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Students create event to fight teen isolation during ‘The Main Event’

Kids made new friends and learned healthy coping mechanisms on Saturday during an event held in collaboration with a party on north Main Avenue. “The Main Event” was organized by the Business...

DATE: April 21, 2018 | UPDATED: 3 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango man killed after being hit by vehicle

A Durango man was fatally struck by a vehicle early Saturday morning on U.S. Highway 160 near the intersection of County Road 225A. Capt. Adrian Driscoll of the Colorado State Patrol identified the...

DATE: April 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

As La Plata County grows, ‘rush hour’ may become a real concern

Durango’s “rush hour” isn’t much by big city standards, but given the expected population boom, this relatively remote pocket of Southwest Colorado could be in for a rude awakening. “We’re pretty...

DATE: April 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Weekly planner for April 23-27

Monday Cardio and strength interval class, 9 a.m., Edgemont Highlands Community Lodge, 40 Red Canyon Trail. La Plata County Board of County Commissioners work session, 1:30 p.m., Administration...

DATE: April 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Music in the Mountains adds four to board

Music in the Mountains recently appointed four new members to its Board of Directors: Bob Chaput, David Clark, David Habrat and Sydney Morris. “All four of our newest board members embody the...

DATE: April 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Longtime Durango resident turns 95

Longtime Durango resident Margaret Turnell celebrated her 95th birthday April 14 with about 180 guests, including friends and family who live in Durango and others who traveled from all over the...

DATE: April 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

How a Utah county turned closing a corral gate into felony charges

On April Fool’s Day last year, Mark Franklin closed a gate to Zane Odell’s corral on Lime Ridge, a windy rise between the small southeastern Utah towns of Bluff and Mexican Hat. In the criminal...

DATE: April 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Friday fundraising event to benefit LGBTQ youth

The third annual spring benefit for Four Corners Rainbow Youth Center will be held from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday at the Powerhouse Science Center, 1333 Camino del Rio. Four Corners Rainbow Youth Center...

DATE: April 20, 2018 | UPDATED: 1 day 44 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Successful fundraiser to house homeless woman inspires campaign

Durango photographer Kyla Jenkinson raised enough money in three days on GoFundMe to house her homeless friend for three months. She launched the online campaign the day before Christmas Eve –...

DATE: April 20, 2018 | UPDATED: 1 day 45 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

The Blotter

La Plata County Sheriff’s Office Friday 3:03 a.m. A cow was in the road in the 14000 block of Colorado Highway 140. Thursday 7:46 a.m. A disruptive student was outside of Bayfield Middle...

DATE: April 20, 2018 | UPDATED: 1 day 42 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Sexual assault charges against filmmaker Kody Dayish dropped

A felony sexual assault charge against a New Mexico filmmaker was dismissed Friday in District Court. Kody Dayish, a 29-year-old from Shiprock, was arrested last month for an incident that occurred...

DATE: April 20, 2018 | UPDATED: 1 day 42 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Suspect in threat to Montezuma-Cortez schools is identified

The suspect who allegedly made an unsubstantiated threat toward Montezuma-Cortez schools was apprehended Friday afternoon in Cortez after the Sheriff’s Office located his car. “The Sheriff’s...

DATE: April 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News