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Ramos family persists after husband, father deported

It’s been almost a year since Bayfield business owner and family man Edin Ramos was deported in May 2018 to his home country of Honduras, where he fled 15 years ago due to violence and political...

DATE: April 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tri-State vote could bring LPEA closer to more renewable energy

La Plata Electric Association could gain new flexibility to buy renewable energy after a recent vote of its wholesale energy supplier this week. LPEA and 42 other electric co-ops collectively own...

DATE: April 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

When will 100-year floodplain be tested in Durango?

Butch Knowlton looks at a floodplain map of La Plata County, and his mind envisions the worst-case scenario: all those homes, all those people. As director of La Plata County’s Office of Emergency...

DATE: April 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Weekly planner for April 8-12

Information and agendas about city 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: April 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Funerary objects will be returned to Native American tribes

Hundreds of items collected by amateur archaeologists and treasure hunters from the 1930s to the 1960s are being returned to Native American tribes for repatriation by Center of Southwest Studies....

DATE: April 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Why did Durango voters flip and approve a tax increase?

It took the city of Durango just five months to pivot from a monumental tax-increase defeat to a marginal approval for higher taxes. So what happened? What convinced the voting public that a tax...

DATE: April 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Next water manager up against drought, climate change

The challenges facing Southwest Colorado’s next water manager are not light undertakings – drought, climate change and a demand on water that isn’t going anywhere. Last month, Bruce Whitehead...

DATE: April 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

The Blotter

Durango Police Friday 12:46 a.m. Someone fired a .22-caliber rifle near the intersection of Main Avenue and east 29th Street. Thursday 7:15 a.m. An intoxicated man sleeping in a booth at...

DATE: April 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Michael Bennet hits pause on presidential bid until cancer-free

The rumors had been circulating for months. Was Sen. Michael Bennet, the reserved, policy-driven Democrat from Colorado, going to throw his hat into the crowded field of presidential hopefuls? The...

DATE: April 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Work at 10 intersections will improve access to sidewalks

If you think you’ve noticed an uptick in road construction on north Main Avenue, you’d be right. The Colorado Department of Transportation is in the middle of a $600,000 project to bring 10...

DATE: April 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Best bets this weekend in Durango

Best bets this weekend include the Heart to Heart Masquerade Party and the Durango Voice Finals. The Heart to Heart Masquerade Party will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Durango & Silverton...

DATE: April 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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