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Riddle plans ballot lawsuit

La Plata County Commissioner Joelle Riddle said Tuesday that she will sue to get her name on the ballot in 2010. Currently, Riddle, who disaffiliated from the Democratic Party in late August,...

DATE: Nov. 11, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ritter presents budget plan to committee

DENVER – Next year’s budget will be the most difficult one yet, Gov. Bill Ritter told lawmakers Tuesday. Ritter made his yearly pilgrimage to the Joint Budget Committee to present his financial...

DATE: Nov. 11, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Nonprofits shorted by city budget

Durango could be approaching crises on several fronts – health care, emergency services, cultural literacy – if thecity cuts what it wants from community agencies, said representatives of some of...

DATE: Nov. 11, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Judge rejects marijuana rule

DENVER - Medical marijuana providers regained some breathing room Tuesday when a judge threw out a controversial rulethe state Board of Health adopted last week. Chief Denver District Judge Larry...

DATE: Nov. 11, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sacrifices focus of Veterans Day

The name of the observation has changed, but whether it's Armistice Day or Veterans Day, to military men and women,present and past, and the nation as a whole it points up a commitment to freedom...

DATE: Nov. 11, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Roof relief

DATE: Nov. 11, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Slow-down blues

DATE: Nov. 10, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

FLC, county want to start new Hesperus research center

In separate letters to the director of the State Land Board,  the La Plata County Board of County Commissionersand the Fort Lewis College Board of Trustees supported the college's efforts to start...

DATE: Nov. 10, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Group sues over gravel project

Neighbors of Little Fishes, a project to haul 200,000 cubic yards of topsoil from 30 acres on the western bank of theAnimas River, are suing La Plata County commissioners over their approval of the...

DATE: Nov. 10, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Penry ends bid for state chief

DENVER - Republican Josh Penry will exit the governor's race and might run for Congress against Rep. John Salazar,D-Manassa, The Washington Post reported Monday.The news threw the Western Slope's...

DATE: Nov. 10, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Medical pot ruling overturned by Denver judge

DENVER - Medical marijuana providers regained some breathing room Tuesday when a judge threw out a controversial rule the state Board of Health adopted last week. Chief Denver District Judge...

DATE: Nov. 10, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Condo fire kills 1 man

One person was killed and another was injured in a fire Sunday night at the Piñon Heights condominiums  inDurango. Authorities were trying to positively identify the victim before releasing a...

DATE: Nov. 10, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

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