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Ski-area water bill passes House

The U.S. House of Representatives passed Rep. Scott Tipton’s bill on ski-area water rights Thursday, although bipartisan agreement on the Cortez Republican’s proposal largely collapsed. Tipton’s...

DATE: March 12, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Are terrorists targeting forests?

DENVER – As if 4 million acres of dead, standing timber and an ongoing drought weren’t enough to worry about as Colorado enters the wildfire season, a few Republican senators say it’s past time to...

DATE: April 26, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Schools’ early release could move to Monday

For five years, the majority of Durango School District 9-R students have left school early on Fridays – not because of wholesale class cutting, but to give teachers time to participate in...

DATE: March 12, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Artist paints down the middle in run for City Council seat

Editors' Note: The Herald is running profiles of each of the six City Council candidates this week. The stories, which started Monday and will finish Saturday, are available on the Herald's...

DATE: March 12, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Votes anger gun activists

DENVER – The most controversial of Colorado Democrats’ gun bills – a ban on larger ammunition magazines – is on its way to Gov. John Hickenlooper for final approval.After voting for it, Rep. Mike...

DATE: March 12, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Obama: Civil unions to marriage

DENVER – Gov. John Hickenlooper will sign into law civil unions for gays and lesbians any day now – an action that, if President Barack Obama has his way, almost immediately would invalidate the...

DATE: March 12, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News