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Gas, oil saga nears end in state Senate

DENVER - Colorado's new gas and oil rules passed their last major test Tuesday, winning initial approval in the Senate on a party-line vote.The rules to protect wildlife and public health have been...

DATE: March 25, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colo. Legislature's 'hit list' cuts deep

DENVER - Lawmakers began to slash at their growing budget deficit Tuesday, using a 'hit list' of more than $1 billion in potential cuts.The action comes on the heels of a painful set of cuts the...

DATE: March 25, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Trust fund in danger of insolvency

DENVER - The trust fund that pays unemployment benefits to Coloradans is in danger of going bust within 16 months, according to the Legislature's chief economist.At the same time, lawmakers plan to...

DATE: March 24, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Suspicious package brings out bomb squad

Authorities spent 4½ hours Monday investigating a "suspicious package" placed outside a chemical storage room at the Bayfield Water Treatment Plant.Inside the package - really a red and white...

DATE: March 24, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bluebird homes

DATE: March 24, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Domestic-partner benefits prove difficult

Though more employers in La Plata County have begun extending health benefits to domestic partners, advocates say tax inequities wipe out many of the advantages to this.The city and Fort Lewis...

DATE: March 24, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bears' awakening is drawing near

If the natural order of events in Southwest Colorado holds true, warmer weather, longer days and blooming flowers will be followed by black bears coming out of hibernation.While it's still a couple...

DATE: March 24, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

DMR to delay Lift 8 upgrade

Purgatory at Durango Mountain Resort has postponed plans to upgrade Lift 8 this year as a result of the frozen credit markets.Instead, the resort will focus on expanding skiable terrain on both...

DATE: March 24, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Surfing safely

Youth minister Chris Weber started his talk to parents about teens and social networking with this helpful hint - if you see "PLOS" on the screen, be aware: It means Parent Looking Over...

DATE: March 23, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

High wind causes power blips in Durango

Sunday's wind gusts were blamed for two power outages in La Plata County, but La Plata Electric Association was able to restore power to all customers by the evening.At 6:30 p.m., repairs were...

DATE: March 23, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

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DATE: March 23, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pandemonium at Purgatory

DATE: March 22, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

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