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New group aims to bridge rural-urban divide, political polarization

A new group is aiming to bridge the rural-urban divide in La Plata County and foster more conversation around divisive issues, such as the county’s land-use code. La Plata Civil Dialogue was...

DATE: Feb. 22, 2019 | UPDATED: 8 hours 19 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Snowstorm hits Four Corners; avalanche danger rises; schools close

CORTEZ – An major 48-hour snowstorm in Montezuma County will taper off today in the lower elevations, but could hang on into the evening in the mountains. “It is winding down, but there could be...

DATE: Feb. 22, 2019 | UPDATED: 15 hours 48 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Storm expected to move out of region by midnight; until then, more snow

Good evening, and welcome to another day in a winter wonderland. About 6 inches of snow fell Thursday night and this morning in Durango, snarling traffic across the region and providing the impetus...

DATE: Feb. 22, 2019 | UPDATED: 10 hours 25 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Legislative panel approves ‘red flag’ gun bill after fierce testimony from both sides

DENVER – A Colorado legislative panel gave initial approval to a controversial “red flag” bill that allows courts to seize firearms from people considered to be a threat to themselves and others....

DATE: Feb. 22, 2019 | UPDATED: 8 hours 20 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Grocery shopping: There’s an app for that at local stores

Twenty-first century technology waits for no one, not even Durango’s grocery market. The Pickup program in place at north City Market since August 2017 is perhaps the most obvious evolution of...

DATE: Feb. 22, 2019 | UPDATED: 20 hours 23 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Best bets this weekend in and around Durango

Best bets this weekend include “PAWS for Celebration,” a benefit for Lisa Parker’s Puppies, and Fenceline Ciders one-year anniversary party. Lisa Parker’s Puppies will host its annual fundraiser,...

DATE: Feb. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado House hears of testimonty on ‘red flag’ gun bill

DENVER – Colorado lawmakers were poised to give initial approval late Thursday night to a bill that would allow law enforcement officers to seize guns from people considered to be a threat to...

DATE: Feb. 21, 2019 | UPDATED: 15 hours 27 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

People trampled at skijoring event in 2017 file lawsuit

Three people trampled by a horse at a 2017 skijoring event in Silverton have filed a lawsuit blaming the drone operator and event coordinator for their injuries. The plaintiffs, Glenn and Christina...

DATE: Feb. 21, 2019 | UPDATED: 15 hours 26 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Schools cancel Friday classes as more snow piles up across Southwest Colorado

So much snow has fallen from the most recent storm to hit Southwest Colorado that officials are warning residents about the danger of roof cave-ins and asking them to clear their roofs, but Durango...

DATE: Feb. 21, 2019 | UPDATED: 1 day 7 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Avalanches in Durango? It can (and has) happened

It turns out the risk of avalanches isn’t just restricted to the high country. With snow pummeling most areas of Southwest Colorado, Butch Knowlton, La Plata County’s director of the Office of...

DATE: Feb. 21, 2019 | UPDATED: 1 day 7 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Kiva Montessori granted ‘second chance’ to meet contract conditions

CORTEZ – The Montezuma-Cortez school board has decided to grant the Children’s Kiva Montessori School a few months to get on its feet before possibly losing its charter. Kiva has not met the...

DATE: Feb. 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Marijuana dispensary suing Cortez City Council over denied application

CORTEZ – A Pueblo marijuana company is suing the Cortez City Council for denying a request in October for a new marijuana dispensary on “arbitrary” and “capricious” grounds, including religious...

DATE: Feb. 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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