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City lays out project details of Florida Road

Fresh with thoughts of that other Florida Road construction project in their minds, about 70 people attended an informational meeting on the $14.5 million Florida Road expansion project Thursday...

DATE: July 17, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Co-ops oppose more state regulation

DENVER - Rural electric cooperative managers told the Public Utilities Commission on Thursday to keep its hands off their power supplier.Clean-energy advocates, however, urged the state to take a...

DATE: July 17, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Purchase resolves water spat

The sale of troubled Lake Durango Water Co. to the Lake Durango Water Authority for $2.45 million closed Wednesday, ending years of controversy over the quantity and quality of water and the number...

DATE: July 17, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

The Guardian

Mick Reber may no longer live in Durango, but it's a sure bet the professional artist and Fort Lewis College professor emeritus will never be forgotten in his former hometown.Reber's sculpture, The...

DATE: July 17, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fire destroys cabin north of Vallecito

Firefighters on Wednesday were investigating the cause of a fire that destroyed a cabin north of Vallecito Reservoir.The fire was reported at 9:42 p.m. Tuesday at the Wilderness Trails Guest Ranch...

DATE: July 16, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Local Briefs

Silent auction to benefit injured DHS student A silent auction and benefit for Alyssa Shelton will take place from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday in Santa Rita Park and from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday next to...

DATE: July 16, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Penry says focus on state's bottom line

Colorado Senate Minority Leader Josh Penry is planning on getting down to the "nitty gritty" details of governing during his campaign to become governor.The 33-year-old Grand Junction Republican...

DATE: July 16, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rerouted

DATE: July 16, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango Democrat to run for House seat

Durango Democrat Brian O'Donnell has formally entered the race for Southwest Colorado's state House seat.O'Donnell, 38, signaled last month that he was interested in the seat currently held by Rep....

DATE: July 16, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

City faces hard calls

With projected revenue growth expected to be down 4.5 percent this year, expenditures continuing to climb and a recession swirling across the country, City Manager Ron LeBlanc played the bad guy at...

DATE: July 16, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Commuters use different coping methods during Florida Road wait

As far as the eye could see, cars, trucks and motorcycles were splayed end-to-end near the edge of town on Florida Road and East Animas Road on Wednesday afternoon.Waits at the city's construction...

DATE: July 16, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Salazar: Chimney Rock needs to become national monument

Chimney Rock Archaeological Area is a national treasure, but Rep. John Salazar, D-Manassa, thinks the area deserves greater status."I am very supportive of creating a national monument for Chimney...

DATE: July 15, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News