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On this day: April 18, 2019

Animas Valley fifth-graders, DHS students receive honors

Durango students received some accolades this week. A team of Animas Valley Elementary fifth-graders advanced to the Global Finals of the Destination Imagination competition by finishing second in...

CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County Sheriff’s Office temporarily relocating homeless camp

The La Plata County Sheriff’s Office will temporarily relocate campers after a small fire started Tuesday afternoon in the homeless camp north of the Durango Tech Center. Firefighters with Durango...

CATEGORY: Local News

Pedestrian fatalities hit all-time high in Colorado

The number of pedestrian fatalities in the United States has grown substantially faster than all other traffic deaths in recent years, including in Colorado where pedestrian fatalities reached an...

CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata Electric candidates weigh renewables, costs

Candidates competing for the La Plata Electric Association board are divided on how aggressively to pursue renewable energy, and some argue it’s time for a fresh vision. LPEA is limited on how...

CATEGORY: Local News

Skyhawks slump reaches seven games

Trying to break their longest losing streak of the season, the Skyhawks couldn’t tame the Mountain Lions. Facing the top team in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference softball standings, Fort...

CATEGORY: College Sports

Pot deaths stoke fears about safety of edibles

DENVER – A college student eats more than the recommended dose of a marijuana-laced cookie and jumps to his death from a hotel balcony. A husband with no history of violence is accused of shooting...

CATEGORY: Regional News

Bus stop in front of Walmart is dangerous, city says

Durango officials say they’re worried a Walmart customer will be struck by a vehicle at the city’s bus stop there, but store managers haven’t seemed overly concerned. Transit Manager Kent Harris...

CATEGORY: Local News

Locals reach out to the 'shunned'

A new group hopes to make area congregations more welcoming to gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Christians."This isn't a St. Mark's thing," the Rev. Andrew Cooley of St. Mark's Episcopal...

CATEGORY: Religion

County bear law out of hibernation

As black bears start emerging from hibernation, La Plata County residents should be aware that an ordinance barely 3 days old calls for at least a $200 fine if they don't secure their garbage...

CATEGORY: Local News

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