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Ounce of prevention

DATE: April 16, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Planners suggest design-review trim

Members of the city's planning staff floated an idea to reform the city's “time-consuming and unbalanced" design-reviewprocess at a public workshop last night at the Durango Community Recreation...

DATE: April 15, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Water agency to map S.W. service areas

The often-dashed hopes for a drinking-water system in the parched western portion of La Plata County are again beingraised.But this time, planners don't intend to blanket the area but configure a...

DATE: April 15, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado child poverty rate surges

The number of children living in poverty in Colorado has grown at the fastest pace in the nation, but by most measures,La Plata County children are doing better than their peers statewide,...

DATE: April 15, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

It's a bird, it's a rocket!

Students in the Life Program at Durango High School wrapped up a two-week project on rockets Wednesday by launchingtheir creations airborne.“This is fun for them and allows them to participate in...

DATE: April 15, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Police name Montezuma shooter

Authorities investigating a double murder-suicide that occurred last week in a Montezuma County residence haveidentified the shooter.County residents Jeffrey Maez, 45, and Dale A. Thayer, 60, were...

DATE: April 15, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Wildlife-proof containers now here

In response to growing wildlife raids, city employees on Wednesday deployed six wildlife-resistant trash containers toparks around town.The new green containers feature a hand-latch mechanism to...

DATE: April 15, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Groups want Obama to reject Ritter plan

DENVER - National environmental groups are pushing President Barack Obama to turn down Colorado's plan for backcountryforests.Gov. Bill Ritter last week asked the U.S. Department of Agriculture for...

DATE: April 15, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Representative targets gas taxes for rainy-day fund

DENVER - Colorado should save more of the money it makes on natural-gas taxes, a lawmaker from a gas-heavy districtsays.Rep. Kathleen Curry, an unaffiliated lawmaker from Gunnison,  wants to ask...

DATE: April 15, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Salazar campaign boasts $1.1M balance

U.S. Rep. John Salazar raised $305,000 during the first quarter of 2010, giving him a war chest of $1.1 million for hisre-election campaign. A Wednesday news release reported that the Salazar...

DATE: April 15, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Former lawmaker DeNier dies at 88

A man who believed in serving others and did so all his life, former Southwest Colorado lawmaker Robert E. DeNier diedWednesday. He was 88.He first came to Durango to work in law enforcement.After...

DATE: April 14, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata Archuleta Water leaders brief commissioners

If voters in southeastern La Plata County approve a funding plan for the La Plata Archuleta Water District, theorganization's governing board plans to move expeditiously but cautiously, board...

DATE: April 14, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

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