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Forum helps those who seek medical marijuana

Medicinal marijuana is gaining popularity in Durango, but despite the best efforts of its advocates, obtaining a prescription to use the drug legally isn't getting any easier.Representatives from...

DATE: March 19, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Local transit study begins

A new study will look at how to ease traffic by creating more transit connections between communities in Southwest Colorado."This is about issues related more to regional services, not local," said...

DATE: March 19, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Senate Dems approve repeal of GOP-favorite budget law

DENVER - A month of argument and 12 hours of debate on the Senate floor changed nothing for a controversial budget bill, which the state Senate approved on a party line 21-14 vote Tuesday.From the...

DATE: March 18, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Health department warns of pertussis case

A student at Escalante Middle School has been diagnosed with pertussis, also known as whooping cough.Pertussis is a contagious illness that is spread when an infected person sneezes or coughs and...

DATE: March 18, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pre-schooler hit on East Second Avenue

A 4-year-old boy was struck by an SUV and injured as he darted across East Second Avenue on Tuesday, next to the old Durango Public Library.Several people witnessed the accident and provided...

DATE: March 18, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

State house approves popular vote for president

DENVER - Colorado would join a national agreement to change the way the president is elected under a bill the House approved Tuesday.Currently, whoever wins most of the country's 538 electoral...

DATE: March 18, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

City Council candidates share opinions

An incumbent, a former councilor trying to make a comeback and two newcomers told a business-oriented audience Tuesday morning why voters should pick them April 7 to fill three seats on the Durango...

DATE: March 18, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Panel votes down well-fee increase well-fee increase

DENVER - Rural lawmakers beat back several fee increases for water users Tuesday, leaving state water administrators $2.5 million short next year.The Legislature's budget committee wanted to...

DATE: March 18, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

9-R keeps early release

Durango School District 9-R will keep early release on Fridays during the 2009-10 school year.District officials had considered moving early release to Wednesdays. But teachers and principals said...

DATE: March 18, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ritter reassures businesses

In a visit to Durango on Tuesday, Gov. Bill Ritter sought to reassure small-business owners that lending agencies are available to help them through the tough economic times.Access to credit has...

DATE: March 18, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Local fans pay homage to Edward Abbey

He was the author who was a vocal pioneer in the environmental movement in the American West, an iconic figure whose books Desert Solitaire and The Monkey Wrench Gang still resonate with readers...

DATE: March 17, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rally backs in-state tuition for illegal immigrants

DENVER - Immigrant rights advocates, including about 10 from Durango, converged Monday on the state Capitol to press for in-state tuition for the children of illegal immigrants.Sen. Chris Romer,...

DATE: March 17, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

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