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Haviland and Electra lakes to be drained; fish limits lifted

Two reservoirs north of Durango will be drained in the coming weeks. It’s a free-for-all for fish on Haviland Lake as wildlife officials prepare to drain the reservoir about 18 miles north of...

DATE: Aug. 17, 2019 | UPDATED: 6 days 17 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield Downtown Farmers Market is dissolving for foreseeable future

The Bayfield Downtown Farmers Market held its last event Aug. 8, and organizers have no plans to launch another market during the 2020 season. The farmers market, which started its third season in...

DATE: Aug. 17, 2019 | UPDATED: 5 days 23 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Inmate population swells at La Plata County Jail

La Plata County Jail deputies are exhausted. One deputy slumped in her chair this week at a control center in the middle of the jail’s main housing block, which offers a panoramic view of...

DATE: Aug. 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Weekly planner for Aug. 19-23

Information and agendas about local meetings City of Durango: www.durangogov.org or call 375-5000. La Plata County: www.co.laplata.co.us or call 382-6210. Town of Bayfield: www.bayfieldgov.org ...

DATE: Aug. 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

E-bikes tested on Phil’s World ATV trails

Electric bikes are becoming more popular, so to learn more about them, a group of Bureau of Land Management officials organized a test ride on the motorized trail system at Phil’s World in July....

DATE: Aug. 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

When will Southwest Colorado receive relief from the heat?

The National Weather Service expects temperatures to remain in the upper 80s or lower 90s into next week in Durango. Meteorologists said residents can expect “warm, dry and breezy” conditions this...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield searches for solution as road deteriorates because of water damage

BAYFIELD – Part of the Eight Corners intersection in Bayfield, where County Road 501 and Bayfield Parkway intersect, is undrivable as a result of water damage. For years, the water seeping under...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man found dead Thursday in downtown Durango identified

A homeless man who was found dead Thursday in downtown Durango has been identified, and a cause of death determined. La Plata County Coroner Jann Smith identified the man as Richard Marchetti, 61....

DATE: Aug. 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Photo: Staging the Meltdown on the Mesa

DATE: Aug. 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

The Blotter

Durango Police Friday 1:07 a.m. A man and woman walked out on a bill at a restaurant in the 600 block of Camino del Rio. 2:44 a.m. Four kids knocked on a front door in the 2500 block of Borrego...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County man sentenced for skid-steer rampage

A La Plata County man who hit two vehicles and threatened two state troopers with a skid-steer loader in February apologized Friday and said he was “truly ashamed.” John Westlund, a 38-year-old...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Nearly 50 properties removed from tax-exempt ag status

La Plata County has removed nearly 50 properties from the agricultural tax status that is intended to give farmers and ranchers a financial break, but is often falsely claimed or misused by...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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