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No stimulus for Railroad Square

While local governments and school districts remain in the running for federal economic stimulus dollars, rumors of those funds going to the planned Railroad Square Hotel and Conference center...

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

Isgar's water, family center bills pass

DENVER - The Senate gave final approval Monday to two bills by Sen. Jim Isgar, D-Hesperus.Senate Bill 55 helps the state's 24 Family Resource Centers, which provide early-childhood education and...

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

House leader wants to end land program

DENVER - A Republican leader wants to eliminate Colorado's land-preservation tax credit and use the money for highways.Legislators last year passed a major reform in the conservation-easement...

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

State's share in bailout may be cut in compromise

The compromise that saved the federal stimulus bill might come at a high cost for Colorado.The state government, police departments and Mesa Verde National Park all could get money out of the...

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

Family loses cat, belongings in fire

A family lost most of its belongings and the family cat in a fire off La Posta Road (County Road 213) on Monday night."Their furnace went out a couple of days ago, and they were using the wood...

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

Interest in financial aid increases

With near-daily signs that the national recession is deepening, interest in financial aid was high Sunday at a Fort Lewis College event to help students apply for assistance.About 20 families...

DATE: Feb. 9, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Box follows family tradition

Politics, it would seem, is in the blood of new Southern Ute Tribal Chairman Matthew J. Box.His grandfather, Eddie Box Sr., served about 15 years on the Tribal Council and his great-uncle Leonard...

DATE: Feb. 9, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Proposed gas leases cause a stir

The possibility of gas and oil development in two state wildlife sanctuaries adjacent to Durango has spooked local environmentalists who say the areas, home to peregrine falcons and wintering elk,...

DATE: Feb. 8, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Scouts conduct food drive

DATE: Feb. 8, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Roberts discusses possible budget cuts

State Rep. Ellen Roberts warned residents of impending budget cuts and took a tough-love approach with constituents who raised questions Saturday at the annual Legislative Lowdown, presented by the...

DATE: Feb. 8, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

20 years on

A phone call at 2 a.m. rarely is good news, and the ones made by a security guard that awakened employees of the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad the morning of Feb. 10, 1989, were no...

DATE: Feb. 8, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Police investigate shooting

The La Plata County Sheriff's Office is investigating a shooting that occurred a few miles southeast of Elmore's Corner.A woman, whose name was not released, was in her garage handling a handgun...

DATE: Feb. 7, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

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