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Suthers drops from 2010 Senate race

DENVER - Attorney General John Suthers has dropped out of the 2010 U.S. Senate race.Suthers had signaled that he wanted to challenge Democrat Michael Bennet, whom Gov. Bill Ritter appointed to fill...

DATE: Jan. 27, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Home catches fire ... for 2nd time

For the second time in 15 months, firefighters on Monday saved a La Plata County home from fire.The blaze was reported at 2:04 p.m. in the 200 block of County Road 232, in the Grandview area. The...

DATE: Jan. 27, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

House panel OKs fix to youth council

DENVER - A Youth Advisory Council that Rep. Ellen Roberts helped establish last year is still winning praise from state legislators.Roberts, R-Durango, won approval from the House Education...

DATE: Jan. 27, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

House passes crackdown on slowpoke drivers

DENVER - The verdict on slow drivers fell mostly on partisan lines Monday in the House of Representatives.On a 37-27 vote, the House approved a bill to allow police to ticket drivers if more than...

DATE: Jan. 27, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Couple finds lynx on East Animas Road

A local couple was driving in their car Monday afternoon when they spotted a rare Canada lynx on County Road 250.Rick Love said they spotted the cat around 2:30 p.m. in the 2000 block of East...

DATE: Jan. 27, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Local builders eager to see stimulus pass

As local governments wait to see where the millions of dollars expected to become available under President Obama's proposed economic stimulus package end up, local contractors have an even bigger...

DATE: Jan. 27, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Taos saved by snowboards

TAOS SKI VALLEY, N.M. - There's a new vibe afoot at this most-traditional of ski areas, and Elliott Karten and Johnny Saldate were spreading it around thick recently.The two 20-year-old...

DATE: Jan. 26, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

New economic stimulus makes residents wary

LOVELAND - Taxes need to be lowered to save an economy in trouble. Or raised. Or maybe left alone.As the U.S. House of Representatives readies to begin a bruising debate about a gigantic economic...

DATE: Jan. 26, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colo. counties report increasing election costs

DENVER - The price tag for the 2008 presidential election in Colorado eclipsed the amount spent in 2004, and in one county ran as high as $36.57 per vote.County clerks disclosed cost figures Friday...

DATE: Jan. 26, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

New snow

DATE: Jan. 26, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Senate panel OKs community college merger

DENVER - Southwest Colorado Community College got a step closer to becoming real after a favorable vote at the state Legislature.The Senate Education Committee voted Thursday 5-0 to create the new...

DATE: Jan. 26, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Beetles feasting on state's trees

Dave Dallison, the lead forester for the San Juan National Forest, isn't too surprised to see old-growth forests losing trees.After all, older, bigger trees are a better meal, he said."Bark beetles...

DATE: Jan. 25, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

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