The Blotter

Durango Police Thursday 3:49 a.m. A man had been in a bathroom for more than four hours at DoubleTree Hotel, 501 Camino del Rio. 6:42 a.m. A drunken man was sitting in front of mailboxes in the...

DATE: Feb. 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Manna name change reflects broadened focus

There was no big announcement or roll out, but Manna Soup Kitchen has changed its name, logo and mission to reflect what the organization is today. Now simply Manna , the name shift came after the...

DATE: Feb. 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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No charges for pilot who flew drone at Silverton skijoring race

The San Juan County sheriff said Wednesday he won’t file charges against the pilot of a drone that may have spooked a horse at Saturday’s skijoring competition in Silverton, causing the horse to...

DATE: Feb. 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Legislative Round-up: Paying lump sum to exonerated passes second reading

DENVER – The Colorado Senate opened up to a slightly different tune on Wednesday. This was due to a visit by Colorado Christian University women’s choir that had stopped by the Capitol as part of a...

DATE: Feb. 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

The Blotter

Durango Police Tuesday 7:48 a.m. A child wearing only a pair of shorts was locked out of a room and crying to get back inside at the Spanish Trails Inn & Suites, 3141 Main Ave. 8:08 a.m. Police...

DATE: Feb. 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Durango protesters unite against Dakota Access Pipeline

As some Dakota Access Pipeline protesters at Standing Rock prepared for a standoff with law enforcement, demonstrators in Durango marched on Wednesday to reiterate their opposition to the...

DATE: Feb. 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Bill to speed rural broadband deployment dies in Colorado Senate committee

DENVER – The second attempt to remedy the issue of broadband access in rural Colorado died Wednesday in a Senate committee. Senate Bill 81, which would have changed definitions in previous...

DATE: Feb. 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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East Animas Road remains closed indefinitely

East Animas Road (County Road 250) remains closed indefinitely after warm winter weather caused mud and debris to slide onto the road beginning nearly two weeks ago. La Plata County road and...

DATE: Feb. 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Thursday Durango Dayplanner

Arts and Entertainment Whiskey Autumn, 5-7 p.m., Ska Brewing Co., 225 Girard St., www.skabrewing.com . Tim Sullivan, 5:30-10 p.m., Diamond Belle Saloon, 699 Main Ave., 247-4431. Dave Mensch, ...

DATE: Feb. 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Artisans invited to June 24-25 quilt show at Fairgrounds

La Plata Quilters Guild will hold “A Celebration of Quilts” quilt show and sale 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 24 and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, June 25 in Exhibit Hall at La Plata County...

DATE: Feb. 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Pine River Library to hold free film screening of ‘Arrival’

There will be a film screening of “Arrival” at 7 p.m. Friday at Pine River Library, 395 Bayfield Center Drive, as part of their “fresh from the theaters” program. The film, boasting eight Oscar...

DATE: Feb. 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Fort Lewis College to hold youth spirit day

The Fort Lewis College sociology department will hold “Lil’ Skyhawk Spirit Day” 3:30 to 4:40 p.m. Friday at the FLC clock tower, 1000 Rim Drive. “Lil’ Skyhawk Spirit Day” aims to promote FLC school...

DATE: Feb. 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News