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Domes to prevent odors from escaping wastewater-treatment plant

A putrid stench that once pervaded Santa Rita Park has been contained at the nearby wastewater-treatment plant in Durango, a city official said Friday. Giant domes designed to trap methane were...

DATE: Nov. 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

City budget woes may impact local nonprofits

The city of Durango is considering axing hundreds of thousands of dollars in discretionary spending it usually gives to help local nonprofits as a result of shrinking revenue, city officials said....

DATE: Nov. 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores’ Lone Mesa center moving into consolidated office in Mancos

The Lone Mesa Colorado Parks and Wildlife center in Dolores will move into an office to be built at Mancos State Park. The 600-square-foot facility will house administrative offices for Lone Mesa...

DATE: Nov. 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Snow coming Sunday night in higher elevations

A weak storm system from the northwest is expected to move over Southwest Colorado Sunday evening, bringing snow to Silverton and elevations above 9,000 feet and a chance of rain to Durango. The...

DATE: Nov. 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Early dusk increases wildlife collision danger

With Daylight Saving Time ending early Sunday, Colorado residents will lose an hour of sunlight in the evenings, which means wildlife movement at dusk will likely conflict with high rush-hour...

DATE: Nov. 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez awards $27K to local nonprofits

Cortez has awarded $27,000 in grant funding to local nonprofits. The City Council in a workshop on Oct. 23 went down a list of 31 applications totaling $118,000 in funding requests and tentatively...

DATE: Nov. 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez selects drought-tolerant, low-growing plants for medians

Selecting plants for the Main Street medians in downtown Cortez was not a decision made lightly. Cortez Parks Superintendent Mark Boblitt said the city was limited to plants that are...

DATE: Nov. 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Weekly planner for Oct. 29-Nov. 2

Monday Mayor Youth Advisory Commission, 7 a.m., City Hall Conference Chambers, 949 East Second Ave. City Council Regular Meeting, 6:30 p.m., City Hall, 949 East Second Ave. Tuesday ...

DATE: Nov. 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Which was worse for water quality: Gold King Mine spill or 416 Fire floods?

A new report shows that runoff from the 416 Fire burn scar this summer dumped higher concentrations of potentially toxic metals into the Animas River than the Gold King Mine spill three years ago....

DATE: Nov. 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores Ranger District plans slash burns

The San Juan Forest Dolores Ranger District plans to burn slash piles generated from forest thinning and timber sales in the Chicken Creek, Burnt Ridge, Spring Creek, Tayler Mesa and Lake Canyon...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Will young people show up this year to vote?

In the home stretch to Tuesday’s midterm election, political groups in Durango are pressing hard on young people to vote because they are the least likely to participate in elections. “They are not...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Missing hunters found unharmed in Bear Creek area

The Montezuma County Sheriff United Search and Rescue team and mounted patrol units were called in to rescue three missing hunters in the Bear Creek area on Oct 22. The hunters, who are from...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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