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Right to repair bill dies in Colorado House committee

DENVER – The third in a series of bills aimed at resolving Colorado’s construction defects litigation issues was killed Wednesday night in a House committee on a 6-3 party line vote. House Bill...

DATE: March 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Durango townhome developer charged with corruption in Palm Springs

The developer behind Durango’s Mirador townhomes is facing felony corruption charges in Palm Springs stemming from business dealings with the city’s former mayor and another developer. John...

DATE: Feb. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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City signs lease for Lake Nighthorse

The Durango City Council approved a long-awaited lease Tuesday that will allow the city to manage recreation at Lake Nighthorse. “We have been waiting for this to be on the agenda since 2009,”...

DATE: Jan. 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Ute Mountain casino unveils $5.5 million upgrade

A $5.5 million remodel of the Ute Mountain Casino and hotel in Towaoc was unveiled Dec. 27 during an evening blessing and lighting ceremony. Apprentice General Manager Gary Hayes said it is the...

DATE: Dec. 30, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

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New courthouse gets upgraded interior

The new $8.5 million combined courthouse project for the 22nd Judicial District and Montezuma county has been awarded a $500,000 grant from the Colorado Underfunded Courts program. Project owners...

DATE: Nov. 25, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Company eyes Dove Creek for hemp plant

A Florida firm is interested in purchasing an abandoned sunflower processing plant in Dove Creek to process hemp crops. Bayfront Capital, of Bradenton, Florida, is negotiating to purchase the...

DATE: Nov. 18, 2016 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

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Montezuma County faces 10 percent budget cut

As the oil and CO2 markets fizzle, so does the 2017 Montezuma County budget. During a budget workshop Monday, county administrator Melissa Brunner reported that department budgets will need to be...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Dolores Community Center struggles with repairs

The Dolores Community Center requested funding assistance from the Dolores Town Board last week to help cover needed repairs. “We’ve taken a hit all at once on building repairs and maintenance. Any...

DATE: Nov. 1, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Road work will impact traffic, parking in Cortez

The Colorado Department of Transportation will scrape a section of U.S. Highway 160 in downtown Cortez, near the intersection of Mildred Road and Main Street. The maintenance operation is scheduled...

DATE: Oct. 17, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Wilson Gulch Road nears completion

The way to a new retail center near Three Springs is paved and nearing completion. The $9.8 million Wilson Gulch Road connects the Grandview Interchange, better known as the Bridge to Nowhere, to...

DATE: Oct. 14, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

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Developer eyes hillside for homes in Dolores

Dolores has limited room for residential growth because of its steep canyon sides, but one developer sees an opportunity along the town’s northern hillside.Developer Michael C. Green submitted a...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Financing for hospital expansion inches forward

Southwest Memorial Hospital is negotiating with local banks for a $40 million loan to finance an expansion project and pay off $9.7 million in outstanding debt. The financing is being structured as...

DATE: Oct. 6, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news