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Dolores Town Manager Lana Hancock resigns

Dolores Town Manager Lana Hancock has announced that she has resigned effective Dec. 31. Board member Trevor Ince also resigned because he moved from the area. Hancock plans to continue to serve as...

DATE: Dec. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Congress considers land for West Fork fire station

Sens. Michael Bennet and Cory Gardner, along with Rep. Scott Tipton, have introduced legislation to convey about 4 acres of U.S. Forest Service land to Dolores County for the location of a new fire...

DATE: Dec. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

National parks cut back on free days

It’s always a pleasant surprise to visit a national park and find out it’s on a free day. But there will be fewer of those surprises, as the National Park System has reduced the number of free days...

DATE: Dec. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

The Blotter

Durango Police Wednesday 12:39 p.m. An intoxicated male was staggering and almost fell down a riverbank in Schneider Park, 950 Roosa Ave. 8:42 p.m. An intoxicated male was sitting in the road in...

DATE: Dec. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County family sues Colorado State Patrol for shooting dog

A La Plata County family filed a lawsuit this week against the Colorado State Patrol for shooting a pit bull in October, ultimately leading to the animal having to be euthanized because of its...

DATE: Dec. 14, 2017 | UPDATED: 1 hour 50 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Isolated storm hits Red Mountain Pass with snow

An overnight storm created slick conditions Thursday morning on Red Mountain Pass, prompting the Colorado Department of Transportation to issue a chain law on U.S. Highway 550. Webcams showed a...

DATE: Dec. 14, 2017 | UPDATED: 3 hours 51 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Mark Redwine makes brief court appearance for status conference

The defense team for Mark Redwine, the man accused of killing his son, asked the court for more time to examine thousands of pages of police reports and other documents in the case that garnered...

DATE: Dec. 14, 2017 | UPDATED: 2 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Memorials scheduled for Aztec High School shooting victims

Memorial services are planned for the two victims of last week’s shooting at Aztec High School. A memorial service will be held Friday for Francisco Fernandez, with family friends asking anyone...

DATE: Dec. 14, 2017 | UPDATED: 6 hours 44 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango schools look to enhance emergency drills

Law enforcement officers might become more involved in regular emergency drills held in Durango schools, offer critiques of top school administrators’ table-top emergency drills and maybe even...

DATE: Dec. 14, 2017 | UPDATED: 7 hours 57 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Design board OKs new Chamber building slated for north Main Avenue in Durango

A new home for the Durango Chamber of Commerce took a step toward reality at the Design Review Board meeting on Wednesday. The board praised and unanimously approved the building planned to...

DATE: Dec. 13, 2017 | UPDATED: 4 hours 4 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County man suspected of creating explosive devices set for trial

District Judge William Herringer heard testimony and arguments Wednesday in a case involving a La Plata County man suspected of creating improvised explosive devices in his home earlier this year....

DATE: Dec. 13, 2017 | UPDATED: 18 hours 15 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

The Blotter

Durango Police Tuesday 2:32 p.m. A vehicle struck a deer at the intersection of U.S. Highway 160 and Roosa Avenue. 3:03 p.m. Police performed a welfare check on children inside a gray Nissan...

DATE: Dec. 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News