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Durango voters to decide tax question in April

Durango voters will be asked in April to approve a half-cent sales tax to pay for street infrastructure. The Durango City Council approved ballot language 4-1 on Tuesday to put a question on the...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2019 | UPDATED: 15 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield girl loses fight against brain cancer

Jolean Scott, a Bayfield girl diagnosed in August with diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma, died Monday with her family at her side. Jolean is remembered as an active, lively girl who zoomed around...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2019 | UPDATED: 9 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Doctors plan medical outreach to advise homeless residents

Susan Ristow, a retired doctor, was waiting for a medical appointment two years ago when she noticed a woman in pain having trouble filling out paperwork in the lobby of a health care center....

DATE: Jan. 22, 2019 | UPDATED: 11 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Man kicked in face, arrested in alleged home burglary

A man suspected of trying to break into a home by crawling through a dog door was kicked in the face and later arrested, police said Tuesday in a Facebook post. The incident occurred Saturday in...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2019 | UPDATED: 17 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Rural lawmakers want government health insurance for Colorado

Two rural legislators want Colorado to become the first state in the country to offer a government-run health plan to combat the rising costs of health insurance. Rep. Marc Catlin, R-Montrose, and...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2019 | UPDATED: 8 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

New hotel near Purgatory Resort gets green light

A new hotel just south of Purgatory Resort was unanimously approved Tuesday by La Plata County commissioners. The hotel is slated to be located in what is now the Gelande overflow parking lot on...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2019 | UPDATED: 8 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Worker dies in explosion at natural gas site in Southwest Colorado

A 47-year-old New Mexico man died earlier this month after an explosion at a natural-gas well site in southern La Plata County. According to state records, Randy Yellowman was working as a contract...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2019 | UPDATED: 2 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango man takes city to small claims court

Ron Cornelius came home thirsty late one night in 2016. He went to the faucet, turned the knob and put a cup under the spout. Nothing came out. “It turns out they had shut the water off, and they...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2019 | UPDATED: 2 hours 48 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Missing hiker found in Canyons of the Ancients

A missing hiker was rescued after getting lost in a snowstorm in the Sand Canyon area Monday afternoon, said Montezuma County Sheriff Steve Nowlin. Deputies with the Sheriff’s Mounted Patrol...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2019 | UPDATED: 1 day 3 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College honors Martin Luther King Jr.

A blustery, cold day with a few flakes of snow in the air didn’t dissuade about 200 students from rallying and marching across campus at Fort Lewis College to honor Martin Luther King Jr. “I...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2019 | UPDATED: 1 day 3 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Travel advisories take effect as storm enters Southwest Colorado

Travel advisories are in effect on Coal Bank, Molas and Red Mountain passes as a snowstorm entered the region Monday afternoon. According to the Colorado Department of Transportation, chains or...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2019 | UPDATED: 1 day 3 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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