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State lawmakers battle it out over tax breaks

DENVER - Tempers are flaring at the Legislature over the repeal of a dozen tax breaks. A House panel that included Durango Republican Ellen Roberts didn't break until 2:30 Thursday morning after...

DATE: Jan. 28, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Making 'em strong

DATE: Jan. 28, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Snowdown washes up in 2010

Wednesday, 11:49 a.m.: Flip-flops slip on the ice outside the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 4031. Inside,surfboards and kites are set up next to American flags and the hall's painted emblem. ...

DATE: Jan. 28, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Snowy winter through your eyes

DATE: Jan. 28, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County restrains vicious canines

Montezuma County commissioners unanimously amended the county's vicious-dog resolution Monday, expanding the authorityand reach of the resolution to include general dog control in unincorporated...

DATE: Jan. 28, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ex-camp director suspected of sex assault on child

A former director of Kanakuk Kamps has been arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting adolescent boys in multiplejurisdictions, including La Plata County.Peter D. Newman, 34, of Branson, Mo.,...

DATE: Jan. 28, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colleges are hit in new round of budget cuts

DENVER - The cuts aren't over yet for colleges and rural communities that depend on natural gas and oil taxes.Gov. Bill Ritter on Wednesday unveiled his latest budget-balancing plan, which would...

DATE: Jan. 28, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tax war gets under way at state Capitol

DENVER - The great Colorado tax war of 2010 has begun.Democrats pushed 11 bills Wednesday that would eliminate or suspend a dozen tax credits to help the state balance itsbudget.Republicans are...

DATE: Jan. 28, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Senate committee passes pension-system fix

DENVER - Government retirees would lose their cost-of-living increases for the next year under a bill that tries to fixthe state's ailing pension system.Senate Bill 1 got under way Tuesday, passing...

DATE: Jan. 27, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Board opposes BLM proposal

Members of Durango's Parks and Recreation Advisory Board have recommended the city not grant the U.S. Bureau of LandManagement a permanent easement to access Animas City Mountain to reduce wildfire...

DATE: Jan. 27, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

9-R mulls cuts, increasing taxes

Consultants on Tuesday said Durango School District 9-R will have to make deep cuts unless voters agree to aproperty-tax increase.“We have a value judgment. You either go for more revenue from your...

DATE: Jan. 27, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Police ID body found in snow

Police on Tuesday identified a man who was found dead Monday lying in a snowdrift outside his home in Durango.An autopsy was performed Tuesday morning on Gerald Nichols, 64. Results from the...

DATE: Jan. 27, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

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