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Refugees in Colorado lose hope of reuniting family

DENVER – Colorado will receive far fewer refugees this year, according to the state’s Office of Economic Security. In January, President Donald Trump issued an executive order barring U.S. entrance...

DATE: March 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional news

Saturday Durango Dayplanner

Arts and Entertainment Durango Ragtime and Early Jazz Festival, all-day event, $6-$250, Strater Hotel, 699 Main Ave., www.durangoragtimefestival.com . Art Workshop: Introduction to Enameling, 10...

DATE: March 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Utah OKs nation’s toughest drunken driving limit

SALT LAKE CITY – Utah’s governor signed legislation Thursday giving the predominantly Mormon state the strictest drunken driving threshold in the country, a change that restaurant groups and...

DATE: March 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional news

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Open burns require permit from Durango Fire Protection District

The Durango Fire Protection District has safety and permit-process guidelines for open burns within La Plata County and the fire protection district. To apply for a permit, visit...

DATE: March 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Photo: A perfect day to hangout on the Rim

DATE: March 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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La Plata County man arrested in sex sting gets probation

A La Plata County man arrested in connection with a child sex sting was given 18 months probation Friday. Rory Schmier, 49, pleaded guilty to criminal impersonation and soliciting for prostitution...

DATE: March 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

The Blotter

La Plata County Sheriff’s Office Thursday 11 a.m. Someone reported a suspicious man driving around in the Old Homestead Mobile Home Park, 8659 U.S. Highway 550, near Bondad Hill. 4:58 p.m. A...

DATE: March 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Course to certify cottage food, egg producers

La Plata County Extension Office, in cooperation with Colorado Department of Health and Environment, will offer a certification course for cottage food and egg producers from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m....

DATE: March 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Commissioner Gwen Lachelt to hold open office hours Monday

La Plata County Commissioner Gwen Lachelt will hold open office hours from noon to 2 p.m. Monday, March 27, at the Smiley Cafe, 1309 East Third Ave. Lachelt encourages people to express their...

DATE: March 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Hospitals could lose $264 million under proposed budget

DENVER – The state’s budget is rounding into form and hospitals appear to be taking the biggest hit. That is because lawmakers working on the budget opted to not collect $264 million from the...

DATE: March 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional news

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Judge refuses to undo knife-wielding assailant’s guilty plea

A Durango man who pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a woman at knifepoint but changed his mind about pleading guilty, won’t be given a do-over. Wayne Baty, 29, held back tears Friday after...

DATE: March 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Spring snowfall leaves 20 inches on Red Mountain Pass

The first spring storm in Southwest Colorado brought snow to the high country and rain to lower elevations around Durango on Thursday and early Friday. The northern San Juan Mountains received...

DATE: March 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news