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Flu season less severe in Colorado this year

Flu season in Colorado is less severe than the record-setting flu season the state experienced last year, according to state health officials. Statewide, 960 people have been hospitalized with flu...

DATE: Jan. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southwest Colorado to get a permanent weather radar system

It’s official: A permanent weather radar system for Southwest Colorado and the Four Corners is on its way. Recently, the Colorado Department of Local Affairs awarded $1.7 million in funding for a...

DATE: Jan. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

The Blotter

Durango Police Tuesday 11 a.m. An intoxicated driver drove through a fence and into a pasture on Primrose Circle in Three Springs subdivision. 12:39 p.m. Someone in a white Dodge truck was...

DATE: Jan. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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DATE: Jan. 9, 2019 | UPDATED: 4 days 4 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

City Council split on whether to ask residents for tax increase in April

Durango city councilors flirted Tuesday with the idea of putting a tax question on the April ballot to pay for streets and sidewalks, but no specific decisions were made when it came to solving the...

DATE: Jan. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Los Pinos Fire wants to advertise for new chief in March

Candidates who are interested in becoming chief of the Los Pinos Fire Protection District won’t apply for the position while turmoil is roiling the district. That was the message Tuesday night from...

DATE: Jan. 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

The Blotter

Durango Police Tuesday 9:16 a.m. A single vehicle rolled over in the 26500 block of U.S. Highway 550, near northern city limits. Injuries were unknown. 10:53 a.m. A license plate was stolen...

DATE: Jan. 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

U.S. Highway 160 clear around Bayfield after two closures

U.S. Highway 160 was closed in two spots near Bayfield on Tuesday, but reopened later in the day. Colorado State Patrol Trooper Jeff Chmieleski said Highway 160, about 5 miles east of Bayfield,...

DATE: Jan. 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango school board reprimands Dan Snowberger for using work email to air ‘personal agenda’

The president of the Durango School District 9-R Board of Education has reprimanded Superintendent Dan Snowberger for inappropriately using his school email account to air his “personal agenda”...

DATE: Jan. 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County elected officials sworn in Tuesday

Newly elected officials in La Plata County were sworn in Tuesday. The November election brought in some new faces, as well as some old. A total of seven people were sworn in Tuesday at the La Plata...

DATE: Jan. 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lake Nighthorse revenue, visitation fall short in 2018

The city of Durango has high expectations for Lake Nighthorse’s second season after a somewhat rocky first year with lower-than-expected revenue and visitation. The lake was closed for nine days...

DATE: Jan. 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield-area house damaged in fire

Firefighters saved a home early Sunday near Bayfield. Upper Pine Fire Protection District Fire Chief Bruce Evans said hot ashes placed in a plastic garbage container outside the garage of a house...

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

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