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Report: Mexican wolves found dead in Arizona and in New Mexico

PHOENIX – Arizona wildlife officials say two endangered Mexican gray wolves, including one in New Mexico, have died. The Arizona Game and Fish Department said in a news release Friday that both...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

What’s next in 416 Fire burn area? Look to Missionary Ridge

HERMOSA – Those who wonder what the Hermosa Creek drainage will look like 15 years after the 416 Fire can look across the Animas Valley to Missionary Ridge for an example of a forest recovering...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado initiatives draw big bucks

Millions of dollars from special interests are going to support or fight three policy issues: a battle over how to pay for transportation needs, a makeover in the way the state draws its political...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2018 | UPDATED: 3 days 19 hours ago | CATEGORY: Regional News

Hundreds of firefighters to head to Utah to fight wildfire

SPANISH FORK, Utah – A raging Utah wildfire driven by high winds in dry terrain has the potential to destroy hundreds of homes if firefighters cannot get a handle on it in the next couple of days,...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Weekly planner for Sept. 17-21

Monday Youth Engagement Program Work Session, 7 a.m., City Hall, 949 East Second Ave. League of Women Voters La Plata Candidate Forum, 5 p.m., La Plata County Administration Building, 1101 East...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sales tax collections down in July, but not as much as feared

The 416 Fire had “the best of the worst” impact on Durango’s economy, said Business Improvement District Executive Director Tim Walsworth, with sales tax down 3.2 percent and lodging tax down 13.1...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2018 | UPDATED: 3 days 20 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College students seek to boost voter turnout among peers

A group of Fort Lewis College political science students are working to turn around low participation in elections on campus – setting up weekly educational panels on issues and candidates and...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2018 | UPDATED: 3 days 5 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

The Blotter

Durango Police Thursday 7:15 a.m. A 20-year-old woman hit by a vehicle suffered a leg injury at the intersection of East Third Avenue and 11th Street. 12:37 p.m. Police made an arrest after two...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Wildland fire burns several acres in western La Plata County

Several acres of private land burned Friday near County Road 136 in western La Plata County, fire officials said. Fort Lewis Mesa Fire Protection District crews were called around 2:30 p.m. to the...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2018 | UPDATED: 3 days 19 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

EPA’s quick-action Superfund plan receives flak from commenters

The Environmental Protection Agency changed course this week and released public comments on its proposed quick-action cleanup plan for 26 mines in the Superfund site around Silverton. The agency...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2018 | UPDATED: 3 days 20 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County courthouse wins statewide design award

The American Institute of Architects Colorado honored the architects behind the Montezuma County Combined Courts with a statewide award Sept. 7. Peer-reviewed and judged by architects in Portland,...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News