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Earth Day angels

DATE: April 23, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

How does your garden grow?

DATE: April 23, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Gov. Ritter offers 6 percent solution

DENVER - Gov. Bill Ritter unveiled a new plan Wednesday to remove a law that limits the Legislature's power over the state budget.The issue has been a partisan flashpoint all year. Every statehouse...

DATE: April 23, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

3 killed in two crashes

Two crashes, four days apart, at the same curve in Colorado Highway 172 outside Ignacio, recently killed three area residents.At 12:02 p.m. Tuesday, motorcyclist Bart A. Jaqua, 33, of Farmington,...

DATE: April 23, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

House's state budget compromise survives

DENVER - The Legislature has one main job under the constitution: to pass a balanced budget. Although it wasn't pretty, it got that job done Wednesday night.Lawmakers spent most of the day trying...

DATE: April 23, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Riverview parents hear about 9-R cuts at meeting

About 50 adults crowded into small plastic chairs and some sat cross-legged on the ground in Katy Pytte's classroom at Riverview Elementary School, where Principal Diane Chambers held an...

DATE: April 23, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Federal funds to help pay for path

Construction is scheduled to begin in August on a new bicycle and pedestrian path on County Road 501 after the project received more than $215,000 in federal stimulus funds.La Plata County...

DATE: April 23, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ritter signs new gas, oil regulations

DENVER - Gov. Bill Ritter signed into law new rules for gas and oil production Wednesday, ending an odyssey he started in his first weeks on the job.House Bill 1292 put the final approval on a...

DATE: April 22, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fire scorches 30 acres near Arboles

ARBOLES - A farmer's ditch fire burned out of control Wednesday, scorching 30 acres. View Arboles Fire in a larger map No one was injured, and firefighters stopped the flames from approaching a...

DATE: April 22, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Artist Stanton Englehart dies at 78

A man who was thoroughly grounded on the Colorado Plateau, Stanton Earl Englehart spent a lifetime painting the skies that stretch forever, rugged Rocky Mountains and arid landscapes of the...

DATE: April 22, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lawmakers advance three tax measures

DENVER - The budget war of 2009 isn't over yet, despite last week's truce between Democrats and Republicans.Colorado lawmakers advanced two bills Tuesday to repeal tax breaks, plus a suspension of...

DATE: April 22, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Democrats backing off on sentencing reform bill

DENVER - A major sentencing reform bill Democrats announced last week will be gutted, the supporters said Tuesday.Senate Bill 286 had originally called for lowering the severity of sentences and...

DATE: April 22, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

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