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416 Fire damage inspires new legislation to better protect homeowners

Wildfires in 2018 left homeowners vulnerable to flooding and mudslides in Southwest Colorado – threats that exist to this day. To help residents affected by those potential threats, and to do it in...

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

Dance and music brings students, with and without disabilities, together

Durango High School students twirled and bounced around the room Wednesday to the sounds of pop hits as an instructor encouraged them to mingle. Stillwater Music, a Durango nonprofit, began...

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

Fort Lewis College wants more local say on its board

Fort Lewis College, which has pushed for more local representation on its Board of Trustees, announced Friday it has tapped a Durangoan to join the board and is considering adding two other...

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

What to expect in the days, months and years after a house fire

Four months and 11 days ago, David Minton, 61, and his wife, Mandy, 58, pulled into their driveway after running errands. Mandy remembered looking at the clock in the car. It was 10:04 a.m. when...

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

Challengers to U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton distinguish themselves in Durango

There’s something special about meeting a political candidate face-to-face, Doug Fults said Saturday after Indivisible Durango hosted three congressional hopefuls at Durango Public Library. “In...

DATE: Jan. 25, 2020 | UPDATED: 18 hours 44 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Controversial trails plan for Silverton is open for public comment

Have an opinion about how trails and motorized routes should be handled around Silverton? Now is the time to voice it. The Bureau of Land Management has been re-evaluating its system of 45 miles of...

DATE: Jan. 25, 2020 | UPDATED: 18 hours 43 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Have you been keeping up with local headlines? Test your knowledge in Quiz No. 55

About 70 people participated in last week’s quiz. Participants scored highest on a question about Durango Mesa Park, with 78% of respondents correctly answering, “A racetrack.” Participants...

DATE: Jan. 25, 2020 | UPDATED: 18 hours 43 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Ice climbing death in Ouray a rarity among avalanche fatalities, records show

A Seattle woman who died while ice climbing in Ouray last weekend was the victim of one of the rarest avalanche accident fatalities in the state, and her death, according to a final report from the...

DATE: Jan. 25, 2020 | UPDATED: 18 hours 44 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Burned-out light causes Kemper student evacuation

All is well at Kemper Elementary School after a burned-out light caused a smell of smoke Friday, leading to an evacuation of all students and the arrival of first responders from at least six local...

DATE: Jan. 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Weekly planner for Jan. 27-31

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: Jan. 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

‘Sneer’ takes jabs at Trump, city finances and Snowdown theme

The Snowdown Sneer , an annual satirical newspaper, will mysteriously appear Saturday at bars, restaurants and other venues across Durango, just before the official start to Snowdown, the town’s...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2020 | UPDATED: 1 day 15 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Southern Utes respond to burst gas pipeline on Pine River tributary

The Southern Ute Indian Tribe’s natural gas gathering company responded to a burst pipeline Thursday over a tributary of the Pine River, south of Ignacio. Red Cedar Gathering Co. was notified of a...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2020 | UPDATED: 1 day 15 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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