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Rep. Lauren Boebert’s first bill aims to block re-entry into Paris Climate Agreement

U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert said re-entering the Paris Climate Agreement will kill millions of blue-collar jobs in the oil and gas industry and should not be done unilaterally by President Joe Biden....

DATE: Jan. 22, 2021 | UPDATED: 16 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Coal Bank, Molas passes closed Friday night for fatal crash

U.S. Highway 550 over Coal Bank and Molas passes north of Durango were closed in both directions Friday night for a three-vehicle crash that involved a fatality, according to the Colorado State...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Photos: Veteran snowplow driver prepares for weekend storm

DATE: Jan. 22, 2021 | UPDATED: 17 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango man sentenced for 2017 sexual assault

A 21-year-old Durango man accused of sexual assault on a woman involving a shotgun with two other men in October 2017 was sentenced Friday to three years of community corrections. James Thomas Zink...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2021 | UPDATED: 2 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

The Blotter

La Plata County Sheriff’s Office Thursday 8:36 a.m. A mobile home caught fire in the 30 block of County Road 221. 12:31 p.m. A verbal disturbance between two men was reported at Kennebec Cafe...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Getaway driver in burglary turned officer-involved shooting is sentenced

A 23-year-old Durango woman who was suspected of being the getaway driver in a burglary that turned into an officer-involved shooting last summer was sentenced Friday to three years in community...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2021 | UPDATED: 2 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Pair of bald eagles buck migration trend, calling Durango home

An effort to track eagle movements in Southwest Colorado, spearheaded by Colorado Parks and Wildlife, has given new insight into just how far the iconic birds migrate across the continent. “We...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Best bets this weekend in and around Durango

Best bets this weekend include the Coke Race Series and a virtual event at the Cortez Public Library. The second race in the Coke Series will take place from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at Durango...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Have you been keeping up with local headlines? Test your knowledge in Quiz No. 105

About 140 people participated in last week’s quiz. Participants scored highest on a question about an $11 million settlement, with 95% of respondents correctly answering “Gold King Mine spill.”...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2021 | UPDATED: 22 hours 27 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Approaching storms expected to drop more snow on Southwest Colorado

More snow is expected for Southwest Colorado as a storm moves through the region this weekend, with another following next week. The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2021 | UPDATED: 22 hours 27 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Community COVID-19 vaccination site set to launch Saturday

A grassroots effort to run a large-scale, communitywide COVID-19 vaccination site for La Plata County appears to be taking hold. Earlier this month, a coalition of medical volunteers expressed an...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2021 | UPDATED: 22 hours 31 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango City Council nixes joint statement against Lauren Boebert

Durango City Council has declined to issue a unified statement condemning U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert for what some residents view as supporting an insurrection earlier this month at the U.S. Capitol....

DATE: Jan. 21, 2021 | UPDATED: 22 hours 31 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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