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Predator-control program in flux

A wildlife program that has drawn its fair share of critics got axed Tuesday by La Plata County, but the move is likelyonly temporary.County commissioners voted on the county's contract with the...

DATE: Feb. 10, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ski by night at Hesperus

DATE: Feb. 10, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

City considers lowering its sights

La Plata County's decision to pursue negotiations with the landowner of Ewing Mesa gave occasion for the Durango CityCouncil to consider bringing several area plans into alignment with current...

DATE: Feb. 10, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Uranium mill aims to open in two years

DENVER - The country's first new uranium mill in 25 years could be operating in Southwest Colorado in early 2012, itschief backer said Tuesday.But a leading critic of the mill doubts the...

DATE: Feb. 10, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Florida Road work to reroute traffic

Potholes are about to be the least of drivers' concerns on Florida Road.Beginning today, traffic on part of the crumbling thoroughfare will be restricted to one-way travel headed toward...

DATE: Feb. 10, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

BLM wants to thin land near Perins Peak

The Bureau of Land Management plans to thin about 300 acres of vegetation on public lands west of Durango and adjacentto the Perins Peak State Wildlife Area.The proposed action is to hydro mow 40...

DATE: Feb. 10, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Riverview principal plans on resigning

Diane Chambers has announced she will resign as principal of Riverview Elementary School, effective at the end of theschool year.Chambers took over as Riverview's principal in fall 2007, part of a...

DATE: Feb. 10, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rafters' rights bill clears panel

DENVER - As if Colorado water law weren't complicated enough, the right to take a rafting trip down the Animas Rivermight hinge on how far upstream boats could sail in England in the reign of King...

DATE: Feb. 9, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

County tries for solution with roads

La Plata County officials are seeking to smooth ruffled feathers at the city of Durango about a proposed route acrossEwing Mesa.On Jan. 26, county commissioners, against the city's wishes, approved...

DATE: Feb. 9, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Avalanche risk considerable as snow subsides

La Plata County residents may have time to rest their weary backs after a winter of nonstop shoveling as only limitedsnowfall is predicted for the next week, but the avalanche risk is considerable...

DATE: Feb. 9, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Gas leak closes downtown restaurants

Snow caused two gas leaks Monday night, one closing Randy's Restaurant and Cuckoo's Chicken House and Waterin'Hole.Shortly after 7 p.m., two Durango Fire & Rescue Authority engines and two rescue...

DATE: Feb. 9, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

New council lands broadband grant

A new council of governments in Southwest Colorado is scheduled to receive $3 million from the state to providehigh-speed, high-capacity broadband infrastructure for public facilities in 14...

DATE: Feb. 9, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

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