Saturday Durango Dayplanner

Arts and Entertainment Durango Ragtime and Early Jazz Festival, all-day event, $6-$250, Strater Hotel, 699 Main Ave., www.durangoragtimefestival.com . Art Workshop: Introduction to Enameling, 10...

DATE: March 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Open burns require permit from Durango Fire Protection District

The Durango Fire Protection District has safety and permit-process guidelines for open burns within La Plata County and the fire protection district. To apply for a permit, visit...

DATE: March 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Photo: A perfect day to hangout on the Rim

DATE: March 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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La Plata County man arrested in sex sting gets probation

A La Plata County man arrested in connection with a child sex sting was given 18 months probation Friday. Rory Schmier, 49, pleaded guilty to criminal impersonation and soliciting for prostitution...

DATE: March 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

The Blotter

La Plata County Sheriff’s Office Thursday 11 a.m. Someone reported a suspicious man driving around in the Old Homestead Mobile Home Park, 8659 U.S. Highway 550, near Bondad Hill. 4:58 p.m. A...

DATE: March 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Course to certify cottage food, egg producers

La Plata County Extension Office, in cooperation with Colorado Department of Health and Environment, will offer a certification course for cottage food and egg producers from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m....

DATE: March 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Commissioner Gwen Lachelt to hold open office hours Monday

La Plata County Commissioner Gwen Lachelt will hold open office hours from noon to 2 p.m. Monday, March 27, at the Smiley Cafe, 1309 East Third Ave. Lachelt encourages people to express their...

DATE: March 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Judge refuses to undo knife-wielding assailant’s guilty plea

A Durango man who pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a woman at knifepoint but changed his mind about pleading guilty, won’t be given a do-over. Wayne Baty, 29, held back tears Friday after...

DATE: March 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Spring snowfall leaves 20 inches on Red Mountain Pass

The first spring storm in Southwest Colorado brought snow to the high country and rain to lower elevations around Durango on Thursday and early Friday. The northern San Juan Mountains received...

DATE: March 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Man suspected of biting firefighter charged with assault

An Arizona man suspected of hitting and biting a firefighter who tried to help him after a rollover crash south of Hesperus was charged Friday with felony assault and obstruction of a police...

DATE: March 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Durango to create wait-list for vacation-rental permits

The city of Durango will accept applications to be on a wait-list for vacation-rental permits until 4:30 p.m. April 10. No more vacation rentals are allowed in the historic neighborhood, east of...

DATE: March 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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4CORE to offer Nissan Leaf rebate, install two charging stations

The Four Corners Office for Resource Efficiency recently announced a new electric vehicle group-buy program as well as the installation of two electric car-charging stations around Durango. From...

DATE: March 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news