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Front hill leading to Fort Lewis College will reopen Wednesday

The front hill to Fort Lewis College on East Eighth Avenue will reopen Wednesday morning after an extended closure for road maintenance. The road had to be closed June 26 to allow crews to dig up...

DATE: Aug. 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Creative district selects community hubs to highlight

A boundary line has been proposed as part of a new creative district meant to spur artistic innovation and spark economic investment in town. The creative district is expected to encompass...

DATE: Aug. 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Water outage reported Monday morning

An emergency water line repair was underway Monday at the intersection of Florida Road and Oak Drive, cutting off water service to businesses and homes in the area, according to the city of...

DATE: Aug. 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

It’s official: Mark Redwine’s September trial is postponed

Mark Redwine’s trial, which was set to begin in September, will be postponed. Redwine, who is accused of killing his 13-year-old son, Dylan, in 2012, was scheduled to go to trial Sept. 17. The...

DATE: Aug. 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Animal Services director decides fate of thousands

Chris Nelson has decided the fate of thousands of dogs and cats as director of Animal Services at the La Plata County Humane Society. For 18 years, he’s determined when to put animals down and...

DATE: Aug. 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Marine from Mancos, Colorado, dies after combat in Iraq

The Marine Forces Special Operations Command on Sunday announced the death of Marine Gunnery Sgt. Scott A. Koppenhafer, 35, of Mancos. He died after being injured during combat Saturday in Iraq,...

DATE: Aug. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

16 million pain pills: Southwest Colorado works to reverse epidemic

Patients in La Plata and Montezuma counties received about 16 million prescription pain pills from 2006 through 2012, a volume of medication that likely contributed to opioid addictions and could...

DATE: Aug. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County Fair bids farewell until 2020

Rabbit shows, rooster-crowing contests, the crowning of the county’s best apple pie maker. All this and more came to a conclusion on Sunday. The 2019 La Plata County Fair came to an end with...

DATE: Aug. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Orchard project kicks off fundraiser

The Montezuma Orchard Restoration Project has embarked on a $1.3 million capital fundraising campaign to purchase an operations base and equipment needed for a large-scale revival of the local...

DATE: Aug. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Aztec man rams deputy’s vehicle after high-speed chase

An Aztec man was arrested Saturday evening after he rammed a La Plata Sheriff’s deputy’s patrol car with his Dodge Dakota after a high-speed chase that began on Main Avenue. No one was injured...

DATE: Aug. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango School District security prepares for worst-case scenario

Law enforcement officers pressed plastic guns to the backs of Durango School District 9-R security specialists in a school gym Wednesday, giving them a chance to practice taking weapons from an...

DATE: Aug. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Art show offers taste of installation planned for Hwy. 550/160

Bears, birds, mountains, the Animas River and other mainstays of Southwest Colorado will be featured in the laser-cut metal panels planned for the U.S. Highway 550/160 intersection, the most highly...

DATE: Aug. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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