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Panel nixes license-plate proposal

DENVER - In a quest to find any bit of money to balance the state budget, two lawmakers proposed getting rid of front license plates.Police hated the idea. So Tuesday, the House Transportation...

DATE: April 22, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

City Council seats 2 new members

Durango's new city councilors took their seats Tuesday night and elected Leigh Meigs mayor for the coming year.Councilor Michael Rendon will serve as mayor pro tem during Meigs' term.Councilor Doug...

DATE: April 22, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ch-ch-ch-changes

DATE: April 22, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

House votes to repeal death penalty

DENVER - The state House of Representatives moved to repeal the death penalty in a dramatic vote that came down to one man's very public crisis of conscience.Rep. Paul Weissmann knew the vote would...

DATE: April 22, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Going down

DATE: April 21, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Court rules for ranchers in water suit

DENVER - The state Supreme Court has ruled for two Southwest Colorado ranching families who say coal-bed methane drilling has depleted their water supplies.The ruling means that all 4,600 coal-bed...

DATE: April 21, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Weep for the willow

DATE: April 21, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Senate passes measure to eliminate unpopular tax

DENVER - A tax business owners despise would begin dying slowly under a bill that won initial approval in the Senate on Monday.Senate Bill 85 repeals the business personal property tax. But it...

DATE: April 21, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colo. House panel scales back reform for state schools

DENVER - A House panel has pared back education funding reforms that the Senate passed with bipartisan fanfare earlier this month.Democrats and Republicans in the Senate had joined in the...

DATE: April 21, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Businesses want clerk's office to stay

Downtown business leaders are increasingly concerned La Plata County officials may move the clerk's office out of downtown.Members of Durango's Business Improvement District board recently drafted...

DATE: April 21, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Health board process chosen

Kellie Hotter and Robert Moomaw, chairwoman and chairman, respectively, of the La Plata and Archuleta county boards of commissioners, will choose the members of a new board of the San Juan Basin...

DATE: April 21, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News