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Police take proactive approach to problems at Colorado Pongas

Durango police decided more than a year ago that remedial measures would better address liquor license violations at Colorado Pongas rather than punitive ones. And it seems to be working, city...

DATE: March 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

City: Condemnation never threatened to build Animas River Trail north

The city of Durango never used the threat of condemnation while planning the northern extension of the Animas River Trail as alleged by a resident, Durango’s Parks and Recreation director told a...

DATE: March 11, 2019 | UPDATED: 6 days 16 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango’s budget and spending come under scrutiny at candidates forum

Budget issues, taxes and better spending practices were the resounding themes for Durango City Council candidates at a forum Monday hosted by the League of Women Voters. Four candidates – Kim...

DATE: March 11, 2019 | UPDATED: 6 days 16 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

9-R dinner for business leaders puts focus on career education

Business leaders from Durango are invited to learn about career and technical education programs at Durango High School at a free dinner prepared by the school’s culinary arts students Thursday....

DATE: March 11, 2019 | UPDATED: 6 days 19 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Affordable housing waiting list to open for new applicants

High demand for affordable housing kept a Southwest Colorado nonprofit from opening its waiting list for federally funded housing vouchers for residents with disabilities for seven years. But the...

DATE: March 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado Republicans halt state Senate proceedings in protest

DENVER – Republicans shut down the Colorado Senate floor Monday morning as they read a 2,000-page bill in an effort to halt controversial legislation they say has been rushed through committees and...

DATE: March 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Blotter for March 12

Durango Police Sunday 8:25 p.m. Police responded to a report that a lock was cut on a storage unit in the 100 block of Sawyer Drive. Saturday 4:08 a.m. A man was arrested for burglary in the...

DATE: March 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Couple living near Oxford may have died in murder-suicide

Two people are suspected to have died in a murder-suicide Sunday afternoon south of Oxford, according to the La Plata County Coroner. Coroner Jann Smith identified Gloria Casias, 63, and her...

DATE: March 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Irene Barry knew what to do when a gunman entered her school

Irene Barry is on a mission to promote active-shooter training after living through the December 2017 shooting at Aztec High School. Barry, an English teacher who lives in La Plata County, couldn’t...

DATE: March 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez man gets probation in drug, domestic violence cases

After Chief Judge Douglas Walker on Thursday sentenced Cortez resident Derrick Jim to probation and time served, he issued a warning to the man with four cases in Montezuma County and active...

DATE: March 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Youth screened regularly for vision, hearing. What about mental health?

Universal mental health screenings in Colorado schools could be one way to address the growing problem of youth suicide. The basic tests could function like vision and hearing screenings to alert...

DATE: March 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Deputy, recruit recovering after close call with chase suspect in Montezuma County

A man on Sunday led officers from multiple agencies on a high-speed, 50-mile chase through Dolores and Mancos before he crashed and was arrested on U.S. Highway 160 east of Cortez. A deputy and a...

DATE: March 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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