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Denver dreams: Landing 2018 Winter Olympic games

DENVER - Colorado's Olympic dreams might rest on Chicago's success or failure Friday, when the 2016 host city will be chosen.When the International Oly-mpic Committee will vote Friday in Denmark on...

DATE: Oct. 1, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Animal groups seek funds

Bears, beavers, coyotes and mountain lions aren't going away, but funds to deal with wildlife conflicts could.Wildlife officials and volunteers met with La Plata County commissioners Wednesday to...

DATE: Oct. 1, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Senate quizzes Forest Service nominee

Coloradan Harris Sherman coasted through a U.S. Senate confirmation hearing Wednesday on his way to overseeing the U.S. Forest Service.The Senate Agriculture Committee did not vote Wednesday on...

DATE: Oct. 1, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Grand marshal chosen for Durango's cowboy parade

Buck Wagner will be the grand marshal for the Durango CowboyPoetry Gathering parade Saturday. Wagner, now 79, retired to Bloomfield in 1995 after spending40 years in Durango. He opened Buck's...

DATE: Oct. 1, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

State considers takeover of social services

DENVER (AP) - Colorado counties saythey will fight any attempt by the state to take over social services after thedeaths of 13 children in the welfare system. The Colorado Department of Human...

DATE: Oct. 1, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Group rallies for greenhouse raising

DATE: Oct. 1, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango shelters celebrate expansions

In an effort to better serve the less fortunate, the Volunteers of America Durango Community Shelter and the Southwest Safehouse have completed a $470,000 expansion to both shelters.The...

DATE: Sept. 30, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Budget cuts hit the roads

Funding for street maintenance in Durango will drop by 25 percent next year, as the city struggles to cope with a malignant budget deficit and aging infrastructure.The first department to account...

DATE: Sept. 30, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Commissioners study Airport Business Park

Developers of the proposed Airport Business Park were optimistic about the future of their plan after a meeting Tuesday with La Plata County commissioners.Three years ago, developers won approval...

DATE: Sept. 30, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

U.S. Forest Service unveils travel plan

After more than a year of public discussion, debate and study, the Rico-West Dolores Travel Management Plan was approved Thursday.Steve Beverlin, manager of the Dolores Public Lands Office,...

DATE: Sept. 30, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ritter: Take time on water transfers

DENVER - The growing Front Range shouldn't be allowed to take more Western Slope water unless it presents a plan that's a "win-win-win" for the entire state, Gov. Bill Ritter said Tuesday.Speaking...

DATE: Sept. 30, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

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