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County commissioner falls off roof, fractures hip and spine

After falling from a roof, La Plata County Commissioner Clyde Church said a fractured hip and spine won’t keep him from fulfilling his duties. Church, who was elected in fall 2018, said he and a...

DATE: Dec. 4, 2019 | UPDATED: 2 days 15 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango police officer accused of domestic violence appears in court

Issues over money and an alleged extramarital affair led to an altercation that resulted in a Durango Police Department officer’s arrest earlier this week on suspicion of domestic violence,...

DATE: Dec. 4, 2019 | UPDATED: 2 days 16 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Axis Health System CEO Bern Heath to retire

Axis Health System CEO Bern Heath will retire in January after leading the organization for almost 20 years and growing services to reach thousands of residents. The Axis board selected Chief...

DATE: Dec. 4, 2019 | UPDATED: 1 day 14 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Ignacio’s Dancing Spirit faces critical financial shortfall

IGNACIO – In the midst of Friday’s light parade, pictures with Santa and general holiday cheer at the annual Taste of Christmas event, one Ignacio nonprofit will be selling pottery to stay afloat...

DATE: Dec. 4, 2019 | UPDATED: 1 day 23 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Winter weather advisory forecasts snow in mountains

A winter weather advisory is in effect until 5 p.m. Thursday as an incoming snowstorm could drop up to a foot of new snow in the high country of the San Juan Mountains. The National Weather Service...

DATE: Dec. 4, 2019 | UPDATED: 2 days 15 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Rental rates stay high in Durango despite building boom

Even though hundreds of apartments are going up in Durango, the need for affordable housing continues to intensify. “We are having ever-increasing demand,” said Elizabeth Salkind, executive...

DATE: Dec. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango trims budget to $87M in 2020

Durango City Council approved a conservative budget for 2020 on Tuesday, reducing spending about 4.9% from 2019 despite providing raises for municipal employees in the next year. By a vote of 3 to...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2019 | UPDATED: 3 days 14 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Andrea Parmenter appointed to Durango school board

Durango resident Andrea Parmenter, a consultant and a 9-R parent, was appointed Tuesday to serve on the Durango School District 9-R Board of Education. Parmenter, who fills a vacant seat for two...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

The Blotter

Durango Police Tuesday 2:01 a.m. A man with a “fighting stick” was “acting angry” at a bar in the 600 block of Main Avenue. Monday 9:22 a.m. Someone found a “filled syringe” near Animas City...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2019 | UPDATED: 14 hours 27 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado, New Mexico rank among top 15 for worst DUI rates

FARMINGTON – As the holidays approach – a time of historically higher rates of driving under the influence – a new report places Colorado and New Mexico among the worst 15 states for drunken...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2019 | UPDATED: 3 days 14 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Award-winning, local author to present novel at Ignacio library

Nationally recognized author C. Joseph “Chuck” Greaves will present his Cortez-based novel Saturday at Ignacio Community Library with a reading and Q&A session. In “Church of the Graveyard Saints,”...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2019 | UPDATED: 3 days 14 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango police officer arrested on suspicion of domestic violence

A Durango Police Department officer was arrested Tuesday morning in the Denver area on suspicion of domestic violence, according to a news release from the city of Durango. Law enforcement booked...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2019 | UPDATED: 3 days 14 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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