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Calendar for Dec. 18-22

Monday Southern Ute Indian Tribe Chairman and Council Inauguration Ceremony, 10 a.m., Sky Ute Casino Resort, 14324 Highway 172, Ignacio. Durango Local Licensing Authority, 2 p.m., City Hall, 949...

DATE: Dec. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Animas High School named top charter school

The Charter School Institute in Denver on Friday recognized Animas High School as one of 10 charter schools to earn its Performance with Distinction rating. The designation goes to Charter School...

DATE: Dec. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Gravel pit project to be discussed at open house

The Bureau of Land Management Tres Rios Field Office will hold an open house to discuss the proposed Montoya gravel pit expansion in the Grandview subdivision from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Monday at Durango...

DATE: Dec. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Beware of overindulging in ‘holiday cheer’ at office parties

Everyone has a favorite tale to tell, but the goal is to avoid a starring role in office chatter about that cringe-worthy, embarrassing Christmas office party moment that is the center of next-day...

DATE: Dec. 15, 2017 | UPDATED: 1 day 21 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Best bets for the weekend in and around Durango

The best bets for the weekend in Durango will include photo opportunities with Santa on Saturday, a children’s production of “A Charlie Brown Christmas” on Saturday and Sunday, and the Stillwater...

DATE: Dec. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

80 applicants expected to seek Fort Lewis College presidency

Thirty-eight candidates have applied to replace Dene Thomas as president of Fort Lewis College, 39 others have expressed interest in applying and 44 candidates have been nominated. By Feb. 1, 2018,...

DATE: Dec. 14, 2017 | UPDATED: 2 days 7 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Carjacking suspect charged with multiple felonies

A Durango man accused of an armed carjacking last month at Fort Lewis College was charged Thursday in District Court with multiple felonies. Roger Chase Brassard, 25, is accused of second-degree...

DATE: Dec. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores Town Manager Lana Hancock resigns

Dolores Town Manager Lana Hancock has announced that she has resigned effective Dec. 31. Board member Trevor Ince also resigned because he moved from the area. Hancock plans to continue to serve as...

DATE: Dec. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Congress considers land for West Fork fire station

Sens. Michael Bennet and Cory Gardner, along with Rep. Scott Tipton, have introduced legislation to convey about 4 acres of U.S. Forest Service land to Dolores County for the location of a new fire...

DATE: Dec. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

National parks cut back on free days

It’s always a pleasant surprise to visit a national park on a free day. But there will be fewer of those surprises as the National Park System has reduced the number of free days to four for 2018,...

DATE: Dec. 14, 2017 | UPDATED: 1 day 15 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

The Blotter

Durango Police Wednesday 12:39 p.m. An intoxicated male was staggering and almost fell down a riverbank in Schneider Park, 950 Roosa Ave. 8:42 p.m. An intoxicated male was sitting in the road in...

DATE: Dec. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News