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Colorado House Dems tap Becker as speaker; Senate Dems choose Garcia as president

The new Colorado state Senate Democratic majority on Thursday chose Sen. Leroy Garcia of Pueblo as its next president. The 38-plus House Democratic caucus elected House Majority Leader KC Becker as...

DATE: Nov. 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Mountainfilm on Tour bringing adventure to Durango

On Saturday, Durango Nature Studies will celebrate its 10th year of hosting Mountainfilm on Tour in Durango, with proceeds from the event benefiting the DNS’ environmental education programs....

DATE: Nov. 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Companies agree to pay nearly $1M for Silverton Superfund cleanup

The current owners of a former smelting company are on the hook for nearly $1 million in the Superfund site cleanup of mines around Silverton, which seeks to improve water quality in the Animas...

DATE: Nov. 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dirt hauling begins in preparation for two downtown hotels

Construction of two new hotels on East Second Avenue between Fourth and Fifth streets has begun, a project that will add about 200 rooms to the downtown area, city official say. Trucks started...

DATE: Nov. 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College president wants to hear from community

Fort Lewis College President Tom Stritikus wants to hear from community members as he updates the school’s strategic plan. “Since I stepped into my role as Fort Lewis College’s new president in...

DATE: Nov. 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango plans to leave council of governments, saving $36,000

The city of Durango has plans to leave a council of governments it once helped form, reducing a burden on an already strapped general fund. “I couldn’t justify it,” said Ron LeBlanc, city manager....

DATE: Nov. 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Activists laud Native American women’s election to U.S. House

ALBUQUERQUE – As a girl, Debra Haaland remembers joining her grandmother as she chopped wood and fetched water for her home in tiny Mesita, a Native American community situated in New Mexico’s high...

DATE: Nov. 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Winners and losers in Colorado’s 2018 election

Elections are decisions, and Colorado voters clearly favored some over others this year. Here’s Colorado Politics’ take on who came out on top in the Colorado midterms: Winners Democrats The blue...

DATE: Nov. 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Polis registers domain name for president, says he’s not running

Don’t believe what you read on the Internet. That’s the message out of the gubernatorial campaign for Jared Polis, after Colorado Politics asked Thursday morning why one of his companies, Jovian...

DATE: Nov. 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Durango’s Main Avenue retail merry-go-round takes a spin

Autumn is a time for change and that is true not only for the weather but for the retail scene on Main Avenue, where several shops and restaurants are relocating and some new ones have opened....

DATE: Nov. 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Gardner proposes tax-free payment option for student debt

Sen. Cory Gardner hopes to pass an act he introduced last month that would allow employers to make tax-free contributions to their employees’ student-loan debts. Gardner said employers would be...

DATE: Nov. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Denver news comes to Southwest Colorado via city of Durango station

The city of Durango has found a way to broadcast Denver’s KUSA 9News on its public television station in response to residents clamoring for Colorado news. The city is broadcasting 9News for 8½...

DATE: Nov. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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