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With China no longer accepting, businesses look at new markets for recycling

Southwest Coloradans are developing new businesses that could accept organic materials and recyclable glass as part of a statewide effort to divert more waste from landfills. Across Colorado, $265...

DATE: March 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango business owners defend their signs

Business owners came out in force Thursday night to defend the sandwich board signs they use to drum up business as the city looks to add flexibility in its sign code, which now bans the use of the...

DATE: March 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

The Blotter

Durango Police Wednesday 7:36 a.m. A water bottle was stolen from a storage unit in the 800 block of east 32nd Street. 9:40 a.m. A man was harassing a customer at the Durango Community...

DATE: March 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores High School awarded for academic growth

Dolores High School has received two state awards in honor of students’ demonstrated academic growth in 2018. The Colorado Governor’s Distinguished Improvement Award and the High School Academic...

DATE: March 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Best bets this weekend in and around Durango

Best bets this weekend include the Durango Celtic Festival and Stillwater’s Night Out Dance Party and Fundraiser. The Durango Celtic Festival kicked off its seventh season Friday, and will continue...

DATE: March 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man flees deputies, crashes in New Mexico

Law enforcement officers are looking for a man who led deputies on a 100-mph chase Wednesday night before crashing his car just south of the New Mexico state line and fleeing on foot. La Plata...

DATE: March 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Iron Horse stabbing suspects charged

Three people arrested in connection with a stabbing at the Iron Horse Inn earlier this year have been charged with felony assault, among other felony charges. Brandy Carl, 27, Ian Taylor, 26, and...

DATE: March 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Judge orders Forest Service to release Village at Wolf Creek documents

A Freedom of Information Act was filed nearly eight months ago by a coalition of environmental groups to obtain select U.S. Forest Service documents related to the controversial Village at Wolf...

DATE: March 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

More Durango neighborhoods allowed to build accessory dwelling units

Michael Zarlingo is one of 23 Durangoans who have sought a permit to build an accessory dwelling unit since the option became available in 2014. “Everything is so expensive in Durango, and we want...

DATE: March 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Once ready to pull plug, Durango Natural Foods shifts focus to revival

Durango Natural Foods is pursuing a $172,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to help stabilize its finances and allow it to strengthen its operations after pondering closing in...

DATE: March 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

City snow removal adds up – in dollars and pounds

The city of Durango has spent more than half a million dollars and thousands of hours in the past two months clearing city streets of snow that, in February, almost reached record-breaking...

DATE: March 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Oil rig crash closes Colorado Highway 151 near Allison

Colorado Highway 151 was closed Wednesday evening as emergency crews attempt to upright a semi-trailer carrying an 87,000-pound oil rig that went off the road. Colorado State Patrol Capt. Adrian...

DATE: March 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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