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San Juan Basin Public Health reports rabid bat

San Juan Basin Public Health reports a bat in the region has tested positive for rabies. Rabies is a fatal viral disease that spreads from rabid animals to people and pets through bites and...

DATE: Sept. 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

West Nile case reported in La Plata County

The year’s first human case of West Nile virus in La Plata County has been reported to San Juan Basin Public Health. West Nile virus is a mosquito-borne illness that can cause fever, nausea,...

DATE: Sept. 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

The Blotter

Durango Police Thursday 12:29 a.m. A man with a hammer was fighting with a woman near Taco Bell. Both were believed to be intoxicated. Wednesday 8:23 a.m. A man was sleeping in the Durango...

DATE: Sept. 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Voters will be asked to create, fund Southwest La Plata Library District

Southwest La Plata County voters will be asked in November to create and fund a library district to save two rural libraries. La Plata County commissioners voted unanimously Thursday to place a...

DATE: Sept. 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Three injured in rollover crash near Bayfield

U.S. Highway 160 was closed in both directions east of Durango for more than 1½ hours Thursday evening after a single-vehicle rollover near Lon’s Automotive. The highway reopened about 6:30 p.m.,...

DATE: Sept. 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Helicopter hitting small fire northeast of Durango

A helicopter has been working for the past several days to take water from Lemon Reservoir to douse a quarter-acre fire northeast of Durango. The 816 Fire was first reported Monday and was...

DATE: Sept. 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Joining Walmart, City Market to stop allowing open carry firearms

Walmart and City Market are asking customers not to openly carry firearms into stores nationwide, a request some residents on either side of the gun debate in Southwest Colorado said they find...

DATE: Sept. 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield takes steps toward 21-and-older smoking ordinance

BAYFIELD – The Bayfield Board of Trustees this week recommended banning smoking in public parks and raising the legal minimum age for buying tobacco or nicotine products to 21. Recent Colorado...

DATE: Sept. 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ethics board to investigate complaint against Durango city manager

Durango’s Board of Ethics opened an inquiry Wednesday into whether City Manager Ron LeBlanc violated ethics rules when he sold his house with a brokerage co-owned by a city councilor. A complaint...

DATE: Sept. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

The Blotter

Durango Police Wednesday 1:43 a.m. A man and a woman were arguing in Buckley Park. At least one person was arrested for violating a restraining order. 2:17 a.m. A woman choked a man in the...

DATE: Sept. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Scope of county land-use code revision is re-imagined

La Plata County’s revision of its land-use code won’t be as extensive as previously thought, but county officials said Wednesday that making improvements to the current system will help fix the...

DATE: Sept. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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