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Dolores Town Board considers marijuana sales

The Dolores Town Board is considering the pros and cons of allowing retail marijuana sales. A moratorium on pot sales has been in place since 2014, but it is set to expire Dec. 31. Dolores used to...

DATE: Sept. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Should government have to pay for land-use decisions that affect property value?

A proposed initiative on the November ballot that would allow Colorado residents to make financial claims on property that is devalued because of government actions could create a mess for La Plata...

DATE: Sept. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southwest Memorial’s cutbacks hit home in Dolores

Cutbacks at Southwest Memorial Hospital in Cortez are having an impact on Dolores, Southwest Health System CEO Tony Sudduth told the Dolores Town Board about the hospital’s financial health....

DATE: Sept. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ignacio nonprofit, shattered by funding cuts, picks up the pieces

Southern Ute Community Action Programs is changing its name and making plans to rebuild in the wake of a decision by the Southern Ute Indian Tribal Council to withdraw funding to the organization...

DATE: Sept. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango School District employees may face higher health insurance costs

Higher health insurance costs may be coming to Durango School District 9-R employees as claims are coming in faster than anticipated for the second consecutive year. The district uses a partially...

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

Talk about town: Firefighters from Four Corners remember Sept. 11

Firefighters from Durango, Bayfield and Farmington fire departments Tuesday climbed the 500 steps leading from Durango to Fort Lewis College three times, equivalent to the height of the Twin Towers...

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

Durango train plans to resume full service Sept. 21

The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad plans to resume full service from Durango to Silverton on Sept. 21, a spokesman for the train said Tuesday. The D&SNG has been limited to running train...

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

Filmmakers looking for old cars for Hunter S. Thompson movie

“Freak Power,” the movie about author and counterculturist Hunter S. Thompson’s run for Pitkin County sheriff, is shooting in Silverton, and filmmakers might want your old, rusted car. According to...

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

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