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Colorado may set limits on e-cigarettes

DENVER – Orange, strawberry and chocolate are a few of the nicotine flavors for sale at a suburban Denver store selling electronic cigarettes – battery-operated inhalers advertised as a better...

DATE: March 6, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Town baffled by shooting of couple

DENVER – Ultimately, experts say, the stunned citizens of the farm town on Colorado’s far eastern plains will be offered a probable explanation for the slayings of a churchgoing couple, allegedly...

DATE: March 6, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Putting the dogs before the cart

DATE: March 5, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Students spread word on energy savings

A couple dozen college students from the Front Range are going to spend their spring break in Durango showing householders easy ways to save energy.Members of the CoPIRG Energy Service Corps even...

DATE: March 5, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

House, Senate brace for 2nd half

DENVER – State legislators are about halfway done with their yearly session. Unfortunately for them, they’re done with the easy half.Lawmakers have had a hard time adapting to the new reality that...

DATE: March 5, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Immigration inmates generate revenue

La Plata County Sheriff Duke Schirard likes to say it costs about the same amount of money to run a half-empty jail as it does a full jail.But now the sheriff has found a way to make money by...

DATE: March 5, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

When jail is like home

La Plata County Jail inmate Flora Hefner gave birth last month to Eli, who spent the first week of his life withdrawing from methamphetamine, she said.The meth-addicted mother, 23, has since...

DATE: March 5, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Gov.’s economic team makes 2nd stop in Durango

The second round of Gov. John Hickenlooper’s grass-roots tour to collect ideas about improving Colorado’s economy will be coming to Durango on Monday.Representatives from the Colorado Office of...

DATE: March 5, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Amy Goodman defends public radio, TV in Durango talk

Independent, public media is under attack, “Democracy Now!” host and executive producer Amy Goodman said in no uncertain terms in a Durango speech today.“From public employees to public media,...

DATE: March 5, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Grade-school senator

DENVER – Durango fifth-grader Abby Scott is on track to do something only 11 state lawmakers have done so far this year – pass a bill through the Legislature.The state Senate will consider a...

DATE: March 4, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

The Blotter

Durango PoliceFriday 1:32 a.m. A noise disturbance was reported in the 2000 block of Main Avenue.1:40 a.m. A case of harassment was reported in the 1000 block of Goeglein Gulch Road.2:40 a.m. Lost...

DATE: March 4, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Thieves strike animal shelter’s thrift store

Thieves made off with about $300 worth of jewelry, a small amount of cash and several pairs of jeans from the La Plata County Humane Society Thrift Store.An alarm was set off at 9:04 p.m. Tuesday...

DATE: March 4, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

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