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Power restored to 1,000-plus homes north of Durango

Power was restored to more than 1,000 homes north of Durango on Sunday afternoon, according to the La Plata Electric Association. LPEA spokeswoman Indiana Reed said the substation at Trimble Lane...

DATE: Feb. 18, 2018 | UPDATED: 5 hours 59 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

President’s Day commuters beware: Big storm on its way

If you’re traveling over the Colorado high country on Monday for President’s Day weekend, beware: a storm entered the region on Sunday and is expected to dump a significant amount of snow. A winter...

DATE: Feb. 18, 2018 | UPDATED: 2 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Ideas flow at forum to address homelessness

Tents, tiny shelters, temporary and permanent houses are all potential solutions to ending homelessness, an advocate said Saturday during a day-long forum on the subject. “Ultimately, we have to...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2018 | UPDATED: 22 hours 43 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Hundreds gather for Durango’s #MeToo rally against sexual violence

Merkin Karr was 19 years old when she found herself in an abusive relationship, but for many years she refused to believe she was a victim. “I thought that smart, strong women like me don’t have...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2018 | UPDATED: 22 hours 44 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango #MeToo March and Rally speakers share text of their speeches

More than 300 people gathered in Buckley Park on Saturday morning as part of the first Durango #MeToo March and Rally to speak out against sexual assault. Retired Navy Capt. Gail Harris introduced...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2018 | UPDATED: 1 day 4 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Denkai Animal Sanctuary moves to Yellow Jacket

Floss Blackburn moved her national animal rescue organization, Denkai Animal Sanctuary, to Yellow Jacket in October. Founded in 2004, the sanctuary operated out of Weld County until the move last...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rogue campground crops up in Durango Walmart parking lot

Homeless people staying overnight in RVs, vans and cars in the Walmart parking lot are being told this week they will be towed if they don’t leave. The manager of Durango’s Walmart location...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2018 | UPDATED: 1 day 11 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Calendar for Feb. 19-23

Monday Looking for Healing, 10 a.m., Christian Science Reading Room, 1166 East Third Ave. Tuesday La Plata County Board of County Commissioners planning meeting, 10 a.m., Administration...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango, La Plata County announce Presidents Day schedules

The city of Durango and La Plata County announce closures and schedule changes for Presidents Day on Monday: All La Plata County offices will be closed Monday. Durango City Hall, River City Hall,...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

A revitalized north Main Avenue and Camino del Rio a step closer to reality

The city envisions Camino del Rio being an extension of downtown and north Main Avenue transforming into small neighborhoods in its quest to make both high-traffic areas more walkable and...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

120 people seek president’s post at Fort Lewis College

More than 100 applicants are seeking to become the next president at Fort Lewis College. An update on the school’s search for its next leader came at Friday’s meeting of the Board of Trustees and...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2018 | UPDATED: 1 day 23 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Top professors at Fort Lewis College protected from cuts

Potential budget cuts of up to $4.5 million at Fort Lewis College will not eliminate majors or lay off tenured or tenure-track professors, President Dene Thomas said Friday at a Board of Trustees...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2018 | UPDATED: 1 day 2 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News