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Residents work to save Sunnyside, Fort Lewis Mesa libraries

Community groups are working to find funding to save two satellite locations of the Durango Public Library from closing this summer at Sunnyside and Fort Lewis Mesa elementary schools. La Plata...

DATE: Nov. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Photo: Reinventing the triple Lutz

DATE: Nov. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Photo: Skyhawks to wear turquoise for Native American Heritage Month

The Fort Lewis College Skyhawks basketball teams will wear turquoise jerseys provided by Nike during the men’s and women’s home openers Wednesday night against Northern New Mexico. Tickets to the...

DATE: Nov. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rep. Marc Catlin easily defeats Cagin for Colorado House 58 seat

Republican Rep. Marc Catlin, of Montrose, has been elected to represent the 58th District House of Representative seat in the Colorado Legislature. Districtwide, he got 62.97 percent of the vote...

DATE: Nov. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango’s pitch for tax increase didn’t work as expected

Thomas Avenue is failing. And it will fail, city officials said, after voters rejected a ballot question that would have raised sales and property taxes to pay for street projects and law...

DATE: Nov. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

The Blotter

Durango Police Thursday 10:38 a.m. Someone in a white SUV hauling a white cargo trailer threw coins at a construction worker near mile marker 87 on U.S. Highway 160. 2:43 p.m. A man driving a...

DATE: Nov. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Court denies appeal in sexual assault case

Editor’s note: This story contains graphic details that might be disturbing to readers. The Colorado Court of Appeals has denied an appeal of a 2008 conviction of a man charged with felony murder...

DATE: Nov. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores County elects new public officials

In Dolores County, local races were contested for sheriff, clerk and recorder, and coroner. Unaffiliated Don Wilson won a close race for sheriff, earning 636 votes (55 percent) compared with...

DATE: Nov. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tax increase for Lewis-Arriola Fire passes

Voters approved a 1.41 mill levy increase for the Lewis-Arriola Fire Protection District in Tuesday’s election. The measure passed by a vote of 847-628 – 57.42 percent to 42.58 percent – according...

DATE: Nov. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Taxpayers prove stingy despite strong economy, support for Democrats

A question emerges after Colorado’s midterm vote of 2018: What exactly does a good year to ask for a tax increase look like? “It does seem to be a statewide trend: The voters want you to live...

DATE: Nov. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

416 Fire did not burn at as high intensity as thought

A new study of the 416 Fire burn scar found the fire, which ripped through the San Juan National Forest this summer, did not burn at such a high severity as previously thought. In July, the U.S....

DATE: Nov. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Old heroes to make appearance in Veterans Day Parade

As the number of living World War II veterans dwindles, a new effort has launched in Durango to preserve the legacy of those who served abroad and the women who kept America running. Members of...

DATE: Nov. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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