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PHOTOS: Durango Nursery & Supply’s annual Harvest Fest

DATE: Oct. 21, 2017 | UPDATED: 12 hours 1 minute ago | CATEGORY: Local News

State on the hook to clean up orphan oil and gas wells in La Plata County

Two oil and gas companies that abandoned more than 50 wells in La Plata County have put Colorado regulators on the hook for one of the largest cleanup projects in the state. “This is a fairly...

DATE: Oct. 21, 2017 | UPDATED: 20 hours 15 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango chefs to collaborate, create at Strater

Sexual Assault Services Organization will hold its ninth annual Collaborative Chef’s Showcase, an evening of culinary creativity and fundraising in the community, on Nov. 2 at the Henry Strater...

DATE: Oct. 20, 2017 | UPDATED: 18 hours 52 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

The Blotter

Durango Police Friday 12:44 a.m. A drunken woman was being verbally abusive and threw a glass vase at the Park Side Condos, 1 East Sixth Ave. Thursday 2:25 p.m. The driver of a white truck was...

DATE: Oct. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County man found guilty of sexual assault on a child

A La Plata County man has been found guilty of sexual assault on a child after a four-day trial this week in Durango. The man, who was a juvenile at the time of the assaults, exposed himself to a...

DATE: Oct. 20, 2017 | UPDATED: 1 day 9 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Eight starving dogs rescued in La Plata County

Eight starving dogs on the brink of death made a full recovery at the La Plata County Humane Society after they were seized from a home in rural La Plata County. “This was a clear case of abuse and...

DATE: Oct. 20, 2017 | UPDATED: 20 hours 17 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Denver Post article about Superfund site’s threat to wildlife catches flak

A recent Denver Post article is being called misleading and inaccurate for overstating the risks to wildlife from mine contamination around a Superfund site near Silverton. “The statement that EPA...

DATE: Oct. 20, 2017 | UPDATED: 1 day 9 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Three men arrested on suspicion of sexual assault

Three men were being held Friday at the La Plata County Jail on suspicion of threatening a woman with a gun and then making her perform sexual acts. Devin “Ducky” Richard Bond, 21, Anthony “Izzy”...

DATE: Oct. 20, 2017 | UPDATED: 1 day 9 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

CDOT to repave section of U.S. Highway 160 near Bayfield

The Colorado Department of Transportation will repave a section of U.S. Highway 160 over three days, starting Monday, near Bayfield. Crews will conduct work from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through...

DATE: Oct. 20, 2017 | UPDATED: 1 day 16 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Ignacio man found dead in creek from possible drowning

An Ignacio man appears to have drowned in a creek this week near town limits. Investigators believe Richard Landmark, 53, was living as a homeless man when he became intoxicated, went for a walk in...

DATE: Oct. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield woman found dead with self-inflicted gunshot wound

A Bayfield woman died earlier this week from what appears to a self-inflicted gunshot wound, said Jann Smith, La Plata County coroner. Jackie Nelson, 49, was found dead inside her house shortly...

DATE: Oct. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Animas Valley Balloon Rally lifts off

The Animas Valley Balloon Rally began Friday morning in Hermosa. Over the weekend, about 20 pilots will fly balloons in the Animas Valley. Launches will be held at 8 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. A...

DATE: Oct. 20, 2017 | UPDATED: 1 day 9 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News