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Pine River Shares targets rural residents with vaccination clinic

Pine River Shares in Bayfield brought COVID-19 vaccines to hard-to-reach communities in La Plata County last week as part of the state’s Vaccines for All plan. The nonprofit, which takes a...

DATE: April 9, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

The Blotter

Durango Police Thursday 9:01 a.m. A vehicle was broken into and items were stolen in the 20 block of Stewart Street. 1:43 p.m. A cold sexual assault was reported in the area of Durango. 4:21...

DATE: April 9, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado senator meets with rural business owners to hear top concerns

As a former small-business owner and a member of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, freshman U.S. Sen. John Hickenlooper has shown interest in using his position to help...

DATE: April 9, 2021 | UPDATED: 5 days 15 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Best bets this weekend in and around Durango

Best bets this weekend include a tree-grafting class and a talk hosted by the Powerhouse Science Center. Montezuma Orchard Restoration Project will host a virtual grafting class from 10 a.m. to...

DATE: April 9, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Homeless man cited for starting fire at Oxbow Park & Preserve

A 43-year-old man known to be part of Durango’s homeless community has been cited on suspicion of starting a fire at Oxbow Park & Preserve last week, according to the Durango Fire Protection...

DATE: April 9, 2021 | UPDATED: 5 days 15 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Water supply, wildfire concerns loom over spring, summer

Once again, Southwest Colorado’s prolonged drought is expected to bring a host of challenges over available water and fire danger in the coming months. “I’m really worried about the conditions we...

DATE: April 9, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hikers report illegal target shooting on Canyons of the Ancients Monument

A Bureau of Land Management ranger responded to a report of shots fired in Canyons of the Ancients National Monument about 12:30 p.m., according to Sheriff Steve Nowlin. Nowlin said someone called...

DATE: April 8, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man in tree holds officers at bay for three hours in Cortez

A man who refused to climb down from a tree kept Cortez police officers and Montezuma County Sheriff’s deputies waiting for three hours before he climbed down, fled over a fence and was arrested....

DATE: April 8, 2021 | UPDATED: 6 days 13 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango City Council, police chief oppose jail reform bill

Durango City Council voiced early opposition to a jail reform bill moving through the Colorado Legislature. The bill would change cash bail regulations for misdemeanors and nonviolent crimes and...

DATE: April 8, 2021 | UPDATED: 6 days 13 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Photos: Whitewater training on the Animas River

DATE: April 8, 2021 | UPDATED: 6 days 16 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Despite nice weather, wildlife closures remain in effect

Despite the spring-like weather, select public lands closed to protect critical winter wildlife habitat for big game remain off-limits until April 16. “People should still respect the closure,”...

DATE: April 8, 2021 | UPDATED: 6 days 13 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Federal bill seeks to preserve Native American languages

Local educators hope a federal bill focused on Native American languages will enhance local Ute language education efforts. The bill, which would establish Native American language resource centers...

DATE: April 8, 2021 | UPDATED: 6 days 16 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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