Durango man drives into ditch to avoid hitting school bus

A 29-year-old Durango man who authorities say wasn’t paying attention while driving and swerved off the road into a ditch to avoid hitting a stopped school bus full of kids was cited with careless...

DATE: Aug. 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

As unaffiliated voters surge, major party candidates court their votes

A blue wave swept Colorado politics in 2018. Democrats won races for governor, attorney general, secretary of state and took control of the state Legislature. But in terms of registered voters,...

DATE: Aug. 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ignacio schools deem active-shooter training a success

IGNACIO – Law enforcement and emergency responders practiced what they would do if a shooter targeted the Ignacio School District – with school staff joining in on the exercise for the first time....

DATE: Aug. 24, 2019 | UPDATED: 14 hours 17 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango man charged with child sex assault

A Durango man has been charged with sexual assault on a child about two weeks after a girl accused him of inviting her into his home and touching her without consent, according to law enforcement....

DATE: Aug. 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Forest Service’s Trimble Lane property sells for nearly $1.7 million

An undeveloped piece of property in the Animas Valley owned by the U.S. Forest Service sold for nearly $1.7 million this week – money that will be used to fund a new office in Bayfield. Bidding...

DATE: Aug. 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Weekly planner for Aug. 26-30

Information and agendas about local meetings City of Durango: or call 375-5000. La Plata County: or call 382-6210. Town of Bayfield: ...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colleagues praise, criticize city manager’s tenure

Durango City Manager Ron LeBlanc, who announced this week he plans to retire early next year, could be described as a bulwark – firm and emboldened with a lot of experience. Just ask the people...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2019 | UPDATED: 23 hours 15 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Texas truck driver cited for crashing on Highway 550 near Cascade

A 32-year-old Texas man was cited with careless driving after driving off U.S. Highway 550 at the base of Coal Bank Pass on Thursday, causing his truck to catch fire. Colorado State Patrol Capt....

DATE: Aug. 23, 2019 | UPDATED: 1 day 11 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

The Blotter

Durango Police Friday 2:25 a.m. At least one of three people trespassing at the La Plata County Fairgrounds baseball park was arrested. 3:43 a.m. A man was assaulted at a mobile home park in the...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango ethics board clears councilor; keeps screening complaint against city manager

The Durango Board of Ethics cleared City Councilor Chris Bettin of ethical wrongdoing Friday in relation to his brokerage’s sale of the city manager’s house. The unanimous decision from five...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2019 | UPDATED: 22 hours 32 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

‘Cardboard Cory’ tour stops in Durango

Cardboard Cory – a life-size, cutout version of Republican U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner – arrived Friday in Durango, one of 11 stops on a tour of Colorado. Tour organizers are highlighting what they...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man suspected of dragging dog behind truck is charged

An Arizona man has been formally charged after being arrested on suspicion of dragging a pit bull behind his truck while driving drunk earlier this month on north Main Avenue. Sixth Judicial...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2019 | UPDATED: 1 day 11 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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