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City manager gets raise

City Manager Ron LeBlanc will be paid $145,642 in 2009, 7 percent higher than his salary in his first year on the job.LeBlanc was paid $136,114 in 2008, which was the same salary his predecessor,...

DATE: Feb. 5, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Family friend finds woman dead in backyard

Authorities are investigating the death of a La Plata County woman whose body was found earlier this week in her backyard - the same location where her husband fell stricken about a month...

DATE: Feb. 5, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bennet to keep local Salazar office

Newly appointed U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet has decided to keep his predecessor's Durango office; in fact, he's keeping a lot of everything else, too."I'm happy to report that our Colorado staff has...

DATE: Feb. 5, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Grant will help restore Silverton Northern track

A coalition of train buffs has received almost $180,000 from the Colorado Historical Society toward the restoration of a section of the old Silverton Northern Railroad track and engine house and...

DATE: Feb. 5, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

State Democrats OK transportation bill for repairs, car fees

DENVER - It's time to play deal or no deal.A major transportation bill passed a vote in the Senate on Wednesday, still with no Republican support. The bill raises auto registration fees an average...

DATE: Feb. 5, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

The eagle has landed

DATE: Feb. 4, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

City studies options after home sale

A Texas man's purchase at foreclosure auction Wednesday of the landmark home once owned by newspaper publisher David Day has renewed speculation over the property and raised the ire of Durango's...

DATE: Feb. 4, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

SnowDown in Da Nile

DATE: Feb. 4, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Horse sense

DATE: Feb. 4, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

County delays vote on wells

La Plata County commissioners Tuesday delayed a vote on an agreement with Chevron, which is seeking to drill 16 new gas wells southeast of Durango near Elmore's Corner.The company has filed an...

DATE: Feb. 4, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

City Council may disallow vacation rentals in city limits

Durango may soon repeal a law allowing vacation rentals in the city limits, but Annette MacNiven wishes someone would have told her sooner."Why waste our time. I followed all the rules, and I still...

DATE: Feb. 4, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Crime up a bit for Snowdown

Criminal activity was about average last weekend in Durango - maybe slightly higher than a typical weekend - for Snowdown and the Super Bowl, according to the Durango Police Department.There was a...

DATE: Feb. 4, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

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