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No full-strength beer at some outlets

DENVER - The Legislature killed the latest effort by convenience stores to sell full-strength beer on Wednesday.House Bill 1186 died in a 3-8 vote in the House Finance Committee. It would have let...

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

Durango trash can changes aim to reduce bear conflicts

To fight back against scavenging bears, the Durango City Council might make it illegal to leave trash cans at the curbovernight.Councilors discussed proposed revisions to the city's solid waste...

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

Learning healthful habits

Students picked through literature, examined new programs and learned about fatty foods at Durango High School's secondannual Health Expo on Wednesday.One table detailing the risks of sexually...

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

Miller school closed for snow removal

Miller Middle School will be closed today as a heavy snow load is removed from its roof. Fire and school officials alsoclosed Needham Elementary School's cafeteria Wednesday after the principal...

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

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