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Time nears to fill Lake Nighthorse

The first phase of the Animas-La Plata Project - a settlement of Native American water-right claims - is over, and starting March 1, the federal agency in charge is concentrating on filling the...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

City council looks to combine advisory boards

The Durango City Council may consolidate several of the city's 19 volunteer boards and commissions in a move councilors unanimously believe will be more efficient and ease the workload of the city...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tech time

Durango-La Plata County Airport recently got an upgrade that should increase scrutiny and shorten wait times.The Transportation Security Administration has provided funding for the installation of...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

BLM delays most gas leases in county

The Bureau of Land Management is taking off the auction block much of the land in La Plata County it planned to lease Feb. 12 for gas and oil development. The agency this week decided it would not...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

President Obama's speech, as delivered at his inauguration

My fellow citizens: I stand here today humbled by the task before us, grateful for the trust you have bestowed, mindful of the sacrifices borne by our ancestors. I thank President Bush for his...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

State slice of stimulus bigger than expected

DENVER - Congress might send as much as $600 million to Colorado for transportation projects, more than twice the amount of earlier estimates.The money is part of a massive package Congress is...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

County commissioners approve bar permit

La Plata County commissioners on Tuesday approved a permit for improvements at the Bondad Hill Saloon, which last year had its liquor license yanked for code violations, but the roadhouse still...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fun in the sun

DATE: Jan. 21, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Two new members join FLC board

Gov. Bill Ritter on Tuesday announced three appointees to the Fort Lewis College Board of Trustees, including the first Native American to be on the board in the school's history.New appointees...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Council OKs Railroad Square

More than 40 years of frustration for many Durango business leaders ended Tuesday night as city councilors voiced approval of the Railroad Square Hotel and Conference Center.Councilors approved a...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango woman embarks on road trip to experience inauguration firsthand

Being on the National Mall on Tuesday with 2 million or so of my friends and fellow Americans, I talked to more black people than I have in my lifetime spent in the white enclaves of Boulder and...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Salazar confirmed as head of Interior

DENVER - Ken Salazar promised a more ethical, scientific Department of the Interior on Tuesday after he was unanimously confirmed as secretary by the Senate hours after the inauguration of...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News