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Busy fire season predicted for S.W.

BOISE, Idaho – National wildfire experts are predicting a busy and costly fire season this summer in parched states like Colorado and Texas, where hundreds of square miles have been charred in a...

DATE: April 29, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

3 Utahns plead guilty to stealing artifacts

SALT LAKE CITY – Three Utah residents pleaded guilty Friday to federal charges of trafficking stolen artifacts from federal and tribal lands. Blanding residents Reece Laws, Tad Kreth and Joseph...

DATE: April 29, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Utah sues over federal wilderness plan

SALT LAKE CITY – The state of Utah filed a lawsuit Friday against the federal government over an Obama administration plan to make millions of acres of undeveloped land in the West eligible for...

DATE: April 29, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Lt. Gov. secures funds for teacher reviews

DENVER – Lt. Gov. Joe Garcia is raising “tens of millions of dollars” to pay for a new teacher-evaluation system that will replace the current seniority system in public schools, he said...

DATE: April 28, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

The Blotter

Durango PoliceThursday 2:28 a.m. A disturbance was reported at Denny’s Restaurant, 666 Camino del Rio.Wednesday 7:30 a.m. A case of criminal mischief resulting in $100 to $500 in damage was...

DATE: April 28, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Democrats introduce congressional districts map

DENVER – State Democrats played their card in the congressional redistricting game Thursday, introducing a bill to draw a new map that splits the Western Slope.Senate Bill 268 would set up seven...

DATE: April 28, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

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DATE: April 28, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

‘Not the bad guys’

In a time when gas prices are on the rise and major oil companies are making record profits, contempt for Big Oil isn’t hard to find.Locally, however, times are as tough for Durango-based Brennan...

DATE: April 28, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sour development deal settled in court

Jurors on Thursday awarded about $130,000 in damages to two investors of a failed development, but they returned close to that same amount in a counter lawsuit.It was the conclusion of a four-week...

DATE: April 28, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Western Slope, Denver Water call a truce over resources

Denver Water and Western Slope leaders announced Thursday they will stop fighting and start playing nice with Colorado’s water resources.The terms of the legal settlement among some of the state’s...

DATE: April 28, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bennet to EPA: adopt Four Corners pollution controls

Just days before the public comment period is set to end for one of two proposals by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to reduce emissions at two New Mexico coal-fired power plants, U.S....

DATE: April 28, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Silverton festival to fete ... poop?

As spring makes its way into the mountains, Silverton residents have noticed that melting snow is uncovering more than just green grass and budding blooms.Piles of dog poop that have been hidden...

DATE: April 28, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

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