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Durango weighs culturally appropriate names for Horse Gulch trails

As the city of Durango prepares to update trail signs at Horse Gulch, city staff members are asking for input on trail names. Some names need to be re-examined, according to the city’s Community...

DATE: Sept. 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango School District 9-R bond passage would fund charter schools

Durango’s three charter schools will get $2.5 million each if voters approve issuing $90 million in bonds sought by Durango School District 9-R on Nov. 3. On a 4-1 vote, the school board approved...

DATE: Sept. 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mining company set to begin exploratory drilling in La Plata Canyon

A mining company is set to begin prospecting with exploratory drilling this fall in La Plata Canyon in the hopes of finding enough copper and other valuable metals to warrant a full-on operation....

DATE: Sept. 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Frustrated and overworked: Durango teachers speak out

The experience of teachers at Durango School District 9-R is only one case study, but it is probably not unique. At this week’s school board meeting, a trio of teachers expressed the stresses and...

DATE: Sept. 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Weekly planner for Sept. 28-Oct. 2

Information and agendas about local meetings City of Durango: www.durangogov.org or call 375-5000. La Plata County: www.co.laplata.co.us or call 382-6210. Town of Bayfield: www.bayfieldgov.org ...

DATE: Sept. 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata Search and Rescue finds missing hiker north of Durango

A 30-year-old male set out to complete all four Fourteeners, peaks reaching 14,000 feet or higher in altitude, in La Plata County’s Chicago Basin on Tuesday. He planned to return Thursday. When he...

DATE: Sept. 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Congressional candidate Lauren Boebert stops by Bayfield on campaign trail

BAYFIELD – More than 70 La Plata County residents gathered under the Eagle Park pavilion in Bayfield on Saturday to hear upstart, congressional candidate Lauren Boebert make her case for their...

DATE: Sept. 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Have you been keeping up with local headlines? Test your knowledge in Quiz No. 89

About 120 people participated in last week’s quiz. Participants scored highest on a question about a three-vehicle crash in Cortez, with 94% of respondents correctly answering “Street racing.”...

DATE: Sept. 26, 2020 | UPDATED: 22 hours 29 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango parking meters set to be replaced by end of 2020

By the end of 2020, all of the parking meters in the city of Durango will accept credit cards. Last week, city councilors unanimously approved spending almost $240,000 from the Transportation...

DATE: Sept. 26, 2020 | UPDATED: 22 hours 28 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Then and now: 6 months after Colorado issued stay-at-home order

It may feel like another lifetime ago, but Friday was the six-month mark from when Gov. Jared Polis issued Colorado’s first stay-at-home order, an extreme measure to slow the spread of COVID-19 at...

DATE: Sept. 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Judge removes Trump public lands boss for serving unlawfully

U.S. Interior Department Bureau of Land Management acting director William Perry Pendley served unlawfully for 424 days without being confirmed to the post by the Senate as required under the...

DATE: Sept. 25, 2020 | UPDATED: 1 day 19 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Census deadline pushed back to Oct. 31

A federal court issued an injunction Thursday night ordering the Trump administration to halt its efforts to change the census calendar and to continue counting efforts for another month. The U.S....

DATE: Sept. 25, 2020 | UPDATED: 1 day 19 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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