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Durango City Council supports ban on sitting, lying on downtown sidewalks

Durango City Council supported a new ordinance during a work session Tuesday night that would prohibit sitting or lying on sidewalks or in alleys downtown. The proposal has been controversial...

DATE: April 24, 2018 | UPDATED: 6 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Photos: Durango students explore science during Career Fair Day

DATE: April 24, 2018 | UPDATED: 3 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

The Blotter

Durango Police Tuesday 12:02 a.m. Someone reported a dog barking for three hours in the 1700 block of County Road 203. 1:20 a.m. A woman refused to leave Denny’s Restaurant, 666 Camino del Rio....

DATE: April 24, 2018 | UPDATED: 3 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Fire blows out of control on County Road 526

Once again, a fire to clear ditches on a local ranch blew out of control. Tuesday’s blaze burned about 20 acres on County Road 526, said Deputy Chief Roy Vreeland of the Upper Pine River Fire...

DATE: April 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man pleads ‘not guilty’ in animal cruelty case

A La Plata County man charged with 115 counts of animal cruelty in connection with a massive animal seizure in November pleaded not guilty Tuesday. Jeffery Jackson, 48, is scheduled for a jury...

DATE: April 24, 2018 | UPDATED: 5 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Firefighters respond to shed, brush fire in Grandview area

Firefighters doused a shed and small brush fire Tuesday afternoon that broke out in the Grandview area, said Rod Allen, battalion chief with the Durango Fire Protection District. A crew of 15...

DATE: April 24, 2018 | UPDATED: 6 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County receives an ‘F’ for ozone levels

In its yearly report, the American Lung Association gave La Plata County a failing grade for potentially dangerous ozone levels, likely a result of the region’s emissions from the oil and gas...

DATE: April 24, 2018 | UPDATED: 2 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Woman killed in two-car crash in southwest La Plata County

A woman was killed in a two-vehicle collision Monday night on Colorado Highway 140 near the New Mexico line. State Patrol Capt. Adrian Driscoll said the head-on crash occurred shortly before 11...

DATE: April 24, 2018 | UPDATED: 5 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Residents to share stories of immigration

Immigration. The word itself evokes a range of emotions for different people. Some immediately think of “illegal immigration,” a topic of much debate these days. Others think of their ancestors’...

DATE: April 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Utah BLM sells oil and gas leases near Hovenweep

The Utah Bureau of Land Management has sold oil and gas leases near Hovenweep National Monument, despite requests by monument officials to defer them to protect archaeological and natural...

DATE: April 24, 2018 | UPDATED: 8 hours 51 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Previously denied project gets OK from Durango Planning Commission

Durango Planning Commission approved a controversial proposal to build 10 new homes on Jameson Drive west of Florida Road during a Monday night hearing. The developer revised plans for the...

DATE: April 23, 2018 | UPDATED: 5 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

51-year-old man found dead April 13 identified

A 51-year-old man found dead at his home in Durango on April 13, prompting a homicide investigation, has been identified as Michael Bourriague. La Plata County Coroner Jann Smith said Monday that...

DATE: April 23, 2018 | UPDATED: 5 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News