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County budget is lean

After stripping more than $30 million from the bottom line in three years, La Plata County will move into 2011 with a $67.8 million budget.Getting through the cuts while keeping important core...

DATE: Dec. 15, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Stargazers, look up

Thanks to a law passed in 2003, Durango today is an even better place to stargaze.A “dark-skies” ordinance the City Council passed that year mandated that streetlights be retrofitted so they don’t...

DATE: Dec. 14, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Exercising the mind

Fort Lewis College freshman Megan Bryant and senior exercise science major Max Fuenzalida, who both have finals today, take the opportunity to work out Tuesday at the Student Life Center at FLC. Bryant said exercising gives her a chance to rest her mind and work her body – instead of doing the opposite in class. “You’re just switching things around,” Bryant said.

DATE: Dec. 14, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

County budget vote delayed

Commissioners are expected to adopt La Plata County’s 2011 budget at 11 a.m. today – a day later than originally planned.Officials had to delay formalizing the budget after they discovered...

DATE: Dec. 14, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Exterminator released from jail, again

A La Plata County man’s bail of $750,000 has been reduced to $1,000.Charles Edward Trogdon, 49, who is suspected of stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of property from multiple homes...

DATE: Dec. 14, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College gets kudos from outgoing governor

With his days in office nearing an end, Gov. Bill Ritter stopped in Durango on Tuesday to give a few congratulations and say goodbye.In a speech at Fort Lewis College, the governor recognized the...

DATE: Dec. 14, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Students have new school choice

Parents and middle-school students will have another choice when picking where – and how – they will study during the 2011-2012 school year. The Colorado Charter School Institute board of directors...

DATE: Dec. 14, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Smelter Rapid gets a face-lift

Low flow is the right time to push around river rocks, said Durango Whitewater’s John Brennan.Track hoes in the middle of the Animas River at Santa Rita Park were performing winter maintenance on...

DATE: Dec. 13, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Talk of the Town

Purgatory at Durango Mountain Resort will hold its first of four Locals Benefit Days on Sunday.Portions of the proceeds will benefit the Silverton Avalanche School and the Durango Winter Sports...

DATE: Dec. 13, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Silverton, San Juan County vs. Qwest

The town of Silverton and San Juan County will go up against Qwest Communications this week in an effort to get the telecommunications giant to complete a 16-mile fiber-optic link-up.The Colorado...

DATE: Dec. 13, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Before mayor, sitcom writer

DENVER – Before he was elected governor, before he became a brewpub pioneer, John Hickenlooper tried to be a sitcom writer.“If you really want to see something that’s not funny, read one of my...

DATE: Dec. 13, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Slice of heaven or lux homes?

Landowner Jerry “Jake” Dalla enjoys Horse Gulch in much the same way that hundreds of others do: He walks the trails, lets his dog run free and hunts wildlife with a camera and binoculars.The only...

DATE: Dec. 13, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

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