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Letters sent to Durango residents warning of potential radioactive waste

Residents who potentially have radioactive waste on their property may receive a letter from the state health department in the coming days, alerting them of the possible contamination and health...

DATE: Nov. 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Eighth Street and Main Avenue to remain two-way stop, for now

The intersection at Eighth Street and Main Avenue in downtown Durango will remain without a traffic signal for several more months while the city replaces the damaged traffic signal through a...

DATE: Nov. 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Wolfwood Refuge provides education and second chances

Rambling up the bumpy dirt road, the brown and tan pickup pulled to a stop outside the pens. Volunteers gathered around the bed of the truck as one poured dog food into orange 5-gallon buckets to...

DATE: Nov. 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Owner of Purgatory Resort to acquire Brian Head Resort in Utah

Mountain Capital Partners, owner of Purgatory Resort, announced Tuesday an agreement to manage and operate Brian Head Resort, a ski area in southwest Utah about a three-hour drive from Las Vegas....

DATE: Nov. 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata Electric Association files with state for buyout number to leave power supplier

La Plata Electric Association is asking the state to determine how much it would cost for the co-op to buy out its contract with its wholesale energy supplier. LPEA is interested in exiting its...

DATE: Nov. 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County voter turnout spiked Tuesday

Tax increases, sports betting and school board races spurred far more La Plata County residents to cast ballots in this year’s election than in 2017 – the last comparable election, said Clerk and...

DATE: Nov. 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southern Ute elections too close to call

Four candidates will compete for two seats on the Southern Ute Tribal Council in a runoff election after unofficial election results posted Nov. 1 showed races too close to call. Former chairman...

DATE: Nov. 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

The Blotter

Durango Police Wednesday 2:28 a.m. A man believed to be intoxicated refused to leave a restaurant in the 600 block of Camino del Rio. Officers gave at least one person a verbal warning for public...

DATE: Nov. 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man who killed moose fined; can still hunt in Colorado

A Farmington man who shot and killed a moose that he mistook for an elk near Silverton last year has been fined $1,000 as a result of the incident, but state wildlife officials decided not to ban...

DATE: Nov. 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Heavy smoke moves through Bayfield to the east

BAYFIELD – Smoke drifted through Bayfield on Wednesday morning, impacting air quality and visibility for residents, but did not result in an air-quality advisory from the Colorado Department of...

DATE: Nov. 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Frequent power outages around Hermosa spark investigation

A series of power outages during the past few weeks around the Hermosa area had crews with La Plata Electric Association out Wednesday trying to figure out the problem. Justin Talbot, operations...

DATE: Nov. 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield searches for millions of dollars to update water infrastructure

BAYFIELD – In 2020, Bayfield plans to “tear up the town.” Construction crews will be replacing old asbestos-reinforced water pipes on both sides of U.S. Highway 160 – but first, town staff needs to...

DATE: Nov. 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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