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Man convicted of animal abuse admits to having pets on property

A La Plata County man previously convicted of animal abuse pleaded guilty this week to violating the terms of his probation after he was found last summer in possession of animals, a violation of...

DATE: Feb. 26, 2021 | UPDATED: 4 days 10 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

4-year-old Durango girl battles rare cancer

In November, Tiarah Lewis was home from work with a mild case of COVID-19 when she noticed a small bump on the head of her 4-year-old daughter, Kaziyah. “She plays very rough, right. So, I didn’t...

DATE: Feb. 26, 2021 | UPDATED: 4 days 20 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Best bets this weekend in and around Durango

Best bets this weekend include a drawing and watercolor class and a poetry circle. “Fundamentals of Drawing and Watercolor” with Kay Salwen will be held from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday at...

DATE: Feb. 26, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Driver plunges 750 feet off Red Mountain Pass, requires helicopter transport

A driver who went an estimated 750 feet off Red Mountain Pass on Thursday required rescue and transport by helicopter to a hospital in Grand Junction, according to Colorado State Patrol. Trooper...

DATE: Feb. 25, 2021 | UPDATED: 5 days 8 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Car found off Wolf Creek Pass belonged to woman missing since January

The remains of a woman found off Wolf Creek Pass appear to be those of Marlena Mizell, a 49-year-old who had been missing for nearly two months, according to the woman’s daughters. The Colorado...

DATE: Feb. 25, 2021 | UPDATED: 5 days 8 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Fire results in ‘total loss’ of Silverton home

A house was destroyed by fire Tuesday in Silverton, but the cause of the blaze remains undetermined. The town of Silverton issued a notice that said the fire occurred at 1405 East 14th St., which...

DATE: Feb. 25, 2021 | UPDATED: 5 days 8 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

In second round of questions, Deb Haaland vows support for Biden’s agenda

U.S. Rep. Deb Haaland faced a second round of questioning from the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee on Wednesday during her confirmation hearing process for the position of secretary...

DATE: Feb. 24, 2021 | UPDATED: 6 days 10 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Vallecito ice fishing tournament draws competitors from around country

The ice fishing tournament at Vallecito Reservoir completed its fifth year Saturday with a 5-pound catch and 153 participants from around the country. Competitors arrived early to attempt to snare...

DATE: Feb. 24, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Shanta Foundation assistance continues in Myanmar

Durango’s Shanta Foundation is protecting its aid mission from the most repressive measures taken by the Myanmar military since a Feb. 1 coup in the poorest nation in Asia. Wade Griffith, Shanta...

DATE: Feb. 24, 2021 | UPDATED: 5 days 17 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Woman found dead outside vehicle hundreds of feet off Wolf Creek Pass

A woman was found dead Tuesday outside a vehicle located hundreds of feet off Wolf Creek Pass, according to the Colorado Bureau of Investigation. A team of local and state law enforcement, search...

DATE: Feb. 24, 2021 | UPDATED: 6 days 10 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

8th Ave. Tavern gunshot victim: ‘It just came out of nowhere’

Celeste Faumui was having a drink with friends at 8th Ave. Tavern on Jan. 29, a night much like any other, when gunshots started firing. “It just came out of nowhere,” she said. “People just...

DATE: Feb. 24, 2021 | UPDATED: 6 days 10 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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