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Best bets this weekend in and around Durango

Best bets this weekend include the Downtown Balloon Glow and the 10-Minute Play Celebration. The Downtown Balloon Glow, part of the Animas Valley Balloon Rally, will take place from 6 to 9 p.m....

DATE: Oct. 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Life of King II coal mine extended by 20 years

A coal mine in La Plata County has been approved for expansion, a move that is expected to extend the life of the mine for at least another 20 years. Preparing for its coal reserves to run out, GCC...

DATE: Oct. 17, 2019 | UPDATED: 1 day 11 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

The Blotter

Durango Police Thursday 12:01 a.m. A man was assaulted in the 2900 block of Main Avenue. Wednesday 8:36 a.m. Someone was sleeping under a deck in an alley near the 600 block of Main Avenue. At...

DATE: Oct. 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ignacio Town Board weighs in on propositions CC, DD

IGNACIO – The Ignacio Town Board voted Monday to support Proposition DD on the November ballot but stalled on supporting Proposition CC. Voters are set to vote Nov. 5 on two funding measures...

DATE: Oct. 17, 2019 | UPDATED: 1 day 11 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Haircuts, clothing and more provided to Four Corners vets

Thomas Parks came looking for camaraderie and got a free haircut. Glen Baumert came looking for warm socks and got to showoff his 2½-year-old Great Dane, Sweetheart. Parks and Baumert were expected...

DATE: Oct. 17, 2019 | UPDATED: 1 day 11 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

FLC professor formally charged in connection with City Market arson

Prosecutors have charged a Fort Lewis College associate professor with trying to destroy a grocery store earlier this month when he allegedly set fire to a bag of tortilla chips in aisle No. 7 of...

DATE: Oct. 17, 2019 | UPDATED: 1 day 18 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Historical Society to host scanning events for historic photos

The Montezuma County Historical Society is developing a program for residents to share historical photos that show life in the region from the late 1800s to the 1950s. The new Montezuma Heritage...

DATE: Oct. 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

BLM treating sagebrush with air drops to benefit native grasses

FARMINGTON – The Bureau of Land Management is treating roughly 9,000 acres of sagebrush in northwestern New Mexico, the agency announced this week. The program, part of the 2005 Restore New Mexico...

DATE: Oct. 17, 2019 | UPDATED: 1 day 11 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Two incoming storms could alleviate prolonged dry spell

A few chances to reverse Southwest Colorado’s prolonged dry spell are on the way Friday through Sunday. The National Weather Service in Grand Junction is reporting two weather systems making their...

DATE: Oct. 17, 2019 | UPDATED: 1 day 11 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Deputies in the classroom work to build trust, improve security

BAYFIELD – Eight Bayfield High School students paired up, squared their feet in a fighting stance and clenched their fists into a proper punch. These students weren’t preparing for a fight;...

DATE: Oct. 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Where are the ballots? Durango voters have been waiting

Mail-in ballots for the Nov. 5 election were expected to begin arriving in Durango mailboxes Thursday, Oct. 17 – six days after they were sent, said La Plata County Clerk Tiffany Parker. This year,...

DATE: Oct. 17, 2019 | UPDATED: 1 day 11 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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