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Two weeks, 315 bills left in 2018 Colorado legislative session

With 14 days left in the 2018 General Assembly session, the count for bills that are still pending some form of action has gone down, but not by much. There are now 174 bills in the House awaiting...

DATE: April 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Road work starts Monday, lasts all summer, east of Pagosa Springs

Colorado Department of Transportation and contractor A&S Construction Services will start a four-month pavement resurfacing project Monday on a 14.3-mile section of U.S. Highway 160, from mile...

DATE: April 25, 2018 | UPDATED: 1 day 3 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado man convicted of killing drug dealer who lost meth

COLORADO SPRINGS – A jury has convicted a Colorado Springs man in the death of a drug dealer who prosecutors say was pistol-whipped, driven to an abandoned building and shot 14 times for slipping...

DATE: April 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Waffle House suspect’s ex-bosses in Colorado asked feds to help him

SALIDA – The co-owner of a Colorado crane company that once employed the Waffle House shooting suspect said they urged the Secret Service to try to help him after he was arrested at the White House...

DATE: April 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Southwest Colorado in ‘exceptional drought’

Both La Plata and Montezuma counties are in an “exceptional drought” listing – the most critical drought category from the U.S. Drought Monitor – and it doesn’t look as if there’s any hope for a...

DATE: April 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College names new president

Tom Stritikus, deputy director of K-12 Education at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, was named the next president of Fort Lewis College on Monday by the Board of Trustees. Stritikus will take...

DATE: April 25, 2018 | UPDATED: 1 day 14 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango Herald staff wins press awards

Three media groups have awarded The Durango Herald for outstanding work in 2017. Judges commended the newspaper for stories and photographs, as well as its website. “Once again, our journalists...

DATE: April 24, 2018 | UPDATED: 1 day 13 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango City Council supports ban on sitting, lying on downtown sidewalks

Durango City Council supported a new ordinance during a work session Tuesday night that would prohibit sitting or lying on sidewalks or in alleys downtown. The proposal has been controversial...

DATE: April 24, 2018 | UPDATED: 1 day 11 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Photos: Durango students explore science during Career Fair Day

DATE: April 24, 2018 | UPDATED: 2 days 22 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

The Blotter

Durango Police Tuesday 12:02 a.m. Someone reported a dog barking for three hours in the 1700 block of County Road 203. 1:20 a.m. A woman refused to leave Denny’s Restaurant, 666 Camino del Rio....

DATE: April 24, 2018 | UPDATED: 2 days 22 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Fire blows out of control on County Road 526

Once again, a fire to clear ditches on a local ranch blew out of control. Tuesday’s blaze burned about 20 acres on County Road 526, said Deputy Chief Roy Vreeland of the Upper Pine River Fire...

DATE: April 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man pleads ‘not guilty’ in animal cruelty case

A La Plata County man charged with 115 counts of animal cruelty in connection with a massive animal seizure in November pleaded not guilty Tuesday. Jeffery Jackson, 48, is scheduled for a jury...

DATE: April 24, 2018 | UPDATED: 2 days 24 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News