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Gas companies' drilling plan irritates critics

The major natural-gas companies in La Plata County have submitted plans for replacing underground water used during thedrilling process with surface water from Vallecito and Lemon reservoirs, but...

DATE: March 21, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bill targets pollution from uranium mills

DENVER - Lawmakers moved to tighten oversight of uranium mills by taking aim at a Cotter Corp. mill in Cañon City, butit could apply to the proposed Piñon Ridge mill in Montrose County, too.State...

DATE: March 20, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lawmakers get good economic news - finally

DENVER - Economists delivered the first piece of good news in two years to the Legislature on Friday - no more cuts areneeded to the state budget beyond what is planned already.Lawmakers had come...

DATE: March 20, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rocks rollin'

YELLOWJACKET - A huge boulder - the size of a shed or a large truck - came crashing down Thursday evening and landed onU.S. Highway 160 between Bayfield and Pagosa Springs.The Colorado Department...

DATE: March 20, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rafting bill is thrown overboard

DENVER - Opponents of a “right to float" bill for rafters have sunk it by turning it into a study.Technically, the bill is still alive, but all it does now is ask the Colorado Water Congress to...

DATE: March 20, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

9-R coordinator: Health keeps kids in school

Sherrod Beall, Durango School District 9-R's new health coordinator, believes providing comprehensive health care tostudents keeps them involved and in school.“The No. 1 priority is keeping kids in...

DATE: March 20, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Roberts' natural-gas bill clears House

DENVER - A bill that promotes natural-gas electricity at the expense of coal blasted through the state House on Fridaywith heavy bipartisan support.House Bill 1365 is sponsored by Rep. Ellen...

DATE: March 20, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bennet, Norton garner support

La Plata County caucuses on Tuesday showed U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., with 71 percent support among localDemocratic delegates, said Jean Walter, party chairwoman.That puts former state...

DATE: March 19, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Distracted driver causes crash on Colorado Highway 3

A head-on collision closed Colorado Highway 3 for about a half hour Wednesday morning.The crash was reported about 8:15 a.m. on Highway 3, which runs from Santa Rita Drive to South Camino del Rio...

DATE: March 19, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Practice makes perfect

DATE: March 19, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Local TV saga aired in Legislature

DENVER - In the television show that is the state Legislature, Thursday was a rerun.It was the episode where the Legislature says La Plata and Montezuma counties should get Colorado TV...

DATE: March 19, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

House panel reduces K-12 school budget

DENVER - Legislators dealt K-12 schools their first big cut in a decade Thursday, cutting $260 million in a vote thatcaused at least one Democrat to weep.School advocates called the cut...

DATE: March 19, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

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