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Should ending homelessness be a local and federal effort?

Banks need to invest in their local communities to effectively increase affordable housing, Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Cortez, said this week at a U.S. House of Representatives committee hearing. The...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2020 | UPDATED: 5 days 7 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Pardoned by Polis: Durango mother had a wake-up call

As Jamie Matthews sat in a prison yard, reflecting on how her life had gotten so out of control, something clicked. “I had this moment where I looked around and said, ‘What the hell am I doing...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango School District 9-R weighs cellphone ban

Durango School District 9-R is considering a cellphone ban that could go into effect at the middle schools next school year. The new rule could prohibit students from using their cellphones at all...

DATE: Jan. 14, 2020 | UPDATED: 5 days 21 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

The Blotter

Durango Police Monday 10:24 a.m. A man believed to be intoxicated fell asleep in the bathroom at Manna soup kitchen. 1:23 p.m. Two men were drinking in front of a bar at the intersection of...

DATE: Jan. 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Photo: Swinging away stress on a sunny afternoon

DATE: Jan. 14, 2020 | UPDATED: 6 days 4 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango wants to hear from residents about discrimination

Durango residents claim plenty of identities: climber, skier, biker and neighbor. But a group of residents want to dig deeper this week by asking residents in a racial or sexual minority how their...

DATE: Jan. 14, 2020 | UPDATED: 5 days 21 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Vehicle takes down utility line on U.S. Highway 550 south of Durango

A single-vehicle crash Tuesday afternoon on U.S. Highway 550 about a mile south of the top of Farmington Hill took down a power line and snarled traffic for about a half hour, according to the...

DATE: Jan. 14, 2020 | UPDATED: 5 days 21 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango tourism rebounds in 2019, but not for all business sectors

A wet winter in 2019 helped pack slopes at Purgatory Resort and made rapids busy on the Animas River, but Durango’s recovery from the 416 Fire hasn’t been uniform. “We did rebound from ’18. ......

DATE: Jan. 14, 2020 | UPDATED: 5 days 21 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County Economic Development Alliance names Michael French as new leader

Michael French, who in 2007 found Durango the ideal location to telecommute while raising a family, has been named the new executive director of the La Plata County Economic Development Alliance....

DATE: Jan. 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mountain lion, too close for comfort, captured and sent to rehab

A 6-month-old mountain lion getting a little too close for comfort to homes and people around Vallecito was captured last weekend and sent to a rehabilitation center after wildlife officers...

DATE: Jan. 14, 2020 | UPDATED: 5 days 21 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield student Kyra Wilson opens dog sled race with ‘Glamour’ magazine’s Woman of the Year

FOREST LAKES – La Plata County resident Kyra Wilson, 13, will participate in the opening of a 300-mile dog sled race later this month in Wyoming as a junior dog musher with world-class, legally...

DATE: Jan. 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango to hire new auditing firm to help resolve budget problems

Durango plans to hire a new auditing firm to scrutinize city spending, adding to a growing list of remedies sought to understand and resolve what appears to be a host of accounting irregularities....

DATE: Jan. 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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