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Development of gas surprises landowners

Plans to auction 16,000 acres of mineral rights underlying private and public land in southwestern La Plata County have caught landowners and elected officials by surprise.It's not that La Plata...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2009 | COLUMN: Thinking Green

Summer is a seed catalog away

Ah yes, the middle of winter - the time at which writing an article about horticulture is always a challenge. Nurseries are all but closed, the ground is frozen, and even those wonderful Christmas...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2009 | COLUMN: From the Extension Office

Kennedy won't run for Senate

ALBANY, N.Y. - Published reports say Caroline Kennedy is withdrawing from her effort to join the U.S. Senate in the seat once held by her uncle, slain Sen. Bobby Kennedy.The New York Times and New...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Market rises on tech, financial stocks

NEW YORK - Investors acted Wednesday as if they had overdone it a day earlier.Wall Street snapped back from a steep sell-off with a rebound in the same financial stocks that were pummeled Tuesday....

DATE: Jan. 22, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Jammin' Juniors

DATE: Jan. 22, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Residents make time to watch inauguration

Many Durangoans paused at 10 a.m.  Tuesday while Barack Obama took the oath of office as the nation's 44th president.About 50 residents piled into the waiting area at Carver Brewing Co. to watch...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado witnesses history

DENVER - George W. Bush left office Tuesday with one last cowboy joke.The former president shook hands with U.S. Rep. John Salazar, D-Manassa, on his way out of the Capitol during the inauguration...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Salazar confirmed as head of Interior

DENVER - Ken Salazar promised a more ethical, scientific Department of the Interior on Tuesday after he was unanimously confirmed as secretary by the Senate hours after the inauguration of...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango woman embarks on road trip to experience inauguration firsthand

Being on the National Mall on Tuesday with 2 million or so of my friends and fellow Americans, I talked to more black people than I have in my lifetime spent in the white enclaves of Boulder and...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Council OKs Railroad Square

More than 40 years of frustration for many Durango business leaders ended Tuesday night as city councilors voiced approval of the Railroad Square Hotel and Conference Center.Councilors approved a...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Two new members join FLC board

Gov. Bill Ritter on Tuesday announced three appointees to the Fort Lewis College Board of Trustees, including the first Native American to be on the board in the school's history.New appointees...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fun in the sun

DATE: Jan. 21, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News