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United Airlines flight lands safely with smoke in plane

A United Airlines flight that departed Durango en route for Denver on Thursday morning was turned around shortly after takeoff because of a report of smoke in the aircraft. Flight No. 4473 departed...

DATE: Dec. 7, 2017 | UPDATED: 3 days 19 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Photo: Is the pot of gold at Chapman?

DATE: Dec. 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Law enforcement says Aztec school shooting details forthcoming

AZTEC – Law enforcement provided few details Thursday afternoon during a news conference about three people who were killed earlier in the morning at Aztec High School. They said the investigation...

DATE: Dec. 7, 2017 | UPDATED: 4 days 1 hour ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Latest homeless count likely underestimates numbers in Durango and Colorado

An affordable housing shortage is driving a rise in homelessness in Colorado. Across the state, 10,940 people were homeless on one night in January, a 3.7 percent increase compared with 2016,...

DATE: Dec. 7, 2017 | UPDATED: 4 days 6 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Questions arise: Who should inspect La Plata County marijuana facilities?

La Plata County may have to find a contractor to conduct health inspections on marijuana facilities. When marijuana was legalized in Colorado in 2014, San Juan Basin Public Health took the lead in...

DATE: Dec. 6, 2017 | UPDATED: 4 days 21 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

The Blotter

Durango Police Tuesday 12:11 p.m. A man was harassing people outside a business in the 800 Main Avenue. 12:35 p.m. A homeless man was smoking marijuana from an aluminum can outside the Durango...

DATE: Dec. 6, 2017 | UPDATED: 4 days 21 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Lego tower grows taller by the day at Arc of History intersection

Something is growing at the former Arc of History site in Durango. The beginnings of a Lego structure appeared Sunday on the metal base that used to support the infamous Arc of History near the...

DATE: Dec. 6, 2017 | UPDATED: 4 days 20 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Dryside blaze, weather forecast worry fire marshal

The 15- to 20-acre grass fire that began Wednesday evening in western La Plata County has the Durango Fire Protection District worried about an unexpected Christmastime fire season. “People need to...

DATE: Dec. 6, 2017 | UPDATED: 3 days 21 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Cold snap across Southwest Colorado expected to be short-lived

Some winter enthusiasts across Colorado have taken to ski burning to appease Ullr, the Norse god of snow and patron saint of skiers. The pagan ritual is meant to reverse Southwest Colorado’s snow...

DATE: Dec. 6, 2017 | UPDATED: 4 days 21 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

School counselors help students navigate today’s social and academic challenges

Durango School District 9-R made a commitment last year to increase the student-to-councilor ratio, and early signs show the effort is paying off. Andy Burns, chief operations officer for Durango...

DATE: Dec. 6, 2017 | UPDATED: 5 days 4 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

City of Durango adopts stricter energy code

On a split vote Tuesday, the Durango City Council adopted the 2015 energy code that will require all new construction in city limits to be more efficient. Councilors Dean Brookie and Melissa...

DATE: Dec. 5, 2017 | UPDATED: 5 days 19 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Details emerge in alleged carjacking, kidnapping case at Fort Lewis College

A Durango man accused of armed carjacking at Fort Lewis College is being held on $50,000 bail at the La Plata County Jail. Roger Chase Brassard, 25, made his first appearance Monday in 6th Judicial...

DATE: Dec. 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News