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Durango leaders call foul on Fox News’ unflattering toke, er, take on city’s downtown

Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com Et tu, Dana Perino? When Fox News reported last week that “Legalized marijuana turns Colorado resort town into homeless magnet,” regarding Durango, it was Douglas County’s Dana Perino in the video atop the page. Durango leaders, however, didn’t think much of the reporting beneath the video by Fox News’ Joseph J. […]

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Knights of Columbus warn that Joe Salazar’s Columbus Day ban would fulfill Klan’s plan

State Rep. Joe Salazar, D-Thornton, speaks at the Colorado Democratic Party's reorganization meeting on Saturday, March 11 2017, at the Marriott Denver City Center. (Photo by Ernest Luning/The Colorado Statesman)

The world’s largest Catholic fraternal organization is coming out swinging against a bill sponsored by state Rep. Joe Salazar to cancel Columbus Day as a state holiday in Colorado. The Knights of Columbus — named in honor of explorer Christopher Columbus — is opposing House Bill 1327, saying the legislation is based on “fake history” […]

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Durango’s fluoride fight rooted in the Colorado Brown Stain

A fight over fluoride in Durango is nothing to smile at. It’s gotten pretty gnarly, judging from the excellent coverage of the Durango Herald. Next month the City Council is expected to decide whether to put a yes-or-no question on the ballot in April to let voters decide whether the city should continue to add […]

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Study examines the question, ‘What is the secret to rural economic resiliency?’

A recent study highlights how some of Colorado's smaller, rural counties have achieved economic resiliency, despite hurdles such as low population and few workers. (Courtesy Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade)
The smaller, rural counties of Colorado often experience a different – many would say less healthy – economic reality than most of the state’s population in the more heavily populated Front Range counties. While that may not be news, a recent study details what residents of those smaller counties have found helps them be economically […]

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Rep. Scott Tipton backs regulatory exemptions for small Internet providers

U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton of Cortez is supporting a bill that lands close to home for rural Colorado: a fast connection to the world wide web. Tipton, a Republican, backs the Small Business Broadband Deployment Act, introduced last week by Rep. Greg Walden, a Republican from Oregon. The U.S. House passed the bill unanimously to the Senate […]

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? Ellen Roberts resigns, readies legislative seat shuffle in Southwest

Republican State Sen. Ellen Roberts of Durango has announced she will resign at the end of the year to return to the private sector and be closer to her family. Roberts will have served a decade in the Colorado Senate and House when she steps down and her replacement will be appointed by a Republican Senate vacancy committee.
Republican state Sen. Ellen Roberts has announced she will resign her seat at the end of this year, after a decade in the Colorado House and Senate. In a statement posted on the Pagosa Springs Sun website on Sunday, Oct. 16, along with other news outlets in her district, Roberts said after six years in […]

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Hickenlooper, state lawmakers continue to push Congress for Good Samaritan bill

In this Aug. 14, 2015 file photo, an Environmental Protection Agency contractor keeps a bag of lime on hand to correct the PH of mine wastewater flowing into a series of sediment retention ponds, part of danger mitigation in the aftermath of the blowout at the site of the Gold King Mine, outside Silverton, Colo. EPA contractors released more than 3 million gallons of contaminated water Aug. 5 while working at an inactive mine site near Silverton. States and Indian tribes said on Thursday, March 24, 2016, that they are getting ready in case runoff from melting snow stirs up potentially toxic metals in two rivers after a massive spill from a Colorado mine last August. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, file)
Lawmakers at the federal level may not be much help, but the EPA and Colorado officials are working well together to fix the century-old mining mess above Silverton that continues to leak waste water into local streams, according to the town administrator. “That [Aug. 5] accident is going to allow this problem to be properly […]

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