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La Plata County Sheriff’s Office Monday 12:15 a.m. A man trespassed in the 1000 block of Three Springs. Sunday 4:18 a.m. A landlord threated a tenant with a gun in the 6500 block of County Road...

DATE: Nov. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Empty storefronts to become temporary art exhibits

Empty storefronts windows along Main Avenue in Durango could be packed with art displays this holiday season to beautify and liven up the downtown. The city’s Creative Economy Commission set aside...

DATE: Nov. 11, 2019 | UPDATED: 2 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango police report 3 burglaries in less than 24 hours

Three burglaries were reported in Durango in less than 24 hours, according to police. Durango police Cmdr. Rita Warfield said the first incident occurred at Albertsons, 311 West College Drive,...

DATE: Nov. 11, 2019 | UPDATED: 1 minute ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Veterans Day Parade honors sacrifice

Durango-area residents lined Main Avenue on Monday for the Veterans Day Parade to honor the millions who have served in the United States military. Durango Montessori School students in preschool...

DATE: Nov. 11, 2019 | UPDATED: 3 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

San Juan College views historic Mercury transit

FARMINGTON – The transit of Mercury appeared as a small seemingly insignificant dot as it passed in front of the sun Monday, but the magic wasn’t lost to viewers at San Juan College. Passersby...

DATE: Nov. 11, 2019 | UPDATED: 2 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Land of Enchantment to provide the White House Christmas tree

FARMINGTON – A 60-foot-tall tree from New Mexico is headed on a 2,000-mile journey to the nation’s capital this week. This year’s Christmas tree, a blue spruce cut Nov. 6, was chosen from the...

DATE: Nov. 11, 2019 | UPDATED: 2 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez man dies after head-on crash on Highway 160

A 27-year-old Cortez man died Sunday morning on U.S. Highway 160 after hitting a semitrailer head-on. Colorado State Patrol Sgt. Blake White said authorities were alerted to the crash around 7:30...

DATE: Nov. 11, 2019 | UPDATED: 2 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Farmington’s seeks public comment on comprehensive plan

The city of Farmington is moving forward with the second phase of its comprehensive plan update. Phase 2 – Analysis and Opportunities, includes a community survey about three preliminary vision...

DATE: Nov. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Amid national violence, La Plata County looks to increase security

La Plata County is proposing to beef up its security. As part of the draft 2020 budget, officials have called for four new security-guard positions to patrol county offices and facilities. The...

DATE: Nov. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield ups its mental game with help from national speaker

Bayfield High School students, parents and teachers will get an expert guide to getting the most out of sports next week from a nationally recognized speaker and mentor to the pros. Bayfield High...

DATE: Nov. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mountain Middle School art teacher works to break the mold

The thought of an entire class doing the same art project, like painting sunflowers, seems to miss the point of creative expression, said Kari Pepper, a teacher at Mountain Middle School. She would...

DATE: Nov. 11, 2019 | UPDATED: 4 hours 9 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County veterans center saves 15 lives in first year

The Veterans Outreach Center of La Plata County, which opened last year to help address the physical and mental health needs of those who have served, has stabilized 15 veterans who were...

DATE: Nov. 11, 2019 | UPDATED: 12 hours 28 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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