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Man sentenced to 10 years for eluding officials

A Bayfield man got 10 years in federal prison last week after fleeing a U.S. marshal in a vehicle and on foot in 2008. Donald Vanness was sentenced by Chief U.S. District Court Judge Wiley Y....

DATE: Feb. 25, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Problem wildlife back under gun

La Plata County commissioners on Tuesday voted to bring back a program that helps farmers and ranchers get rid ofproblem wildlife.The county's contract with the Wildlife Services program, which...

DATE: Feb. 24, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Gold mine in La Plata Canyon needs hefty bond

DENVER - An unpermitted gold mine in La Plata Canyon must put up nearly $150,000 for a new bond, state regulatorsdecided Tuesday.Mine inspectors asked for the bond after discovering workers for...

DATE: Feb. 24, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lawmakers resume fight for Denver TV

Colorado congressmen on Tuesday urged congressional leaders to pass the Four Corners Television Access Act, which wouldallow La Plata County residents to watch Denver TV.The legislation was...

DATE: Feb. 24, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

9-R seeks budget busters

Durango School District 9-R asked taxpayers for their budget-cutting ideas, and my, how they have responded. Some of the ideas, such as increasing admission prices at sports games, would be...

DATE: Feb. 24, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ignacio rancher seeks 59th House seat

Ignacio sheepman J. Paul Brown on Tuesday became the third candidate - and second Republican - for the state House's59th District seat being vacated by Ellen Roberts, who is going to run for the...

DATE: Feb. 23, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ritter signs PERA reform

DENVER - Gov. Bill Ritter on Tuesday signed into law a rescue plan for the pension system used by school and governmentemployees. Retirees will see the first effect as soon as next month. Before...

DATE: Feb. 23, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Panel OKs unaffiliated candidate bill

DENVER - Secretary of State Bernie Buescher gave a push Monday to a bill that helps future unaffiliated candidates.His support helped House Bill 1271 pass the House Judiciary Committee 11-0.La...

DATE: Feb. 23, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Spring is coming

DATE: Feb. 23, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Senate gives drillers time

DENVER - The state Senate unanimously passed a bill Monday that gives gas companies a longer deadline to apply forwater well permits.Senate Bill 165 is the Legislature's latest reaction to a state...

DATE: Feb. 23, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News