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Health chief moving to new state department

DENVER – The head of the state health department will take over the top post in Gov. Bill Ritter’s Department of Natural Resources.Jim Martin, currently chief of the Department of Public Health and...

DATE: Oct. 27, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Challengers McInnis, Penry criticize Ritter

PARKER – The two leading Republican challengers to Gov. Bill Ritter made a rare joint appearance Monday, with both Scott McInnis and Josh Penry taking shots at Ritter over the economy.McInnis, a...

DATE: Oct. 27, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County: 2 H1N1 deaths

Two Montezuma County deaths related to H1N1 were confirmed Monday by the Montezuma County Public Health Department. One resident, 51-year old Timothy Philo of Mancos, died at Mercy Regional Medical...

DATE: Oct. 27, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos firm must stop discharges

MANCOS – The Colorado Department of Health and Environment says runoff from the production of soil enhancers here has polluted a tributary to the Mancos River. It has ordered the responsible firm...

DATE: Oct. 27, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cancer survivor funds support dog

DENVER – After two years of surgery, chemotherapy and treatment for a brain tumor, 9-year-old Allison Winn wanted other kids with cancer to have a companion like her dog, Coco. "She made me feel...

DATE: Oct. 27, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield man, 37, dies in crash

Authorities Monday identified a 37-year-old Bayfield man who died in a motorcycle crash in Durango. Eric Gomez was driving a 2009 Harley-Davidson Road King southbound on Camino del Rio when he lost...

DATE: Oct. 27, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Turning over a new stripe

DATE: Oct. 27, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

More furloughs for state workers

DENVER — State employees will have to take an additional four unpaid days off next year to help close a widening gap in the budget. Gov. Bill Ritter’s chief of staff, Jim Carpenter, broke the...

DATE: Oct. 26, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Letter voices concern for land swap

La Plata County commissioners on Tuesday will consider a letter to the U.S. Forest Service that outlines their position on a proposed exchange of public land with Glacier Club developers.A draft of...

DATE: Oct. 26, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Wine, women and money

La Plata County Democrats on Sunday said next year will be an important one for local politics, with the battle for Joelle Riddle’s seat on the Board of County Commissioners taking center stage....

DATE: Oct. 25, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Snowmaking boosts Chapman

For the first time since a short run ended in 1991, the city of Durango will pump out man-made snow at Chapman Hill, furthering the vision some residents have of Durango as a "true" ski town. "It...

DATE: Oct. 25, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

City of Durango expecting a jump in Chapman Hill's revenue

Last winter was Chapman Hill’s best. Nearly 1,000 people bought tow-rope tickets, and many more used the facility but chose to hike their own way, said director of Parks and Recreation Cathy Metz....

DATE: Oct. 25, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

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