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Living rooms become music venues in Bayfield

Some Bayfield residents will embark on a different kind of home renovation for their living rooms and backyards this summer – one that turns houses into intimate music venues. On Friday, local...

DATE: July 17, 2019 | UPDATED: 2 days 16 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

EPA drills into American Tunnel to unravel mine pollution mystery

SILVERTON – Deep down, hundreds of feet below the Earth’s surface, the Environmental Protection Agency is looking for answers to one of the biggest mysteries in the Superfund site of mines around...

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

Homelessness divides Durango City Council

Two recently elected city councilors pushed their colleagues to answer a question some members of the community, city government and civil rights groups have been asking for years: What role does...

DATE: July 16, 2019 | UPDATED: 3 days 16 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Settlement in Tri-State buyout case may not help LPEA

Delta-Montrose Electric Association and Tri-State Transmission and Generation, Southwest Colorado’s wholesale electricity supplier, have reached a settlement in a dispute over how much DMEA will...

DATE: July 16, 2019 | UPDATED: 3 days 15 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Insurance premiums may fall 30% for state health exchange customers

Residents in Southwest Colorado purchasing insurance from the state health care exchange next year could see the cost of their premiums fall an average of 30%. The state Division of Insurance...

DATE: July 16, 2019 | UPDATED: 3 days 15 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

The Blotter

Durango Police Tuesday 7:29 a.m. A man was sleeping on the lawn of the Durango Public Library. 8:29 a.m. Some people were camping behind Walmart near the Animas River. 11:12 a.m. A...

DATE: July 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Woman arrested on suspicion of homicide west of Mancos

The Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a woman suspected in an alleged homicide west of Mancos two weeks ago. On July 4, a 60-year-old Arizona man was found dead at 7850 Road 37 west of...

DATE: July 16, 2019 | UPDATED: 3 days 15 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

New 169-unit storage facility coming to Ignacio

A proposed 169-unit storage facility near Ignacio was given the green light Tuesday. La Plata County commissioners unanimously approved a Class 2 land-use permit for the facility that is expected...

DATE: July 16, 2019 | UPDATED: 3 days 16 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Portion of Pine River Trail closed for repairs

The U.S. Forest Service announced a portion of the Pine River Trail has been closed for public safety as a result of flooding and high water, which are causing the trail to collapse. The popular...

DATE: July 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Request approved to rezone Animas Valley property for higher density

La Plata County commissioners Tuesday unanimously approved a request to rezone a property in the Animas Valley for a higher-density development. According to county records, Chris Hall and his...

DATE: July 16, 2019 | UPDATED: 3 days 16 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Astronaut’s sister to share ‘insider’ stories to inspire dreams

When Colorado native John Michael “Mike” Lounge was on Earth, he flew a jet to work. When he left Earth, he flew on a rocket ship as an astronaut in NASA’s space shuttle program. On Saturday,...

DATE: July 16, 2019 | UPDATED: 3 days 15 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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