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Keeping it clean

PAGOSA SPRINGS – A tree-thinning project in the Turkey Springs area northwest of here is proving to be a model for the management of overgrown public timberland, a pair of Pagosa Ranger District...

DATE: Nov. 5, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ritter’s work target of House GOP

DENVER – State House Republicans want to use their new majority to undo many of Gov. Bill Ritter’s signature accomplishments, and they might start with the budget he submitted just this...

DATE: Nov. 5, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Army lists effects of Colo. expansion

DENVER – The Army wants to put new combat aviation brigades in Colorado and Washington state, but both sites would have some significant environmental or social impacts, according to a draft report...

DATE: Nov. 5, 2010 | CATEGORY: Regional News

N.M.’s ‘first gentleman’ makes history

ALBUQUERQUE – Chuck Franco will soon be a household name in New Mexico.As the husband of Gov.-elect Susana Martinez, he will become the state’s first-ever “first gentleman” when she takes office in...

DATE: Nov. 5, 2010 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Scientists: Colorado dig reveals Ice Age ecosystem

DENVER – Excavation near a Colorado ski town is unearthing an Ice Age ecosystem that one museum curator described Friday as a candy store for paleontologists.In recent weeks, museum workers have...

DATE: Nov. 5, 2010 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Bomb squad detonates dynamite crate

A boom that rocked houses from Grandview to Bayfield turned out to be a controlled dynamite explosion at a gravel pit east of Durango.A man living in the 500 block of County Road 233 called the La...

DATE: Nov. 4, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bonus time

DATE: Nov. 4, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ritter calls for tax increase for colleges

DENVER – The condition of Colorado colleges is “alarming and deteriorating,” and they need more tax money to recover, according to Gov. Bill Ritter’s special panel on higher education.The panel...

DATE: Nov. 4, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Blaze consumes mobile home

An unoccupied mobile home on Wildcat Canyon Road was destroyed by fire early Thursday morning, Dave Imming, spokesman for Durango Fire & Rescue Authority, said.Firefighters were dispatched shortly...

DATE: Nov. 4, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

The Blotter

Durango PoliceThursday 1:10 a.m. A theft was reported near Seventh Street and East Fifth Avenue.5:54 a.m. Someone trespassed in the 400 block of East Ninth Avenue.Wednesday 8:46 a.m. Lost property...

DATE: Nov. 4, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Farm farewell Seven years on, vision for La Boca falters

The La Boca Center for Sustainability, located on a 172-acre former llama ranch south of Ignacio, has closed, ending a seven-year experiment in sustainable agriculture and communal living.“We...

DATE: Nov. 4, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southern Utes to conduct recall election

The Southern Ute Indian Tribal Council set an early-December date for a recall election of Tribal Chairman Matthew Box.The recall election will be held Dec. 3, said tribal members who attended...

DATE: Nov. 4, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

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