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Acting BLM director remains in power, despite appointment nomination being withdrawn

William Perry Pendley remains acting director of the Bureau of Land Management more than a month after his nomination to officially lead the agency was withdrawn. Pendley was appointed to the role...

DATE: Sept. 24, 2020 | UPDATED: 6 days 44 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango School District 9-R enrollment down 96 students

Pay increases for teachers are likely in the offing at Durango School District 9-R, which is down only 96 students, good news considering the district anticipated it would be down 200 students. 9-R...

DATE: Sept. 24, 2020 | UPDATED: 5 days 16 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield takes slow, steady approach to racial equity effort

Racial equity activism in Bayfield is chugging ahead, slowly but surely, with a new community group focused on tackling racism and inequality through collaboration. The Bayfield Racial Equity...

DATE: Sept. 24, 2020 | UPDATED: 5 days 16 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield hires economic recovery coordinator

The town of Bayfield wants to help businesses access COVID-19 relief money so much that the town created a new position to help them do it. Beth Lamberson, former executive director of KSUT, is the...

DATE: Sept. 23, 2020 | UPDATED: 6 days 16 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County explores using DeNier as new community corrections center

La Plata County took the first steps Wednesday toward converting the now vacant Robert E. DeNier Youth Services Center into a new community corrections facility. At a work session, La Plata County...

DATE: Sept. 23, 2020 | UPDATED: 6 days 16 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

The Blotter

Durango Police Tuesday 3:15 p.m. Someone chased down a stolen vehicle and blocked it from leaving in the 1400 block of Main Avenue. 4:49 p.m. A man and a woman were having oral sex on a trail in...

DATE: Sept. 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

VIDEO: Mountain lion swims across McPhee Reservoir

A mountain lion was seen on video swimming across McPhee Reservoir last weekend in Southwest Colorado, according to Colorado Parks and Wildlife. CPW posted a video of the lion swimming across the...

DATE: Sept. 23, 2020 | UPDATED: 6 days 16 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango police looking for suspects who racked up more than $1,200 in fraudulent charges

The Durango Police Department is looking for two men suspected of stealing a wallet from an unlocked car and then making more than $1,200 in fraudulent charges at chain stores in Durango and...

DATE: Sept. 23, 2020 | UPDATED: 5 days 21 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Audit calls for improvements to Ignacio’s financial reporting

The town of Ignacio’s 2019 audit revealed both budgetary strengths and financial mishaps – errors town staff members vowed won’t happen again. The town ended 2019 in a strong financial position,...

DATE: Sept. 23, 2020 | UPDATED: 6 days 16 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

‘It’s a fantastic view of it all’; fire tower turns 50

DOLORES – Various birds zip and dive around the Benchmark Lookout fire tower as Rick Freimuth scans the horizon with binoculars for any sign of wildfire smoke. His panoramic view encompasses the...

DATE: Sept. 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Where will the money go if voters approve Durango School District’s bonds?

Durango school board members heard details about where money will go for security and safety upgrades, repairs and new projects if voters approve $90 million in bonds on the Nov. 3 general election...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango looks to Bodo Industrial Park for homeless camp location

The city of Durango is still searching for a suitable location for a permanent homeless camp, and Bodo Industrial Park might be the next place to look. A permanent site, designed to be a...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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