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

Gas wells keep up demand for electricity

Energy usage in La Plata County will continue to grow despite the economic downturn because of strong demand from the  gas and oil industry, officials with the La Plata Electric Association said...

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

Trail closure planned at park

A waste-water pipe construction project that began Monday in Santa Rita Park will allow the city of Durango to rebuild a portion of the Animas River Trail at little cost.The project is required by...

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

Dems' highway bill survives crucial vote

DENVER - The Legislature's biggest transportation bill in years is near the end of the road after passing its initial vote in the House on Tuesday night.Senate Bill 108 has not yet attracted a...

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

Fort Lewis: Building will be flagship

When Christina Gasper arrived at Fort Lewis College four years ago, she found the student union building to be mediocre and antiquated."There's not much in there except for a cafeteria, a bookstore...

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

Budget-reform proposal gets approval from Senate panel

DENVER - A controversial plan to repeal a cap on the state budget has passed its first test.Sen. John Morse, D-Colorado Springs, wants to end a 1991 law that limits the state general fund to 6...

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

Soccer camps prompt policy review

A Durango High School coach who reaped thousands of dollars from private summer soccer camps has caused Durango School District 9-R to reconsider its policies to prevent possible conflicts of...

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

Lawmakers delay increases in well fees

DENVER - A large increase in water well fees will be delayed for at least two weeks.Lawmakers and the Department of Natural Resources had proposed increasing fees for water wells to $665, up from...

DATE: Feb. 24, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

House cuts fees paid to businesses

DENVER - Thousands of Colorado businesses will feel a little more pain from the recession after a House vote Monday.House members voted to reduce the vendor fee that businesses charge the state for...

DATE: Feb. 24, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Community college merger passes panel

DENVER - The merger of San Juan Basin Technical College and Pueblo Community College continues to sail through the Legislature.The House Education Committee voted 13-0 to approve the merger Monday...

DATE: Feb. 24, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

FLC leads state in CPA exam success

Of the 30 Fort Lewis College students who took the Certified Public Accountant examination in 2007, 72 percent passed - a higher percentage among undergraduates than any other Colorado college or...

DATE: Feb. 24, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Feds consider bigger stakes in shaky banks

WASHINGTON - The government Monday moved toward dramatically expanding its ownership stakes in the nation's banks - with Citigroup, the struggling titan of the industry, apparently at the top of...

DATE: Feb. 24, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

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