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La Plata County fire districts explore virtual reality

Two La Plata County fire departments are trying out a new way to train: virtual reality. Los Pinos and Upper Pine River fire protection districts, and an Arvada fire agency, are participating in a...

DATE: April 20, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hickenlooper among bipartisan group of lawmakers to meet with Biden

President Joe Biden this week met with a small, bipartisan group of congressional lawmakers, including U.S. Sen. John Hickenlooper, to discuss his recently released plan to improve American...

DATE: April 20, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Parents launch support group to help ‘neuro-diverse’ children

Faced with a lack of local resources, Bayfield families created their own resource-sharing group to better support children with conditions such as autism, attention deficit disorder or Tourette...

DATE: April 20, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

The Blotter

Durango Police Sunday 8:55 a.m. A scooter was stolen in the 300 block of Confluence Avenue. 9:20 a.m. A sex offense was reported in the 700 block of East Third Avenue. 5:56 p.m. A man threw...

DATE: April 19, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Polis signs two gun-control bills: Here’s what it means for gun owners

Gov. Jared Polis on Monday signed two bills tightening gun regulations in Colorado into law – the first new firearm restrictions enacted in the state since the red flag bill became law in 2019. ...

DATE: April 19, 2021 | UPDATED: 15 hours 30 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Gear-lending ‘library’ opens door to new generation of outdoor adventurers

LEADVILLE – Vanessa Saldivar was 5 when her father hiked her up the bunny slope at Mt. Hood Skibowl in Oregon. She didn’t have a fancy jacket. She used socks as mittens. Her dad gave her a nudge....

DATE: April 19, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ignacio family featured on DIY Network

Shalina Luna and her daughter, Joli Galvan, will be glued in front of a TV at 7 p.m. Tuesday with a dozen or so close friends who helped them build a 700-square-foot earthen house in the Ignacio...

DATE: April 19, 2021 | UPDATED: 15 hours 42 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Southern Ute reservation could get a zero-emission power plant

Outside Houston is a zero-emissions power plant that runs on fossil fuels invented to keep burning natural gas without contributing to climate change. Since 2018, the company NET Power has used the...

DATE: April 19, 2021 | UPDATED: 15 hours 40 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Red flag warning in effect today in Southwest Colorado

A red flag warning – alerting that conditions are favorable for the spread of wildfire – is in effect from noon to 9 p.m. Monday for elevations below 8,000 feet in Southwest Colorado. The weather...

DATE: April 19, 2021 | UPDATED: 22 hours 35 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Upper Pine fire chief named president of national association

Bruce Evans, Bayfield’s fire chief, planned to go into forestry until a car crash on his college campus in Iowa changed the course of his career. “While I was studying one night, there was a car...

DATE: April 19, 2021 | UPDATED: 18 hours 56 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Area law enforcement officials talk funding, police reform with Boebert

In a meeting with law enforcement officials from Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District, U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert “was inquisitive to know what challenges law enforcement is facing in the Four...

DATE: April 19, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

COVID-19 vaccination clinic at Durango High School targets teens

Pediatric Partners of the Southwest will hold a COVID-19 vaccination clinic targeting 16- to 17-year-olds, the youngest age group cleared for inoculations, from 3 to 7 p.m. April 29 at Durango High...

DATE: April 18, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

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