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Effort to block ICE from courthouse arrests could test Gov. Polis on immigration

Colorado lawmakers this year are seeking to pass a bill that would bar U.S. Immigration and Customs agents from making arrests inside of and around courthouses across the state. If signed into law,...

DATE: Jan. 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Scathing audit finds Colorado could have collected millions in oil, gas fines – but didn’t

Colorado’s Oil and Gas Conservation Commission failed to collect thousands of monthly production reports from operators across the state over a two-year period – information that impacts the...

DATE: Jan. 29, 2020 | UPDATED: 37 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

New Mexico recreational pot legalization passes first test

SANTA FE – A Democrat-backed bill to legalize recreational marijuana businesses in all towns and counties across New Mexico passed its first test late Tuesday amid heighten interested from...

DATE: Jan. 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Colorado city settles police shooting lawsuit for nearly $9M

DENVER – A Colorado city agreed to pay nearly $9 million to settle claims from an officer-involved shooting that left one person dead and another paralyzed, officials said. The agreement by...

DATE: Jan. 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Murder conviction overturned in Navajo reservation killing

GALLUP, N.M. – A federal appeals court has overturned a Gallup man’s first-degree murder conviction in a 2016 homicide, ruling that the defendant should have been allowed to present evidence that...

DATE: Jan. 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Have you been keeping up with local headlines? Test your knowledge in Quiz No. 56

About 60 people participated in last week’s quiz. Participants scored highest on a question about Project Merry Christmas, with 77% of respondents correctly answering, “A community Christmas...

DATE: Jan. 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County to resume land-use code rewrite Thursday

La Plata County’s contentious rewrite of its land-use code is set to resume this week. On Thursday, La Plata County commissioners and members of the Planning Commission will meet for a work session...

DATE: Jan. 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

5 things to know about Snowdown 2020

It’s time to squeeze into those leather pants, apply the eyeliner, tease the hair and tune up your air guitar: Day 1 of Durango’s 2020 rock ’n’ roll-themed Snowdown starts today. The five-day...

DATE: Jan. 29, 2020 | UPDATED: 4 hours 13 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

The Blotter

Durango Police Tuesday 3:50 a.m. A man refused to leave the pool area at a hotel in the 800 block of Camino del Rio. Officers arrested at least one person. Monday 7:59 a.m. Two vehicles crashed...

DATE: Jan. 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

4-story building proposed for East Second Ave. in Durango concerns neighbors

A proposed four-story building near East Second Avenue and College Drive has neighbors worried it will tower over existing homes. But the developer contends it is simply the first step in...

DATE: Jan. 28, 2020 | UPDATED: 14 hours 13 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Mock trial offers students real-world experience

Alexa Vaughan and Audrey McManus walked into the La Plata County Combined Courthouse on Tuesday evening sure they had a solid case. The Mountain Middle School eighth graders spent weeks preparing...

DATE: Jan. 28, 2020 | UPDATED: 14 hours 13 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango organizations launch Snowdown child safety program

The Durango Business Improvement District, Durango Police Department and Visit Durango have teamed up to offer a child safety program during this year’s Snowdown celebration. The 42nd annual...

DATE: Jan. 28, 2020 | UPDATED: 14 hours 13 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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