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Durango Police Thursday 10:38 a.m. Someone in a white SUV hauling a white cargo trailer threw coins at a construction worker near mile marker 87 on U.S. Highway 160. 2:43 p.m. A man driving a...

DATE: Nov. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Court denies appeal in sexual assault case

Editor’s note: This story contains graphic details that might be disturbing to readers. The Colorado Court of Appeals has denied an appeal of a 2008 conviction of a man charged with felony murder...

DATE: Nov. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado man pleads guilty to trespassing at Old Faithful

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. – A 27-year-old Colorado man who walked dangerously close to Old Faithful geyser in September is banned from Yellowstone National Park and nearby Grand Teton...

DATE: Nov. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Energy company drops plans to drill under lake, dog park

DENVER – An oil and gas company that wanted to drill 14 wells that would extend underneath a Colorado lake has withdrawn its application amid public outcry over the proposal. The Denver Post...

DATE: Nov. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Dolores County elects new public officials

In Dolores County, local races were contested for sheriff, clerk and recorder, and coroner. Unaffiliated Don Wilson won a close race for sheriff, earning 636 votes (55 percent) compared with...

DATE: Nov. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tax increase for Lewis-Arriola Fire passes

Voters approved a 1.41 mill levy increase for the Lewis-Arriola Fire Protection District in Tuesday’s election. The measure passed by a vote of 847-628 – 57.42 percent to 42.58 percent – according...

DATE: Nov. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Trump bad for skiing, CEO says

President Donald Trump’s policies on climate change and immigration are hurting Colorado’s signature ski industry, a skiing executive says. “Our industry is on the front line of the battle,” Mike...

DATE: Nov. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Taxpayers prove stingy despite strong economy, support for Democrats

A question emerges after Colorado’s midterm vote of 2018: What exactly does a good year to ask for a tax increase look like? “It does seem to be a statewide trend: The voters want you to live...

DATE: Nov. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado man pleads guilty to trespassing at Old Faithful

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. – A 27-year-old Colorado man who walked dangerously close to Old Faithful geyser in September is banned from Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks for five...

DATE: Nov. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

About 300 Fort Carson soldiers back from Afghanistan

FORT CARSON – About 300 Fort Carson soldiers are back home from Afghanistan. Families were waiting to greet the members of the 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team for a homecoming ceremony just before...

DATE: Nov. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

416 Fire did not burn at as high intensity as thought

A new study of the 416 Fire burn scar found the fire, which ripped through the San Juan National Forest this summer, did not burn at such a high severity as previously thought. In July, the U.S....

DATE: Nov. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Old heroes to make appearance in Veterans Day Parade

As the number of living World War II veterans dwindles, a new effort has launched in Durango to preserve the legacy of those who served abroad and the women who kept America running. Members of...

DATE: Nov. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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