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Marijuana measure sees more debate in Colorado

DENVER – Marijuana legalization debates in Colorado are picking up as the state moves closer to a vote on making the drug legal for recreational use.Several marijuana debates were planned this...

DATE: Sept. 25, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Warriors ride through Durango

Throughout the afternoon and evening on Tuesday cyclists with Warrior Ride 2012 pedaled across Southwest Colorado, passing through Durango, on their journey from Oceanside, Calif., to New York...

DATE: Sept. 25, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

More online classes for Boulder?

Money – rather, the lack of it – has emerged as the defining issue in hotly contested races for Colorado University’s nine-member Board of Regents.At a Tuesday meeting with the editorial board of...

DATE: Sept. 24, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Chase suspects are Colorado residents

A man and a woman suspected of leading police on a chase – possibly after robbing a bank in Farmington – were identified Tuesday as La Plata County residents.Robert Neihart and Denise Myrick, both...

DATE: Sept. 24, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

County agrees on water-rights fee

La Plata County Commissioners have nailed down a fee amount for new county-managed water rights on the Animas River and Junction and Lightner creeks. On Tuesday, commissioners approved a fee...

DATE: Sept. 24, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Weather eye

The National Weather Service finished a radar upgrade Monday afternoon that is expected to give Southwest Colorado more accurate and pertinent weather information.The new system, a...

DATE: Sept. 24, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Thank you for not smoking?

Puffing a cigarette on the Animas River Trail or at a restaurant and bar patio could soon be punishable by up to a $100 fine for a first-time offense and fines of $200 to $300 for additional...

DATE: Sept. 24, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

City considers annexing Lake Nighthorse

Lake Nighthorse is just two miles from downtown Durango, but opening up the 5,500-acre area for public recreation is seeming more distant.Cathy Metz, city director of parks and recreation, on...

DATE: Sept. 24, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez couple loses adopted mustangs

Three formerly wild mustangs are in Bureau of Land Management custody after being confiscated from their owners last week.Ray and Wendy Williams, who live in Cortez, surrendered ownership of the...

DATE: Sept. 24, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango’s hidden history of harlotry

From the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad to Mesa Verde, history is a driving force of Southwest Colorado’s economy.But in “historic Durango,” one component of that history is conspicuous...

DATE: Sept. 24, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lawmakers review Colo. wildfire bills

DENVER – Colorado lawmakers moved to tighten requirements for controlled burns Tuesday, but they’re struggling to agree on a compensation figure for when the state is responsible for tragedies such...

DATE: Sept. 24, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Romney assails Obama after diplomat’s death

PUEBLO – Mitt Romney led a chorus of Republican criticism of the administration’s foreign policy on Monday, accusing President Barack Obama of minimizing the recent killing of the U.S. ambassador...

DATE: Sept. 24, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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