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Town wants to know: Does Bayfield need better internet service?

The town of Bayfield wants to know how long residents wait for webpages to load. The town is surveying residents and businesses about the quality of their internet service to determine if the town...

DATE: June 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

The Blotter

La Plata County Sheriff’s Office Friday 1:49 p.m. Someone assaulted a 31-year-old woman in the 21600 block of U.S. Highway 160 in west of Durango. Thursday 6:09 p.m. A driver hit another vehicle...

DATE: June 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

EPA to tackle one of most vexing polluters in Animas River basin

The Environmental Protection Agency announced Friday it intends to undergo a major effort this summer to understand one of the most vexing polluters in the upper Animas River watershed. In July,...

DATE: June 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rifle-proof vests gifted to Durango Police Department

Durango Police Department received a gift this week it hopes to never use. Shield 616 , a nonprofit organization based in Colorado Springs that provides all-day rifle protection for first...

DATE: June 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man suspected of vandalizing homes in east Durango arrested, released

A Durango man accused of drawing racist marks on a window in a construction project at Three Springs subdivision turned himself in to law enforcement Wednesday, only to be released by a judge...

DATE: June 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Could cannabis clubs come to Durango?

Durango marijuana enthusiasts have almost a dozen places to buy cannabis, but there aren’t any public venues to consume it. That may change next year, but only if city leaders decide, or are...

DATE: June 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Food-sharing events to be held for residents of southeastern La Plata County

Residents in southeastern La Plata County will have the opportunity to pick up as much fresh produce as they need during two upcoming mobile food-share events . The U.S. Department of Agriculture...

DATE: June 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Three seriously injured in head-on crash east of Bayfield

Three people suffered serious injuries in a head-on crash Friday afternoon on U.S. Highway 160, east of Bayfield. Mancos resident Jeromy Cooper, 46, was driving a 1986 white Ford F-250 pickup...

DATE: June 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Crews will keep fighting fire Friday on Missionary Ridge

A small fire on Missionary Ridge was expected to be contained Friday, but smoke could linger for days, according to the U.S. Forest Service. The 156 Fire broke out Thursday afternoon , ignited by a...

DATE: June 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Residents react to massive rockfall on Southwest Colorado highway

DOLORES – A cliff where two house-size boulders came loose and tumbled onto Colorado Highway 145 on May 24 will be analyzed further for potential rockfall risk, according to the Colorado Department...

DATE: June 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Best bets this weekend in and around Durango

Best bets this weekend include the Cortez Literary Festival and Chasing the Moon Day. Cortez Public Library will host its first literary festival this weekend, with keynote speaker Anne Hillerman...

DATE: June 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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