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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

Judicious use of ammo

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

State launches beetles to battle tamarisk

DENVER - Colorado agriculture officials are widening their battle against the West's most voracious invasive weed - tamarisk - by deploying a controversial leaf-eating Chinese beetle east of the...

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

Vilsack doubts roadless rules

DENVER - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said Monday he prefers a national standard on backcountry forests.Vilsack refused to say for sure whether he would accept a separate rule for Colorado -...

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

Fires continue to burn in S.W. Colorado

Several fires were burning in Southwest Colorado on Monday, including a small fire southwest of Redmesa on Southern Ute tribal land.The largest fires were the Narraguinnep and Bradfield fires,...

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

Bayfield takes steps to preserve history

BAYFIELD - La Plata County residents always have strived to preserve the historic roots of Southwest Colorado through historic districts and building designations.With that strong tradition in...

DATE: Aug. 10, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ore from last uranium boom still scattered on Colorado land

PARADOX - From the road, it looks like a pile of gray rocks. But a closer inspection reveals flakes of yellow and lime green - telltale signs of uranium ore.The pile and others like it make up some...

DATE: Aug. 10, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

State water rights look appealing

As the Animas-La Plata Project draws to within a year or two of official completion, a Southwest Colorado water-interests group is scanning a new horizon that could include water rights allocated...

DATE: Aug. 10, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

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