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The blotter

Durango Police Monday 8:26 a.m. Police arrested a man with a warrant in the 2900 block of Holly Avenue. 10:51 a.m. A woman reported the back tire of her bicycle was stolen from the 1000 block of...

DATE: Sept. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Jail inmates fill sandbags to help prevent flooding below 416 Fire burn area

Inmates at the La Plata County Jail are assisting in a new service to help bring sandbags to residents whose homes are at risk of flooding from heavy rains on the 416 Fire burn scar. La Plata...

DATE: Sept. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

The Blotter

Durango Police Sunday 5:51 p.m. Someone stole a bicycle from the west 200 block of 24th Street. 9:49 p.m. A woman was heard screaming “get your hands off me,” before police made an arrest in...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Grant cycle opens for local nonprofit programs and organizations

Onward! A Legacy Foundation of Southwest Colorado has opened its annual grant cycle for another year. It closes Oct. 15. The foundation, in operation for 17 years, helps investors easily and safely...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lawsuit filed by residents, businesses against train for 416 Fire

More than a half dozen residents and businesses have filed a lawsuit against the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad accusing it of starting the 416 Fire that scorched 54,129 acres of mostly...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Closures issued around the Horse Fire have been lifted

The San Juan National Forest on Monday lifted closures caused by the Horse Fire, burning 16 miles northwest of Pagosa Springs. All trails and roads are open, said Gretchen Fitzgerald, acting public...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Kidnapping suspect remains at large after police chase

Law enforcement agencies in the Four Corners are searching for a Durango man accused of holding six people hostage, five of whom were children, in a car chase with police last week. Carlos Alires,...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dallas firm completes purchase of First National Bank

The $134.4 million sale of First National Bank of Durango, the town’s first bank which opened in 1882, to Triumph Bancorp Inc. of Dallas is now complete, and new TBK Bank signs are already up. In...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College’s new president launches a listening tour

Tom Stritikus is beginning his tenure as president of Fort Lewis College playing to a strength: listening. Stritikus is in the middle of a listening tour during his first weeks on campus. He...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango Diaries session to feature local authors

Though they tackle varied genres, local authors Chuck Greaves, Anna C. Swain and Scott Graham are all driven by a common influence: the location and stories of Durango and the Four Corners. These...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

CDOT to replace culvert on Highway 151 east of Ignacio

The Colorado Department of Transportation and contractor Tricon 2 will install a new concrete box culvert on Colorado Highway 151, 13 miles east of Ignacio between mile posts 13 and 14 near...

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

Center of Southwest Studies and KSUT to host screening of ‘Tribal Radio’

Center of Southwest Studies at Fort Lewis College and KSUT Southern Ute Tribal Radio will host a screening of the short documentary “Tribal Radio” by Durango resident Sean Owen. The film tells the...

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