DURANGO, Colo. (AP) -- Shoppers in Durango won't have to pay to use plastic or paper bags at the grocery store.
Voters on Tuesday repealed a 10 cent bag fee overwhelmingly passed by city councilors this summer.
The Durango Herald reported that such a repeal of a city council vote was unprecedented.
Opponents say the fee wouldn't have had a big enough impact to make it worthwhile.
Ellen Stein, who led the campaign for the fee, blamed the defeat on what she sees as an anti-government political environment following the federal government shutdown and problems with implementation of health care reform.