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Cigarette tax may spark TABOR fight

DENVER - These days, another tax on cigarettes might not seem like anything new.But the one a state lawmaker has in mind could light up a much bigger battle over the power of government.Last...

DATE: April 5, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fire damages historic downtown building

Fire damaged the historic Newman Block Building at Eighth Street and Main Avenue in downtown Durango Sunday morning.  About 50 firefighters from the Durango Fire & Rescue Authority, Los...

DATE: April 4, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

A longer walk

DATE: April 4, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Crash injures 2 near Durango

Two Pagosa Springs men have been hospitalized after a single-car accident north of Durango.The accident occurred about 12:50 a.m. Tuesday on U.S. Highway 550 near the Val-Air Gliderport.Richard...

DATE: April 4, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Arts Center cancels summer festival

After 15 consecutive years, there will be no Durango Arts Festival this summer on Second Avenue, Main Avenue or any other avenue.The board and staff of the Durango Arts Center made the decision...

DATE: April 4, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

April 2 - 3

Animal Control Friday10:51 a.m. A large poodle bit a man near 10th Street and Main Avenue. Durango Police Friday1:52 p.m. Someone saw a man in a van drinking from a wine bottle in the west 300...

DATE: April 4, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

On air

DATE: April 4, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Car dealer faces charges

Durango auto dealer Roger W. Francisco is scheduled to go to trial in 6th Judicial District Court in June on charges that he failed to forward a vehicle's title.The proprietor of Francisco's Car &...

DATE: April 4, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

State bills meet fate

DENVER - Friday was execution day at the Capitol for bills that sought to spend money.With the state budget in shambles, the Legislature's two appropriations committees were in no mood to spend, no...

DATE: April 4, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dust in the wind

DATE: April 4, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Local water pioneer is stepping aside

In 1968, Fred Kroeger was a spry 50-year-old helping hold down the family hardware store in Durango. The Animas-La Plata Project, in just its second decade on the drawing board, was passed by...

DATE: April 3, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

GOP, Denver Democrats unite on school bill

DENVER - Democrats and Republicans overcame years of head-butting on education and voted unanimously Thursday for a major school funding bill."I think this is a big day in educational history. I...

DATE: April 3, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

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