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BCI names new head of advertising, marketing services

Jamie Opalenik, who has worked with Ballantine Communications for three years, has been named director of multimedia sales with Ballantine Communications Inc., overseeing advertising and marketing...

DATE: Oct. 31, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

U.S. House passes bill to protect Chaco Canyon from new oil and gas leasing

FARMINGTON – The New Mexico delegation, led by U.S. House Assistant Speaker Congressman Ben Ray Luján, celebrated the passage of a bill Wednesday in the U.S. House protecting federal lands around...

DATE: Oct. 31, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mistrial declared in child sex assault case

A mistrial was declared Thursday in the trial of a Pagosa Springs man suspected of sexually assaulting an 8-year-old girl last year in Bayfield. The trial for Rodney Keller, 53, began last week. ...

DATE: Oct. 31, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

CORE Act passes House with bipartisan support

The Colorado Outdoor Recreation and Economy Act passed in the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday, garnering bipartisan support. The CORE Act, introduced by Rep. Joe Neguse, D-Colo., in...

DATE: Oct. 31, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College professor pleads not guilty to arson charges

A Fort Lewis College associate professor pleaded not guilty Thursday to felony arson charges related to a fire at south City Market in the chip aisle that caused tens of thousands of dollars in...

DATE: Oct. 31, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Haviland Lake to be drained after all

It looks like Haviland Lake will be drained after all. Colorado Parks and Wildlife announced in early September the reservoir about 18 miles north of Durango off U.S. Highway 550 would be drained...

DATE: Oct. 31, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Have you been keeping up with local headlines? Test your knowledge in Quiz No. 43

About 55 people participated in last week’s quiz. Participants scored highest on a question about Deputy Police Chief Brice Current, with 80% of respondents correctly answering, “Getting to know...

DATE: Oct. 31, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

The Blotter

Durango Police Wednesday 1:52 a.m. A person believed to be living homeless was sleeping on the fourth floor of a hotel in the 600 block of Main Avenue. At least one person was given a verbal...

DATE: Oct. 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Jury heads to deliberation in child sex assault case

Closing arguments were made Wednesday in the trial for a Pagosa Springs man suspected of sexually assaulting an 8-year-old girl last year in Bayfield. The trial for Rodney Keller, 53, began last...

DATE: Oct. 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dia de los Muertos display honors loved ones in Farmington

FARMINGTON – The Herencia Latina Center at San Juan College is commemorating loved ones with images and mementos in a Dia de los Muertos display. Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is...

DATE: Oct. 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Farmers Fresh Market gives out free water in Ignacio

IGNACIO – Farmers Fresh Market in Ignacio has been giving out free water from a filling station inside the store to help residents with poor water quality. Residents in southeast La Plata County...

DATE: Oct. 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Graffiti incidents on the rise in Durango

Graffiti on property around Durango is “a lot more prevalent right now,” according to the police department – and the task and cost to remove or cover tags within 10 days, as city code requires,...

DATE: Oct. 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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