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Hop harvest arrives at Steamworks Brewing Co. to make special beer

A sweet and calming aroma filled the air in front of Steamworks Brewing Co. on Wednesday morning as a mobile hop harvester stripped cones from vines. The harvester rumbled as the tines removed the...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2017 | UPDATED: 5 hours 55 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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Dolores State Bank donates to Western Excelsior fire victims

Dolores State Bank recently donated $1,500 to the Mancos community in response to the Western Excelsior mill fire. At the beginning of July, the bank gave checks for $500 each to the Mancos Fire...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Demolition of Western Excelsior set to begin next month

Western Excelsior Corp. will begin demolishing its Mancos plant in September, company President Zach Snyder said. The plant, 901 Grand Ave., was destroyed in a fire on May 8, and its ruins have...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

The Blotter

Durango Police Tuesday 11:14 a.m. Someone who was doing yard work reported a bear in a tree at East Fifth Avenue and Fourth Street. 11:33 a.m. A woman locked her 2-year-old child in her car at...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2017 | UPDATED: 9 hours 7 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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LPEA warns businesses of recent phone scam

La Plata Electric Association cautions its members of fraudulent calls from someone who claims to be with LPEA and threatens to disconnect service for lack of payment. The current phone scam...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Durango Rally in Four Corners ensures bikers have reason to come

Labor Day weekend might be a little quieter around Durango without the Four Corners Motorcycle Rally, which was approaching its 25th year until it was canceled because of financial struggles, but...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2017 | UPDATED: 12 hours 31 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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Permanent homeless camp idea in Durango faces management hurdle

Finding an organization to oversee a permanent homeless camp in Durango has proved challenging, city staff told the Durango City Council Tuesday. Thus far, nonprofits focused on serving homeless...

DATE: Aug. 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Arts support, urban renewal efforts take new direction in Durango

The city’s plans to pursue a creative district certification through the state of Colorado will likely take on a local focus in the coming months. The state is not accepting applications for the...

DATE: Aug. 22, 2017 | UPDATED: 23 hours 16 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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Durango City Council may tighten enforcement around bear-strewn trash

So many bears are digging into trash cans that the Durango City Council may enact an emergency ordinance in September to strengthen penalties. The council may eliminate the first warning residents...

DATE: Aug. 22, 2017 | UPDATED: 23 hours 17 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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Talk about town: City councilor delivers key to sister city

While he was in Spain last week for his son’s wedding, Durango City Councilor Dean Brookie stopped in to visit Durango’s sister city Durango, Spain, to present one of its city councilors (and local...

DATE: Aug. 22, 2017 | UPDATED: 4 hours 7 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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Durango man charged with vehicular homicide in 17-year-old’s death

A 22-year-old Durango man has been charged with vehicular homicide after the car he was driving in June went off the road in Durango West II and hit a tree, killing a 17-year-old Durango woman....

DATE: Aug. 22, 2017 | UPDATED: 1 day 4 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News