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McLachlan touts work across the aisle

Barbara McLachlan may be a Durango Democrat, but she touts her efforts to listen and represent her evenly divided district first. Party labels come second, the state House District 59...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango gives initial nod to tiny home village

A community of tiny homes may sprout next year in Durango, as a proposal to build 22 of them on 1.77 acres has gained support from city leaders. City councilors approved a preliminary plan for an...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2018 | UPDATED: 7 hours 7 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango aims to allow more accessory dwelling units

Homeowners in Crestview, Riverview, Hillcrest and other areas of Durango may soon be able to build accessory dwelling units as part of a city effort to increase affordable housing. Durango City...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2018 | UPDATED: 7 hours 8 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Elizabeth Smart: Accomplice in kidnapping remains a danger

SALT LAKE CITY – Elizabeth Smart said Tuesday she’s been assured the woman who helped kidnap her when she was 14 and stood by as she was sexually assaulted will be closely watched when she’s...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Secretary of State Wayne Williams says his record qualifies his candidacy

Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams prides himself on making Colorado one of the most accessible and safest places to vote in the country, and he wants to continue his work for another four...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2018 | UPDATED: 6 hours 56 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Prosecutors aim to keep how Colorado mom, girls died secret

DENVER – Colorado prosecutors want a judge to block the release of autopsy reports for a woman and two young girls who were killed and dumped at an oil work site, arguing that the cause of their...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2018 | UPDATED: 10 hours 11 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Regional News

The Blotter

Durango Police Monday 9:24 a.m. A driver in a red Ford Explorer was swerving across U.S. Highway 160 westbound near the 30500 block. 10:06 a.m. A caller reported her silver Toyota RAV 4 stolen...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mountain lion visits Colorado motel but doesn’t stay long

BOULDER – A mountain lion has been caught on surveillance camera dashing to the doorstep of a Colorado motel office, venturing toward the open doorway and then wandering away. Colorado Parks and...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Health Dept: First cases of flu season reported in New Mexico

SANTA FE – The first cases of the flu season have been reported in New Mexico. State Department of Health officials say all three people who got the flu live in Quay County and reported no recent...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Downtown trolley will return to 20-minute service

The Main Avenue trolley will return to 20-minute interval bus stops this fall in response to complaints about safety and timeliness of the service, city officials said. City transit officials...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Complaint against Treasurer Allison Aichele’s campaign finances dismissed

The Colorado Secretary of State’s Office on Tuesday dismissed a complaint that alleged La Plata County Treasurer Allison Aichele violated campaign finance laws. In June, it came to light that...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2018 | UPDATED: 6 hours 53 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Congress considers more leases of historic buildings in national parks

WASHINGTON – A congressional committee on Monday discussed possibilities for a new approach to reducing the nearly $12 billion maintenance backlog in national parks that has touched Colorado...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News