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Webb drops out of 59th District race

Republican Lew Webb has dropped out of the race to replace Ellen Roberts as state representative for the 59th Districtbecause local GOP party leaders deemed him too conservative, he said Wednesday....

DATE: Nov. 19, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

LPEA announces electricity rates won't increase in 2010

Electricity rates in Durango will not increase for the first time in five years after La Plata Electric Association'sboard of directors agreed Wednesday to hold the line on costs, but it likely...

DATE: Nov. 19, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango groups compromise on funding

The Durango Business Improvement District is lobbying for a compromise in its funding from the Durango Area TourismOffice.BID this year is receiving $25,000 from DATO to market special events to...

DATE: Nov. 19, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pollster gives Tipton a chance

DENVER - Less than a year from the 2010 elections, there's a chance for Cortez Republican Scott Tipton to pull a majorupset over John Salazar, the incumbent Western Slope congressman, a respected...

DATE: Nov. 19, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

State receives uranium mill application

DENVER - Energy Fuels Corp. formally applied for a permit to build a uranium mill in Western Colorado on Wednesday. The mill, proposed for the Paradox Valley west of Naturita, would be the first...

DATE: Nov. 19, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

'Chicken' interrupts council meeting

Entering the third hour of a dry City Council meeting, a person in a chicken costume surprised Durango's fivecouncilors with an unscheduled visit Tuesday, before heading back out under the lights...

DATE: Nov. 18, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango Mountain Resort pulls critic's pass

Purgatory at Durango Mountain Resort has revoked a woman's season pass for publicly criticizing the ski area's newoperating schedule. In a Nov. 2 letter, Durango Mountain Resort CEO Gary Derck...

DATE: Nov. 18, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dryside residents hear options for drinking water

KLINE - The foundation has been laid to provide drinking water to the dry western side of La Plata County, but the building blocks needed to complete the system are many, varied and expensive. ...

DATE: Nov. 18, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis graduate, activist dies in collision

Family and friends this week are mourning the death of Cassandra Yazzie-Hotchkiss, a 30-year-old Fort Lewis Collegegraduate and Native American activist killed Monday in a car accident. ...

DATE: Nov. 18, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Splish, splash birthday

Kellen Hachmann, 6, son of Troy Hachmann and Carmen Dille-Hachmann; Austin Manning, 4, son of Jacob and Nicole Manning;and Caleb Dearey, 6, son of Shawn and Lynn Dearey; splash and celebrate...

DATE: Nov. 18, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Braided by sun

Devyn Cottrell braids Bonni Pacheco's hair outside their apartment on a sunny Tuesday afternoon on East Fifth Avenue. Today's forecast calls for another full day of sunshine, with a high of 51.

DATE: Nov. 18, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

High notes

Durango High School Freshman Choir members, from right, Selena Valdez, Emily Sandner, Ashley Dodd, Dallas Thurston,Hattie Dahlberg, and Irene Perez perform "Set Me as a Seal" by John Leavitt during...

DATE: Nov. 18, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

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