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When it comes to race preparation, riders take individual tactics

Many of us will be sitting in shaded comfort at the Silverton finish line festival beer garden this weekend. Raising a pint takes little training. The racers, on the other hand, have spent months...

DATE: May 23, 2018 | UPDATED: 2 days 12 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Iron Horse: What you need to know

It’s here again. This year’s 47th annual Iron Horse Bicycle Classic will take place this weekend. Thousands of riders, spectators, future cyclists and passers-by will descend on Durango to watch...

DATE: May 23, 2018 | UPDATED: 1 day 17 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Ewing Mesa envisioned as a recreational, cultural mecca

Durangoans would have a new 1,800-acre cultural, athletic and recreational wonderland if plans envisioned for Ewing Mesa, now dubbed Durango Mesa by the city, come to fruition. The three major...

DATE: May 22, 2018 | UPDATED: 3 days 1 hour ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Celebrity engagement has Dolores connection

A Dolores boy who grew up to be a pastor is now engaged to pop singer Michelle Williams from the band Destiny’s Child, according to People Magazine. Chad Johnson, 40, grew up and went to school in...

DATE: May 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Stolen fire equipment worth about $13,000 found near Silverton

Emergency equipment stolen in November from the Silverton-San Juan Fire and Rescue Authority was located this week near the bottom of a steep mountain. “It’s definitely a mystery,” said Mike...

DATE: May 22, 2018 | UPDATED: 3 days 1 hour ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Four local artists to present Wednesday at Durango Diaries

What is art? It’s a question that has kept philosophers busy for thousands of years. Art can imitate the physical world or depict an artist’s inner thoughts and expressions. Over the years,...

DATE: May 22, 2018 | UPDATED: 3 days 1 hour ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Photo: Playing the wall

DATE: May 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

State House and Senate candidates file financial reports

In 2016, more than $311,800 was spent between incumbent J. Paul Brown and challenger Barbara McLachlan in the race for Colorado House District 59, which made it the most expensive general election...

DATE: May 22, 2018 | UPDATED: 3 days 1 hour ago | CATEGORY: Local News

The Blotter

Durango Police Monday 7:33 a.m. A man was sleeping in the 600 block of Main Avenue. 10:22 a.m. A woman checked into the Durango Community Recreation Center with a fake name. 1:06 p.m. A large...

DATE: May 22, 2018 | UPDATED: 3 days 8 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango motor vehicle office reopens after computer troubles

The Department of Motor Vehicle office in Durango was closed for much of the day Tuesday as the result of a computer system crashing. La Plata County spokeswoman Megan Graham said the computers...

DATE: May 22, 2018 | UPDATED: 3 days 8 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Winds nearly knock over gas station sign in Bayfield

The Royal Dutch Shell company might want to consider placing a wind turbine where its iconic Shell station sign is located in Bayfield. Strong winds nearly knocked over the estimated 80-foot tall...

DATE: May 22, 2018 | UPDATED: 3 days 5 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Pueblo Community College to add bachelor’s degree in nursing

Pueblo Community College, including its campuses in Mancos and Durango, will offer a new online Bachelor of Science in Nursing program beginning in the fall of 2019. Paula Kirchner, who will soon...

DATE: May 22, 2018 | UPDATED: 3 days 8 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News