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Buckling up

DATE: Jan. 24, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

County's tax bills will stay about same

Property owners in La Plata County will receive their 2008 tax bills in the coming days, but, despite troubled economic times and declining home values, few can expect to see a smaller bill this...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata pertussis cases rise to 11

Pertussis has been diagnosed in four children this week, bringing to 11 the number of confirmed cases in La Plata County since the outbreak started Dec. 30, the San Juan Basin Health Department...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Woman pleads guilty to gun charge

DENVER - A Towaoc woman has pleaded guilty to illegal firearms possession after her arrest for shooting and wounding a friend in November.Police say Mollett Lansing, 24, shot the man using a rifle...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Stimulus may bring $2B to Colo.

DENVER - Rep. John Sala-zar should have been wearing a red suit and fluffy white beard when he visited state legislators Friday. The brand new member of the U.S. House Appropriations Committee got...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Air permit to get review

The Environmental Protection Agency's appeals board has agreed to consider environmentalists' objections to the Desert Rock Energy Project's air permit, dealing a blow to the proposed...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Love of mushing

ECHO BASIN - One hour to race time and Roger Vincent has already been given the go-ahead by the veterinarian.Known to his friends as "Rodeo," Vincent and his kennel partner, Charlotte Mooney, both...

DATE: Jan. 23, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Chevron to present drilling plans

La Plata County commissioners on Tuesday will hear a presentation by Chevron on the company's plans for 15 new gas wells southeast of Durango in the Elmore's Corner area.Chevron is seeking 80-acre...

DATE: Jan. 23, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Chances for moisture increase in area

Durangoans shouldn't let a few unseasonably warm days lull them into thinking this winter is over.The National Weather Service is forecasting six days with 40 percent or greater chance of snowfall,...

DATE: Jan. 23, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Panels advance Roberts', Isgar's bills

DENVER - Young criminals will get a second chance under two bills by Rep. Ellen Roberts that advanced Thursday in the state Legislature.The House Judiciary Committee passed both bills on a 10-0...

DATE: Jan. 23, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tourism advocates say ad cuts are bad idea

DENVER - The tourism industry could become the latest victim of the economy because of a plan to cut the state's advertising budget in half.Rural lawmakers are objecting to the cuts that Gov. Bill...

DATE: Jan. 23, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Squeezing sunflowers

DOVE CREEK - Nothing goes to waste at the San Juan Bioenergy plant.The plant began squeezing oil from sunflower seeds last month, but it also turns sunflower stems, leaves, heads and hulls into...

DATE: Jan. 23, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News