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Ignacio, Bayfield schools focus on improvement after state testing

The Colorado Department of Education has released spring testing results, prompting the Ignacio and Bayfield school districts to focus on improving student growth during the coming school year. ...

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

Effort abandoned to set up winter homeless shelters

A Durango faith-based alliance has abandoned plans to set up temporary winter shelters for homeless residents, but it is not giving up on establishing a permanent homeless shelter. The Neighbors in...

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

Gov. Jared Polis praises CDOT for Memorial Rock work

While visiting Southwest Colorado this week, Gov. Jared Polis stopped by Memorial Rock – the famous house-sized boulder that on May 24 wiped out a large section of Colorado Highway 145 northeast of...

DATE: Aug. 21, 2019 | UPDATED: 6 hours 35 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Future of transfer stations in Bayfield and Marvel in question

As La Plata County continues to struggle to provide services amid budget declines, big changes might be coming to the transfer stations in Bayfield and Marvel, where rural residents are now able to...

DATE: Aug. 21, 2019 | UPDATED: 6 hours 35 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

The Blotter

Durango Police Wednesday 2:09 a.m. Someone was sleeping in front of the Durango post office. 6:08 a.m. A man was sleeping in someone’s work truck at the Durango Big Picture High School. Tuesday...

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

KSUT joins with Dream Warriors to connect tribal youth to the arts

IGNACIO – On Monday, KSUT public radio started the first “Awakening the Warrior Within” program in Ignacio, connecting local Native American youth to hip-hop artists, singers and spoken word poets....

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

Have you been keeping up with local headlines? Test your knowledge in Quiz No. 33

About 75 people participated in last week’s quiz. Participants scored highest on questions about the West Nile Virus and consumer decision making, with 75% of respondents correctly answering “Most...

DATE: Aug. 21, 2019 | UPDATED: 1 day 11 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango City Manager Ron LeBlanc announces retirement

Durango City Manager Ron LeBlanc, who has served as the city’s top administrator for more than a decade, announced this week he plans to retire early next year. The announcement came Tuesday...

DATE: Aug. 21, 2019 | UPDATED: 6 hours 35 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango School District embarks on mission to improve student achievement

Thousands of students returned to school Tuesday in Durango pumped with nervous energy and excitement. First-year fifth grade teacher Katie Ames expected to roll with the chaos on the first day at...

DATE: Aug. 21, 2019 | UPDATED: 1 day 20 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

How’s the city manager doing? Councilors seek public comments

Just one comment. That’s all the feedback Durango City Manager Ron LeBlanc said he’s gotten from the public in the 11 years he’s run the city, at least through official channels. City Council wants...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2019 | UPDATED: 2 days 6 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Smoke from prescribed burn visible north of Durango

The Dolores Ranger District is conducting several prescribed burns in the Boggy Draw area, north of Dolores. “Fire effects were excellent with moderate fire behavior,” said Matt Traynham, burn boss...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2019 | UPDATED: 2 days 6 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

The Blotter

Durango Police Tuesday 12:02 a.m. A man and a woman were arguing in the east 100 block of 29th Street. At least one arrest was made for violating a protection order. 3:16 a.m. A woman was...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2019 | UPDATED: 2 days 9 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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