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4 small fires started Friday along Goeglein Gulch Road in Durango

A juvenile was arrested Friday on suspicion of starting four small wildfires along a powerline that runs next to Goeglein Gulch Road. Durango Police Chief Kamran Afzal said a city employee in the...

DATE: Dec. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

TSA changes at Durango airport cause slight delays

Recent changes in airport security screening procedures hit Durango this week. After some initial day delays, Tony Vicari, aviation director at Durango-La Plata County Airport, expects the flow at...

DATE: Dec. 8, 2017 | UPDATED: 2 days 19 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County releases long-awaited updates to land-use codes

Long-awaited updates that will significantly revise La Plata County’s land-use code have arrived. The La Plata County Planning Department recently released the first draft module of the revised...

DATE: Dec. 8, 2017 | UPDATED: 2 days 19 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Coins add up for Make it Count campaign – and Manna

When it comes to encouraging people to give to charity and not panhandlers, Business Improvement District Executive Director Tim Walsworth estimates the message has reached thousands of people...

DATE: Dec. 8, 2017 | UPDATED: 2 days 19 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Rally at Sand Canyon to support national monument

On Saturday, Montezuma Great Old Broads for Wilderness will host a rally at the Sand Canyon trailhead to support national monuments. Montezuma Broadband leader Pat McClenny said the rally is in...

DATE: Dec. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Aztec school shooter disguised himself as student

AZTEC – A 21-year-old gunman who disguised himself as a student to get into a New Mexico high school where he killed two students had caught the attention of U.S. investigators more than a year...

DATE: Dec. 8, 2017 | UPDATED: 2 days 19 hours ago | CATEGORY: Regional News

Mesa Verde’s Holiday Open House, luminaria night set for Thursday

Mesa Verde National Park will host its annual Holiday Open House from 4 to 9 p.m. Thursday in the Chapin Mesa Headquarters area. The park plans special presentations, musical entertainment,...

DATE: Dec. 8, 2017 | UPDATED: 2 days 19 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Former Colorado GOP chair convicted of voter fraud, forgery

GREELEY – A former Colorado Republican Party chariman who blamed a “major diabetic episode” for causing him to cast his ex-wife’s ballot in 2016’s presidential election has been convicted of...

DATE: Dec. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

New Mexico fire departments sending help to California

ALBUQUERQUE – New Mexico fire departments are sending wildland firefighting personnel to help put out Southern California fires. The Albuquerque Journal reports five fire departments sent six...

DATE: Dec. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Now hiring: Advocate to tackle homelessness

Durango City Council and La Plata County commissioners agreed Thursday to fund a coordinator position to address homelessness. The city, county and nonprofits could each contribute about $33,000 –...

DATE: Dec. 8, 2017 | UPDATED: 3 days 8 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Best bets for the weekend in and around Durango

Best bets this weekend in Durango include breakfast with Santa on Saturday at McDonald’s and the third annual SantaCon event on Sunday. Santa will arrive in Durango via helicopter at 8 a.m....

DATE: Dec. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News