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Durango man sentenced for leading police on 2-hour car chase

A man who led police on a two-hour, high-speed car chase last year was sentenced Friday to two years in prison. Christopher Sowder, 25, received 18 months for the car chase and six months for...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2019 | UPDATED: 4 days 14 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Coal Bank, Molas passes reopen; Red Mountain Pass to remain closed

Coal Bank and Molas passes reopened Friday afternoon, but Red Mountain Pass will remain closed until further notice, the Colorado Department of Transportation reported at 3:45 p.m. CDOT said...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2019 | UPDATED: 4 days 14 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Sunday night: ‘Super blood wolf moon’ total lunar eclipse

The weather is expected to be favorable for those interested in viewing the lunar eclipse this weekend in Southwest Colorado, with the National Weather Service calling for relatively clear skies...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2019 | UPDATED: 2 days 19 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

The Blotter

Durango Police Thursday 9:01 a.m. Someone reported a theft from a business in the 600 block of Camino del Rio. 9:51 a.m. A man locked himself in the men’s restroom at the Durango Transit Center....

DATE: Jan. 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County grad rates exceed state average

The Colorado Department of Education released 2018 graduation rate data Wednesday, and Montezuma County schools exceeded the state average. Of the three districts, Mancos School District RE-6 had...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County seeks way to open Mesa Verde road

The Montezuma County Board of Commissioners and county staff are discussing how to reopen the road into Mesa Verde National Park, which closed because of the partial federal government shutdown....

DATE: Jan. 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Polis wants to expand immigrant driver’s license program to Durango

Gov. Jared Polis has requested that lawmakers set aside more than $480,000 that would allow Durango driver’s license officials to offer licenses to undocumented immigrants, an expansion of a...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2019 | UPDATED: 4 days 14 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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DATE: Jan. 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Best bets for the weekend in and around Durango

Best bets this weekend include a book signing by Country Music Hall of Famer Charlie Daniels and the Women’s March Durango. Daniels, a part-time Durango area resident, has released his fifth book,...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Chamber of Commerce honors Durango’s outstanding people, businesses

Joanne Spina, who capped a 30-year career in public service by leading La Plata County as manager during a time of declining revenue, was named Citizen of the Year on Thursday night at the Durango...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2019 | UPDATED: 5 days 12 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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