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Purgatory opens to one of best snowpacks ever, manager says

Tyler Jasmer was stoked. It was the day before Purgatory Resort opened Saturday, and he and his buddies had a plan to be first on the slopes: camp in the lift line. “This is a first time, but...

DATE: Nov. 17, 2018 | UPDATED: 11 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata Electric Association reports outage

About 115 La Plata Electric Association members were without power on county roads 301, 302 and 303 on Saturday morning. LPEA spokeswoman Indiana Reed said the outage was caused by a broken...

DATE: Nov. 17, 2018 | UPDATED: 7 hours 19 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Sheriff’s Office evicts homeless from hillside

Timothy Sargent keeps his campsite clean. He encourages others to do the same. But there are always bad apples in every bunch, something he said is used to paint the entire homeless community with...

DATE: Nov. 17, 2018 | UPDATED: 1 minute ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Weekly planner for Nov. 19-23

Monday La Plata County Board of Commissioners radio interview at Four Corners Broadcasting, 9 a.m., 190 Turner Drive. Questions can be submitted to the Board of County Commissioners by emailing...

DATE: Nov. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

City Council wants to hear from residents: What didn’t you like about proposed tax increase?

Durango City Council is hosting a series of meetings to hear from residents about why they rejected ballot measure 2A. Ballot measure 2A – which asked residents to raise property and sales taxes to...

DATE: Nov. 16, 2018 | UPDATED: 21 hours 20 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

The Blotter

Durango Police Thursday 6:02 p.m. A man in an older GMC truck got angry with an employee of a business near the 10 block of Bodo Drive. 4:10 p.m. Someone requested that an RV that had been...

DATE: Nov. 16, 2018 | UPDATED: 20 hours 42 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Trials reset for couple charged with animal cruelty

Two La Plata County residents charged with more than 30 counts of animal cruelty had their jury trials reset this week. Jeffery and Elizabeth Jackson were supposed to stand trial in November and...

DATE: Nov. 16, 2018 | UPDATED: 20 hours 45 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Rolled truck was off approved routes for hazardous materials

A truck driver who crashed south of Silverton earlier this week, spilling an unknown amount of chemicals along U.S. Highway 550, has been cited with transporting hazardous materials on a route not...

DATE: Nov. 16, 2018 | UPDATED: 20 hours 46 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Juniper School students demonstrate in support of human rights

Juniper School elementary students took their support for human rights to Main Avenue with a public demonstration Friday in Buckley Park. The fourth- and fifth-graders choose a human right to...

DATE: Nov. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

The One Hundred Club honors first responders

In a year that included a 54,129-acre fire and subsequent floods and mudslides, firefighters, first-responders and law enforcement officers said they were particularly touched by community support...

DATE: Nov. 16, 2018 | UPDATED: 1 day 4 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Study: Short-lived economic hit from wildfires

A Fort Lewis College professor has some hopeful news to those worried about the economic impact of wildfires: At least in Southwest Colorado, past fires have had limited and short-lived impacts. In...

DATE: Nov. 16, 2018 | UPDATED: 1 day 4 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango rules on homelessness ‘starting a battle’

Durango is starting a battle – at least that’s how Donna Mae Baukat, co-founder and executive director of Community Compassion Outreach Inc., sees it. The city’s adversary: people without homes....

DATE: Nov. 16, 2018 | UPDATED: 6 hours 5 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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