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Court may have violated rights of man charged with felony sex assault

A Colorado Supreme Court judge said this week La Plata County’s district court might have violated the rights of a 39-year-old man who has been charged with two felony counts of sexual assault....

DATE: Jan. 17, 2020 | UPDATED: 2 days 20 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County likely to suspend public process for road improvements

La Plata County is unlikely to reinstate a program that allows residents to ask for more maintenance of county roads, another ramification of budget declines that have plagued the county for years....

DATE: Jan. 17, 2020 | UPDATED: 2 days 20 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Best bets this weekend in and around Durango

Best bets this weekend include the Marvel chili cook-off and Slow Turbo. Marvel Grange will host its annual chili cook-off and dessert auction to benefit needy families at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ellen Roberts earns Citizen of the Year Award

Longtime state legislator and current Fort Lewis College Trustee Ellen Roberts was named Citizen of the Year on Thursday at the Durango Chamber of Commerce’s Durango Rocks award ceremony. The...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2020 | UPDATED: 3 days 17 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

At listening session, attendees say racism is rampant in Durango

It’s not easy to live in Durango – but for people of color, it’s frightening. That was the message shared Thursday by community members who met to discuss racism in Durango with the Community...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2020 | UPDATED: 3 days 8 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata Electric Association approves rate increase

The La Plata Electric Association board voted this week to increase its rates in April to maintain and improve its infrastructure and prepare the grid for the future. The new charge will be levied...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2020 | UPDATED: 3 days 18 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

The Blotter

Durango Police Thursday 2:06 a.m. Someone was sleeping in the lobby of the Durango post office. Officers gave at least one person a verbal warning. Wednesday 10:25 a.m. A man believed to be...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ballantine Family Fund awards more than $310,000 in grants

The Ballantine Family Fund awarded more than $310,000 in grants last year to nonprofits across Southwest Colorado to support education, human services, arts and culture, among other causes. The...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2020 | UPDATED: 3 days 17 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Glacier Club man convicted of assault, racially taunting sheriff’s deputy

A jury on Thursday convicted a La Plata County man on four criminal charges related to a fight he had with law enforcement last year at the Glacier Club. La Plata County Sheriff’s deputies led...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2020 | UPDATED: 3 days 17 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango airport reports record-breaking year

Commercial passenger traffic at the Durango-La Plata County Airport increased to almost 400,000 arrivals and departures, making it the airport’s busiest year on record. Passenger traffic increased...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2020 | UPDATED: 3 days 17 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Snowstorm likely to bring up to 3 inches in Durango

A snowstorm that will favor the eastern San Juan Mountains – with Wolf Creek Pass expected to receive between 12 to 16 inches – will move through Southwest Colorado on Thursday evening and Friday...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2020 | UPDATED: 3 days 18 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Ignacio School District sees top-level staff changeover

IGNACIO – Chris deKay, Ignacio Middle School principal, will join the school district’s administrative staff this summer during a year of high-level staff changeover. The Ignacio School District...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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