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Motorcyclist crashes on Main Avenue, suffers head injury

An inexperienced motorcyclist hit a “bump-out” and crashed onto a sidewalk Thursday evening on Main Avenue in downtown Durango, according to police. The crash occurred about 7 p.m. in the 1000...

DATE: July 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Four Corners Motorcycle Rally proposes campsite, activities southwest of Durango

A proposal to use a camp near Hesperus for the Four Corners Motorcycle Rally, which could draw hundreds of people, has residents in the rural part of the county concerned about noise, fire and...

DATE: July 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

10 absolutely fun things to do in Southwest Colorado on Fourth of July

Colorado is cautiously moving forward with reopening professional sports and community spaces like libraries. But the state health department is still encouraging people to hunker down, even for...

DATE: July 3, 2020 | UPDATED: 4 hours 2 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Best bets this weekend in and around Durango

Best bets this weekend include Freedom Days, the River Parade and the Powerhouse reopening celebration. The Freedom Days fireworks display and parade will take place Friday and Saturday in...

DATE: July 3, 2020 | UPDATED: 3 hours 13 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Have you been keeping up with local headlines? Test your knowledge in Quiz No. 78

About 115 people participated in last week’s quiz. Participants scored highest on a question about a local restaurant dropping breakfast from its menu, with 91% of respondents correctly answering,...

DATE: July 2, 2020 | UPDATED: 15 hours 57 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Pagosa Springs man shot by Durango police had criminal history

A 34-year-old Pagosa Springs man who died in an officer-involved shooting early Wednesday in Durango had an extensive criminal history and was recently released from prison early because of...

DATE: July 2, 2020 | UPDATED: 16 hours 1 minute ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Sweetwater Lake purchased by national environmental nonprofit

Despite the six-hour drive from Durango, Sweetwater Lake in Garfield County has been a popular place to go boating, hiking and camping for decades in Colorado. But large swaths of the expansive...

DATE: July 2, 2020 | UPDATED: 19 hours 17 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

The Blotter

La Plata County Sheriff’s Office Thursday 12:03 a.m. An assault was reported in the area of Moss Road. Wednesday 9:36 a.m. A vehicle was reported stolen in the 7000 block of County Road 203. ...

DATE: July 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango train begins fire mitigation, but is asked to stop

The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad’s extensive fire mitigation project this spring was shut down after the U.S. Forest Service broached concerns about the number of trees being cut down...

DATE: July 2, 2020 | UPDATED: 15 hours 59 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

How GOP newcomer Lauren Boebert won the primary election

In a decisive Democratic primary election, former state legislator Diane Mitsch Bush prevailed over business owner James Iacino to earn a spot on the ballot for the 3rd Congressional District’s...

DATE: July 2, 2020 | UPDATED: 19 hours 1 minute ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Giant American flag can’t be missed near Bayfield

Travelers on U.S. Highway 160 between Durango and Bayfield might have noticed a new addition to the skyline this week: A 100-foot metal pole wielding an American flag about the size of two coach...

DATE: July 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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