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Deputy’s horse injures child at Escalante Days

Three injuries were reported at this year’s Escalante Days, including one involving a horse with the Montezuma County Sheriff’s Mounted Patrol. About 11:30 a.m., a 4-year-old child was kicked by...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Landscape mural to span 300 feet along Narrow Gauge Avenue

Artists will begin work Friday on a grant-funded mural on the east side of the Kroegers Hardware building in downtown Durango. The mural will depict black and white plants, animals and humans on a...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2018 | UPDATED: 15 hours 29 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Bull Draw Fire northwest of Nucla grows to 26,370 acres

The Bull Draw Fire, burning in a remote area 12 miles northwest of Nucla, grew to 26,370 acres as of Wednesday morning, the Type 2 Blue Team said. Containment remained at 19 percent, compared with...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2018 | UPDATED: 15 hours 30 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

And the West is History

50 years ago: “BOULDER – Three hippie leaders perched themselves atop a 1,200-foot pinnacle overlooking this university city Thursday and vowed not to descend until 10 members of their clan are...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Master gardener to be honored at Ohana Kuleana open house

Folks with limited plots for gardening or limited horticulture skills might want to set aside a good chunk of time Sunday to visit the Ohana Kuleana Community Garden. Not only can people learn...

DATE: Aug. 15, 2018 | UPDATED: 1 day 15 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

The Blotter

Durango Police Tuesday 9:57 a.m. Two people were selling a stolen bicycle in the 3100 block of Main Avenue. 2:17 p.m. A drunken man was passed out against a fence in the 1300 block of Roosa...

DATE: Aug. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Nearly $8,000 in boots stolen from Boot Barn

The Durango Police Department is investigating a case involving nearly $8,000 worth of boots that were stolen from Boot Barn. Between June 21 and June 28, employees at Boot Barn noticed 25 boots...

DATE: Aug. 15, 2018 | UPDATED: 15 hours 31 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Rum drinks to be replaced by coffee brews in Silverton

The Rum Bar, which offered mixology and fresh ingredients for cocktails, closed Thursday in Silverton and will be replaced by the Coffee Bear. Lacy Archer, general manager of the Rum Bar, said...

DATE: Aug. 15, 2018 | UPDATED: 15 hours 29 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Jurors hear 911 tape in trial for man suspected of killing his wife

Prosecutors and defense attorneys spent time this week arguing whether Silvino Martinez-Perez should be charged with first-degree murder or manslaughter. Martinez-Perez, 36, is suspected of...

DATE: Aug. 15, 2018 | UPDATED: 15 hours 29 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Opening statements made in drug deal murder trial

The prosecution and defense told vastly different stories during opening statements this week in the case of Michael Jones, who is suspected of murder after a drug deal gone bad in May 2017. The...

DATE: Aug. 15, 2018 | UPDATED: 15 hours 30 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

And the West is History

50 years ago: “It’s August. The frost is on the hollyhocks; no pumpkins yet. The low temperature this morning in Durango was 36. Valley residents were probably a little cooler. W.W. (Billy) Davies...

DATE: Aug. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Trails damaged by 416 Fire won’t open until next summer

Hikers and outdoor enthusiasts will likely be forced to wait until next summer to use trails closed in the 416 Fire burn area. The threat of flooding, mudslides and debris flows could make any...

DATE: Aug. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News