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Residents near 358 Fire prepare to leave

Residents near the “358 Fire” were nervously preparing to evacuate Friday afternoon and watching the smoke from the blaze near Sunrise Lane and County Road 245, northeast of Durango. The fire was...

DATE: May 25, 2018 | UPDATED: 1 day 7 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Mining cleanups under Trump: A speedup or just ‘sound and fury’?

MINTURN – In the 1980s, as Vail was gaining international notoriety as a global ski destination and Beaver Creek was struggling through its formative years, there was a dirty little secret in the...

DATE: May 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Agency launching campaigns for pot education

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment on Monday launched Responsibility Grows Here, new public education campaigns that encourage young Coloradans to stay away from marijuana and...

DATE: May 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

May is National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month

San Juan Basin Public Health May is designated as National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month, and locally, we have much to celebrate. Significant progress in teen pregnancy rates has been achieved...

DATE: May 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Couple hundred homes placed on pre-evacuation notice for wildfire

About five homes were evacuated and two subdivisions were placed on pre-evacuation notice Friday night for a wildland fire northeast of Durango. The evacuations were ordered about 5:45 p.m. The...

DATE: May 25, 2018 | UPDATED: 1 day 7 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

The Blotter

Durango Police Thursday 7:12 a.m. A car hit some trash cans and a fence in the west 100 block of 21st Street. Police made an arrest. 1:31 p.m. A truck was parked in a handicapped space in the...

DATE: May 25, 2018 | UPDATED: 1 day 12 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango cancels Fourth of July fireworks

Durango’s Fourth of July fireworks show has been canceled for the second consecutive year. City Manager Ron LeBlanc said the area’s extreme drought and fire danger are behind this year’s decision...

DATE: May 25, 2018 | UPDATED: 1 day 8 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Polis hits on homelessness, education and economy in Durango stop

U.S. Rep. Jared Polis, who hopes to secure votes in next month’s Colorado gubernatorial primary, focused on education, the economy and standing up to Washington establishment politicians during a...

DATE: May 25, 2018 | UPDATED: 1 day 8 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Memorial Day to honor veterans with events

The Durango Veterans of Foreign Wars Post, American Legion and the Vietnam Veterans Association will hold Memorial Day events Monday in Durango. Monday 6 a.m.: VFW flag placement on Main Avenue. ...

DATE: May 25, 2018 | UPDATED: 16 hours 17 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Local artist Juanita Ainsley dies at 80

Juanita Ainsley, a local artist who also worked as an occupational therapist and psychologist, died earlier this week. She was 80 years old. La Plata County Coroner Jann Smith said a welfare check...

DATE: May 25, 2018 | UPDATED: 1 day 12 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News