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Animas High School hires Denver firm to design new school

Animas High School has selected Anderson Mason Dale Architects of Denver to design its new school building on the Fort Lewis College campus. Anderson Mason Dale beat four finalists that were...

DATE: Nov. 30, 2020 | UPDATED: 1 day 12 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado Legislature’s special session starts with coronavirus exposure

Colorado lawmakers are contending with the possibility of a mass coronavirus exposure at the Capitol on the first day of the state’s special legislative session to address the economic effects of...

DATE: Nov. 30, 2020 | UPDATED: 1 day 12 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

The Blotter

Durango Police Sunday 12:37 a.m. A 39-year-old man had a sprained ankle and a fractured wrist at a motel in the 20 block of Stewart Street. 10:36 a.m. A dog was attacking other dogs at a dog...

DATE: Nov. 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield assisted living center reports COVID-19 outbreak

An outbreak of COVID-19 cases has been identified at a Bayfield assisted living facility, according to San Juan Basin Public Health. As of Monday, two residents and two employees at Evening’s Porch...

DATE: Nov. 30, 2020 | UPDATED: 1 day 12 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango photographer one of last to view mysterious monolith in Utah

As mysteriously as it arrived, it was gone. A silver monolith was discovered Nov. 18 in the Utah desert, about 11 feet tall and apparently made of stainless steel, which has garnered national and...

DATE: Nov. 30, 2020 | UPDATED: 13 hours 31 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

For Kathy Morris, community safety starts with the schools

Kathy Morris was driving to work listening to the radio when she first heard news of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. She pulled over to take it in. “It was just surreal,” she said. “... I...

DATE: Nov. 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Holiday fundraiser aims to help children in need, support Durango businesses

When schools closed suddenly in March for the COVID-19 pandemic, the number of child abuse cases reported to the La Plata County Department of Human Services dropped by 41%. But Martha Johnson,...

DATE: Nov. 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Masks up! Colorado ski resorts move ahead as counties restrict access

VAIL — The lift operator in the maze at Vail Village’s Gondola One tilts his head back and hollers: “Masks up please!” There are no unmasked skiers in the line, but maybe some masks have slipped...

DATE: Nov. 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Final approval of Rico trail plan pending

The Rico Trails Project has gained preliminary approval from the Dolores Ranger District of the San Juan National Forest. The draft decision and document that found no significant environmental...

DATE: Nov. 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Grants available for Durango small businesses, nonprofits

The city of Durango has created a Business Relief Fund that will provide grants of up to $15,000 to small businesses and nonprofits to aid the economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic....

DATE: Nov. 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Victims identified in Thanksgiving Day plane crash east of Telluride

The two people who were killed in a single-engine plane crash east of Telluride on Thanksgiving Day have been identified. The pilot was identified as Bryan Lee Kill, 48, of Huachuca City, Arizona,...

DATE: Nov. 29, 2020 | UPDATED: 2 days 19 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield volunteers bring big-game hunting to those with disabilities

Hunting might not seem possible for those who use wheelchairs, visually impaired or disabled in other ways, but two Bayfield volunteers are working to change that. Brad Harper and Cole Davis began...

DATE: Nov. 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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