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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: 15 hours 44 minutes 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: 15 hours 44 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango writer turns pandemic challenges into children’s podcast

When the coronavirus pandemic struck Colorado in March, Durango-based writer Jenny Mason responded the way she knew how: with stories. “This is the time when artists go to work,” she said, quoting...

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

What’s best for Durango’s unhoused?

After months of hearing others talk about what is best for La Plata County’s unhoused community, four people from that group are speaking up for themselves. Jake Fixico never expected to spend more...

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

What does The Polar Express look like under Level Red?

The Polar Express rolled out of Durango for the first time this season Nov. 20, with new coronavirus safety precautions in tow. Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad said this week that San...

DATE: Nov. 27, 2020 | UPDATED: 1 day 12 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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. 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

2 people die in small plane crash near Telluride

A plane crash on Thursday east of Telluride killed both people on board, according to the San Miguel Sheriff’s Office. The single-engine private plane was on approach to Telluride Regional Airport...

DATE: Nov. 27, 2020 | UPDATED: 1 day 12 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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