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Fort Lewis College research lays foundation for next generation of nuclear power

Fort Lewis College students are determining the best ways to monitor and work with liquid sodium, a silvery molten metal, which could help develop the next generation of nuclear power plants. ...

DATE: Nov. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Best bets this weekend in and around Durango

Best bets this weekend include a ukulele show in Durango and the San Juan College Charity Bowl Sale. As part of the “Artists You Should Know Series,” Daniel Ward and Heidi Swedberg will perform an...

DATE: Nov. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hundred Club provides 16 scholarships to college students

Sixteen children of law enforcement officers and emergency responders earned scholarships from the Hundred Club this year, a record for the nonprofit that was set up after the 1974 downtown Durango...

DATE: Nov. 21, 2019 | UPDATED: 1 hour 39 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

County approves new homes near Bayfield, solar project west of Durango

La Plata County planning commissioners Thursday approved a conceptual plan for 14 new homes about 1 mile west of Bayfield, north of U.S. Highway 160. The property is part of the Heartwood Ranch...

DATE: Nov. 21, 2019 | UPDATED: 13 hours 16 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Purgatory Resort delays opening for lack of snow

Purgatory Resort has pushed back its Saturday opening for lack of snow. Resort officials announced Thursday they now plan to open the ski area Wednesday, a day before Thanksgiving. According to a...

DATE: Nov. 21, 2019 | UPDATED: 13 hours 15 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Firefighters conduct live fire training on church property

BAYFIELD – Upper Pine River Fire Protection District burned an abandoned house – on purpose – Thursday behind Pine Valley Church on County Road 501. Pine Valley Church worked with Upper Pine to...

DATE: Nov. 21, 2019 | UPDATED: 13 hours 14 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Backcountry Horsemen recycling tons of hay string

Some 7 tons of polypropylene hay string have been collected by Four Corners Back Country Horsemen over the past year to be shipped Thursday to a recycling center. “The Backcountry Horsemen realized...

DATE: Nov. 21, 2019 | UPDATED: 13 hours 14 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Tuesday marks seven years since disappearance of Dylan Redwine

Dylan Redwine disappeared seven years ago Tuesday in La Plata County, an event that prompted a yearslong investigation that ultimately led to the arrest of the boy’s father on suspicion of murder....

DATE: Nov. 21, 2019 | UPDATED: 22 hours 52 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado Wilderness Act advances for full House vote

The House Committee on Natural Resources voted this week to pass the Colorado Wilderness Act, which now awaits full consideration in the House of Representatives. In May, Rep. Diana DeGette,...

DATE: Nov. 21, 2019 | UPDATED: 20 hours 21 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Have you been keeping up with local headlines? Test your knowledge in Quiz No. 46

About 60 people participated in last week’s quiz. Participants scored highest on a question about a fire in Aspen Trails, with 91% of respondents correctly answering, “Heavy wildfire mitigation.”...

DATE: Nov. 21, 2019 | UPDATED: 1 day 7 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

‘ACT Building’ to house three La Plata County offices

The new building for three La Plata County departments – the Assessor, Clerk & Recorder and Treasurer – is close to opening its doors. Megan Graham, county spokeswoman, said the Assessor and...

DATE: Nov. 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

How much development should occur between Durango and Bayfield?

Fast-food restaurants, strip-mall shopping centers, high-density housing: Is this the future of U.S. Highway 160 between Durango and Bayfield? The 16-mile or so drive between the two Southwest...

DATE: Nov. 21, 2019 | UPDATED: 22 hours 30 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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