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Legislature begins to cut state budget

DENVER - The recession arrives for real this week at the state Capitol.After a month of fearful talk, lawmakers have begun to debate 37 bills that would cut spending, raise fees and perform...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dissenters want split between parks, open space

At the heart of Leigh Meigs' and Scott Graham's argument is the 2005 Referendum 2A sales tax, which divided a half-cent increase evenly between capital-improvement projects and POST funding. The...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Councilors defend decision on POST

Two Durango city councilors claim that special interests are hindering the future of Durango's Parks, Open Space and Trails management, but both stopped short of calling out specific individuals or...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Spin control

DATE: Feb. 16, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Animal-rights law a growing profession

PORTLAND, Ore. - Some things shouldn't happen even to a dog. But they do.In Pennsylvania last year, a warden ordered two kennel operators to examine some of their charges for fleas. Instead, Elmer...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Town looks to build on heritage

A sign that marks the entrance to Ignacio's central business district welcomes drivers to a "Tri-Ethnic Community," a nod to the Native American, Hispanic and white populations residing within....

DATE: Feb. 16, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bennet hears stimulus praise, fears

U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet, in Durango on Sunday on the first stop of a Western Slope listening tour, praised the stimulus package he helped pass but gave a grim analysis of the near future."It's...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Gettin' a tow

DATE: Feb. 14, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

FLC unveils mascot's name

Fans of Shakespeare and Fort Lewis College athletics alike will feel for the stricken Juliet, whose anguished lament at her lover's ill-destined fate is as prescient today in Durango as in 1594....

DATE: Feb. 14, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hall of fame honors Maynes

Proving it's never too late to be honored for good works in life, longtime Durango lawyer Frank E. "Sam" Maynes was inducted into the Colorado Business Hall of Fame on Thursday in Denver - four...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Discovery of gas fuels excitement

A gas discovery at a couple of wells in Montezuma County has the industry excited about a possible shale gas boom in Southwest Colorado, likely tipping off interest in mineral rights held by the...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

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