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Redistricting dance starts in Denver

DENVER – Ten legislators met Wednesday to begin drawing the map that will determine the fate of U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Cortez, and the other six Coloradans in the U.S. House.The Legislature gets...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

GOP targets taxes, illegal immigrants

DENVER – Senate Republicans introduced controversial bills on immigration and taxes Wednesday, and Senate Democrats moved quickly to shut them down.The tax and immigration bills were among the...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Generosity showers on Durango-area families, charities

The La Plata County community was moved to action this week by a four-day Durango Herald series about poverty here. The series also had a real impact on local charities and brought to light a...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Flu cases far fewer in the state this season

DENVER – This flu season in Colorado has been much milder than last year, in part because so many people have been vaccinated or developed immunity from exposure, health officials said.Three people...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Bill aims to increase organ donations

DENVER – Colorado drivers sign up for organ and tissue donation at higher rates than in any other state. But state lawmakers are considering a first-in-the-nation change so that people getting...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Defendant in shooting case headed to halfway house

DENVER – A Durango man who violated his probation for a 2007 manslaughter conviction is headed to a Denver halfway house for another try at rehabilitation.Samson Lameman, 32, was convicted of...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bye, bye, Blockbuster

DATE: Jan. 18, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

The Blotter

Durango PoliceTuesday 12:11 a.m. An extra patrol was initiated at the Tech Center trailhead on Tech Center Drive.Monday 8:06 a.m. An alarm was activated at First National Bank of Durango, 259 W....

DATE: Jan. 18, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tipton talks to voters before health-care vote

On the eve of the U.S. House of Representatives’ vote to repeal President Barack Obama’s sweeping health-care reforms, U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton hosted a telephone town-hall meeting with...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Yo quiero una casa

DATE: Jan. 18, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

State bill extends foreclosure program

DENVER – State lawmakers took a step Tuesday toward extending a foreclosure-deferment program, but very few homeowners in trouble take advantage of the help it offers.The program allows for a...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Popular pups

DATE: Jan. 18, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

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