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DATE: Jan. 6, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Council honors city's 280 employees

To recognize their sacrifices during a “challenging" 2009 budget year, Durango's 280 city employees were honored atTuesday's City Council meeting.Code-enforcement officer Shane Roukema, also head...

DATE: Jan. 6, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Silverton, couple spar over lights

Mountain Boy Sledworks' owners Karen and Brice Hoskin recently found themselves in trouble with Silverton officialsagain, this time for holiday lights adorning their Montanya Distillers truck. The...

DATE: Jan. 6, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dispensaries outnumber Starbucks in Denver

DENVER - Denver now appears to have more marijuana dispensaries than liquor stores, Starbucks coffee shops or publicschools, according to city and corporate records. A push by City Council members...

DATE: Jan. 5, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

GOP lawyer to sue state

DENVER - Colorado is about to get a novel challenge to its Taxpayer's Bill of Rights.Herb Fenster, a Republican lawyer, will sue the state this month in federal court because, he will claim,...

DATE: Jan. 4, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

TABOR opponents use courts to defang amendment

CENTER - The death blow for the Taxpayer's Bill of Rights might come not from its powerful foes in Denver, but fromparents in a little potato town in the San Luis Valley.Parents led by Anthony and...

DATE: Jan. 4, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Walmart pitches in to feed hungry

The Durango Food Bank now gets food from the local Walmart - food that once was destined for the trash can. The food bank has been designated to receive Walmart's donations of meat, produce,...

DATE: Jan. 4, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pagosa family faces separation

PAGOSA SPRINGS - A Mexican proverb to the effect that hope is the last thing to die is sustaining a local woman whosehusband, an illegal alien from the state of Chihuahua, has been ordered to leave...

DATE: Jan. 4, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

'Maximo' is Mercy's 1st baby in 2010

After a satisfying meal at Applebees, a Bayfield woman gave birth Saturday to the first baby of 2010 at Mercy RegionalMedical Center.Maximo Christopher Aragon, son of Patricia and Shane Aragon, was...

DATE: Jan. 3, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bennet: New energy jobs will help

U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet, speaking Sunday in Durango, said it will take new investments in education, energy and smallbusinesses for America to fully recover from its economic slump. He spoke...

DATE: Jan. 3, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

TABOR foes target 2011 for vote

DENVER - The name alone could cure insomnia: the Long-Term Fiscal Stability Commission.This group of legislators and citizen experts met during the summer to discuss Colorado's budget crisis. Part...

DATE: Jan. 3, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bruce's baby is loved by Republicans, feared by Democrats

DENVER - Of all the politicians in Colorado, no one is simultaneously more important and less liked than Douglas Bruce. In 2008, his one year at the Legislature, the Colorado Springs Republican...

DATE: Jan. 3, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

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