Council canceled a regular meeting for lack of a quorum. But it didn't need to.Only two of five council members - councilors Christina Thompson...

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

City cuts paper to reduce deficit

The city of Durango has decided to cut paper to save a little of it.When City Manager Ron LeBlanc asked his department heads to trim every unnecessary expense from the 2009 budget in April, City...

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

15-year-old crashes car into tree, arrested for DUI, vehicular assault

A text-messaging, unlicensed 15-year-old boy crashed into a tree in the front yard of a home on Forest Avenue on Tuesday afternoon, after losing consciousness after allegedly huffing an...

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

Report released for swap

The U.S. Forest Service released an environmental analysis Tuesday of a deal in which the agency would exchange 265 acres near the Chris Park campgrounds at Tamarron for three parcels totaling 330...

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

9-R taps Joe Colgan

The Durango school board appointed Joe Colgan on Tuesday to fill a vacant seat, and Colgan was immediately sworn in.A two-term former city councilor, accounting professor and community leader,...

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

Some companies 'mining Wall Street'

NATURITA - Thousands of uranium claims dot the landscape of Southwest Colorado.Most of them will never be mined.The 1872 Mining Law makes it easy to stake a claim to mine for a minimal investment....

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

Uranium mining hinges on markets, courts

NUCLA - The promises of uranium on the Western Slope will be fulfilled or dashed in the courts and the commodities markets.Uranium proponents in Nucla and Naturita point to hopeful signs. A...

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

Health risks from mines covered up

URAVAN - Health experts working for the state of Colorado and the federal government knew about the dangers of working in uranium mines and mills 60 years ago, but they hid their knowledge from the...

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

Obama prepares to hold town hall on health care refor

GUADALAJARA, Mexico - A day before facing a potentially boisterous town hall in New Hampshire, President Barack Obama praised the spirited debate over his health-care plans  Monday and predicted...

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

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