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Durango trolley sets record for March fares

More riders paid a fare on the Durango Transit trolley this March than any previous March, an increase city officials attributed to more young riders, a boost in tourism and a change from two trips...

DATE: April 18, 2019 | UPDATED: 2 days 20 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

The Blotter

Durango Police Thursday 12:14 a.m. A man broke into a liquor cabinet at a bar in the 900 block of Main Avenue. Wednesday 7:54 a.m. One vehicle hit another in a fender-bender crash near the...

DATE: April 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata Electric Association names new CEO

La Plata Electric Association has named a new CEO to lead the co-op as it studies ways to diversify power supply in an effort to cut carbon. The LPEA board selected Jessica Matlock, assistant...

DATE: April 18, 2019 | UPDATED: 2 days 20 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Have you been keeping up with local headlines? Test your knowledge in Quiz No. 15

About 115 people participated in last week’s quiz. Participants scored highest on a question about what those gray plastic discs installed on top of metal lids of water meter pits do, with 87% of...

DATE: April 18, 2019 | UPDATED: 2 days 20 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Missing money from last year? Sheriff’s Office may have found it

Saturday, April 7, 2018, was a fairly typical day in Southwest Colorado. The temperature rose to about 74 degrees in Durango. A brush fire raged near Towaoc. The Bayfield High School baseball team...

DATE: April 18, 2019 | UPDATED: 2 days 20 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Larry Perino, one of the last Sunnyside Gold employees, announces retirement

Larry Perino, a Silverton native and one the last remaining Sunnyside Gold Corp. employees based in the former mining town, announced he will retire at the end of April, capping a nearly 40-year...

DATE: April 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata Electric could save money if it left energy supplier

La Plata Electric Association’s investigation into greener power sources found that purchasing electricity from outside sources could save money without hurting reliability. But the cost of leaving...

DATE: April 17, 2019 | UPDATED: 3 days 21 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Full-day kindergarten funding advances in state Legislature

DENVER – Colorado lawmakers on the Senate Education Committee unanimously approved Gov. Jared Polis’ plan to fund full-day kindergarten Wednesday, inching one of the governor’s signature campaign...

DATE: April 17, 2019 | UPDATED: 3 days 22 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County real estate values see slight increase

The median value of homes in La Plata County increased by 0.5% in the first quarter of 2019 compared with the same period last year, powered in part by a more than 20% increase in median value for...

DATE: April 17, 2019 | UPDATED: 3 days 22 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Election committee deems LPEA candidate eligible

A candidate running for a seat on the La Plata Electric Association board has been deemed eligible to compete in the election at least until his residency is reviewed at the end of the month. The...

DATE: April 17, 2019 | UPDATED: 3 days 22 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

East Animas Road reopens after almost monthlong closure

East Animas Road reopened Wednesday after county crews were able to clear the onslaught of mud and debris slides. The road (County Road 250) closed March 22 in the 2700 block , which has a history...

DATE: April 17, 2019 | UPDATED: 3 days 22 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Plan to double Parks and Wildlife fines gains momentum in Colorado

DENVER – Colorado lawmakers have given initial approval to an effort to double or triple fines for hunting and fishing violations in Colorado’s state parks, part of an ongoing effort to update the...

DATE: April 17, 2019 | UPDATED: 3 days 22 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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