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Firefighters prevented disaster

Just more than a year after a fire destroyed three buildings on Main Avenue, flames erupted almost directly across the street from the site of the Season's fire Sunday. This time though, thanks to...

DATE: April 8, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Royalty owners sue Samson

DENVER - Royalty owners have sued one of the largest natural-gas companies in Southwest Colorado, claiming the company owes them higher payments.A local landowner known as LLH Operations LLLP, plus...

DATE: April 8, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Commissioners look at health department

La Plata County commissioners are holding a special meeting at 1:30 p.m. today on the future of the San Juan Basin Health Department.Under legislation passed last year, counties across the state...

DATE: April 8, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Elmore's Corner fire

DATE: April 8, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

River trail extension popular

At Tuesday's City Council meeting, residents of north Durango aired praise and criticism for a proposed Animas River Trail extension that would add 2.1 miles to the existing trail and potentially...

DATE: April 8, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Panel vote pits colleges, Pinnacol

DENVER - A Senate panel voted Tuesday to balance the budget with $500 million from a state-chartered insurance company, setting the stage for this week's drama over drastic cuts to Colorado...

DATE: April 8, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Trailer in accident had defective rim, inspection overdue

A trailer that lost two wheels and killed a Durango man last month north of Aztec had a defective rim and was overdue for an inspection, according to the New Mexico Motor Transportation...

DATE: April 8, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

FLC mulls raising tuition

Fort Lewis College is considering hefty tuition increases coupled with budget cuts to compensate for an expected steep drop in state funding.In an early discussion of the 2009-10 FLC budget...

DATE: April 8, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Deadline for voting for City Council today

Durango residents will vote in three new city councilors today, bringing to a close an election season that will be remembered for low voter turnout, low fundraising totals and little acrimony...

DATE: April 7, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cell phone ban gets initial OK

DENVER - A ban on driving while using a hand-held cell phone won initial approval Monday in the House of Representatives.House Bill 1094, by Rep. Claire Levy, D-Boulder, would slap a $50 fine on...

DATE: April 7, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Denny's shooter gets 2 years

A Durango woman who fired a single gunshot inside Denny's Restaurant last year was sentenced Monday to two years in prison.Rachel Paige Miller, 24, cried at hearing the sentence.District Judge...

DATE: April 7, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango voters fill three City Council seats

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

DATE: April 7, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

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