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As La Plata County grows, ‘rush hour’ may become a real concern

Durango’s “rush hour” isn’t much by big city standards, but given the expected population boom, this relatively remote pocket of Southwest Colorado could be in for a rude awakening. “We’re pretty...

DATE: April 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Weekly planner for April 23-27

Monday Cardio and strength interval class, 9 a.m., Edgemont Highlands Community Lodge, 40 Red Canyon Trail. La Plata County Board of County Commissioners work session, 1:30 p.m., Administration...

DATE: April 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Music in the Mountains adds four to board

Music in the Mountains recently appointed four new members to its Board of Directors: Bob Chaput, David Clark, David Habrat and Sydney Morris. “All four of our newest board members embody the...

DATE: April 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Longtime Durango resident turns 95

Longtime Durango resident Margaret Turnell celebrated her 95th birthday April 14 with about 180 guests, including friends and family who live in Durango and others who traveled from all over the...

DATE: April 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

How a Utah county turned closing a corral gate into felony charges

On April Fool’s Day last year, Mark Franklin closed a gate to Zane Odell’s corral on Lime Ridge, a windy rise between the small southeastern Utah towns of Bluff and Mexican Hat. In the criminal...

DATE: April 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Friday fundraising event to benefit LGBTQ youth

The third annual spring benefit for Four Corners Rainbow Youth Center will be held from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday at the Powerhouse Science Center, 1333 Camino del Rio. Four Corners Rainbow Youth Center...

DATE: April 20, 2018 | UPDATED: 17 hours 42 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Successful fundraiser to house homeless woman inspires campaign

Durango photographer Kyla Jenkinson raised enough money in three days on GoFundMe to house her homeless friend for three months. She launched the online campaign the day before Christmas Eve –...

DATE: April 20, 2018 | UPDATED: 17 hours 43 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

The Blotter

La Plata County Sheriff’s Office Friday 3:03 a.m. A cow was in the road in the 14000 block of Colorado Highway 140. Thursday 7:46 a.m. A disruptive student was outside of Bayfield Middle...

DATE: April 20, 2018 | UPDATED: 17 hours 40 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Sexual assault charges against filmmaker Kody Dayish dropped

A felony sexual assault charge against a New Mexico filmmaker was dismissed Friday in District Court. Kody Dayish, a 29-year-old from Shiprock, was arrested last month for an incident that occurred...

DATE: April 20, 2018 | UPDATED: 17 hours 40 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Suspect in threat to Montezuma-Cortez schools is identified

The suspect who allegedly made an unsubstantiated threat toward Montezuma-Cortez schools was apprehended Friday afternoon in Cortez after the Sheriff’s Office located his car. “The Sheriff’s...

DATE: April 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County preps for primaries with unaffiliated voters

After a high turnout for the municipal elections on April 3, Montezuma County is preparing for the first primary in which more than 6,000 unaffiliated voters may vote. More Cortez and Dolores...

DATE: April 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos holds first public input sessions on land use code

Mancos staff and consultants this week held the first of many public input sessions on the town’s upcoming land use code update. Mancos’ land use code, which governs the types of structures that...

DATE: April 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News