News

Ar 170719466
Ar 170719466

Update: Power back on in La Plata County

A significant storm cell moving through the region Wednesday night caused power outages in the Bodo Industrial Park area and west La Plata County, which included service to the communication towers...

DATE: July 19, 2017 | UPDATED: 6 hours 31 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Ar 170719472
Ar 170719472

Bayfield Elementary getting an update

Compressing an elementary school remodel into two summers is the latest construction challenge for the Bayfield School District. “For all practical purposes, this will be a brand new school when...

DATE: July 19, 2017 | UPDATED: 6 hours 30 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

The Blotter

Durango Police Tuesday 9:28 a.m. Several homeless people were drinking tall cans of Pabst Blue Ribbon and smoking weed in Schneider Park, 950 Roosa Ave. 9:41 a.m. Someone reported a man who was...

DATE: July 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ar 170719493
Ar 170719493

Protest of Betsy DeVos reignites debate on school choice

DENVER – Hundreds of Coloradans protested U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ visit in Denver on Wednesday, largely criticizing her stance on using tax dollars to fund private schools. DeVos is...

DATE: July 19, 2017 | UPDATED: 12 hours 44 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Ar 170719498
Ar 170719498

Colorado residents urged to get bear smart

In response to recent bear conflicts in Colorado, including close encounters, home invasions and an attack on a camper in Boulder County, Colorado Parks and Wildlife urges residents to get educated...

DATE: July 19, 2017 | UPDATED: 11 hours 56 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Ar 170719499
Ar 170719499

Filmmaker seeking home video of bears

If you’ve captured a bear in action, sniffing around a garbage can, stealing a bird feeder or hanging out in the city, a documentarian is looking for your footage. “Any video or photo sequence of a...

DATE: July 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ar 170719503
Ar 170719503

Flash flood watch issued for western Colorado, eastern Utah

A flash flood watch is in effect for Durango, as well as most portions of western Colorado and eastern Utah, as slow moving storms could bring heavy rainfall Wednesday afternoon. According to the...

DATE: July 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ar 170719506
Ar 170719506

Proposed RV resort near Purgatory dies after contract dispute

A proposed 157-lot RV resort near Purgatory Resort will no longer be built after a contract dispute between the landowner and would-be developers ultimately killed the project. “That contract has...

DATE: July 19, 2017 | UPDATED: 16 hours 15 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Ar 170719511
Ar 170719511

Author writes history of Durango Police Department

Durango was born in the Wild West, and early visitors included the Texas Kid, Jesse James and Wyatt Earp. In 1881, these outlaws came to town to “get a bit of coin.” The Texas Kid threatened Robert...

DATE: July 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ar 170719512
Ar 170719512

Integrity Health Plus files for bankruptcy, owes La Plata County thousands

Integrity Health Plus, a health care services company with offices in Durango, has declared bankruptcy and is moving out of a building owned by the county, to which it owes at least $125,000. La...

DATE: July 18, 2017 | UPDATED: 18 hours 28 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Ar 170719514
Ar 170719514

Photo: Gaming the system

DATE: July 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ar 170719516
Ar 170719516

Durango City Council upholds marijuana buffer measurements

The Durango City Council unanimously voted Tuesday to uphold “as the crow flies” buffers that keep marijuana shops away from schools, playgrounds and residential treatment centers. The council was...

DATE: July 18, 2017 | UPDATED: 1 day 6 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News