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Girl Scout Troop 2619 earns Silver Award

Members of Girl Scout Troop 2619 recently earned their Silver Award after a 1½-year service project conducted in conjunction with Habit for Humanity. The Girl Scouts presented flower and vegetable...

DATE: June 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Flood watch issued for upper Dolores River

The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch for the Dolores River from Rico to just below the Taylor Creek confluence beginning Thursday evening and ending Sunday afternoon. A flood watch...

DATE: June 12, 2019 | UPDATED: 5 days 19 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

The Blotter

Durango Police Tuesday 2:12 a.m. Someone was sleeping in the lobby of the Durango post office. 4:45 p.m. A man and a woman were fighting in Iris Park. The man may have been intoxicated. 5:07...

DATE: June 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Jury finds Durango man not guilty of assaulting officer

A jury found a Durango man not guilty this week of assaulting an officer in a case that was initially dismissed because officers “lacked reasonable suspicion” to arrest him, according to court...

DATE: June 12, 2019 | UPDATED: 5 days 19 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield library might ask taxpayers again for a property tax increase

The Pine River Library in Bayfield is considering another attempt at requesting a mill levy increase to ease its financial woes. The library has been experiencing budget issues since 2017 when a...

DATE: June 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

SkyRaider Trail construction starts in east Durango

Trails 2000 and the city of Durango have an opportunity for outdoor enthusiasts to build and eventually hike a new trail. The SkyRaider Trail will connect the Powerline Trail near Molas Drive to...

DATE: June 12, 2019 | UPDATED: 5 days 19 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Have you been keeping up with local headlines? Test your knowledge in Quiz No. 23

About 70 people participated in last week’s quiz. Participants scored highest on a question about which local attraction will be featured on commemorative license plates, with 85% of respondents...

DATE: June 12, 2019 | UPDATED: 5 days 19 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Despite cold spring, bears should have good natural food supply

A wet winter and spring should help keep bears fed and out of neighborhoods across Southwest Colorado. “Most of the bears are able to make an honest living,” said Matt Thorpe, area wildlife manager...

DATE: June 12, 2019 | UPDATED: 5 days 19 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

State Patrol identifies Arizona man killed on Colorado 145

A 63-year-old man from Arizona driving a GMC pickup was killed in a head-on collision with 10-wheel tar tanker at 6:19 p.m. Tuesday on Colorado Highway 145 north of Dolores. After notification of...

DATE: June 12, 2019 | UPDATED: 6 days 16 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Swiftwater rescue team enters its busy season

Waterways are running at near-peak levels this week after the San Juan Mountains received above-average snowfall this winter. The high water can be an allure to river users, but also a danger for...

DATE: June 12, 2019 | UPDATED: 6 days 8 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Forest Services axes decision to use chain saws in wilderness, for now

The U.S. Forest Service rescinded its decision to allow chain saws in two Southwest Colorado wilderness areas, at least temporarily, because of heavy snowpack that will keep trail crews out of...

DATE: June 11, 2019 | UPDATED: 6 days 19 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Poll answers whether residents will support a tax increase in November

A survey of La Plata County residents found that voter approval for any tax increase in 2019 is a long shot, despite projections that county services – such as the Road and Bridge Department, the...

DATE: June 11, 2019 | UPDATED: 6 days 51 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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