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K-9 Betty shows off on her 2nd birthday

If only all of us had Betty’s mentality: For her, a day at work as the canine half of Durango Police Department’s K-9 unit is all play. While Betty’s had months of training to detect illicit drugs...

DATE: Feb. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado senators partner to support craft breweries, distilleries and wineries

Colorado Sens. Michael Bennet and Cory Gardner have introduced legislation to provide a permanent tax reduction for America’s craft breweries, distilleries and wineries, a rare example of...

DATE: Feb. 11, 2019 | UPDATED: 4 days 4 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

City Council to vote on sign code update

The Business Improvement District is encouraging business owners to offer their views about the sign code update at the Durango City Council meeting Tuesday. Tim Walsworth, BID executive director,...

DATE: Feb. 11, 2019 | UPDATED: 4 days 3 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez child sex offender resentenced to residential facility

Convicted sex offender Daniel J. Beltran was sentenced to three years in community corrections on Thursday after failing to register as a sex offender while on probation. The 22-year-old Cortez...

DATE: Feb. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

PBS’ ‘Finding Your Roots’ looks into political leaders’ past

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr., hopes this season of his popular PBS series “Finding Your Roots” helps a divided U.S. see how all Americans have unique family links and...

DATE: Feb. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Durango police arrest Cortez man after two-hour standoff

A convicted felon with a half dozen pending cases in Montezuma County Combined Courts was arrested Sunday in Durango after a two-hour standoff with police. Durango police were notified by the...

DATE: Feb. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man arrested for vandalism inside Colorado Capitol

DENVER – Police say they have arrested a man accused of several bust sculptures, glass display cabinets and other items inside the Colorado Capitol building. According to jail records, Elias...

DATE: Feb. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Bayfield babysitter accused of child abuse found not guilty

A Bayfield baby sitter accused of abusing an infant child was found not guilty on all charges Monday. After a 2½-day trial, a jury of six people acquitted Bridget Craig on two counts of child...

DATE: Feb. 11, 2019 | UPDATED: 6 days 22 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Republican officials reassure cattlemen about water, wolves and the wall

Local leaders and elected officials gave a roundup of issues, concerns and legislative plans during the 2019 Southwestern Colorado Livestock Association’s annual meeting Saturday at the Cortez Elks...

DATE: Feb. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

The Blotter

Durango Police Sunday 8:52 p.m. A vehicle was broken into at the Durango Rock Lounge, 111 E. 30th St., during the hours of 7 to 8 p.m. 4:48 a.m. A woman reported that a man tried to assault her...

DATE: Feb. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Snowboarder who died after Snowmass jump attempt identified

ASPEN – Authorities have identified a 20-year-old snowboarder who died after attempting a jump in a terrain park at Snowmass in western Colorado. The Pitkin County Coroner’s Office identified Tyler...

DATE: Feb. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Police say man stole then crashed Colorado police cruiser

COLORADO SPRINGS – Authorities say a Colorado man is under arrest after stealing a police cruiser and crashing it. KRDO-TV reports that 36-year-old Richard Payne was arrested Saturday in Colorado...

DATE: Feb. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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