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Progress planned this year for Durango Mesa Park

Durango residents will start seeing long-awaited changes at Durango Mesa Park, formerly Ewing Mesa, in 2021 as the city, county and park foundation embark on a $150 million development project. For...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Best bets this weekend in and around Durango

Best bets this weekend include a Women’s Skate Clinic and a hip-hop workshop. Durango Nordic Ski Club will host a Women’s Skate Clinic from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at the ski club, 49786 Highway 550,...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Have you been keeping up with local headlines? Test your knowledge in Quiz No. 104

About 140 people participated in last week’s quiz. Participants scored highest on a question about a new way of tracking COVID-19, with 100% of respondents correctly answering “Testing human waste...

DATE: Jan. 14, 2021 | UPDATED: 11 hours 19 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Hundreds apply for PPP loans at Durango bank

By Thursday afternoon, 300 applications for the latest round of the Paycheck Protection Program had already been received at First Southwest Bank in Durango. First Southwest and Native American...

DATE: Jan. 14, 2021 | UPDATED: 11 hours 20 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado lawmakers split along party lines on impeachment vote

Colorado’s seven representatives split along partisan lines Wednesday as President Donald Trump was impeached for the second time. The Senate is expected to hold a trial in coming weeks to...

DATE: Jan. 14, 2021 | UPDATED: 11 hours 22 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

The Blotter

La Plata County Sheriff’s Office Wednesday 12:59 p.m. A man took a license plate off a car in a parking lot in the 200 block of South Skylane Drive. 7:32 p.m. A 40-year-old was unconscious in...

DATE: Jan. 14, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango, La Plata County prepare for potential unrest on Inauguration Day

Law enforcement in Durango is holding out hope that any possible protests leading up to President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration next week will remain peaceful, but authorities are also preparing...

DATE: Jan. 14, 2021 | UPDATED: 11 hours 20 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Residents at Durango’s Lumien 2 get skill-building support

Residents at Lumien 2, an affordable housing apartment complex in Durango, are receiving access to skill-building programs with the help of Rainbow Housing Assistance Corp. Lumien 2 houses people...

DATE: Jan. 14, 2021 | UPDATED: 11 hours 21 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Drought causing issues for Durango’s fish hatchery

Prolonged drought in Southwest Colorado is now affecting Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s fish hatchery in Durango. Joe Lewandowski, spokesman for CPW, said the Durango Fish Hatchery, along the banks...

DATE: Jan. 14, 2021 | UPDATED: 11 hours 21 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango School District 9-R board OKs parameters for bonds

The parameters for issuance of $90 million in bonds to improve school safety, to take care of a backlog of maintenance needs and to finance two new major buildings were set Tuesday by the Durango...

DATE: Jan. 13, 2021 | UPDATED: 11 hours 22 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

How is Ignacio putting its federal relief dollars to use?

The town of Ignacio focused on utility and technology support after receiving about $60,000 of the $4.8 million in federal COVID-19 relief money allocated to La Plata County governments. The money,...

DATE: Jan. 13, 2021 | UPDATED: 11 hours 19 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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