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Pedestrian in critical condition after being hit by truck in Durango

A man crossing College Drive at East Third Avenue in Durango suffered critical injuries Monday night after being hit by a gray Ford F-150. Bayfield resident Ernie Eugene Lucero, 56, was walking...

DATE: Nov. 5, 2019 | UPDATED: 5 days 20 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Some residents happy, others less so, with county district plans

The long-awaited updates to La Plata County’s district plans are scheduled for completion this week and next, but it’s a mixed bag among residents whether the documents are truly representative of...

DATE: Nov. 5, 2019 | UPDATED: 5 days 18 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Farmington police searching for suspect in kidnapping, sexual assault

FARMINGTON – Farmington police are searching for a suspect in a kidnapping and sexual assault case, the department announced Tuesday afternoon. A warrant has been issued for Waylon Johnson, 44, of...

DATE: Nov. 5, 2019 | UPDATED: 5 days 20 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Two cabins destroyed by fire northeast of Durango

Two cabins were destroyed by a fire Tuesday afternoon near the Aspen Trails subdivision northeast of Durango, a fire that spread into the surrounding wildlands. The fire was reported shortly before...

DATE: Nov. 5, 2019 | UPDATED: 5 days 8 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Fire destroys mobile home south of Dolores

A mobile home south of Dolores was destroyed in a fire shortly before 5 p.m. Monday. The owner, Josh Archuleta, said his wife, Heather, and the couple’s five children were home and escaped...

DATE: Nov. 5, 2019 | UPDATED: 6 days 3 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Fire erupts at furniture store in downtown Cortez

Crates and old furniture broke out in flames shortly after 7 p.m. Monday at Town and Country Furnishings, 38 N. Linden St. in Cortez. The fire was limited to crates and old furniture on the back...

DATE: Nov. 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County voter turnout low ahead of Election Day

In the final hours before Election Day, some La Plata County campaigns are sprinting to turn out the vote and others are counting on a culmination of their efforts to pay off. La Plata County...

DATE: Nov. 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

The Blotter

Durango Police Sunday 10:49 a.m. Two dogs cornered a buck in the river in the 700 block of South Camino del Rio. 1:43 p.m. A burglary occurred in the 3400 block of Main Avenue. 4:25 p.m. ...

DATE: Nov. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County man arrested for allegedly exposing himself to Mercy nurse

A 54-year-old La Plata County man was arrested Friday after allegedly exposing himself to a nurse at Mercy Regional Medical Center. According to an arrest affidavit filed by the Durango Police...

DATE: Nov. 4, 2019 | UPDATED: 6 days 23 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango’s Maxim hopeful comes up short in modeling competition

Amanda Cristine Guffey, Durango’s aspiring Maxim Magazine cover girl, narrowly missed moving forward in the magazine’s national modeling competition. Guffey, daughter of the family for which Lemon...

DATE: Nov. 4, 2019 | UPDATED: 6 days 23 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Without aid of books and pictures, kids use movement to interpret stories

FARMINGTON – As a group of kids settled in for storytime at the Farmington Public Library , there was something noticeably missing: a book. Instead, there was a lady dressed in colorful clothes...

DATE: Nov. 4, 2019 | UPDATED: 6 days 23 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

N.M. indicators show improved overdose prevention work

FARMINGTON – New Mexico saw improvements in drug overdose prevention measures in the past year, the state’s Department of Health announced this week. The state uses three main strategies to combat...

DATE: Nov. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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