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Low-carbon emission delivery vehicle

DATE: Feb. 20, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Teen recovering after hockey injury

A 15-year-old Gunnison boy was in serious condition Thursday night after suffering a head injury at Chapman Hill Ice Rink.The injury occurred Saturday night during the first period of the hockey...

DATE: Feb. 20, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

County residents differ on predator funding

A controversy about whether to fund government programs that kill predators of livestock has drawn mixed reactions in La Plata County.Commissioner Wally White said the program is ineffective and a...

DATE: Feb. 20, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Local recalls youth in Nazi Germany

Several minutes into a retelling of his time as a member of Hitler Youth, Durangoan Jurgen Herbst described the morning after Kristallnacht for the audience of about 150 at  Fort Lewis College on...

DATE: Feb. 20, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

GOP fights over state budget limit

DENVER - Plans to repeal a state budget law have touched off a nasty fight inside the Republican Party.The so-called "6 percent limit" prevents the state general fund from growing more than 6...

DATE: Feb. 20, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

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

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