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Emergency fund available for locals unemployed by fire

Emergency help is available to employees affected by temporary closings of businesses damaged in the Newman Building fire Sunday.The Community Foundation Serving Southwest Colorado is opening the...

DATE: April 11, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Towaoc residents sentenced in shooting case

DENVER - Two Towaoc residents are headed to prison after an alcohol-fueled shooting in November.U.S. District Judge Philip Brimmer sentenced Mollett Lansing to 2½ years in prison and Jeremy Lehi to...

DATE: April 11, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez man gets seven-year prison term

DENVER - A Cortez man was sentenced to seven years in prison Friday for illegally possessing 59 guns.Brian Ray Karsten, 50, pleaded guilty Sept. 2, 2008, to nine counts of gun and ammunition...

DATE: April 11, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tri-State to consider new nuclear plant

Tri-State Generation and Transmission, which provides electricity to Southwest Colorado, announced a major shift this week in the way it plans to meet customers' demands for electricity.In the...

DATE: April 11, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango airport receives $3 million for repair

Durango-La Plata County Airport will receive $3 million in federal stimulus funding to improve a parking area used by general aviation aircraft.The area, known as the "apron," will be repaved this...

DATE: April 11, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

The surprise inside

DATE: April 11, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Investigators look at furnance in downtown fire

Officials may be closer to finding the source of a blaze that lit up the Newman Building on Eighth Street and Main Avenue early Sunday morning.Fire investigators are looking at a gas furnace...

DATE: April 10, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tribe may regulate pollution sources

The Southern Ute Indian Tribe is considering a plan to regulate minor sources of air pollution on the reservation, officials said Thursday.Sources that could fall into this category include small...

DATE: April 10, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

At the car wash

DATE: April 10, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Economy blamed for staff reduction

Judicial districts in Colorado have been on an economic-related hiring freeze since October, and that will soon leave a half dozen court assistant positions vacant in Southwest Colorado.Eric Hogue,...

DATE: April 10, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Warm days coming

DATE: April 10, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

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

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