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Durango Police Friday 1:56 a.m. A man and a woman may have been fighting in a hotel room in the 2000 block of Main Avenue. Thursday 1:11 p.m. Mulch landscaping was smoking in a median about 500...

DATE: June 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Local church replaces electric bill with community connection fund

In an effort to improve community connections, River Church in Durango has partnered with a local nonprofit to install a solar panel system. Replacing the recurring cost of an electric bill will...

DATE: June 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bear breaking into campsites trapped near Haviland Lake

A bear that was breaking into campsites at Haviland Lake, north of Durango, was trapped Thursday night, according to Colorado Parks and Wildlife. The bear was reportedly breaking into coolers and...

DATE: June 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Silver and gold mine in La Plata Canyon put on hold

Efforts to revamp an aspiring silver and gold mine in La Plata Canyon have been put on hold for the foreseeable future as company officials decide which direction to take the long inactive site...

DATE: June 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Judge limits evidence in Ignacio murder retrial

A Colorado senior judge this week limited the evidence allowed at the retrial of a Farmington man charged with murder, undercutting prosecutors’ case alleging he killed an Ignacio drug dealer in...

DATE: June 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Search underway for person swept away in high alpine creek

A search and rescue mission remained underway late Friday in the San Juan Mountains outside Silverton for someone who was swept away in a high-alpine creek while Jeep touring the backcountry....

DATE: June 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Landowners urged to be proactive to prevent wildfires

With about 50% of Coloradans living in areas at risk of wildfire, it’s time for landowners to take measures into their own hands – at least that’s the message forest managers and emergency...

DATE: June 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Best bets this weekend in and around Durango

Best bets this weekend include Reggae Day for Rasta Stevie and the dance performance “Between Vigilance and Sleeping.” Reggae Day for Rasta Stevie will take place from noon to 7 p.m. Saturday at...

DATE: June 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Workshop helps teachers hone ecological science skills

About 20 regional science teachers will have some fish stories to tell students next year, and with the help of Colorado Parks and Wildlife, they’ll be better able to convey some ecological science...

DATE: June 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mark Redwine’s defense team receives assistance with cadaver dog evidence

New York City lawyers appeared Thursday in a Durango courtroom to assist Mark Redwine, a Vallecito man accused of killing his son, Dylan, almost seven years ago. M. Chris Fabricant, director of...

DATE: June 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado wilderness bill passes committee in partisan vote

WASHINGTON – Democrats in the U.S. House Natural Resources Committee passed a sweeping Colorado wilderness bill this week in a vote along party lines. The bill will head to the House floor, where...

DATE: June 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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