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Western governors see a partner in EPA’s Pruitt

Just a few days in office, the new administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency hosted an early Sunday morning breakfast for 11 Western governors. Scott Pruitt told them face-to-face what...

DATE: March 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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The gap between conservatives and conservationists

While the Bundy family’s exploits in Nevada and Oregon have drawn new attention recently as trials proceed, the Sagebrush Rebellion has been advancing steadily on another front in Utah. Over the...

DATE: March 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Two Southwest Colorado companies block ads from Breitbart News

Two Southwest Colorado-based companies are joining an increasing legion of businesses choosing to remove their ads from the controversial website Breitbart News. In November, a Twitter account...

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

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Coloradans want Gardner to hold in-state town hall

A handful of constituents in Southwest Colorado on Monday delivered more than 15,000-combined petition signatures to Sen. Cory Gardner’s Durango office demanding he schedule in-state town hall...

DATE: Feb. 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Democrats in state House attempt to soothe tension

DENVER – Tension building in the Colorado House of Representatives after stressful debates was momentarily dispelled Thursday with a lampooning of the divide between the parties. The ice was broken...

DATE: Feb. 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Trump takes charge as 45th U.S. president

By JULIE PACEAP White House CorrespondentWASHINGTONPledging emphatically to empower America’s “forgotten men and women,” Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States on...

DATE: Jan. 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Marchers garner cheers, disapproval as they protest Trump inauguration

Marchers flooded downtown Durango for a couple of hours Friday, disrupting traffic and garnering cheers and disapproval as they protested the inauguration of President Donald Trump. Despite the...

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

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Montezuma County voters turning in ballots early

The election buzz is reaching frenzied levels with the main crescendo still to come, reports Montezuma County Clerk Kim Percell.As of Wednesday morning, 5,846 ballots of the 16,000 ballots that...

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

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Clinton emails a chance for GOP to turn the tables

DENVER – Republican candidates – exhausted from repeatedly being asked to answer for controversies stemming from Donald Trump – have seized upon a chance to turn the tables. Renewed FBI scrutiny...

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

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Democrats offer their own welcome for Pence

Nearly 150 Democrats endured the pains of being stood up Wednesday as Republican vice president nominee Mike Pence pulled a last-minute detour, avoiding the warm “Democrat welcome” that awaited him...

DATE: Oct. 21, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Gail Schwartz touts public land protection

During a stop in Durango on Tuesday, 3rd Congressional District Democratic candidate Gail Schwartz touted her initiatives to protect public lands, pursue clean energy and responsibly balance land...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

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GOP VP nominee Mike Pence coming to Durango

The Donald J. Trump campaign announced Monday evening that Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, the vice presidential nominee, will visit Durango on Wednesday. “We’ve known for several days he was coming, but...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news