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Report: Shrinking ridership hampers New Mexico commuter rail

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – New Mexico’s only commuter rail line has marked another year of shrinking ridership. A report released Monday by the Legislative Finance Committee shows there were more than...

DATE: Jan. 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Police looking for man suspected of stabbing, shooting at Iron Horse Inn

Law enforcement is looking for a man suspected of being involved in a stabbing and shooting at the Iron Horse Inn early Monday in Durango. The Durango Police Department posted to its Facebook page ...

DATE: Jan. 14, 2019 | UPDATED: 4 days 9 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Who is behind city’s effort to be sustainable, prepare for climate change?

Imogen Ainsworth says she couldn’t do her job alone, which is ironic for the only full-time employee in her division. Ainsworth is in charge of Durango’s sustainability program, one that is tasked...

DATE: Jan. 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Update: One person dies in crash south of Cortez

One person died Thursday night on U.S. Highway 160/491 south of Cortez after a semitrailer and pickup truck collided on the McElmo Creek bridge, law enforcement officers said. According to a...

DATE: Jan. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

San Juan Basin Beef Symposium will have a drought focus

The annual San Juan Basin Beef Symposium at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds will focus this year on resiliency, profitability and herd health. The symposium will be held Feb. 6 at the Montezuma...

DATE: Jan. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Planning chairwoman announces run for City Council

It took just two weeks for Kim Baxter to get involved. The year was 2009, and the now 62-year-old had retired from a career in the hotel industry, consulting and small-business ownership. First,...

DATE: Jan. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Child care shortage deepens in La Plata County

Tyr Persson enrolled his daughter in day care at Christ the King Lutheran Church in mid-December, weeks before the early learning center announced it was closing. “I was relieved that I found it,...

DATE: Jan. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Animas High School examines two plans for a new home

Animas High School has two conceptual plans to build its permanent facility, and school officials are gathering input from the teachers, staff members, parents, students and community members about...

DATE: Jan. 13, 2019 | UPDATED: 5 days 7 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Weekly planner for Jan. 14-18

For more information and agendas about city meetings, visit www.durangogov.org or call 375-5000. For more information and agendas about county meetings, visit www.co.laplata.co.us or call...

DATE: Jan. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

2019 National Western is last chance to visit old stockyards

DENVER (AP) – The year was 1906, and there was no rodeo in sight. In the inaugural year of the National Western Stock Show, any display of roping and riding skill was still 25 years away. There was...

DATE: Jan. 13, 2019 | UPDATED: 5 days 7 hours ago | CATEGORY: Regional News

No ID yet after human remains found in Taos-area home fire

TAOS, N.M. – Human remains found inside a home that caught fire in the Taos area still haven’t been identified yet. However, family members of the homeowner believe 80-year-old archaeologist Jon...

DATE: Jan. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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