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With legislative session winding down, key health care bills remain unresolved

DENVER – Gov. Jared Polis and state lawmakers have pushed an ambitious health care agenda in the past four months, but with less than two weeks left of the legislative session, lawmakers may run...

DATE: April 24, 2019 | UPDATED: 1 hour 13 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

The Blotter

La Plata County Sheriff’s Office Tuesday 10:38 a.m. Two men trespassed on property and dug up dirt for sandbags somewhere on East Animas Road (County Road 250) north of Durango. 12:29 p.m. ...

DATE: April 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mark Redwine’s attorneys attempt to exclude cadaver dog evidence

Mark Redwine’s attorneys are asking the judge overseeing his upcoming murder trial to exclude evidence from cadaver-sniffing dogs, questioning the scientific reliability, accuracy and consistency...

DATE: April 24, 2019 | UPDATED: 1 hour 12 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

BLM proposes trail changes across 100,000 acres in Southwest Colorado

The Bureau of Land Management is proposing changes to trails across an estimated 100,000 acres of public land in Southwest Colorado, including nearly 35 miles of trails in La Plata County. Earlier...

DATE: April 24, 2019 | UPDATED: 1 hour 14 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango train crew working to repair historic engine on loan

The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad is working to repair a historic locomotive on loan that broke down earlier this month. As a result, planned trips in May with the famed engine have...

DATE: April 24, 2019 | UPDATED: 1 hour 13 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Once a source of fresh water, Hermosa Creek now threatens Animas River

Between heavy metal contamination from legacy mines in Silverton, high levels of E. coli from unknown sources and higher water temperatures that stress aquatic life, the Animas River has its...

DATE: April 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango School District board members get early look at 2019-20 budget

A glimpse of a preliminary 2019-20 budget, which needs about $375,000 in trims to bring the numbers into balance, was presented to Durango School District board members at their Tuesday night...

DATE: April 23, 2019 | UPDATED: 21 hours 34 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Monica Lewinsky calls for culture of bullying online to end

Monica Lewinsky called for a societal shift to eliminate the widespread culture of bullying and humiliation online during a talk Tuesday at the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College....

DATE: April 23, 2019 | UPDATED: 21 hours 34 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Kayaker injured at dangerous rapid on Vallecito Creek

A kayaker required rescue Tuesday afternoon after getting injured at a dangerous Class 4 rapid on Vallecito Creek. Bruce Evans, fire chief for Upper Pine River Fire Protection District, said a call...

DATE: April 23, 2019 | UPDATED: 21 hours 35 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

The Blotter

Durango Police Tuesday 1:24 a.m. A man was being chased by someone who was trying to stab him with a knife, according to a report at Walmart. Police made an arrest. 5:38 a.m. Two deceased deer...

DATE: April 23, 2019 | UPDATED: 1 day 2 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Singer-songwriter dies in head-on crash north of Durango

A well-known singer-songwriter in Durango died in a head-on crash Tuesday morning north of town. The victim was identified as 67-year-old Greg Ryder, said Capt. Adrian Driscoll with the Colorado...

DATE: April 23, 2019 | UPDATED: 11 hours 9 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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