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Cortez’s final TEZ Talk to feature disabled athlete

A former college football player born without legs is the final speaker in Cortez’s TEZ Talks. Dave Stevens, who played several sports for the University of Augsburg in Minnesota and had a long...

DATE: Feb. 21, 2018 | UPDATED: 1 minute ago | CATEGORY: Local News

The Blotter

Durango Police Tuesday 9:40 a.m. A vehicle hit a pole in Town Plaza. 9:41 a.m. A man in a white sedan was acting like he was on drugs in the 800 block of Roosa Avenue. 12:39 p.m. Four people...

DATE: Feb. 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Basil Rathbone – Cortez residents’ best friend – now needs help of his own

The service dog of Madison House Assisted Living in Cortez recently underwent surgery. Now the people who love him need help. Basil Rathbone was named after a 1940s actor by senior-assisted living...

DATE: Feb. 21, 2018 | UPDATED: 6 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Winter weather advisory in effect for San Juan Mountains

A winter weather advisory is in effect for the San Juan Mountains as a storm approaches that could drop more than a foot of snow in the high country north of Durango. The National Weather Service...

DATE: Feb. 21, 2018 | UPDATED: 2 hours 58 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Silverton works to diversify its winter economy beyond skiers

Residents of Silverton are getting creative to diversify the town’s tenuous winter tourism economy, especially because this year’s abysmally dry and warm season has hit local mainstays hard. “For...

DATE: Feb. 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango City Council approves annexation of Lake Nighthorse

Durango City Council unanimously approved the annexation of Lake Nighthorse on Tuesday evening, a step toward opening the area April 1. “I think it’s thrilling,” said Councilor Sweetie Marbury,...

DATE: Feb. 20, 2018 | UPDATED: 20 hours 21 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Grass-roots group forms to change La Plata County’s draft land-use codes

A contingent of property owners in La Plata County has formally organized a grass-roots group to change the county’s proposed draft land-use codes, which they say impose too many regulations and...

DATE: Feb. 20, 2018 | UPDATED: 20 hours 29 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado Pongas enters agreement to improve alcohol serving practices

The Durango Local Licensing Authority unanimously approved an agreement with Colorado Pongas on Tuesday that resolves alleged liquor license violations the pool hall and bar faced. City Attorney...

DATE: Feb. 20, 2018 | UPDATED: 20 hours 49 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Talk about town: City of Durango nabs first Terry Fiedler Spirit of Snowdown Award

Chip Lile, president of the Snowdown board of directors, presented the Terry Fiedler Spirit of Snowdown Award to the city of Durango on Tuesday at City Hall. The award honors all city employees who...

DATE: Feb. 20, 2018 | UPDATED: 1 day 11 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Sen. Cory Gardner’s bill aids rural broadband development

WASHINGTON – A bipartisan group of senators, including Cory Gardner, introduced a bill that would expand broadband in rural areas where the internet access is either slow or inaccessible. Gardner,...

DATE: Feb. 20, 2018 | UPDATED: 1 day 5 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

The Blotter

Durango Police Monday 1:37 p.m. Two men were passing around a bottle of alcohol near a business in the 300 block of West College Drive. Police made an arrest. 10:13 p.m. A patient was trying to...

DATE: Feb. 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County approves 2 new marijuana growing facilities

La Plata County commissioners approved two marijuana growing facilities on Tuesday. The first project was proposed by Watertowne Properties LLC for a 6,000-square-foot building to house various...

DATE: Feb. 20, 2018 | UPDATED: 1 day 4 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News