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County declares mill fire an emergency disaster

Montezuma County commissioners on Monday approved a declaration of an economic disaster in the wake of the Western Excelsior fire on May 8. The fire that destroyed the Mancos mill caused the loss...

DATE: June 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Hickenlooper unveils efficiency program

DENVER – The state of Colorado will partner with the University of Denver to create a Colorado Evaluation and Action Lab (CEAL) to evaluate how the state’s tax dollars are being spent and measure...

DATE: June 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: State Nation World

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Rep. Jared Polis announces run for Colorado governor

DENVER – U.S. Rep. Jared Polis is joining a crowded field in the race for Colorado governor. The Democrat from Boulder said Sunday that he wants to see the state use 100 percent renewable energy by...

DATE: June 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Teacher shortage town halls kick off Wednesday in Ridgway

DENVER – The state’s departments of Education and Higher Education will hold the first in a series of town halls Wednesday in Ridgway to learn what’s driving down enrollment and graduation rates of...

DATE: June 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Colorado Supreme Court ruling requires developer’s consent on HOA rule changes

DENVER – Another step was taken in resolving construction defects litigation in Colorado, but there’s dispute over whether that step was forward or backward. At issue is a Monday ruling by the...

DATE: June 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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‘Rolling coal’ bill becomes law

DENVER – A Senate bill is now in effect to prevent drivers from knowingly blowing exhaust smoke to obscure the vision of other drivers, cyclists or pedestrians. Gov. John Hickenlooper signed...

DATE: June 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Colorado teacher shortage study gets underway

DENVER – The state’s Department of Higher Education is beginning its work to study teacher shortages after State Rep. Barbara McLachlan, D-Durango, sponsored a bill requiring it. McLachlan, with...

DATE: June 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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71st General Assembly: Legislative session touted as most production in years

The 71st session of the Colorado General Assembly moved the state forward on a variety of fronts, to a degree not seen in previous years, thanks to a willingness to compromise by both parties, and...

DATE: May 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Editorials

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Jeff Kuss memorial signs installed on Durango highway

Signs were installed Monday along Colorado Highway 3 to honor Marine Capt. Jeff Kuss, a Durango native who died in a jet crash while practicing with the U.S. Navy Blue Angels. The highway in south...

DATE: May 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Last minute bill approval spares hospitals from $264M cut

DENVER – In the closing moments of the Legislative session, lawmakers avoided taking $264 million in federal funds away from Colorado’s hospitals, and designates funding for transportation. Senate...

DATE: May 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Final construction defects efforts fizzle out at capitol

DENVER – The clock struck 12 on construction defects litigation reform Tuesday when the last two pending pieces of legislation were killed at the Capitol. Senate Bill 45 would have shifted the time...

DATE: May 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Construction defects reform clears the Legislature

DENVER – Lawmakers came together Thursday to push through a piece of legislation they hope will thaw a frigid affordable housing market.House Bill 1279, which contains several provisions aimed at...

DATE: May 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business