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Ritter’s work target of House GOP

DENVER – State House Republicans want to use their new majority to undo many of Gov. Bill Ritter’s signature accomplishments, and they might start with the budget he submitted just this...

DATE: Nov. 5, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Army lists effects of Colo. expansion

DENVER – The Army wants to put new combat aviation brigades in Colorado and Washington state, but both sites would have some significant environmental or social impacts, according to a draft report...

DATE: Nov. 5, 2010 | CATEGORY: Regional News

N.M.’s ‘first gentleman’ makes history

ALBUQUERQUE – Chuck Franco will soon be a household name in New Mexico.As the husband of Gov.-elect Susana Martinez, he will become the state’s first-ever “first gentleman” when she takes office in...

DATE: Nov. 5, 2010 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Scientists: Colorado dig reveals Ice Age ecosystem

DENVER – Excavation near a Colorado ski town is unearthing an Ice Age ecosystem that one museum curator described Friday as a candy store for paleontologists.In recent weeks, museum workers have...

DATE: Nov. 5, 2010 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Bomb squad detonates dynamite crate

A boom that rocked houses from Grandview to Bayfield turned out to be a controlled dynamite explosion at a gravel pit east of Durango.A man living in the 500 block of County Road 233 called the La...

DATE: Nov. 4, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

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DATE: Nov. 4, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ritter calls for tax increase for colleges

DENVER – The condition of Colorado colleges is “alarming and deteriorating,” and they need more tax money to recover, according to Gov. Bill Ritter’s special panel on higher education.The panel...

DATE: Nov. 4, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Blaze consumes mobile home

An unoccupied mobile home on Wildcat Canyon Road was destroyed by fire early Thursday morning, Dave Imming, spokesman for Durango Fire & Rescue Authority, said.Firefighters were dispatched shortly...

DATE: Nov. 4, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

The Blotter

Durango PoliceThursday 1:10 a.m. A theft was reported near Seventh Street and East Fifth Avenue.5:54 a.m. Someone trespassed in the 400 block of East Ninth Avenue.Wednesday 8:46 a.m. Lost property...

DATE: Nov. 4, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Farm farewell Seven years on, vision for La Boca falters

The La Boca Center for Sustainability, located on a 172-acre former llama ranch south of Ignacio, has closed, ending a seven-year experiment in sustainable agriculture and communal living.“We...

DATE: Nov. 4, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southern Utes to conduct recall election

The Southern Ute Indian Tribal Council set an early-December date for a recall election of Tribal Chairman Matthew Box.The recall election will be held Dec. 3, said tribal members who attended...

DATE: Nov. 4, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

GOP elects new leader of state House

DENVER – Democrats all but conceded their loss of the state House of Representatives on Thursday, and Republicans elected Rep. Frank McNulty to be the first GOP speaker of the House in six...

DATE: Nov. 4, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

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