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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

Wind-chill factor

DATE: April 2, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

$200M of workers' comp money to be used to plug budget gap

DENVER - The Legislature has found a way to close the gaping hole in its budget, but not everyone will share equally in the pain.College students and senior homeowners will bear some of the brunt...

DATE: April 2, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lawmakers may repeal tax breaks

DENVER - The Legislature could repeal nearly $2 billion in tax breaks without asking voters permission, a legislative lawyer said Wednesday.Sharon Eubanks presented the Joint Budget Committee with...

DATE: April 2, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rough patch

DATE: April 1, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Number of Internet crimes rises in 2008

Internet crime increased 33 percent nationally in 2008 and the amountof money lost to Internet criminals jumped more than $25 million.Local data for Internet crimes is difficult to track, said...

DATE: April 1, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Home on Florida Mesa sustains smoke damage

A family home off U.S. Highway 550 sustained smoke damage Tuesday evening.Durango Fire & Rescue Authority was called out around 8 p.m. for a fire at a house at 15805 Highway 550, across from the...

DATE: April 1, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

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