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A state legislator, Mark Larson, a Republican from southwest Colorado, told the Durango Herald that a key is that San Juan County does not intend to sell the land to Brill. "They’re doing it for the public good, which is pretty much the traditional use of condemnation," he said.

The Herald also noted a memorandum issued by the Colorado Office of Legislative Legal Services. That memo declares the Colorado Constitution "arguably provides more protection for private property owners than the federal constitution." In Colorado, judges can rule that a condemnation wasn’t primarily for public use, the memo notes.

Births at Leadville hospital end

LEADVILLE- Colo. — Administrators at Leadville’s St. Vincent Hospital have pulled the plug after all on the hospital’s obstetric services. While the hospital, the nation’s highest, will continue to perform ultra sound and some other aspects of prenatal care, the decision effectively shifts delivery of babies from Leadville to hospitals in adjoining areas, particularly in Frisco and Vail.

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