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Durango School District to get more than $114 million in bond issuance

A bond issuance that closes today will raise $114.2 million for new construction, safety and security upgrades, and repair of a backlog of maintenance needs for all buildings in Durango School...

DATE: March 3, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

5-year-old drowned within arm’s reach of others at Durango Hot Springs

No criminal charges will be filed in connection with the death of a 5-year-old boy who drowned in January at the Durango Hot Springs, said 6th Judicial District Attorney Christian Champagne. A...

DATE: March 2, 2021 | UPDATED: 9 hours 15 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango woman who drove through Main Avenue bump-outs sentenced

A woman who plowed into bump-outs this summer on Main Avenue, sending four people to the hospital, avoided jail time Tuesday and was instead sentenced to 10 days of electronic home monitoring and...

DATE: March 2, 2021 | UPDATED: 9 hours 15 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

The Blotter

La Plata County Sheriff’s Office Friday 3:54 p.m. An assault was reported in the area of East Oak Drive. 6:02 p.m. A woman was chasing someone in her vehicle in the 14300 block of Highway 172. ...

DATE: March 2, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Photo: Paraglider sails above Smelter Mountain

DATE: March 2, 2021 | UPDATED: 9 hours 17 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Sen. John Hickenlooper to lead two Senate subcommittees

U.S. Sen. John Hickenlooper announced Tuesday he will serve as chairman of the Senate HELP Committee Subcommittee on Employment and Workplace Safety. The Senate Committee on Health, Education,...

DATE: March 2, 2021 | UPDATED: 10 hours 26 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

COVID-19 variants reported in La Plata, Archuleta counties

Variant strains of the coronavirus have arrived in Archuleta and La Plata counties, according to San Juan Basin Public Health. The health department confirmed two cases of the variant first...

DATE: March 2, 2021 | UPDATED: 9 hours 17 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Autopsy confirms identity, cause of death for woman who drove off Wolf Creek Pass

The remains of a woman found dead last week off Wolf Creek Pass have officially been identified as belonging to a 49-year-old Texas woman who had been missing for nearly two months. The Colorado...

DATE: March 2, 2021 | UPDATED: 9 hours 16 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango-La Plata County Airport adds daily flights to Salt Lake City

A year-round, daily, nonstop flight to Salt Lake City will begin flying out of Durango’s airport on May 12. The flight to Salt Lake City International Airport will be offered by Delta Connection...

DATE: March 2, 2021 | UPDATED: 8 hours 28 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Two Durango restaurants prepare to reopen

Carver Brewing Co. plans to reopen Wednesday after it closed for a second time during the COVID-19 pandemic on Nov. 20. Initially, the popular brewpub plans to open only for dinner from 4 to 9 p.m....

DATE: March 2, 2021 | UPDATED: 9 hours 17 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield schools receive $328,000 to improve broadband access

The Bayfield School District will be able to improve student access to broadband with an award of $328,000 in state funding announced last week. Broadband has become an even more vital utility...

DATE: March 1, 2021 | UPDATED: 1 day 10 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

New Durango diversity team members to uplift unheard voices

With new additions to the team, the city of Durango’s Community Relations Commission is changing how marginalized groups are represented within city government. In 2020, the city launched new...

DATE: March 1, 2021 | UPDATED: 1 day 10 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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