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Local builders eager to see stimulus pass

As local governments wait to see where the millions of dollars expected to become available under President Obama's proposed economic stimulus package end up, local contractors have an even bigger...

DATE: Jan. 27, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Taos saved by snowboards

TAOS SKI VALLEY, N.M. - There's a new vibe afoot at this most-traditional of ski areas, and Elliott Karten and Johnny Saldate were spreading it around thick recently.The two 20-year-old...

DATE: Jan. 26, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

New economic stimulus makes residents wary

LOVELAND - Taxes need to be lowered to save an economy in trouble. Or raised. Or maybe left alone.As the U.S. House of Representatives readies to begin a bruising debate about a gigantic economic...

DATE: Jan. 26, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colo. counties report increasing election costs

DENVER - The price tag for the 2008 presidential election in Colorado eclipsed the amount spent in 2004, and in one county ran as high as $36.57 per vote.County clerks disclosed cost figures Friday...

DATE: Jan. 26, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

New snow

DATE: Jan. 26, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Senate panel OKs community college merger

DENVER - Southwest Colorado Community College got a step closer to becoming real after a favorable vote at the state Legislature.The Senate Education Committee voted Thursday 5-0 to create the new...

DATE: Jan. 26, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Beetles feasting on state's trees

Dave Dallison, the lead forester for the San Juan National Forest, isn't too surprised to see old-growth forests losing trees.After all, older, bigger trees are a better meal, he said."Bark beetles...

DATE: Jan. 25, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tour de Ski

DATE: Jan. 25, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Skier visits decline across Colorado

Total skier visits at the 22 member resorts of Colorado Ski Country USA, a trade group, were down 7.7 percent this season, compared with the same 2½-month period one year ago.Durango Mountain...

DATE: Jan. 25, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Risberg: 'We're trying to do justice'

District Attorney Todd Risberg knows the ins and outs of the justice system.He's served as a law clerk. He's practiced as a defense lawyer, and he has ruled as a judge. Now, as the chief prosecutor...

DATE: Jan. 25, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Kids take the stage

Hoping to upstage their adult counterparts later this month, kids at the Durango Arts Center waddled in step Saturday, working to impress the judges.Kids ages 12 to 18 hoping to make the schedule...

DATE: Jan. 25, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News