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Council candidate, Durango officials sued

A would-be Durangoan has launched a $3 million civil-rights war against a group of city officials he says treated him unfairly during a three-year battle to build his dream home along the Animas...

DATE: March 3, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hands-on learning

When a new seed-crushing plant designed to turn sunflower seeds into biofuel began operating in Dove Creek in 2005, Jordan Lestina got to thinking about how local farmers could increase the oil...

DATE: March 3, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

The Blotter

Durango PoliceThursday 1:45 a.m. Someone reported a firearm was discharged in the 200 block of Animas View Drive, in city limits.Wednesday 8:05 a.m. A burglary was reported at the La Plata County...

DATE: March 3, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Vandals use guns at Mesa Verde

Vandals with guns caused more than $2,000 in damage at Mesa Verde National Park early Thursday morning, according to the National Park Service.Shots were fired at the park’s entrance station...

DATE: March 3, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Water, water everywhere for Colo.?

WESTMINSTER – More than 300 of Colorado’s top water experts gathered Thursday for a first-ever attempt to design a statewide strategy to supply cities while keeping farms in business for the next...

DATE: March 3, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Prohibition-era Durango

The Durango Bootleggers Society began brewing Spring Tonic Elixir Thursday from a recipe thought to be from the late 1800s. The American pre-prohibition lager will be released April 7 to celebrate...

DATE: March 3, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

N.M. debates immigrant licenses

SANTA FE – Allies of New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez succeeded Thursday in forcing the Democratic-controlled House to consider a proposal to stop the state from issuing driver’s licenses to illegal...

DATE: March 3, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Lawmakers consider travel spending limits

DENVER – Several Colorado lawmakers are scratching their heads after state-chartered agencies complained they can’t live on proposed new restrictions on travel that are twice the limits allowed by...

DATE: March 3, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Jury convicts man for fraudulent gas bidding

SALT LAKE CITY – An environmental activist was convicted Thursday of making $1.8 million in false oil and natural-gas drilling bids at a federal auction in a case that became a cause celebre among...

DATE: March 3, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Denver airport deal is criticized

DENVER – A scathing federal audit released Thursday blasts Denver’s Stapleton redevelopment deal, saying that the Federal Aviation Administration gave up $71 million in revenue by allowing Denver...

DATE: March 3, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

The weekender

The best in news, sports and entertainment.

DATE: March 3, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dems want to offer tax amnesty

DENVER – Two Denver Democrats say they can raise money for schools by offering amnesty to people who are behind on their taxes.Senate Bill 184, which Sen. Pat Steadman introduced Wednesday, would...

DATE: March 2, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

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