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Colorado delegation mostly mum on gun control in wake of school shooting

WASHINGTON – Americans are again calling on Congress to take action on gun control after another mass shooting left 17 people dead Wednesday at a Florida high school. Reaction on Capitol Hill was...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2018 | UPDATED: 4 days 16 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Odds of seeing an albino raccoon? Higher than average, apparently, in La Plata County

Turns out albino raccoon sightings may not be so rare – at least around La Plata County. Earlier this week, The Durango Herald published a story about a family coming across the supposedly evasive...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2018 | UPDATED: 4 days 16 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County businesses join public lands petition

Two Montezuma County businesses have joined a petition to Congress by outdoor retailers to keep protections in place for public lands. Mancos’ Alpacka Rafts and Cortez’s Osprey Packs are among...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sewer repairs will close one lane on north Main Avenue next week in Durango

A northbound lane of traffic will be shut down next week along part of north Main Avenue while a sewer line is repaired for The Boys & Girls Club. Archer Western Construction plans to repair a...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2018 | UPDATED: 4 days 19 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

The Blotter

Durango Police Friday 5:43 a.m. People were trespassing at Walmart, 1155 South Camino del Rio. Police made an arrest. 6:41 a.m. A man and woman were arguing at Walmart, 1155 South Camino del...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2018 | UPDATED: 4 days 19 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Are underground tunnels in downtown Durango worth preserving, revitalizing?

The subterranean parts of downtown Durango have been included on a list of Colorado’s endangered historic places, which could result in the underground workings getting a second chance at life. “I...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2018 | UPDATED: 2 days 3 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Best bets for the weekend in and around Durango

Best bets this Presidents Day weekend will be in Silverton for Mountain Mardi Gras, which will feature festivities and fun Saturday and Sunday evenings. Mountain Mardi Gras events will be offered...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Crestview residents discuss car break-ins, homelessness

A community meeting to discuss a rash of car break-ins in Crestview evolved into a sometimes emotional discussion of problems related to homelessness in Durango and a rise in petty crime. Donna...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2018 | UPDATED: 5 days 4 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez City Council approves new marijuana store

In a quasi-judicial hearing on Tuesday, the Cortez City Council approved a retail marijuana license for the town’s sixth dispensary. The owners of Chronic Therapy, a chain of Front Range retail...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Snow operations set for Friday at Red Mountain, Wolf Creek passes

Colorado Department of Transportation issued a travel advisory Thursday to notify Southwest Colorado motorists that maintenance crews will perform avalanche mitigation operations Friday on U.S....

DATE: Feb. 15, 2018 | UPDATED: 5 days 14 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Photos: Galloping Goose No. 5 is ready to run on Durango’s rails

DATE: Feb. 15, 2018 | UPDATED: 5 days 27 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

The Blotter

Durango Police Thursday 1:22 a.m. People were fighting in a room at End-O-Day Motel, 350 East Eighth Ave. Police issued a verbal warning. 2:36 a.m. A door to a vehicle was wide open and no one...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News