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Ritter’s $600M hospital fee survives

DENVER – Another major part of former Gov. Bill Ritter’s legacy survived Tuesday when a House Republican backed away from his bill to repeal a large fee on hospitals.However, Republicans put a $25...

DATE: Feb. 22, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Aching, sneezing, coughing gripping county residents

The number of cases of flu or similar illnesses in La Plata County has declined in the last week to 10 days, but an elevated number of cases remain, school and health officials said Tuesday.Durango...

DATE: Feb. 22, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Enjoy it while it lasts

DATE: Feb. 22, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

The Blotter

Durango PoliceTuesday 12:15 a.m. Someone broke into an automobile near East Second Avenue and 12th Street.Monday 7:47 a.m. A hazardous situation was reported near 32nd Street and Main Avenue.8:11...

DATE: Feb. 22, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Jury acquits man charged with sexual assault

A jury has acquitted a man charged with harassing and sexually assaulting minors at the Durango Community Recreation Center.Kelvin Cruz-Ruiz, 30, was charged with sexual assault on a child and...

DATE: Feb. 22, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield gets interim school head

More than a month after the resignation of Bayfield School District Superintendent Dean Hill, the district’s school board has hired an interim superintendent.The board approved the contract with...

DATE: Feb. 22, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Discovery Museum opens

After a decadelong renovation process that transformed Durango’s historic Powerhouse, the Durango Discovery Museum opened its doors Tuesday.The hands-on energy-inspired museum will begin regular...

DATE: Feb. 22, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colo. unions rally at Capitol, clash with tea party

DENVER – A union rally outside Colorado’s Capitol turned ugly Tuesday when about 500 union members and supporters who gathered to express support for embattled unions in Wisconsin found unwelcome...

DATE: Feb. 22, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Wildcat Mining exploring possibility of tellurium

DENVER (AP) — Wildcat Mining Corp.’s new managers are exploring the possibility of unearthing the rare mineral tellurium at mines that the company hopes to reopen in southwest Colorado. Wildcat...

DATE: Feb. 22, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Hesperus ski area goes weekends only

A lack of snowfall and a down economy have forced Hesperus Ski Area to scale back operations early this winter, ski area officials said Monday.The ski area, 11 miles west of Durango, will move to a...

DATE: Feb. 21, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

FLC narrows provost search Four candidates visit Durango

As Fort Lewis College Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Stephen Roderick prepares to retire at the end of the school year, the college has narrowed its search down to four candidates...

DATE: Feb. 21, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Requirement for coaches to get concussion training moves ahead

DENVER – A requirement that youth athletic coaches receive increased training in recognizing concussions has cleared an important step in the Colorado Senate.The Senate voted on a unanimous voice...

DATE: Feb. 21, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

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