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Annual Thanksgiving dinner canceled, but other meals are being served

The annual Durango Community Thanksgiving has been canceled this year because of the coronavirus pandemic, but local organizations are filling in the gaps to ensure La Plata County families have...

DATE: Nov. 24, 2020 | UPDATED: 7 hours 49 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Residents to be notified by text message of possible COVID-19 exposures

In response to rising COVID-19 cases, San Juan Basin Public Health turned to a new text messaging notification system this week to let La Plata and Archuleta county residents know if they have been...

DATE: Nov. 24, 2020 | UPDATED: 7 hours 47 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

The Blotter

Durango Police Monday 8:46 a.m. A trash can was stolen in the east 600 block of Third Street. 12:17 p.m. A man was making threats at Town Plaza. 1:53 p.m. A man was arrested on suspicion of...

DATE: Nov. 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County adopts 2021 budget, with infrastructure spending

La Plata County commissioners approved the 2021 budget Tuesday that calls for several construction and development projects that aim to send an economic jolt during the COVID-19 pandemic. In all,...

DATE: Nov. 24, 2020 | UPDATED: 7 hours 47 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Law enforcement investigates shooting south of Durango

Law enforcement was investigating a reported shooting Tuesday afternoon near Weaselskin Bridge, south of Durango. The incident was reported about 12:35 p.m. near the parking lot at Weaselskin...

DATE: Nov. 24, 2020 | UPDATED: 7 hours 53 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Will Colorado’s special legislative session save restaurants?

Beast and Bottle’s owners know they could never sell enough take-out chicken pot pies to reap the full benefit of a new sales tax relief proposal that Colorado lawmakers are serving up for next...

DATE: Nov. 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Would a Biden administration help people living in church sanctuary?

A presidential administration led by Democrat Joe Biden does not necessarily mean greater freedoms are in store for Rosa Sabido, who has lived in sanctuary in a Mancos church for more than three...

DATE: Nov. 24, 2020 | UPDATED: 17 hours 8 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Friends and family remember Tom Riesing

Up until the end, longtime Durango resident Tom Riesing approached each day the same way he had for much of his life: with a twinkle in his eye and an unbridled passion for learning and recreating...

DATE: Nov. 24, 2020 | UPDATED: 20 hours 4 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Seven cars towed in middle of night from Purple Cliffs homeless camp

During the middle of the night, the La Plata County Sheriff’s Office towed seven vehicles belonging to residents staying at the Purple Cliffs homeless camp south of downtown Durango. The Sheriff’s...

DATE: Nov. 23, 2020 | UPDATED: 9 hours 56 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

The Blotter

Durango Police Sunday 2:10 p.m. A man was riding a bike and swinging a sword in the area of East Ninth Street and Main Avenue. 4:42 p.m. The man riding a bike and swinging a sword was seen again...

DATE: Nov. 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango adds teeth to its mask-wearing ordinance

As COVID-19 cases continue to rise and Southwest Colorado’s health care systems appear to be maxing out, the Durango City Council on Monday adopted stricter regulations to enforce the mandatory...

DATE: Nov. 23, 2020 | UPDATED: 19 hours 27 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Winter wildlife closures around Durango take effect Dec. 1

It may still be nice outside to go out for a hike, but Colorado wildlife officials are reminding trail users that closures in certain areas take effect Dec. 1 to protect critical winter range for...

DATE: Nov. 23, 2020 | UPDATED: 1 day 15 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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