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Holiday fundraiser aims to help children in need, support Durango businesses

When schools closed suddenly in March for the COVID-19 pandemic, the number of child abuse cases reported to the La Plata County Department of Human Services dropped by 41%. But Martha Johnson,...

DATE: Nov. 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Masks up! Colorado ski resorts move ahead as counties restrict access

VAIL — The lift operator in the maze at Vail Village’s Gondola One tilts his head back and hollers: “Masks up please!” There are no unmasked skiers in the line, but maybe some masks have slipped...

DATE: Nov. 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Final approval of Rico trail plan pending

The Rico Trails Project has gained preliminary approval from the Dolores Ranger District of the San Juan National Forest. The draft decision and document that found no significant environmental...

DATE: Nov. 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Grants available for Durango small businesses, nonprofits

The city of Durango has created a Business Relief Fund that will provide grants of up to $15,000 to small businesses and nonprofits to aid the economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic....

DATE: Nov. 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Victims identified in Thanksgiving Day plane crash east of Telluride

The two people who were killed in a single-engine plane crash east of Telluride on Thanksgiving Day have been identified. The pilot was identified as Bryan Lee Kill, 48, of Huachuca City, Arizona,...

DATE: Nov. 29, 2020 | UPDATED: 16 hours 23 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield volunteers bring big-game hunting to those with disabilities

Hunting might not seem possible for those who use wheelchairs, visually impaired or disabled in other ways, but two Bayfield volunteers are working to change that. Brad Harper and Cole Davis began...

DATE: Nov. 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Phil’s World trail expansion complete

A 24-mile trail expansion project at Phil’s World recreation area east of Cortez has been completed. Trail construction began in spring 2018, and the last few miles were completed this fall. There...

DATE: Nov. 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Weekly planner for Nov. 30-Dec. 4

Information and agendas about local meetings City of Durango: www.durangogov.org or call 375-5000. La Plata County: www.co.laplata.co.us or call 382-6210. Town of Bayfield: www.bayfieldgov.org ...

DATE: Nov. 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis, partner test positive for COVID-19

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis and his partner, Marlon Reis, have tested positive for COVID-19 . The pair announced their diagnosis on Saturday night. The governor’s office says both are asymptomatic...

DATE: Nov. 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Would a Biden administration help people living in church sanctuary?

A presidential administration led by Democrat Joe Biden does not necessarily mean greater freedoms are in store for Rosa Sabido, who has lived in sanctuary in a Mancos church for more than three...

DATE: Nov. 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Family in Ignacio becomes whole through adoption

When Kymberley and Dustin Pierce went on their first date 22 years ago, Kymberley told Dustin she wanted to adopt a child. Despite adoption not being the most common first date topic, Dustin was...

DATE: Nov. 28, 2020 | UPDATED: 1 day 10 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Have you been keeping up with local headlines? Test your knowledge in Quiz No. 98

About 95 people participated in last week’s quiz. Participants scored highest on a question about Top That’s broken window, with 98% of respondents correctly answering “Vandalism.” Participants...

DATE: Nov. 28, 2020 | UPDATED: 1 day 10 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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