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Work to stop this weekend at U.S. Highway 160/550 high bridge

The Colorado Department of Transportation will complete the majority of its work on the U.S. Highway 160/550 high bridge this weekend. All traffic control devices will be removed by Saturday...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2020 | UPDATED: 1 day 15 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango High School student sits in on Senate impeachment trial

Durango High School student Colton Williams witnessed history in the making Friday in Washington, D.C., where Democrats presented their third day of opening arguments in the impeachment trial of...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

The Blotter

Durango Police Friday 12:04 a.m. Someone believed to be intoxicated refused to leave McDonald’s. Officers gave at least one person a verbal warning. 5:26 a.m. Someone was sleeping in the lobby...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango man to be resentenced for 2017 sexual assault

A Durango man serving 10 years in prison for sexual assault involving a shotgun is renegotiating his plea agreement based on new evidence and a legal technicality that deemed his previous sentence...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2020 | UPDATED: 1 day 15 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

High-dollar home sale is most in recent memory for Durango

For mere mortals looking for an affordable abode within cycling distance of downtown Durango, this might not be great news: Durango just had a home sell for $3.1 million in city limits. High prices...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2020 | UPDATED: 1 day 15 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

A tale of two symphonies

FARMINGTON – It was an oil and gas town on the rise, it was a burgeoning small mountain community. It was the 1970s and, nationally, it was a time of unrest and political divide. Charles Dickens...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

More affordable Bayfield homes attract buyers in 2019

As the median home price in Durango crept above $500,000 in 2019, Bayfield, with its more moderate prices, witnessed an almost 49% bump in its number of sales. The increased sales activity in...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Owner of Gold King Mine not happy with proposed cleanup solution

Todd Hennis, owner of the Gold King Mine, is not happy about the proposed Superfund cleanup around Silverton, saying the suggestion to plug more mines only redistributes potentially toxic water and...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Forest Lakes residents to vote in May on office move

FOREST LAKES – The Forest Lakes Metropolitan District Board of Directors will ask voters to weigh in on moving the district’s office from Bayfield to Forest Lakes, one of La Plata County’s largest...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Best bets this weekend in and around Durango

Best bets this weekend include the Making a Difference Speaker Series and Durango Winter Pride. The Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College will host Erik Weihenmayer as part of the Making a...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Census Bureau hiring hundreds in Southwest Colorado

The U.S. Census Bureau has hundreds of part-time job openings seeking census workers to help count each person living in Southwest Colorado. Anyone 18 or older could make $16 an hour this spring...

DATE: Jan. 23, 2020 | UPDATED: 2 days 14 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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