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Finance director for city of Durango resigns amid investigation

The finance director for the city of Durango resigned this week amid an investigation into an alleged misappropriation of public funds. The city said it is working with the Colorado Bureau of...

DATE: Oct. 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Clearing the Four Corners methane cloud

Over the decades, the oil and gas industry has become close neighbors with residents of Southwest Colorado and northwest New Mexico. The energy industry has provided thousands of jobs and infused...

DATE: Oct. 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Weekly planner for Oct. 21-25

Information and agendas about local meetings City of Durango: www.durangogov.org or call 375-5000. La Plata County: www.co.laplata.co.us or call 382-6210. Town of Bayfield: www.bayfieldgov.org ...

DATE: Oct. 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Have you been keeping up with local headlines? Test your knowledge in Quiz No. 41

About 70 people participated in last week’s quiz. Participants scored highest on a question about Durango entrepreneurs Courtney Gates and Brian Slaughter, with 80% of respondents correctly...

DATE: Oct. 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Jack Turner, Durango native, announces run for La Plata County commissioner

Jack Turner, a fifth generation La Plata County resident, has announced he will run for La Plata County commissioner for District 2 in November 2020. Now, both races for seats on the county...

DATE: Oct. 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

The Blotter

La Plata County Sheriff’s Office Friday 3:58 a.m. A driver crashed into a guardrail in south Durango on U.S. Highway 160. Thursday 10:18 a.m. Someone reported another person firing nine rounds...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Concerns raised about research arm built into 2018 farm bill

Lawmakers on Thursday questioned the wisdom of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s decision to relocate research programs within a massive agricultural funding bill. Every five years, Congress...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2019 | UPDATED: 3 days 18 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Wet weather stalls Animas Balloon Rally

A light storm dumped much-needed rain Friday morning in Southwest Colorado, but it was poor timing for Doug Lenberg, Tristan MacLean and Wade Lee. The men, along with more than a dozen friends,...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2019 | UPDATED: 3 days 18 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Silverton man arrested after threatening police with knife

A Silverton man was arrested on suspicion of felony menacing after threatening a police officer with a knife. According to an arrest affidavit, San Juan County Sheriff Bruce Conrad responded to a...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2019 | UPDATED: 3 days 18 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Can yoga help heal Aztec?

AZTEC – On the stage of a darkened high school auditorium, 50 people inhaled, pulling the oxygen deep into their lungs. With a 1-2-3 count, they audibly exhaled, sending a few of the candles...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Best bets this weekend in and around Durango

Best bets this weekend include the Downtown Balloon Glow and the 10-Minute Play Celebration. The Downtown Balloon Glow, part of the Animas Valley Balloon Rally, will take place from 6 to 9 p.m....

DATE: Oct. 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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