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Future of Village at Wolf Creek awaits judge’s decision

All court filings and arguments related to a lawsuit seeking to overturn the U.S. Forest Service’s decision to green-light the proposed Village at Wolf Creek are in the hands of Senior Judge...

DATE: Feb. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Coal boiler sparks federal lawsuit between Hesperus neighbors

A dispute brewing between Hesperus neighbors over a coal-fueled boiler prompted one to file a federal lawsuit this week in U.S. District Court in Denver. Robert Bridges and Karen Nakayama have...

DATE: Feb. 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Court sets up potential new gun control showdown

DENVER – A federal appeals court on Tuesday set up a potential new battle over gun control laws in Colorado after it sent a legal challenge back to a lower court to be dismissed. Sheriffs from most...

DATE: March 22, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Obama nominates Garland to high court, challenging GOP

WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama nominated appeals court judge Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court on Wednesday, thrusting a respected moderate jurist and former prosecutor into the center of...

DATE: March 16, 2016 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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Federal court rejects trails lawsuit

The U.S. Court of Appeals has dismissed a lawsuit against the San Juan National Forest by a hunting group upset over motorized trails north of Dolores. Opposition to single-track motorized trails...

DATE: June 24, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Judge delays rules

CASPER, Wyo. – A federal judge in Wyoming has postponed new federal rules for oil and gas drilling on federal land a day before they were set to take effect. The stay issued Tuesday by U.S....

DATE: June 23, 2015 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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Coal company fights to mine

DENVER – A Colorado coal mine is at the center of a legal battle between the industry and environmentalists over whether coal’s impact on climate change needs to be considered before it is mined....

DATE: June 2, 2015 | CATEGORY: Business

Magistrate judge up for reappointment

U.S. Magistrate David West is up for reappointment, and comments are sought from the public as part of the process. “First, the district court judges had to invite him to stand for reappointment,”...

DATE: April 23, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Durango becomes federal hub As a result, county courthouse will get a significant upgrade

The federal court system will make it a policy to hold criminal hearings and trials related to Southwest Colorado in Durango. “The designation will mean that a detained defendant will be held...

DATE: March 22, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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County, feds reach courthouse space deal

After years of planning and negotiations, La Plata County announced Friday it made an agreement with the U.S. General Services Administration to move federal district court offices into the La...

DATE: March 6, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Courtroom wrangling clarifies gun law

DENVER – A lawsuit against gun-control laws signed by Gov. John Hickenlooper dissolved into confusion in a federal courtroom Wednesday morning, but by the day’s end, Coloradans received a lot more...

DATE: July 10, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Developer pleads guilty to tax evasion

DENVER – An embattled Durango real estate developer is likely headed to prison after admitting to filing a fraudulent tax return. James G. Kreutzer, 52, currently of Grand Junction, pleaded guilty...

DATE: July 7, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News