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JERRY McBRIDE/Durango Herald file photo This picture is made of two photos showing the Animas Valley. On Thursday, the La Plata County Planning Commi...

Managing growth key to La Plata County land-use vision

Smart and diverse development are two goals La Plata County is aiming for in a revision of its land-use policy.

On Thursday, the county...

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Pine beetle outbreak ends in Colorado

DENVER – The mountain pine beetle epidemic that ravaged Colorado’s lodgepole pines for two decades is over because most of the vulnerable trees are dead, but a...

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Education

Administration gives states ways to cut student testing

WASHINGTON – The Obama administration is offering states and local school districts a lesson plan of sorts to cut the amount of time that students spend on those...

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