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Burglar gets 18 years in prison

A Cortez man who burglarized numerous homes last year in La Plata County was sentenced Thursday to 18 years in prison.Mark Suer, 37, maintained his innocence to the end."I just want you to know, I...

DATE: April 10, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Isgar waiting for word on new position

DENVER - Sen. Jim Isgar has applied for a job outside the Legislature and might soon be leaving the state Senate."I did put my name in for something, but I haven't heard I'm going to get it," Isgar...

DATE: April 10, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

College cuts bring chaos to Senate

DENVER - State senators found plenty of places to place blame, but no resolution to a $300 million hole in the budget that could crush state colleges.Meanwhile, news surfaced that as many as three...

DATE: April 10, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

In balance

DATE: April 10, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango's spring cleanup to begin

City crews will be moving through residential neighborhoods for Durango's spring cleanup beginning Monday, picking up bagged or boxed brush, yard waste and tree limbs less than 8 feet in...

DATE: April 9, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

City refunds assist the poor

The city of Durango is accepting applications for two programs designed to provide financial assistance for low-income families and individuals.The first program gives a refund of $95 to $145 on...

DATE: April 9, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Police search for suspect in stabbing

A Shiprock, N.M., man suspected of stabbing another man three times last weekend in Durango remained free Wednesday.Raford Tan, 34, walked out of Mercy Regional Medical Center early Sunday after...

DATE: April 9, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Methane drilling victorious in lawsuit

DENVER - It took nine years, but a federal judge has ruled in favor of BP and the Southern Ute tribe in a lawsuit over coal-bed methane development on the reservation.Two local groups, San Juan...

DATE: April 9, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Controversial professor to speak at FLC

A Fort Lewis College student group has invited Ward Churchill, the controversial former University of Colorado professor, to speak on campus.Churchill is scheduled to speak at an event set for 7...

DATE: April 9, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Revisions draw crowd

Some proposed changes to the board of San Juan Basin Health Department met with fierce opposition Wednesday in a special meeting before La Plata County Commissioners.State legislation passed last...

DATE: April 9, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Census workers prepare for '10 count

My, how time flies. Just 10 years ago, then-Texas Gov. George Bush announced he would seek his party's nomination for president, Lance Armstrong won his first Tour de France and the U.S. Census...

DATE: April 8, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durangoans elect councilors

Christina Rinderle Thompson and Paul Broderick will be Durango's newest city councilors and Doug Lyon will serve four more years after their victories in Tuesday's citywide election.Aaron Tucson, a...

DATE: April 8, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

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