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How rescue workers saved 28 hikers in two hours near Silverton

The Ice Lakes Trail lures thousands of hikers every year to this high-alpine destination west of Silverton in the San Juan Mountains. So when a wildfire broke out last week, cutting off access to...

DATE: Oct. 29, 2020 | UPDATED: 2 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

How much is Durango’s creative economy worth?

Durango’s creative institutions funnel at least $18 million into the local economy, according research compiled by Fort Lewis College. Communities across the country are investing in arts and...

DATE: Oct. 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Have you been keeping up with local headlines? Test your knowledge in Quiz No. 94

About 135 people participated in last week’s quiz. Participants scored highest on a question about how hikers trapped on the Ice Lakes trial were rescued, with 95% of respondents correctly...

DATE: Oct. 29, 2020 | UPDATED: 1 minute ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Jury selection begins in Mark Redwine trial

Potential jurors started filtering in Thursday morning for the trial of Mark Redwine, who is accused of killing his 13-year-old son, Dylan, in 2012. Because the case has been so highly publicized...

DATE: Oct. 29, 2020 | UPDATED: 2 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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DATE: Oct. 29, 2020 | UPDATED: 7 hours 1 minute ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Errors in Bayfield water study could lead to higher utility rates

Bayfield is trying to fix errors in its water rate study, the basis of household utility rates, and the end result might mean higher rates for community members. Water rates pay for every aspect of...

DATE: Oct. 29, 2020 | UPDATED: 1 minute ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Do apolitical policies at Durango School District stifle racial justice movements?

Prompted by more than a dozen people who spoke against Durango School District 9-R Superintendent Dan Snowberger’s email directive reminding teachers that they must remain apolitical on heated...

DATE: Oct. 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southwest Colorado election officials give vote of confidence in election security

In the final week leading to Election Day, county clerks in Southwest Colorado are assuring voters that this year’s election will be fair and aboveboard, no different than previous years. Colorado...

DATE: Oct. 28, 2020 | UPDATED: 22 hours 59 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Discovery DIY Network wraps up filming of Ignacio off-grid home

Filming finished Sunday on Ignacio’s newest, soon-to-be-famous earthen home. In September, Shalina Luna and her daughter, Joli Galvan, residents just south of Ignacio, embarked on a warp-speed...

DATE: Oct. 28, 2020 | UPDATED: 22 hours 57 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Miller Middle School cohort quarantines after COVID-19 positive

A student at Miller Middle School tested positive for COVID-19, the district confirmed Tuesday night, and one cohort of 15 students at the school began a 14-day quarantine Wednesday. The district...

DATE: Oct. 28, 2020 | UPDATED: 22 hours 58 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Habitat for Humanity homes outfitted with solar panels

Two families in Bayfield are receiving free solar panels thanks to La Plata County’s only certified benefit corporation, Shaw Solar, as part of a Habitat for Humanity project. The solar...

DATE: Oct. 28, 2020 | UPDATED: 1 day 2 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Purgatory Resort cranks up snowmaking operations

Purgatory Resort has begun snowmaking for the 2020-21 season. A storm that hit the region earlier this week brought a dusting of snow to the resort north of Durango, with the summit receiving a few...

DATE: Oct. 28, 2020 | UPDATED: 22 hours 57 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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