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Senate measure extends permit date for drillers

DENVER - Gas and oil companies would get a deadline extension to file for water permits for their wells under a billthat started moving Wednesday in the state Legislature.But ranchers who own water...

DATE: Feb. 18, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Water fight skews budget

DENVER - Legislators decided Wednesday they had gone to the well one too many times in an attempt to balance theirbudget.The House turned back an attempt to drain the final $19 million out of a...

DATE: Feb. 18, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mourning funding cuts

Fort Lewis College students on Wednesday mourned the death of higher education in a mock funeral designed to drawattention to state budget cuts. College officials expect $4 million in state cuts...

DATE: Feb. 18, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield says no to marijuana

BAYFIELD - Bayfield town councilors have said “no" to medical marijuana dispensaries, at least for now.After Tuesday night's public hearing and an executive session, during which councilors' legal...

DATE: Feb. 18, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Power lunch

DATE: Feb. 18, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Construction crews extending river trail

Work began this week on a quarter-mile section of the Animas River Trail running south from the Durango Mall, spanningthe river at the High Bridge and joining the existing trail at the La Plata...

DATE: Feb. 18, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield man hurt cutting firewood

A 40-year-old Bayfield man was taken to Mercy Regional Medical Center after a dead tree from which he was cuttingfirewood fell on him.Emergency personnel from Upper Pine Fire Protection District...

DATE: Feb. 18, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Father of New York city terror suspect gets bail

NEW YORK - A Colorado man accused of trying to destroy chemicals and other evidence in the terror case against his sonwas granted bail Wednesday, but ordered not to speak to his son.As part of a...

DATE: Feb. 18, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Obama in Denver to raise money for Bennet

DENVER (AP) - Protesters upset with President Barack Obama's policies on medical marijuana, Wall Street reform and the president's support for Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet in a primary race are...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ritter wants $340M more cut from Colorado budget

DENVER (AP) - Vowing to protect the state's safety net for struggling families, Gov. Bill Ritter recommended Thursdaythat the state liquidate a scholarship trust fund, close a prison boot camp and...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Snowbank mechanic

DATE: Feb. 17, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Third of college freshmen need help

An annual report by the Colorado Commission for Higher Education says about one-third of Colorado students enteringcollege need remedial help in a core subject. Compared with their respective...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

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