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Texas man in serious condition after crashing north of Silverton

A Texas man suspected of drunken driving suffered serious injuries Tuesday night after losing control of his vehicle on a mountain road north of Silverton and careening more than 130 feet up an...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores Elementary test scores rebound dramatically

Significant improvement in 2018 state test scores has removed Dolores Elementary School from a Colorado watch list, school officials reported last week. And overall, the Dolores School District...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Forest Service completes prescribed burns near Bayfield

The U.S. Forest Service and other agencies have completed prescribed burns for the season around Bayfield. “It will take a couple of days for the smoke and interior burning to finish, but no more...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Logging returns to the San Juan Mountains

Commercial logging is making a comeback in the San Juan Mountains. Stagnant over the past decade, Matt Janowiak, district ranger for the U.S. Forest Service’s Columbine district, said timber sales...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

McLachlan touts work across the aisle

Barbara McLachlan may be a Durango Democrat, but she touts her efforts to listen and represent her evenly divided district first. Party labels come second, the state House District 59...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango gives initial nod to tiny home village

A community of tiny homes may sprout next year in Durango, as a proposal to build 22 of them on 1.77 acres has gained support from city leaders. City councilors approved a preliminary plan for an...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2018 | UPDATED: 1 minute ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango aims to allow more accessory dwelling units

Homeowners in Crestview, Riverview, Hillcrest and other areas of Durango may soon be able to build accessory dwelling units as part of a city effort to increase affordable housing. Durango City...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2018 | UPDATED: 14 hours 15 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Secretary of State Wayne Williams says his record qualifies his candidacy

Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams prides himself on making Colorado one of the most accessible and safest places to vote in the country, and he wants to continue his work for another four...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2018 | UPDATED: 14 hours 3 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

The Blotter

Durango Police Monday 9:24 a.m. A driver in a red Ford Explorer was swerving across U.S. Highway 160 westbound near the 30500 block. 10:06 a.m. A caller reported her silver Toyota RAV 4 stolen...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Downtown trolley will return to 20-minute service

The Main Avenue trolley will return to 20-minute interval bus stops this fall in response to complaints about safety and timeliness of the service, city officials said. City transit officials...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Complaint against Treasurer Allison Aichele’s campaign finances dismissed

The Colorado Secretary of State’s Office on Tuesday dismissed a complaint that alleged La Plata County Treasurer Allison Aichele violated campaign finance laws. In June, it came to light that...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2018 | UPDATED: 14 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Sheriff’s candidates spar about turnover, morale, homelessness

Two challengers seeking to be the next La Plata County sheriff criticized turnover, low morale and the treatment of homelessness during the past four years. Candidates for three contested races in...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2018 | UPDATED: 17 hours 37 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News