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Not your grandma’s Grange

The national Grange movement, organized after the Civil War to advance the economic and social needs of rural America, is still going strong, Grange members in La Plata County say.“I think our...

DATE: May 2, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colo. medical marijuana bill gets new limits

DENVER – Colorado lawmakers are planning new limits on marijuana growing operations after a federal warning that it’s still a violation of federal law to grow and possess the drug.The Senate...

DATE: May 2, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Knot knowledge

DATE: May 1, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dreams of spring get snowed out in Southwest Colorado

Dreary overcast skies blanket the region. Periodic fits of snowfall, heavy at times, accompany unseasonably cool temperatures. The budding trees and flowers, only just emerged, are blotted out by...

DATE: May 1, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado may join ‘cottage foods’ movement

DENVER – Eastern Colorado poultry farmer Dallas Gilbert knows his fresh eggs would sell like hotcakes at a farmer’s market – but he doesn’t think he’d sell enough to make it worth buying commercial...

DATE: May 1, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

ACLU: Words-alone crime is disturbing

BOULDER – Boulder County last month landed its first jury conviction on felony hate-crime charges, and – in a separate trial related to the same University Hill incident – prosecutors won a rare...

DATE: May 1, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Three-vehicle accident

DATE: April 30, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fresh brew for the troops

DATE: April 30, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Panel gets 1st crack at 20-year plan

La Plata County will need to make room for 28,000 new residents in the next two decades, officials said last week. Accommodating that growth is a central purpose of the county’s proposed land-use...

DATE: April 30, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

College degree: Priceless

While crossing the stage at Fort Lewis College’s commencement ceremony Saturday, 2011 graduate Jeff Hofferber turned to the crowd, pumped his fists in the air and let out a jubilant shout.“I was...

DATE: April 30, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Navajo Nation awaits smoking-ban word

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Navajo Nation president’s public support of a smoking ban on the reservation has prompted concerns that it could jeopardize the tribe’s planned $150 million casino in...

DATE: April 30, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

The Blotter

Durango PoliceFriday 12:12 a.m. Suspicious activity was reported in a parking lot in the 1100 block of South Camino del Rio.12:16 a.m. A suspicious-looking person was reported in a parking lot in...

DATE: April 29, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

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