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D51 administrator finalist for two superintendent jobs

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District 51 Executive Director of Instructional Support Jody Mimmack is a finalist for school superintendent positions in Durango and Cortez. Mimmack will interview for the lead position in Durango School District 9-R today. If she is not ...


GarCo sewing program makes reusable market totes

By Dennis Webb

Reducing plastic and paper bag use in grocery stores may seem like the environmentally friendly way to go. But if it requires buying reusable bags made in China and shipped halfway around the world, the movement starts to take on a paler shade ...


This Week in the Legislature, April 2, 2012

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The 2012–13 spending plan is in, and the House will spend much of the week debating it. ■ Today: The full Senate is expected to take up a measure that would extend in-state tuition rates to the children of illegal ...


Tipton vows fight over ski areas’ water

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If a lawsuit doesn’t force a reversal of the U.S. Forest Service’s plans to require ski areas to sign over water rights to the federal government, U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colo., is prepared to introduce legislation, he told Club ...


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Regional forester warns of tense fire season

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The lower North Fork fire in the mountains southwest of Denver, which has claimed at least three lives, could be the harbinger of a long summer of burning, the new forester for the Rocky Mountain region of the U.S. Forest Service ...


West’s voters in poll oppose fracking ban, Club 20 told

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Active voters in the energy-producing states of the West like hydraulic fracturing, while environmental concerns barely show up when asked about the issues that matter to them, the president of an industry group told Club 20 on ...


Budget study panelist says Amendment 23, TABOR dangerous

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Amendment 23, which promised to bump up funding of public education in Colorado, needs to go, as does much of the Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights, a panel of Coloradans studying state issues concluded. “Colorado has about 12 years to ...


They said it at Club 20

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■ “I believe voters do not have an appreciation of the hole we are in” for state funding of K-12 education — Mike Melanson, senior partner of OnSight Public Affairs, on Colorado’s budget woes ■ “I ...


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Wright is solid choice as Republican nominee in House District 54

By Charles Ashby

The 45 delegates at the Republican House District 54 Assembly needed little convincing Saturday that Jared Wright was their man for the job as representative to the Colorado House. The Fruita police officer easily defeated Palisade vineyard ...


New twist for drivers

By Amy Hamilton

After a decade of dealing with roundabouts, some Grand Valley residents still are put out by the circular road configuration. But roundabouts are so early 2000. The latest road design, a diverging-diamond interchange, also first popularized ...


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