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Bill to scale back gas, oil rules delayed

DENVER - A Republican attempt to scale back new rules for gas and oil production ended in confusion Wednesday night.House Bill 1255 by Rep. Cory Gardner, R-Yuma, is still alive after the House...

DATE: Feb. 19, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Senate Dems want to use stimulus for health care

DENVER - State senators on Wednesday quickly found ways to use money from the stimulus bill that President Barack Obama signed in Denver just a day earlier.Majority-party Democrats voted to restore...

DATE: Feb. 19, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Consultants pitch smart growth ideas

A day after news hit that La Plata County commissioners would scrap their 2007 land-use plan for fear that it would help increase, rather than decrease, sprawl, county officials and representatives...

DATE: Feb. 19, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

N.M. mom stumps for Colorado DNA law

DENVER - The mother of a New Mexico murder victim says Colorado could prevent murders by collecting DNA samples from people arrested for felonies. Jayann Sep-ich spoke to seven lawmakers Wednesday...

DATE: Feb. 19, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

An evening glide

DATE: Feb. 19, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

County reworks its legal services

La Plata County commissioners this week took steps to bring the county's legal services in-house in an effort to control costs.Sheryl Rogers, who previously worked for the county on a contract...

DATE: Feb. 19, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lynch fails to get evidence suppressed

A judge on Wednesday denied a motion to suppress evidence in a criminal case against Durango School District 9-R board member Padraig "Paddy" Lynch, who is charged with trespassing and cruelty to...

DATE: Feb. 19, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tax collection from sales dips in Durango

Durango sales-tax collections fell 3.5 percent in January, an indication of poor retail sales that bodes ill for local businesses and the city government's sales-tax dependent budget.The city of...

DATE: Feb. 18, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Chocolate dance

DATE: Feb. 18, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Denny's shooter pleads guilty

A Durango woman who fired a single gunshot inside Denny's Restaurant last year pleaded guilty Tuesday to felony menacing and violation of a protection order.Rachel Paige Miller, 24, faces anything...

DATE: Feb. 18, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fun Tees

DATE: Feb. 18, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Survey debate flares at council meeting

Although it wasn't on their agenda, Durango city councilors found time to again discuss the ongoing dispute over the Parks, Open Space and Trails, or POST, master plan rewrite Tuesday night.After...

DATE: Feb. 18, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

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