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Jail pollution lawsuit to go to trial

DENVER – La Plata County is headed to trial in October in its lawsuit against a rifle manufacturer over groundwater pollution at the jail.U.S. Senior Judge Lewis Babcock declined Friday to declare...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Accident on Highway 3

DATE: Aug. 20, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

The Blotter

Durango PoliceFriday2:37 a.m. A noise disturbance was reported in the 2900 block of Richard Drive.Thursday9:22 a.m. A theft of something valued between $1,000 and $20,000 was reported at Starlight...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lighten up

DATE: Aug. 20, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango sales tax up for 2nd consecutive month

Sales tax in Durango was up in June, marking the second consecutive month of positive income, a first since the recession began 21 months ago.The city’s 2 percent sales tax revenue increased 3.1...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montana ranchers vow to fight national monument proposal

LEWISTOWN, Mont. – Ranchers in eastern Montana are digging in for what they said Friday would be a protracted fight against a tentative Interior Department proposal to designate more than a dozen...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2010 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Tribes develop sex offender registration

SAN ILDEFONSO PUEBLO, N.M. – How the nation’s American Indian tribes can best implement sex offender registration and notification systems was the subject of a meeting among federal, state and...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2010 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Lawmakers push to allow Denver TV in La Plata County

Lawmakers in Denver and Washington think they might be close to resolving a decades-long drama: the push to bring Denver TV to La Plata and Montezuma counties. U.S. Rep. John Salazar has been...

DATE: Aug. 19, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

2006 laws thrust Colorado into immigration enforcement

Colorado has not gone as far as Arizona in enforcing immigration laws, but a series of measures passed in 2006 show this state is not afraid to get in the enforcement game.State law requires local...

DATE: Aug. 19, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Crackdown intensifies feelings on all sides

Decades before Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer signed her state's strict immigration enforcement bill into law in April, hostility toward illegal immigrants there had been growing.Maricopa County Sheriff...

DATE: Aug. 19, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Under ‘Secure Communities,’ all fingerprints would go in database

WASHINGTON – Facing pressure from both the left and right to address illegal immigration, Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter is considering whether to join a controversial federal information-sharing...

DATE: Aug. 19, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Local health fix moves forward

One of an expert’s key recommendations to improving health care in La Plata County is a step closer to reality.A meeting has been scheduled for Sept. 15 that will bring together eight groups...

DATE: Aug. 19, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

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