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Have you been keeping up with local headlines? Test your knowledge in Quiz No. 116

About 140 people participated in last week’s quiz. Participants scored highest on a question about expanded vaccine eligibility, with 98% of respondents correctly answering, “Anyone 16 and older.”...

DATE: April 10, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

8 things to know about Colorado’s $34 billion state budget

Colorado lawmakers this week began debating the state’s $34.1 billion budget, which helps chart a path out of the coronavirus crisis and sets aside millions of dollars for equity-related...

DATE: April 10, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Vaccinations open up to 16-, 17-year-olds in La Plata County

As they have every weekend since late January, COVID-19 vaccination clinics sprang up across La Plata County on Saturday. But unlike during previous months, some of them were also able to offer the...

DATE: April 10, 2021 | UPDATED: 1 minute ago | CATEGORY: Local News

40 low-rent units take shape overlooking downtown Durango

The long-awaited supportive housing complex, Espero Apartments, is taking shape near Greenmount Cemetery on the west side of town. Residents and visitors might have noticed the building’s framework...

DATE: April 10, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Voters showed desire for status quo in Durango City Council election, observers say

Durango voters showed indecision, a desire for stability and a nod to experience based on this week’s City Council election results, which tapped an incumbent and two newbies from a pool of six...

DATE: April 9, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College begins to address housing costs

Durango’s high cost of housing has Fort Lewis College looking at ways to help employees, faculty and staff members with homeownership costs. FLC’s board of trustees heard results from a survey of...

DATE: April 9, 2021 | UPDATED: 18 hours 28 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango identifies three locations ripe for redevelopment

The city of Durango revealed a few spots that are ripe for redevelopment around downtown during an open forum this week. More than 70 people attended the event, which functioned as a way to court...

DATE: April 9, 2021 | UPDATED: 18 hours 28 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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DATE: April 9, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pine River Shares targets rural residents with vaccination clinic

Pine River Shares in Bayfield brought COVID-19 vaccines to hard-to-reach communities in La Plata County last week as part of the state’s Vaccines for All plan. The nonprofit, which takes a...

DATE: April 9, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

The Blotter

Durango Police Thursday 9:01 a.m. A vehicle was broken into and items were stolen in the 20 block of Stewart Street. 1:43 p.m. A cold sexual assault was reported in the area of Durango. 4:21...

DATE: April 9, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado senator meets with rural business owners to hear top concerns

As a former small-business owner and a member of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, freshman U.S. Sen. John Hickenlooper has shown interest in using his position to help...

DATE: April 9, 2021 | UPDATED: 18 hours 26 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Best bets this weekend in and around Durango

Best bets this weekend include a tree-grafting class and a talk hosted by the Powerhouse Science Center. Montezuma Orchard Restoration Project will host a virtual grafting class from 10 a.m. to...

DATE: April 9, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

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