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La Plata County commission candidates file first expense report

One positive of announcing your candidacy early: There’s more time to raise money, and spend money. The first campaign expense filing for the November 2020 election shows La Plata County...

DATE: Nov. 4, 2019 | UPDATED: 5 days 20 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Hesperus man has been cutting wood for 30 years, and he can’t stop

HESPERUS – Five thousand, two hundred sixty and counting. That’s how many cords of wood Tom Fischer says he’s cut and sold in almost 30 years. That’s more than 660,000 cubic feet of wood – enough...

DATE: Nov. 4, 2019 | UPDATED: 5 days 6 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

When seconds count, Durango firefighters hit the brass pole

In the race to douse a blaze or save a patient’s life, firefighters at Station No. 3 in north Durango have a new tool – a brass fire pole. The $18,000 pole is the first in town and was installed...

DATE: Nov. 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Los Pinos fire district approaches financial cliff

In early September, Los Pinos Fire Protection District saved a burning house with just four crew members. They had no relief crew at the scene – no secondary crew to answer other calls in the area....

DATE: Nov. 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man arrested in shooting south of Cortez

A 29-year-old man has been arrested and faces charges of attempted murder, after a gunshot fired early Friday morning sent Nicholas Posey to the hospital, according to the Montezuma County...

DATE: Nov. 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Scooter travelers seek world record, human stories

Two bundled-up figures riding Honda scooters loaded with gear arrive at the entrance to Mesa Verde National Park. Fed up with the fast-paced, cynical world, videographers Michael Reid, a climbing...

DATE: Nov. 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cold October sets record in Southwest Colorado

A chilly Halloween with overnight temperatures dropping into single digits capped the coldest October on record in Southwest Colorado, according to the National Weather Service in Grand Junction....

DATE: Nov. 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County sees fewer deaths by suicide

The number of deaths by suicide in La Plata County has fallen in recent years, giving hope that preventive efforts are working. This year, eight residents have died by suicide in La Plata County,...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Review of Juniper School finds cause for concern

The Juniper School fell short of financial and academic performance expectations last year, raising concerns for Durango School District 9-R, but Juniper staff and board members say they have...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Senators set goal to preserve lands and oceans by 2030

WASHINGTON – A national goal to conserve land and oceans was set by Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., and Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M., this week to address the growing threat of climate change. The...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango woman helps Russian adoptees find birth families

A year ago, 23-year-old Allyson Duranceau decided to make a Facebook post that would ultimately take her to the other side of the world. Duranceau, who was adopted from Russia and brought to the...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Weekly planner for Nov. 4-8

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: Nov. 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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