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Panel votes to keep late car-registration fines as is

DENVER – Republican attempts to roll back unpopular increases to Colorado car fees and late tag registration fines have come to the end of the road.A Democratic Senate committee voted 3-2 Wednesday...

DATE: March 23, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Crews at Golden fire helped from air

GOLDEN – Crews battling the wildfire burning in the foothills west of Denver got some help from helicopters and planes Wednesday as windy weather diminished.Helicopters were dropping water on the...

DATE: March 23, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Environmental concern hits timber-industry plan

ALBUQUERQUE – U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce has introduced legislation that aims to create jobs by revitalizing the timber industry in the Southwest, but the plan to ease logging regulations and set aside...

DATE: March 23, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Council hopefuls outline priorities

The question of how best to encourage economic growth while maintaining Durango’s unique character – a perennial favorite of past councils – was central during Tuesday’s “Eggs and Issues” City...

DATE: March 22, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

The Blotter

Durango PoliceTuesday 9:09 a.m. Someone was in violation of a restraining order at Durango High School, 2390 Main Ave.9:14 a.m. A juvenile ran away in the 2700 block of New Mexico Avenue.9:19 a.m....

DATE: March 22, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

House requires use of database for immigrants

DENVER – Cities and counties that refuse to join a federal immigration database would lose grants from the state under a bill the Colorado House passed Tuesday.House Bill 1140 would force all...

DATE: March 22, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Senate shoots down gun bill

DENVER – Democratic senators shot down a Republican plan to allow people to carry concealed weapons without a permit Tuesday.Both sides cast House Bill 1205 as a public-safety issue. Gun advocates...

DATE: March 22, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hwy. 160 crash kills 3

Three people were killed and two were injured Tuesday evening when two cars crashed head-on on U.S. Highway 160 between Hesperus and Mancos Hill.The accident closed both lanes to traffic between...

DATE: March 22, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Five vie to lead S. Utes

IGNACIO – Surrounded by supporters and interested tribal members, Pearl Casias on Tuesday night shared her vision for the future of the nation's wealthiest Native American tribe if elected tribal...

DATE: March 22, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Local plastic surgeon finds hope among the lasting rubble in Haiti

More than a year after experiencing the devastation of a 7.0 magnitude earthquake, the people of Haiti are still living in tent cities, still waiting for a stable government and still surviving...

DATE: March 22, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Wind grounds aircraft fighting wildfire

GOLDEN – Air tankers and ground crews battled a wind-whipped wildfire in the foothills west of Denver as officials warned that eastern Colorado’s worst drought in nearly a decade makes that part of...

DATE: March 22, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Colo. lawmakers advance marijuana DUI measure

DENVER – A proposal to set a blood-content threshold to charge marijuana users with driving under the influence advanced in the Colorado House on Tuesday, after lawmakers argued about what would be...

DATE: March 22, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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