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Tax war gets under way at state Capitol

DENVER - The great Colorado tax war of 2010 has begun.Democrats pushed 11 bills Wednesday that would eliminate or suspend a dozen tax credits to help the state balance itsbudget.Republicans are...

DATE: Jan. 28, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Senate committee passes pension-system fix

DENVER - Government retirees would lose their cost-of-living increases for the next year under a bill that tries to fixthe state's ailing pension system.Senate Bill 1 got under way Tuesday, passing...

DATE: Jan. 27, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Board opposes BLM proposal

Members of Durango's Parks and Recreation Advisory Board have recommended the city not grant the U.S. Bureau of LandManagement a permanent easement to access Animas City Mountain to reduce wildfire...

DATE: Jan. 27, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

9-R mulls cuts, increasing taxes

Consultants on Tuesday said Durango School District 9-R will have to make deep cuts unless voters agree to aproperty-tax increase.“We have a value judgment. You either go for more revenue from your...

DATE: Jan. 27, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Police ID body found in snow

Police on Tuesday identified a man who was found dead Monday lying in a snowdrift outside his home in Durango.An autopsy was performed Tuesday morning on Gerald Nichols, 64. Results from the...

DATE: Jan. 27, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Heck of a shoveling job

DATE: Jan. 27, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Proposed bill prevents layoffs of 'ditch riders'

DENVER - Lawmakers are trying to shield the state engineer from budget cuts by sending gas and oil tax money to hisoffice.Gov. Bill Ritter has asked each state department for 10 percent cuts, and...

DATE: Jan. 27, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Assessor Larson will seek re-election

La Plata County Assessor Craig Larson on Tuesday announced his intention to seek re-election.Larson, a Democrat, has held the assessor position since 1987.Speaking at the La Plata County Courthouse...

DATE: Jan. 27, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Firefighters say nothing could have saved child

The child who died in a house fire Monday has been identified as Jonathan Jones, the 15-month-old son of Richard andRosalee Jones of Bayfield.Jonathan was a typical toddler who enjoyed playing with...

DATE: Jan. 27, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Silverton puts moratorium on new marijuana outlets

The Silverton Board of Trustees on Monday enacted a 120-day moratorium on any new medical marijuana dispensariesplanning to open in this tiny mountain town of 550 people. The moratorium will give...

DATE: Jan. 27, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

County lets Ewing Mesa talks begin

A back way into Durango from Grandview is officially on the negotiating table. La Plata County commissioners on Tuesday approved a letter of intent to begin negotiating a possible deal with ...

DATE: Jan. 27, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Low-friction ride

DATE: Jan. 26, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

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