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Nancy Stubbs resigns from Durango School District 9-R board

Nancy Stubbs, who served six years on the Durango School District 9-R Board of Education, has resigned to deal with family issues after the accidental death of her grandson in October. “He was more...

DATE: Feb. 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango police consider downtown surveillance cameras

A camera posted at Ninth Street and Main Avenue for Snowdown was a “huge success” for law enforcement, according to the Durango Police Department, and now the agency is looking to a more robust and...

DATE: Feb. 18, 2020 | UPDATED: 2 hours 38 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

The Blotter

Durango Police Tuesday 1:11 a.m. Officers contacted someone in a dumpster near Manna soup kitchen. 1:53 a.m. A man entered someone’s vehicle without permission in the 3100 block of Main Avenue....

DATE: Feb. 18, 2020 | UPDATED: 2 hours 56 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

More than 1,300 ballots received so far by La Plata County clerk in presidential primary

The La Plata County Clerk and Recorder fired up its processing machine Tuesday, and as of 4 p.m. it had tallied more than a 1,300 ballots in Colorado’s first presidential primary in 20 years. Ann...

DATE: Feb. 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Vehicle crash at train depot likely caused by road race

A man suspected of drunken driving crashed into the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad depot last weekend in Durango while racing another driver, according to police. The driver, Gabriel...

DATE: Feb. 18, 2020 | UPDATED: 2 hours 12 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

DISH to carry Denver PBS in La Plata, Montezuma counties

Rocky Mountain PBS, the Denver affiliate of the Public Broadcasting Service, has been picked up by the satellite television provider DISH Network in Montezuma and La Plata counties. DISH executives...

DATE: Feb. 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man found dead in Vallecito home

A man found unconscious on the floor of his Vallecito home died Monday at Mercy Regional Medical Center. Law enforcement does not suspect foul play in the death of 55-year-old Roland M. Earp III,...

DATE: Feb. 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Will 2020 be the year Colorado bans plastic bags, Styrofoam and other single-use plastics?

The town of Avon did something daring in January: It banned expanded polystyrene food containers, a.k.a. Styrofoam. The move made the town the first community in Colorado to forbid such take-out...

DATE: Feb. 18, 2020 | UPDATED: 4 hours 50 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

The science of sunsets and the secrets of alpenglow

FARMINGTON – No matter how many times we have seen the sun set in a blaze of reds and oranges, we are often left amazed. We take pictures, call friends and family and post the images to social...

DATE: Feb. 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Yale study puts Americans’ perspectives on food, environment to the test

Research from Yale University says more than half of Americans are willing to eat more plant-based foods, but 4 in 10 still don’t see how plant-based diets reduce environmental impacts. Locally,...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2020 | UPDATED: 1 day 2 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Three teens questioned in Farmington, Durango property damage spree

FARMINGTON – A spree of more than 80 property damage claims this weekend brought the Farmington Police Department, Durango Police Department and San Juan County Sheriff’s Office together to find...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2020 | UPDATED: 1 day 2 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Ken & Sue’s restaurant in downtown Durango is for sale

Ken & Sue’s, a mainstay on Main Avenue for 22 years, is for sale, and owners Ken and Sue Fusco are planning to retire after helping a new owner settle in at one of Durango’s most popular...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2020 | UPDATED: 1 day 2 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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