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New parking hours, fines start Tuesday

Durango's new parking laws will go into effect Tuesday, simplifying the schedule for metered parking but increasing the penalties for violations.The changes are included in the 2009 budget, which...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

School moves ahead

Animas High School has enrolled 25 students so far, a quarter of its goal, and school organizers announced Friday that they have hired a head of school and two teachers.Michael Ackerman, executive...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

SW La Plata braces for auction

Some residents around the Fort Lewis Mesa are rearing for a fight.Faced with the prospect of wells and pipelines proliferating on their property after a Feb. 12 auction of gas and oil leases by the...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durangoans head to D.C. for historic inauguration

Yes, we can, said several Durango residents to attending President-elect Barack Obama's inauguration at the U.S. Capitol.Thirteen Durango High School students will attend Tuesday's inauguration...

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

Compound killed animals, says Pagosa couple

People who oppose the fluoridation of drinking water say that livestock, as well as humans, are susceptible to the effect of the chemical.A Pagosa Springs couple, Wayne and Cathy Justus, say six of...

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

New bill targets drivers on phone

DENVER - Rep. Claire Levy wants Coloradans to hang up and drive.The Boulder Democrat has introduced House Bill 1094, which forbids people from using a hand-held cell phone while driving. Drivers...

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

Two drivers avoid serious injury in rollovers

The Colorado State Patrol responded to two rollover accidents within 15 minutes of each other Friday in different parts of La Plata County.Neither of the accidents resulted in serious injury, and...

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

Speaking out about Mideast turmoil

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

Pertussis clinic brings in large crowd

A pertussis vaccination clinic Thursday in the wake of a mini-outbreak of the illness in La Plata County attracted about 100 people, said Joe Fowler, a registered nurse and the epidemiologist at...

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

City weighs fluoride issues

City of Durango water commissioners last week finished hearing presentations in a new debate on an old topic - whether the city should continue to fluoridate its drinking water.The question arises...

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

Gov. Ritter proposes budget cuts

DENVER - Gov. Bill Ritter proposed dramatic cuts to kindergarten, colleges, tourism and children's health care Friday to cope with a state budget shortfall he thinks will reach $1 billion by next...

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

Jackson Gulch bill passes U.S. Senate

Mancos water officials finally won approval from the U.S. Senate on Thursday to repair the canal from Jackson Gulch Reservoir.Sen. Ken Salazar introduced the bill last year and helped bring it back...

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