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Bayfield might raise rates to provide bear-resistant trash cans

BAYFIELD – The Bayfield Board of Trustees might switch the entire town over to bear-resistant trash cans, but it will take a rate increase to do so. If approved, the rate increase would add $1.49...

DATE: Oct. 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Senators call for reauthorization of rural funding programs

Democratic and Republican senators came together last week to request, in a letter to the Senate majority and minority leaders, a two-year reauthorization of the Payments in Lieu of Taxes and...

DATE: Oct. 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Forest Lakes district office staff resign on same day

The district manager for the Forest Lakes Metro District has resigned five months after taking the job. Jon Wolf, who had not made it past his probationary period, cited disagreements with the...

DATE: Oct. 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango man to skateboard 800 miles to Southern California

At dawn Tuesday, while the rest of Durango woke up, a local skateboarder took a backpack full of socks, banana chips and peanuts and started skating. His destination: Long Beach, California – 800...

DATE: Oct. 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Update: Western Colorado’s first cold front of fall coming Wednesday

The first major cold front of fall is expected to arrive Wednesday in Western Colorado, dropping temperatures to 20 degrees below normal through Friday. The front will cool down eastern Utah and...

DATE: Oct. 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Apple lovers descend on Buckley for annual celebration

Several hundred applephiles – the fruit not the tech company – enjoyed Sunday’s brilliant blue autumn skies and celebrated the work of volunteers who helped glean the red stone fruit from orchards...

DATE: Oct. 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lantern Fest in Cortez will put gardens to bed

The Common Ground Cortez Community Gardens will be put to bed next week, and gardeners are marking the event with a Lantern Fest. The event is intended to encourage community members to connect art...

DATE: Oct. 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College paves way for free tuition to lower-income students

Fort Lewis College announced Friday it will ensure students from working and middle-class families can attend the school tuition-free starting next fall. The FLC Tuition Promise, a new grant...

DATE: Oct. 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Suspected arson shutters south City Market until Sunday afternoon

An arson investigation is underway after someone set tortilla chips on fire at south City Market around 8 p.m. Saturday. South City Market reopened at 2:15 p.m. Sunday after being forced to close...

DATE: Oct. 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Debate will discuss popular vote vs. Electoral College

The Steamboat Institute will host a Western Slope Debate Tour on the national popular vote vs. the Electoral College from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Oct. 10 in room 130 of the Chemistry Hall at Fort Lewis...

DATE: Oct. 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lost Canyon wildfire south of Dolores is contained

Fire crews on Friday mopped up a wildfire that broke out Thursday morning south of Dolores, said Dolores Fire Chief Mike Zion. The 2-acre Lost Canyon Fire torched trees and created spot fires in...

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

Cowboy Parade draws hundreds

What makes Durango’s annual Cowboy Parade along Main Avenue the largest motorless parade in Colorado? Is it the hundreds of neighbors, residents and tourists who line the sidewalks watching the...

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

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