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Sheriff candidate raised and spent more than others in three county races

Charles Hamby, the Republican challenger seeking to be the next La Plata County sheriff, by far raised and spent the most this election out of all local candidates, according to the last campaign...

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

Photos: Catch-free kokanee

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

EPA asks courts to toss Navajo Nation’s lawsuit over Gold King Mine spill

The U.S. Department of Justice, on behalf of the Environmental Protection Agency, has asked that a federal court dismiss a lawsuit filed by members of the Navajo Nation seeking repayment of damages...

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

The Blotter

Durango Police Thursday 1:10 p.m. A woman reported her 1999 Land Cruiser was stolen from the 100 block of Alamo Drive. The door was unlocked and the keys were inside. 2:13 p.m. Someone reported...

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

50 dogs delivered to Durango from overcrowded shelter in Texas

Joey needs a forever home by Thanksgiving. The mixed-breed puppy is one of 50 dogs brought to Durango from an overcrowded animal shelter in Edinburg, Texas, to be adopted. The La Plata County...

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

Canyons of Ancients monument gets more site stewards

Southwest Colorado Canyons Alliance is expanding a stewardship program to protect archaeological sites. The nonprofit is a friends group that supports Canyons of the Ancients National Monument by...

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

Company that hoped to bring mining back to Silverton files for bankruptcy

Colorado Goldfields, the Denver-based company that attempted to revive mining in Silverton, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Colorado Goldfields was forced into an involuntary chapter 7...

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

Best bets for the weekend in and around Durango

Best bets this weekend in Durango include the Friends of the Durango Public Library book sale, the Hesperus Ski Patrol Ski Swap and plays at Fort Lewis College. The Friends of the Library will...

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

Rescue in the Rockies: Medevac team faces risks and rewards

The San Juan Mountains are like a riverbed – at least that’s how Matt Hansen, lead pilot for Mercy Regional Medical Center’s Flight for Life, describes it. The wind breaks over the peaks like...

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

Big Picture High students celebrate Dia de los Muertos

Paola Lerma took her fellow Big Picture High School students on a journey of cultural discovery during a four-week session examining grief, remembrance and the Mexican celebration of Dia de los...

DATE: Nov. 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Animal rescue deals with suspected poisonings

Karen Corcoran-Watkins has a mystery to solve that hits too close to home. On Thursday morning, she woke to find three of her beloved pygmy goats dead. That came after two of her goats died...

DATE: Nov. 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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