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Widow files lawsuit after crash of World War II plane

A lawsuit was filed this week against the estate of a pilot who had high levels of THC from marijuana in his system when he crashed a World War II plane in 2014, court documents say. Mona Schlarb,...

DATE: April 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Colorado set to prohibit marijuana co-op growing operations

DENVER – Colorado was set Monday to outlaw marijuana growing co-ops soon after the state Senate unanimously approved a bill making it a crime for people to cultivate recreational pot for other...

DATE: April 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Kinder Morgan, Montezuma County argue in Colorado Supreme Court

The Colorado Supreme Court heard oral arguments Thursday in Kinder Morgan’s tax case against Montezuma County. The nine-year battle stems from a 2008 dispute over the company’s reported assessed...

DATE: March 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Minimum wage increase, other new laws take effect Jan. 1

DENVER – The minimum wage will begin to rise, it will be tougher to amend the state constitution, and primary elections will change with the new year. Along with state amendments and propositions...

DATE: Dec. 29, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Durango clashes with Burger King over sign

Burger King’s towering sign on Main Avenue has been flouting city code restrictions for a year. The restaurant received approval for a sign supported by a pole in 2001 but failed to get a permit to...

DATE: Sept. 9, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Transit accessibility updates could cost $20 million

It will take about $20 million to bring the city’s Transit Center and bus stops into compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. This money would pay for about 1,948 individual projects...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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In Colorado and across the country, lawmakers dealing with teen sexting

DENVER – Rampant teen sexting has left Colorado lawmakers struggling to find some kind of legal middle ground between prosecuting students for child porn and letting them off the hook. Most states...

DATE: March 17, 2016 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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Durango City Council seeks to encourage affordable housing

Durangoans will have a chance Tuesday to weigh in on two affordable housing policies. The Durango City Council has been debating ways to address the housing shortage for months, and Tuesday...

DATE: March 14, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Mancos marshal finalists named

The Mancos town administrator announced Wednesday the three finalists for the open marshal post. The three candidates face a psychological evaluation, drug test, background investigation, skills...

DATE: Feb. 25, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Tipton battles ‘regulation overreach’

U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton denounced “regulatory overreach” by the federal government on matters of water and public lands in a speech at a Southwest Colorado Livestock Association meeting at the Elks...

DATE: Feb. 22, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Shoveling: In Durango it’s your duty

Tom Snyder lives at the end of his street in a remote part of Durango rarely visited by the general public. But that didn’t stop the city of Durango from issuing a “notice of violation” earlier...

DATE: Jan. 30, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Gold King Mine spill legislation drowns in Colorado Legislature

DENVER – Southwest Colorado feels forgotten in the aftermath of the Gold King Mine spill, state lawmakers heard Wednesday. Rep. Don Coram, R-Montrose, expressed the sentiment to a House committee...

DATE: Jan. 27, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News