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Battle to control Colorado Senate shaping up to be big-money election

The battle for control of the Colorado Senate in the 2020 election is drawing big money ahead of the November election, and the same is true with a handful of ballot measures. The latest campaign...

DATE: Jan. 20, 2020 | UPDATED: 39 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

On Wednesday, Durango Diaries to host comedians telling their stories

Durango Diaries, the biweekly storyteller series hosted by The Durango Herald , is back Wednesday with three local comedians who will share stories about how they got into comedy and what it’s like...

DATE: Jan. 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado minimum wage reaches $12. Is it enough to live in La Plata County?

Four years of minimum wage increases in Colorado have put more money into the pockets of La Plata County workers, but some argue it is not enough. Minimum wage increased incrementally from $8.31...

DATE: Jan. 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Beloved Riverview ‘rabbit lady’ forges new connections

On Mesa Avenue near Riverview Elementary School, the lady who waves, Romelle Maloney, 92, and the ceramic rabbits playing in her yard, have slowly garnered a fan base. Her creative decorations and...

DATE: Jan. 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango police touts online reporting for low-level crimes

The Durango Police Department is reminding residents that minor crimes such as graffiti, cold thefts and lost property can be reported online to save time and improve efficiencies within the...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Seattle woman killed in Ouray County avalanche

A 44-year-old Seattle woman was killed Saturday when a falling block of ice caused an avalanche above her on the Dungeon Ice Climbing Route south of Ouray. Ouray County Emergency manager Glenn Boyd...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southwest Colorado may see a bit of snow Tuesday and Wednesday

A weak system that might bring snow flurries in lower valleys of Southwest Colorado and accumulations of up to 5 inches in the San Juan Mountains is expected to come through Tuesday. Erin Walter,...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

SCAPE to participate in national development program

Southwest Colorado’s program to diversify the local economy by aiding startup companies that look like promising job-creators has been chosen to participate in a national program to support rural...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Regional blood supplier faces critical shortage

The only blood supplier to hospitals in the region is facing a national shortage of blood. Vitalant, the nonprofit that supplies Mercy Regional Medical Center, currently has less than a day and a...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Most Colorado student teachers aren’t paid and need second jobs. Will lawmakers ease burden?

At one point during the four-and-a-half years Jen Tarwater studied to become a teacher and completed two minors, she juggled four jobs – among them, serving as a student employee at her school’s...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Galloping Goose reunion tour planned for July

Over the years, there have been a handful of Galloping Goose rail-car reunion tours, and another one is planned for July in Chama, New Mexico. The event is part of the Cumbres and Toltec Scenic...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Denver police officer accused of sexually assaulting woman

DENVER – A Denver police officer is accused of sexually assaulting a woman he first met while responding to a call for service last month, authorities said Saturday. Johnny Leon Alvarez, 29, was...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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