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State 1 step closer to cleaner air

DENVER – Colorado regulators agreed Thursday that Xcel Energy Inc. should switch another coal-fired power plant unit in Denver to run on natural gas as part of its plan to cut emissions, an option...

DATE: Dec. 9, 2010 | CATEGORY: Regional News

4-man brawl under investigation

La Plata County Sheriff’s deputies are sorting out details of a brawl involving four men at a mobile-home park north of Durango.The ruckus, which resulted in minor injuries, occurred about 2 p.m....

DATE: Dec. 8, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield lays off senior center coordinator

BAYFIELD – After less than two years on the job, the coordinator of the Bayfield Senior Center, will be laid off at the end of the year.Tracy Reuther, who has held the position since March 2009,...

DATE: Dec. 8, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

The Blotter

Durango PoliceTuesday 7:42 a.m. Someone was in violation of a restraining order in the 21700 block of U.S. Highway 160, in west Durango.8:20 a.m. A motorist was stranded near Main Avenue and 25th...

DATE: Dec. 8, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

John Salazar, Scott Tipton rematch?

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. John Salazar, D-Manassa, said Wednesday that he is considering a 2012 rematch against Scott Tipton to win back the House seat he lost in November.In an interview outside the...

DATE: Dec. 8, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Trimble sinks new well to keep spa steamy

The owners of Trimble Spa & Natural Hot Springs have drilled a new well in hopes of finding a source of geothermal water that doesn’t fluctuate during the year.When an irrigation ditch that serves...

DATE: Dec. 8, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Nonprofit agencies make their case to commissioners as budget cuts loom

La Plata County commissioners received the latest proposal for the county’s 2011 budget Wednesday night, and they heard the pleas of local public-service agency officials whose organizations could...

DATE: Dec. 8, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Love is all you need

DATE: Dec. 8, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

A road by any other name

After a deluge of letters and phone calls from members of a once-prominent local family, the city is rethinking a plan to rename Goeglein Gulch Road.The change to “College Drive” could still go...

DATE: Dec. 8, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Doctor: Smart kidnapping suspect not mentally ill

SALT LAKE CITY – A forensic psychiatrist testified Wednesday that a former street preacher charged with the abduction of Elizabeth Smart did not have severe mental illness at the time she was taken...

DATE: Dec. 8, 2010 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Colorado regulators split on Xcel coal-to-gas proposal

DENVER – Colorado regulators are split on Xcel Energy’s plan for cutting air pollution from coal-fired power plants by 2018.At issue is what to do with Xcel’s coal-fired Cherokee 4 unit in Denver....

DATE: Dec. 8, 2010 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Warm hearts

DATE: Dec. 7, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

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