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Commissioners reject land-use permit

La Plata County commissioners last week denied giving a business owner a land-use permit he needed to continueoperating a truck storage facility a few miles east of Elmore's Corner.The 2-1 decision...

DATE: Jan. 10, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Water: Gas companies helped create a map of nontributary water

DENVER - Most coalbed methane wells in Southwest Colorado do not deplete area rivers, a state regulator has decreed.But ranchers say the decision gives away water to gas companies at the expense of...

DATE: Jan. 10, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Who's who

Colorado legislators start their 120-day session on Jan 13. Here's a look at some of the names likely to be in the news the next four months.Rep. Terrance Carroll, D-Denver, Speaker of the...

DATE: Jan. 10, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Before election, the next session

DENVER - All three of Southwest Colorado's state legislators are in fights for their political lives in 2010.Rep. Ellen Roberts, R-Durango, is challenging Sen. Bruce Whitehead, D-Hesperus, for the...

DATE: Jan. 10, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ice climbers descend on Ouray

OURAY - Dawn Glanc was hoping to repeat. The Ouray resident, who was 2009 Ouray Ice Festival women's champion, wasgearing up for her climb.Did Glanc, an experienced ice climber, perhaps have some...

DATE: Jan. 10, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Coalbed gas wells get water reprieve

DENVER - Most coalbed methane wells in Southwest Colorado do not deplete area rivers, a state regulator has decreed.But ranchers say the decision gives away water to gas companies at the expense of...

DATE: Jan. 10, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

To the rescue

DATE: Jan. 9, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango's library director to retire

Durango Public Library Director Sherry Taber, who helped oversee the transition to the city's $19 million facility inDecember 2008, announced she will be checking out Feb. 5.“It's time for new...

DATE: Jan. 9, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Residents get big-box issue on Pagosa ballot

Pagosa Springs voters will decide in April whether to impose tough standards on new big-box stores like Walmart thatwant to open in town.Residents who favor strict guidelines submitted a petition...

DATE: Jan. 9, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Economists: County may see mixed year

As the national economy slowly recovers from what one economist called the “Great Recession," La Plata County faces anumber of challenges that could dampen 2010, economists said Friday.Home prices...

DATE: Jan. 9, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rescue Waggin' moves homeless pets to Boulder

Durango dogs are getting a new lease on life because of an animal-rescue program sponsored by a national charity. In2009, the La Plata County Humane Society sent away 213 dogs and puppies under...

DATE: Jan. 9, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Shoveling to skate

DATE: Jan. 8, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News