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Power lunch

DATE: Feb. 18, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Construction crews extending river trail

Work began this week on a quarter-mile section of the Animas River Trail running south from the Durango Mall, spanningthe river at the High Bridge and joining the existing trail at the La Plata...

DATE: Feb. 18, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield man hurt cutting firewood

A 40-year-old Bayfield man was taken to Mercy Regional Medical Center after a dead tree from which he was cuttingfirewood fell on him.Emergency personnel from Upper Pine Fire Protection District...

DATE: Feb. 18, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Father of New York city terror suspect gets bail

NEW YORK - A Colorado man accused of trying to destroy chemicals and other evidence in the terror case against his sonwas granted bail Wednesday, but ordered not to speak to his son.As part of a...

DATE: Feb. 18, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Obama in Denver to raise money for Bennet

DENVER (AP) - Protesters upset with President Barack Obama's policies on medical marijuana, Wall Street reform and the president's support for Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet in a primary race are...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ritter wants $340M more cut from Colorado budget

DENVER (AP) - Vowing to protect the state's safety net for struggling families, Gov. Bill Ritter recommended Thursdaythat the state liquidate a scholarship trust fund, close a prison boot camp and...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Snowbank mechanic

DATE: Feb. 17, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Third of college freshmen need help

An annual report by the Colorado Commission for Higher Education says about one-third of Colorado students enteringcollege need remedial help in a core subject. Compared with their respective...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Commissioners modifying fire code to be used locally

A new county fire code introduced Tuesday would not set new requirements for private driveways, the issue that derailedan earlier attempt to update the more than 20-year-old code.Last year, a...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Holiday 2009 sales down in Durango

Revenue figures from the holiday shopping season were “surprisingly" low, said Durango's city manager.“It shows we haven't hit bottom yet," said City Manager Ron LeBlanc, who said he still believes...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dems spar in Senate debate

DENVER - Michael Bennet and Andrew Romanoff agreed on a lot Tuesday night.Congress must pass health-care reform. The federal debt is out of control. Wall Street is corrupt. Washington isbroken.What...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

9-R board lays groundwork for layoffs

Durango school board members declared a “fiscal exigency" Tuesday, a legal step that allows the district to move towardlayoffs.Durango School District 9-R must cut nearly $2.9 million from its...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News