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Councilors pledge to oppose cuts in waivers

Representatives from the Fort Lewis College Student Senate addressed the Durango City Council on Tuesday night to askfor support in opposing a proposed bill that would weaken the college's Native...

DATE: Jan. 20, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lieb eyes county job

Bobby Lieb announced his candidacy for La Plata County commissioner Tuesday, pledging to keep jobs in the county whiledealing with the local government's looming budget crisis.A familiar face in...

DATE: Jan. 20, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mannix to run for commission as a Democrat

La Plata County is headed for shallow water in coming years, and he is the guy who can guide the ship of state throughthe shoals, Jeff Mannix said Tuesday when he announced his candidacy for county...

DATE: Jan. 20, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Surviving the storm

DATE: Jan. 20, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Romanoff stays in U.S. Senate race, rails against corporate influence

DENVER - Democrat Andrew Romanoff reassured supporters Tuesday he is still in the U.S. Senate race and stepped up hispopulist attacks on incumbent Sen. Michael Bennet.Romanoff had considered...

DATE: Jan. 20, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado angles for $377 million for public schools

DENVER - Colorado leaders said schoolchildren are already winners even if the state doesn't win the federal Race to theTop grant. But they would love to have the $377 million for education reform...

DATE: Jan. 20, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Schirard seeks fifth term as sheriff

La Plata County Sheriff Duke Schirard formally announced his re-election bid Tuesday, saying he will bring a level ofcontinuity to the Sheriff's Office at a time when the county struggles with a...

DATE: Jan. 20, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez fire district plans upgrades

Upgrades are on tap for the Cortez Fire Protection District's Station 1 that should allow the city's fire officials toremain in the facility for up to two more decades. Cortez Fire Chief Don...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Several people injured in U.S. 550 accident

Several people were sent to the hospital Monday as the result of a two-car accident on U.S. Highway 550, just north ofDurango.The accident occurred about 12:55 p.m. near the north end of the Iron...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Airport food contract up for grabs

The Durango-La Plata County Airport is seeking bids for the food-service contract at its terminal, but the currentrestaurateur says to not expect any changes. Every five years, the airport renews...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Celebrating the dream

DATE: Jan. 19, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Property sales brisk at end of fourth quarter

The real estate picture in La Plata County appears to have brightened, with the number of home sales up and the medianprice inching upward.  The Durango Area Association of Realtors on Monday...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News