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Methane drilling victorious in lawsuit

DENVER - It took nine years, but a federal judge has ruled in favor of BP and the Southern Ute tribe in a lawsuit over coal-bed methane development on the reservation.Two local groups, San Juan...

DATE: April 9, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Controversial professor to speak at FLC

A Fort Lewis College student group has invited Ward Churchill, the controversial former University of Colorado professor, to speak on campus.Churchill is scheduled to speak at an event set for 7...

DATE: April 9, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Revisions draw crowd

Some proposed changes to the board of San Juan Basin Health Department met with fierce opposition Wednesday in a special meeting before La Plata County Commissioners.State legislation passed last...

DATE: April 9, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Census workers prepare for '10 count

My, how time flies. Just 10 years ago, then-Texas Gov. George Bush announced he would seek his party's nomination for president, Lance Armstrong won his first Tour de France and the U.S. Census...

DATE: April 8, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durangoans elect councilors

Christina Rinderle Thompson and Paul Broderick will be Durango's newest city councilors and Doug Lyon will serve four more years after their victories in Tuesday's citywide election.Aaron Tucson, a...

DATE: April 8, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Firefighters prevented disaster

Just more than a year after a fire destroyed three buildings on Main Avenue, flames erupted almost directly across the street from the site of the Season's fire Sunday. This time though, thanks to...

DATE: April 8, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Royalty owners sue Samson

DENVER - Royalty owners have sued one of the largest natural-gas companies in Southwest Colorado, claiming the company owes them higher payments.A local landowner known as LLH Operations LLLP, plus...

DATE: April 8, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Commissioners look at health department

La Plata County commissioners are holding a special meeting at 1:30 p.m. today on the future of the San Juan Basin Health Department.Under legislation passed last year, counties across the state...

DATE: April 8, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Elmore's Corner fire

DATE: April 8, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

River trail extension popular

At Tuesday's City Council meeting, residents of north Durango aired praise and criticism for a proposed Animas River Trail extension that would add 2.1 miles to the existing trail and potentially...

DATE: April 8, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Panel vote pits colleges, Pinnacol

DENVER - A Senate panel voted Tuesday to balance the budget with $500 million from a state-chartered insurance company, setting the stage for this week's drama over drastic cuts to Colorado...

DATE: April 8, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Trailer in accident had defective rim, inspection overdue

A trailer that lost two wheels and killed a Durango man last month north of Aztec had a defective rim and was overdue for an inspection, according to the New Mexico Motor Transportation...

DATE: April 8, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

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