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Durango Police Wednesday 11:46 a.m. Two drivers crashed in the 900 block of South Camino del Rio. Officers cited at least one person. 4:14 p.m. Two women were fighting outside the Durango...

DATE: Feb. 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Three Durango men arrested in online sex sting

Three local men were arrested this month after planning sexual contact with a fake 14-year-old persona created online by the Durango Police Department. The Durango Police Department for about a...

DATE: Feb. 27, 2020 | UPDATED: 1 minute ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Rosa Sabido supporters seek help from U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton

About 80 supporters of Rosa Sabido, who has been living for the past 1,000 days in sanctuary at the United Methodist Church in Mancos, gathered for a vigil Thursday in front of U.S. Rep. Scott...

DATE: Feb. 27, 2020 | UPDATED: 1 minute ago | CATEGORY: Local News

In first signed bill of 2020, Polis includes tribal youth on teen advisory council

The youth advisory council helping Colorado lawmakers draft bills at the state Capitol will soon include tribal representation – a dozen years after the group was first formed. That’s thanks to...

DATE: Feb. 26, 2020 | UPDATED: 1 day 16 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

What will water conservation guidelines mean for Durango, Bayfield and Ignacio?

Local governments in La Plata County aren’t opposed to a proposed state bill that stresses water conservation planning at the local level. Some are ready for it. Others would have work to do....

DATE: Feb. 26, 2020 | UPDATED: 1 day 17 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango School District ends partial-lunch rule

The School Meal Charge Regulation at Durango schools was modified Monday to end partial lunches that could be provided to children whose parents were behind in payments. The revamped regulation...

DATE: Feb. 26, 2020 | UPDATED: 14 hours 32 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

The Blotter

Durango Police Tuesday 10:32 a.m. A man and woman who were not allowed in apartments in the 5800 block of Main Avenue were on the property. Officers gave at least one person a verbal warning. ...

DATE: Feb. 26, 2020 | UPDATED: 1 day 4 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield schools plan to increase below-market wages, start with secretaries

BAYFIELD – The Bayfield school district is gradually increasing its employee salaries to market rates, and it is starting by giving a raise to its lowest-paid group: school secretaries. The...

DATE: Feb. 26, 2020 | UPDATED: 1 day 17 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Lawmakers repeal death penalty. What will Gov. Polis do with men facing execution?

The Colorado General Assembly on Wednesday sent a bill to Gov. Jared Polis’ desk eliminating the state’s death penalty, forcing him to decide what comes next for the three men who are on death row...

DATE: Feb. 26, 2020 | UPDATED: 1 day 16 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Meetings scheduled to review building plans for Durango schools

A series of informational meetings will be held at all schools in Durango School District 9-R to present plans for new upgrades and work to address deferred maintenance in each building. The...

DATE: Feb. 26, 2020 | UPDATED: 1 day 18 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Trump administration proposes eliminating funding for Land and Water Conservation Fund

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s proposed budget for the U.S. Forest Service completely eliminates funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund and the Collaborative Forest Restoration...

DATE: Feb. 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Have you been keeping up with local headlines? Test your knowledge in Quiz No. 60

About 80 people participated in last week’s quiz. Participants scored highest on a question about non-native fish, with 76% of respondents correctly answering, “Out-compete native species and take...

DATE: Feb. 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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