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Gunning on empty

Blame it on the former president's war or blame it on the new president's presidency, but in the supply versus demand tug-of-war over firearm ammunition in Durango, demand is winning - by a lot.To...

DATE: April 19, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Longmont senator to replace Groff as new Senate president

DENVER - Democrats elevated a Longmont man to the state Senate's top post Friday.Sen. Brandon Shaffer will become Senate president May 7 after the current president, Peter Groff of Denver, leaves...

DATE: April 18, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Groundbreaking

DATE: April 18, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

House passes budget with $800M in cuts

DENVER - The House overwhelmingly passed a state budget Friday that cuts $800 million to deal with the recession.The 50-13 vote happened a day after Democrats and Republicans reached an agreement...

DATE: April 18, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Atmos Energy asks to lower its rates

Atmos Energy Corp. has asked the Colorado Public Utilities Commission to approve a decrease in the cost of natural gas to residential customers in the southwest corner of the state by 42 percent....

DATE: April 18, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

FLC discusses faculty salaries

Fort Lewis College is struggling to find ways to increase faculty compensation during an era of tight budgets.At a board meeting Friday, trustees agreed FLC faculty members are underpaid, but there...

DATE: April 18, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

County bear law out of hibernation

As black bears start emerging from hibernation, La Plata County residents should be aware that an ordinance barely 3 days old calls for at least a $200 fine if they don't secure their garbage...

DATE: April 18, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

District 9-R announces job layoffs

Durango School District 9-R notified 19 employees Friday that their jobs are expected to be eliminated next school year.Most of the layoffs are occurring at Durango High School because the school...

DATE: April 18, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Roberts is GOP Senate favorite

DENVER - Republican heavyweights are backing Rep. Ellen Roberts to run for the state Senate seat from Southwest Colorado.Cortez Republican Rep. Scott Tipton, who had considered entering the race,...

DATE: April 18, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Shear fun

DATE: April 18, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Science fun

DATE: April 17, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Nonprofit copes with death, injury

Durango-based Community Connections Inc. is facing legal challenges after one of its clients died from eating a latex glove and another had her fingertips gnawed off by a puppy.In addition, the...

DATE: April 17, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

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