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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

State grapples with U.S. finance laws

DENVER - In another blow to restrictions on political giving by business and labor interests, Colorado's top courtMonday rejected a voter-approved measure to bar holders of large, no-bid government...

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

Gas regulations concern county residents

Buyer beware.That's the message a group of La Plata County residents is sending to people looking at land in the gas patch. They saya revision of county oil and gas regulations fails to adequately...

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

Political attacks target Tipton for skipped vote

DENVER - Democrats are ripping Republican state Rep. Scott Tipton for missing a tricky vote last week on theagriculture budget.The Cortez legislator called the charge “the ultimate cheap shot"...

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

Paintball park to get review

Local builder Cameron Winters wants to build an outdoor adventure center on U.S. Highway 160 west of town.“It's going to be one of the coolest things Durango has ever seen," he said.The Durango...

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

Catchin' a breeze

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

FLC names 3 finalists for presidency

Three finalists to replace Brad Bartel as president of Fort Lewis College will visit the campus and Durango this weekand next.“We're pleased to present the presidential finalists and look forward...

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

All-weather cyclist

DATE: Feb. 21, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

State asks for input on school reform

Residents have a chance Tuesday to share their thoughts on what primary-school students should learn in school.The state Department of Education will hold a meeting at Crow Canyon Archaeological...

DATE: Feb. 21, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News