Potential candidates express interest in Durango City Council election

Three of five seats are up for grabs during the April 6 Durango City Council election, and already new candidates are signing up to compete. Councilors Dean Brookie, Chris Bettin and Melissa...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Most Durango, La Plata County offices closed to public Wednesday

Most city of Durango facilities will be closed to the public Wednesday in response to concerns about potential violence surrounding the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden. City Hall, River...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

U.S. Rep. Boebert sued for blocking former Democratic state House member on Twitter

Lauren Boebert, the bombastic new Republican congresswoman from Colorado, has been sued in federal court on allegations she violated the free speech rights of one of her constituents by blocking...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fire damages house in Arboles

A house sustained damage in a fire Saturday in Arboles, but the resident inside was uninjured and the house remains in livable condition. Los Pinos Fire Protection District Capt. Josh Lorenzen said...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma-Cortez school superintendent Haukeness announces retirement

Montezuma-Cortez School District RE-1 Superintendent Lori Haukeness announced Tuesday that she will retire at the end of the school year. Haukeness has served as superintendent since 2016, capping...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Axis Health System vaccinates 240 people Saturday at clinic in Cortez

Cortez Integrated Healthcare inoculated 240 people age 70 or older Saturday with the Moderna coronavirus vaccine. Recipients of the vaccine fell under the state’s Phase 1B designation for the...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2021 | UPDATED: 5 hours 11 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Southwest Colorado could see snow late Monday, Tuesday

A storm system following an unusual track is expected to bring snow to Southwest Colorado late Monday and Tuesday with 1 to 4 inches expected along the U.S. Highway 160 corridor and up to a foot in...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2021 | UPDATED: 8 hours 5 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

At Durango School District 9-R, in-person learning returns

Replete with a face mask and goggles, the new teacher uniform in the COVID-19 era, Rachel Tabor welcomed back her 18 kindergarten students this week, after they had spent eight weeks at home after...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Weekly planner for Jan. 18-22

Information and agendas about local meetings City of Durango: or call 375-5000. La Plata County: or call 382-6210. Town of Bayfield: ...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado appeals court upholds waivers, protecting ski areas

A Colorado Court of Appeals panel last week delivered the first state appellate decision affirming the use of waivers to protect ski resorts from lawsuits filed by injured skiers. Charlotte...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2021 | UPDATED: 1 day 2 hours ago | CATEGORY: Regional News

Police make arrest in explosions that damaged Aurora homes

AURORA – Aurora police say they have arrested a man in connection with explosions that damaged three homes since late last month. The Gazette of Colorado Springs reports that a special weapons and...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2021 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Former New Mexico legislator known for wise, calm demeanor

SANTA FE – A New Mexico legislator who was known for his advocacy in protecting people who are incapacitated and placed under legal guardianship has died, Senate Republicans announced Friday....

DATE: Jan. 16, 2021 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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