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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

Candidates vie for 2 open LPEA seats

La Plata Electric Association will hold elections in the next month for two open seats on the cooperative's board of directors.Running for the open District 3 seat are Connie Imig, Bobby Lieb, Dave...

DATE: April 3, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Scoping session

DATE: April 3, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colleges held hostage in budget maneuver

DENVER - Fork over the money or the professor gets it.When the six legislators who write the budget wrapped up their work Wednesday, they delivered it to their colleagues with all the subtlety of a...

DATE: April 3, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

City Council election sees weak turnout

If it seems like the current Durango City Council election isn't generating much buzz around town, that's because it isn't.With less than one week before three new councilors are announced Tuesday,...

DATE: April 3, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

PERA warns of long-term troubles

DENVER - The retirement plan for Colorado's teachers and government workers is on the path to failure, and workers will have to pay more and get lower benefits in order to save it, the plan's...

DATE: April 3, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pedal-powered parade

DATE: April 2, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Police substation to get increased use, new name

The Durango Police Department plans to make greater use of its substation in the Three Springs subdivision.This week, administrators and police officers began moving to the 5,000-square-foot...

DATE: April 2, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tuition measure moves forward

DENVER - A bill giving in-state tuition to illegal immigrants survived a crucial vote Wednesday, because of the absence of one opponent.Sen. Chris Romer's Senate Bill 170 gives in-state tuition to...

DATE: April 2, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bill aims to avoid coal-bed methane chaos

DENVER - A lawsuit by Southwest Colorado ranchers over water rights and  coal-bed methane wells has spurred the Legislature into action.William and Elizabeth Vance and James and Mary Fitzgerald...

DATE: April 2, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bills tune in on TV access

Responding to persistent public demand, Colorado lawmakers are seeking to expand a legal exception that would allow La Plata and Montezuma counties to see television programming from Denver rather...

DATE: April 2, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

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