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Senate passes pension reform

DENVER - The Senate passed its first two major bills of the year Monday, revamping Colorado's public pension plan andregulating medical marijuana doctors. Teachers and government workers would pay...

DATE: Feb. 2, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Eight House bills repeal tax credits

DENVER - The state House passed eight bills to repeal tax credits Monday, capping a week of debates that stretched lateinto the night. A ninth bill - a $57 million tax on energy used in...

DATE: Feb. 2, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pancake perfection

DATE: Feb. 1, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Water fights brew

DENVER - Lawyers, rafts and money: Those are the debates in store for Colorado's water community this year at theLegislature.A Pueblo Democrat wants to make sure that water imports from wet basins...

DATE: Feb. 1, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Festival passes with few reports of crimes

Snowdown is for partying but not that hard. At 2:15 a.m. Sunday, police received a report of a broken window at The Wells Group, 901 Main Ave. “It was some sort of vandalism from probably some...

DATE: Feb. 1, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Horrors: Time for a new Snowdown theme

If you thought plastic grass skirts and fake Hawaiian leis were bad, next year's Snowdown promises to be absolutelymonstrous.Gruesome.Downright horrific.That's right. The theme for Durango's annual...

DATE: Feb. 1, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Quilter has award-winning eye

COLORADO SPRINGS - Sharon Schlotzhauer spends a lot of time hunched over a pool table - sometimes until 2 a.m.No, she isn't a Minnesota Fats protege practicing trick shots.The Colorado Springs...

DATE: Feb. 1, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Papa's 'truths' shake family, Cape to its core

Two weeks ago, I was inspired to write a column defending Mark McGwire, the five-years-too-late admitted steroiduser-cum-Cardinals hitting coach.I was inspired not by Big Mac - or Medium Mac, as...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

No problems for 19 balloons

As Ken Tadolini prepared to lift off in a Re/Max hot-air balloon, he gave orders to his ground crew in clipped phrases. “Weight off, hands off, step back," he said. The balloon lifted into the...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Spring enrollment sets record at local community college

Southwest Colorado Community College experienced record enrollment for its spring semester, which began Jan. 11.“Enrollment is up 21 percent from this time last year," said Lynn Urban, dean of the...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Thrift store closes after 10½ years

The Volunteers of America Thrift Store went out of business Saturday, marking the end of a 10½-year run.The thrift store was unable to sustain itself financially, said Sarada Leavenworth, director...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

District 9-R advances toward ballot measure

Durango School District 9-R's move toward asking voters to increase property taxes appears to be gathering steam aheadof the November election.The seven-member school board has until July 23 to...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

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