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Durango Police Wednesday 12:26 a.m. A man at Walmart was throwing things. Tuesday 7:44 a.m. One driver T-boned another near Elmore’s Corner. At least one injury was reported. 11:09 a.m. Two...

DATE: July 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

With issues at Treasurer’s Office fixed, county receives clean audit

Issues at the Treasurer’s Office have been fixed, and La Plata County received a clean audit for 2018. “I am happy to note we didn’t note any material weakness this year,” Matthew Marino, with...

DATE: July 17, 2019 | UPDATED: 1 minute ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Suicide prevention campaign plans expansion

Suicide prevention messages are expected to blanket Montezuma and La Plata counties in September during an expanded reprise of last year’s successful campaign to encourage at-risk residents to seek...

DATE: July 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Two arrests made in connection with break-ins at Fort Lewis College

A man and a woman have been charged in connection with breaking into buildings and stealing and eating food at Fort Lewis College. In a ">Facebook post on June 18, FLC police sought the...

DATE: July 17, 2019 | UPDATED: 5 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Man charged with attempted murder denied bond reduction again

The third time in court wasn’t a charm for Anthony Pappas, a Durango native whose $100,000 bond on an attempted-murder charge was again upheld by a judge. District Court Judge Todd Norvell on...

DATE: July 17, 2019 | UPDATED: 3 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Judge allows dog evidence in Redwine case

Prosecutors who say Mark Redwine killed his son, Dylan, in 2012 will be allowed to present cadaver dog evidence at a trial in September, a judge has ruled. Two handlers of German shepherds trained...

DATE: July 17, 2019 | UPDATED: 6 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Confederate parade float spurs free speech discussion in Bayfield

The Bayfield Town Board of Trustees will consult with a First Amendment lawyer to learn more about what options are available to deal with a Confederate float that has entered the town’s Fourth of...

DATE: July 17, 2019 | UPDATED: 3 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Sunnyside Gold may face fines, litigation for refusing EPA work order

Sunnyside Gold Corp. may face fines and possible litigation for its refusal to carry out work in the Superfund site of mines around Silverton. The Environmental Protection Agency said this week ...

DATE: July 17, 2019 | UPDATED: 2 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Fire on Missionary Ridge allowed to burn for fire management purposes

A lightning-caused fire on Missionary Ridge will be allowed to burn to remove fuels that could feed future severe wildfires, according to the U.S. Forest Service. The 441 Fire was discovered July...

DATE: July 17, 2019 | UPDATED: 2 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Pueblo Community College Southwest names new executive dean

Samuel “Sam” Dosumu has been named the new executive dean for Pueblo Community College Southwest. He began the position July 1. Dosumu recently retired as the associate vice chancellor of academic...

DATE: July 17, 2019 | UPDATED: 4 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Living rooms become music venues in Bayfield

Some Bayfield residents will embark on a different kind of home renovation for their living rooms and backyards this summer – one that turns houses into intimate music venues. On Friday, local...

DATE: July 17, 2019 | UPDATED: 4 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

EPA drills into American Tunnel to unravel mine pollution mystery

SILVERTON – Deep down, hundreds of feet below the Earth’s surface, the Environmental Protection Agency is looking for answers to one of the biggest mysteries in the Superfund site of mines around...

DATE: July 17, 2019 | UPDATED: 10 hours 48 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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