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Skier visits decline across Colorado

Total skier visits at the 22 member resorts of Colorado Ski Country USA, a trade group, were down 7.7 percent this season, compared with the same 2½-month period one year ago.Durango Mountain...

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

Risberg: 'We're trying to do justice'

District Attorney Todd Risberg knows the ins and outs of the justice system.He's served as a law clerk. He's practiced as a defense lawyer, and he has ruled as a judge. Now, as the chief prosecutor...

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

Kids take the stage

Hoping to upstage their adult counterparts later this month, kids at the Durango Arts Center waddled in step Saturday, working to impress the judges.Kids ages 12 to 18 hoping to make the schedule...

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

Stimulus funding could help Durango's parking garage

A parking garage in downtown Durango that was considered a long-range project as recently as last fall could now be finished as early as 2010 if the city is able to get a share of President Barack...

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

City, county push for federal money

Local governments want in on the $825 billion stimulus package President Barack Obama is expected to sign.The city of Durango, La Plata County and a regional economic development group have all...

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

Your feedback plays key role in 'good news'

Want a full-time job?Let me rephrase.Don't want to work three jobs swinging from branch to branch just to make ends meet as the average Durangotang?Well, have I got the solution for you.(It has...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Memorial fund created for student

A memorial fund has been established in Alveino Woody's name at Wells Fargo Bank in Durango.Woody, 17, was found dead Tuesday in a probable suicide.Woody was a student at Durango Academy, an...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Buckling up

DATE: Jan. 24, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

County's tax bills will stay about same

Property owners in La Plata County will receive their 2008 tax bills in the coming days, but, despite troubled economic times and declining home values, few can expect to see a smaller bill this...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata pertussis cases rise to 11

Pertussis has been diagnosed in four children this week, bringing to 11 the number of confirmed cases in La Plata County since the outbreak started Dec. 30, the San Juan Basin Health Department...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Woman pleads guilty to gun charge

DENVER - A Towaoc woman has pleaded guilty to illegal firearms possession after her arrest for shooting and wounding a friend in November.Police say Mollett Lansing, 24, shot the man using a rifle...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Stimulus may bring $2B to Colo.

DENVER - Rep. John Sala-zar should have been wearing a red suit and fluffy white beard when he visited state legislators Friday. The brand new member of the U.S. House Appropriations Committee got...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

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