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Taxpayers prove stingy despite strong economy, support for Democrats

A question emerges after Colorado’s midterm vote of 2018: What exactly does a good year to ask for a tax increase look like? “It does seem to be a statewide trend: The voters want you to live...

DATE: Nov. 9, 2018 | UPDATED: 4 days 10 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

416 Fire did not burn at as high intensity as thought

A new study of the 416 Fire burn scar found the fire, which ripped through the San Juan National Forest this summer, did not burn at such a high severity as previously thought. In July, the U.S....

DATE: Nov. 9, 2018 | UPDATED: 4 days 10 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Old heroes to make appearance in Veterans Day Parade

As the number of living World War II veterans dwindles, a new effort has launched in Durango to preserve the legacy of those who served abroad and the women who kept America running. Members of...

DATE: Nov. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Best bets for the weekend in and around Durango

Best bets this weekend in Durango include a host of activities that honor the 100th anniversary of the Armistice of 1918 that ended World War I and later became known as Veterans Day . The Animas...

DATE: Nov. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Math festival brings 200 students to Fort Lewis College

Cori Davis, 10, a fifth-grader at Park Elementary School, discovered she could connect a bunch of squares to make a wheel “that really spins.” Her partner, Canyon Tucker, 10, a fellow fifth-grader...

DATE: Nov. 8, 2018 | UPDATED: 4 days 21 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Companies agree to pay nearly $1M for Silverton Superfund cleanup

The current owners of a former smelting company are on the hook for nearly $1 million in the Superfund site cleanup of mines around Silverton, which seeks to improve water quality in the Animas...

DATE: Nov. 8, 2018 | UPDATED: 5 days 8 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Dirt hauling begins in preparation for two downtown hotels

Construction of two new hotels on East Second Avenue between Fourth and Fifth streets has begun, a project that will add about 200 rooms to the downtown area, city official say. Trucks started...

DATE: Nov. 8, 2018 | UPDATED: 5 days 8 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College president wants to hear from community

Fort Lewis College President Tom Stritikus wants to hear from community members as he updates the school’s strategic plan. “Since I stepped into my role as Fort Lewis College’s new president in...

DATE: Nov. 8, 2018 | UPDATED: 5 days 8 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango plans to leave council of governments, saving $36,000

The city of Durango has plans to leave a council of governments it once helped form, reducing a burden on an already strapped general fund. “I couldn’t justify it,” said Ron LeBlanc, city manager....

DATE: Nov. 8, 2018 | UPDATED: 5 days 8 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

The Blotter

Durango Police Wednesday 7:53 a.m. A 16-year-old girl was reported missing after she left to walk a dog and didn’t return after 30 minutes in the 3100 block of Main Avenue. 8:44 a.m. Someone...

DATE: Nov. 8, 2018 | UPDATED: 5 days 11 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Gardner proposes tax-free payment option for student debt

Sen. Cory Gardner hopes to pass an act he introduced last month that would allow employers to make tax-free contributions to their employees’ student-loan debts. Gardner said employers would be...

DATE: Nov. 7, 2018 | UPDATED: 6 days 8 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Denver news comes to Southwest Colorado via city of Durango station

The city of Durango has found a way to broadcast Denver’s KUSA 9News on its public television station in response to residents clamoring for Colorado news. The city is broadcasting 9News for 8½...

DATE: Nov. 7, 2018 | UPDATED: 5 days 8 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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