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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. 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sen. Michael Bennet achieves fundraising goal for New Hampshire primary

Sen. Michael Bennet’s presidential campaign has just hit its goal of raising $700,000 within a month to make Bennet competitive with other top-tier Democratic candidates in New Hampshire. The...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Antique Corral in Cortez accused of selling racist products

Replicas of historical signs depicting racial inequality at the Antique Corral south of Cortez have triggered a wave of controversy on social media. The reproduced signs represent relics of the...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2020 | UPDATED: 7 hours 36 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Property tax notices start to hit mailboxes

La Plata County’s treasurer said residents should receive property tax notices by the end of this month. Notices, Treasurer Allison Aichele said, are mailed to addresses on file with the...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2020 | UPDATED: 7 hours 41 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Wolf Creek Pass reopens after blizzard conditions

Wolf Creek Pass closed Friday morning for blizzard conditions around the high mountain pass east of Pagosa Springs. It reopened at 1:30 p.m. The pass was closed from Treasure Falls, mile post 159,...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

City councilor given OK to discuss Durango Mesa Park development

The Durango Board of Ethics has cleared the way for City Councilor Kim Baxter to discuss development of land owned by a nonprofit for which her husband serves as a board member. Baxter sought the...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2020 | UPDATED: 7 hours 38 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Court may have violated rights of man charged with felony sex assault

A Colorado Supreme Court judge said this week La Plata County’s district court might have violated the rights of a 39-year-old man who has been charged with two felony counts of sexual assault....

DATE: Jan. 17, 2020 | UPDATED: 7 hours 41 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County likely to suspend public process for road improvements

La Plata County is unlikely to reinstate a program that allows residents to ask for more maintenance of county roads, another ramification of budget declines that have plagued the county for years....

DATE: Jan. 17, 2020 | UPDATED: 7 hours 37 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Best bets this weekend in and around Durango

Best bets this weekend include the Marvel chili cook-off and Slow Turbo. Marvel Grange will host its annual chili cook-off and dessert auction to benefit needy families at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ellen Roberts earns Citizen of the Year Award

Longtime state legislator and current Fort Lewis College Trustee Ellen Roberts was named Citizen of the Year on Thursday at the Durango Chamber of Commerce’s Durango Rocks award ceremony. The...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2020 | UPDATED: 1 day 5 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

At listening session, attendees say racism is rampant in Durango

It’s not easy to live in Durango – but for people of color, it’s frightening. That was the message shared Thursday by community members who met to discuss racism in Durango with the Community...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2020 | UPDATED: 20 hours 32 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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