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Just 2 Colorado ski areas still open

DENVER – At least some Colorado ski resorts got a boost this winter from decent snow and a better economy, but a few wickedly frigid days, good snow in other parts of the country and spotty storms...

DATE: April 24, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

DUIs

DUI Convictions The following are convictions made in March 2011 for driving under the influence with a blood-alcohol content of 0.08 percent or higher or by prescription or illegal drugs. Unless...

DATE: April 23, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Weather service has eyes on the ground

As the season approaches, the National Weather Service is readying its storm watchers.Jim Pringle, a meteorologist at the agency’s Grand Junction office, last week made stops around the region,...

DATE: April 23, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Forest seeks comment on motorized use

The Columbine Ranger District is accepting comments from the public about what issues should be analyzed in considering motorized use of roads and trails on 60,000 acres of national forest...

DATE: April 23, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Chapman not just for skiing?

Chapman Hill, the city’s public ski hill, soon may get a new role as a summer destination.Trails 2000, a Durango-based nonprofit that builds, maintains and promotes trails, is proposing a bike...

DATE: April 23, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Gov. Hickenlooper pleased with his first 100 days

DENVER – Gov. John Hickenlooper offered an upbeat assessment of his team on Thursday, his 100th day in office.“Person by person, this is the most talented Cabinet in the United States right now,”...

DATE: April 23, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Deadly downward spiral

Before he turned 20, Kaleb Cain had lived through experiences that most adults couldn’t imagine. Years in jail, the suicide of his father and brief bouts of homelessness.“It’s a nightmare that most...

DATE: April 23, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Finders keepers

DATE: April 23, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado could ditch some school test requirements

DENVER – Opponents of standardized tests for schoolchildren have a fresh weapon this year in Colorado – the high price tag of exams. Colorado lawmakers are expected to consider joining other states...

DATE: April 23, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

World in harmony for Colo. rapper fighting disorder

DENVER (AP) – Kalyn Heffernan is tough – fearless, even. But she’s also uncommonly fragile. And her life as a musician is full of such contradictions: She’s a hard-hitting rapper who can’t take a...

DATE: April 23, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Out with the old

The city of Durango and the San Juan Basin Recycling Association are collecting electronics for recycling today from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. “We have a 98 percent recycling rate of everything we collect here,” said Traci Phillips, president of Natural Evolution Inc. “None of it goes into a landfill, and all of it is handled and recycled here in the U.S. Last fall here in Durango we collected about 80,000 pounds of electronics.”

DATE: April 22, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Friend suspected in shooting death

An arrest warrant was issued Friday for a La Plata County man suspected of murdering his friend earlier this week near Hermosa.Justin Wiese, 35, turned himself in to the La Plata County Sheriff’s...

DATE: April 22, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

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