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Yesterday | Cortez Journal News

La Plata sheriff expresses disgust with Durango

With Novemberx2019s election just weeks away, an old email is creating fresh headaches for La Plata County Sheriff Duke Schirard.Though Schirard sent the email in March, his Democratic challenger, Deputy Sean Smith, leaked it to public officials in the past two weeks.In the email, Schirard lambasts changes in...

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Related Topix: Durango, CO

Thu Sep 11, 2014

Cortez Journal News

La Plata County Farm Bureau honors Brown, thanks Talley

On Aug. 22, La Plata County Farm Bureau members held their annual meeting at the Bar D Chuckwagon in Durango, with more than 95 members attending.

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Related Topix: Durango, CO

The Pagosa Springs SUN

Public Notices 09/11/14

The first reading of Ordinance No. 815 was completed at the Pagosa Springs Town Council Meeting held on September 2, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers at Town Hall.

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Related Topix: Pagosa Springs, CO, Columbine, CO, Durango, CO, Archuleta County, CO

Cortez Journal News

Keep Rover off your bed

San Juan Basin Health Department and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment have identified a human case of septicemic plague in a La Plata County woman - Colorado's 65th case of plague since 1957.The patient is currently being treated, according to a news release.Health investigators are working to find the...

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Wed Sep 10, 2014

Business Journal

Colorado's new oil and gas task force holds first meeting

Colorado Gov. Hickenlooper announces plans for a blue-ribbon task force to study the issue of local control of oil and gas drilling Monday at the Capitol. On his left is Congressman Jared Polis.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Representative Jared Polis, Democrat, US Governors, John Hickenlooper, Denver, CO

Greeley Tribune

Governor announces oil, gas task force with 3 members from Weld County

The Governor's Task Force on oil and gas will begin meeting immediately. It is chaired La Plata County Commissioner Gwen Lachelt and Randy Cleveland, president of XTO Energy Inc. A Rebecca Kourlis, retired justice of the Colorado Supreme Court; executive director, Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System Weld County will be represented by three residents on Gov. John Hickenlooper's newly announced oil and gas task force to address land-use issues surrounding oil and gas.

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Related Topix: Weld County, CO, Colorado, US Governors, John Hickenlooper, Greeley, CO

Mon Sep 08, 2014

Denver Post

Hickenlooper names task force to defuse drilling land-use conflicts

Gov. John Hickenlooper Monday named the 19 members of a task force charged with defusing the sometimes bitter land-use clashes between oil and gas drilling and communities. There are also distinguished Coloradans who are not directly involved in the dispute.

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Related Topix: US Governors, John Hickenlooper, Colorado, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Representative Jared Polis, Democrat, Weld County, CO

KOB-TV New Mexico

Plague cases pop up in southern Colorado, New Mexico

For years, many Americans have thought the Bubonic Plague was a disease confined to the Middle Ages, but it is popping up again in the American Southwest. "You can always be exposed to Plague in this region, it is simply always here," said Liane Jollon, Executive Director of the San Juan Basin Health Department.

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Tue Sep 02, 2014

Business Journal

Colorado group brings the return of air, water ballot proposal

The dust hasn't even settled yet on a deal struck between Gov. John Hickenlooper and Boulder Democrat U.S. Rep. Jared Polis to avoid a massive ballot fight over the future of the state's oil and gas industry.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Representative Jared Polis, Democrat, Colorado, US Governors, John Hickenlooper

Mon Aug 25, 2014

Business Journal

Who wants to be on Colorado's new oil and gas task force?

U.S. Rep Jared Polis and Gov. John Hickenlooper at the Aug. 4 announcement that a blue-ribbon task force will study the issue of local control of oil and gas drilling.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Representative Jared Polis, Democrat, Colorado, US Governors, John Hickenlooper

High Country News

Rural cops get militarized

La Plata County, Colorado, where I live, is a fairly peaceful place. The population is a little over 50,000, mostly spread out over a lot of territory, and easily fits within the rural category, with the possible exception of quasi-urban Durango, the biggest town by far with 17,000 people.

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Related Topix: Durango, CO

Mon Aug 18, 2014

Cortez Journal News

Prairie dogs may be source of area plague

Since a woman in La Plata County tested positive for bubonic plague last week, San Juan Basin Health Department investigators have raced to identify the origin of her disease.The Health Department announced Thursday its team of investigators had discovered the likely source a burrow of prairie dogs in western La Plata County ridden with...

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