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Fort Lewis College students present videos about state ballot measures

Julie Marqua is probably ahead of most voters in coming to a decision about Amendment Y, which would create a 12-member commission to redraw Colorado’s congressional districts after each census....

DATE: Oct. 16, 2018 | UPDATED: 1 day 7 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Unauthorized drone usage over wildfires may become a felony

People caught flying an unauthorized drone over a wildfire may face federal felony charges after the U.S. Senate passed a bill that included legislation originally introduced in July by the...

DATE: Oct. 16, 2018 | UPDATED: 20 hours 17 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis, nonprofit aim to boost voter turnout

Voters younger than 30 are the least likely to participate in elections nationally, but a nonpartisan group is working hard to ensure young adults participate in the upcoming midterm election. The...

DATE: Oct. 16, 2018 | UPDATED: 1 day 6 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Newlywed Durango native almost lost husband in electrified canal

Durango native Taylor Gann, formerly Taylor Perry, and her newlywed husband, Brandon Gann, were playing putt-putt golf Sept. 30 in Oklahoma City before leaving for their honeymoon in the Bahamas...

DATE: Oct. 16, 2018 | UPDATED: 1 day 6 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

The Blotter

Durango Police Monday 12:10 p.m. An extra patrol was requested in an alley in the 600 block of East Second Avenue for ongoing problems with people. 1:55 p.m. License plates were stolen in the...

DATE: Oct. 16, 2018 | UPDATED: 1 day 12 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

New Ignacio preschool plans to open in January

A new preschool will open in early January in Ignacio after the planned closure of Southern Ute Head Start. The Ignacio Early Learning Program will open in the former Pine River Community Learning...

DATE: Oct. 16, 2018 | UPDATED: 1 day 10 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Communities That Care coalitions aim to create healthy connections

Across Colorado and in La Plata County, coalitions are working on new efforts to reduce underage drinking, drug use, violence and other problem behavior among teens. It’s work that could also help...

DATE: Oct. 16, 2018 | UPDATED: 1 day 21 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Temperatures dip; Purgatory Resort brings out snow guns

After last year’s unseasonably dry and warm winter, things appear to have started out better for winter 2018-19: Purgatory Resort was able to begin making snow at 10 p.m. Sunday. Kim Oyler,...

DATE: Oct. 15, 2018 | UPDATED: 2 days 7 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Work on South Camino del Rio expected to run through Oct. 29

Traffic on South Camino del Rio will be pinched between Santa Rita Drive and Sawyer Drive as the city of Durango completes final repairs to the road surface after dealing with a sewage line break...

DATE: Oct. 15, 2018 | UPDATED: 2 days 7 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Sears outlet in Durango to remain open

Durango’s Sears store will remain open and is not part of the Sears Holding Corp. bankruptcy filed Monday. The Durango store is a franchise of a separate corporation, the Sears Hometown and Outlet...

DATE: Oct. 15, 2018 | UPDATED: 2 days 7 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Pine River Library asking voters to approve property tax increase

For the first time since 1999, the Pine River Public Library District is asking voters for a property tax increase. The proposed property tax would raise the district’s mill levy from 2.5 mills to...

DATE: Oct. 15, 2018 | UPDATED: 1 day 9 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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