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Oil company plans more frequent tests after equipment was ‘contributing factor’ in deadly blast

The oil and gas company linked to a deadly house explosion in Firestone last April told Rocky Mountain PBS that some of its equipment was a “contributing factor” in the blast. The federal...

DATE: Dec. 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Warm, dry weather delays Hesperus Ski Area opening

Unseasonably warm and dry weather conditions are delaying the opening of Hesperus Ski Area. “Hesperus will open for the ski season as soon as we have sufficient snow,” Ben Beresford, Hesperus Ski...

DATE: Dec. 13, 2017 | UPDATED: 2 days 20 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Appeals court keeps uranium mining ban around Grand Canyon but allows nearby mine

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit on Tuesday upheld a 20-year ban on uranium mining around Grand Canyon National Park but ruled in a separate case that a uranium company could open a...

DATE: Dec. 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Durango Transit to cut two routes amid budget shortfalls

The city will save nearly $1 million by cutting bus routes serving Three Springs and Crestview starting April 1. The transit system is cutting its 2018 budget because the Colorado Department of...

DATE: Dec. 13, 2017 | UPDATED: 2 days 14 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Tribes: Bears Ears monument co-management proposal is slap in the face

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — President Donald Trump’s decision to drastically reduce and break up a national monument in Utah wasn’t the only blow Native American tribes say they were dealt last week. The...

DATE: Dec. 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Santa Fe educators, students face unsettling reality of school shootings

SANTA FE (AP) – Ray Griffin still recalls his reaction to the news that a colleague had been wounded during a shooting spree 30 years ago at a private school in Arizona. “Some kid went in his...

DATE: Dec. 13, 2017 | UPDATED: 3 days 20 hours ago | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Animas High students bring fresh eyes to homelessness issue in Durango

The final grade will be assigned by Ashley Carruth, who teaches humanities to a group of Animas High School juniors that chose to study issues surrounding homelessness. But if Brandon Hayes, who...

DATE: Dec. 13, 2017 | UPDATED: 3 days 21 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Not all boats may float on Lake Nighthorse

A citizen advisory group could help guide decisions about the type of craft allowed on Lake Nighthorse. After receiving a flood of emails, the Durango City Council discussed residents’ concerns and...

DATE: Dec. 12, 2017 | UPDATED: 3 days 15 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Synthetic rescue planned for organic parks in Durango

Durango City Council agreed with city staff Tuesday that some turf in the organic parks program needs to be rescued. “Some of these parks are definitely suffering from not having good nutrients,”...

DATE: Dec. 12, 2017 | UPDATED: 3 days 17 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County’s new land-use codes draw mixed reaction

La Plata County’s long-awaited land-use code update drew mixed reactions from a number of residents Tuesday night at a public hearing at the Durango Public Library. Recently, the La Plata County...

DATE: Dec. 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

The Blotter

Durango Police Monday 8:52 a.m. Equipment was stolen from a job site in the 2500 block of Pine Ridge Court. 9:15 a.m. A vehicle was broken into in the 2400 block of Needham Court. 10:34 a.m. ...

DATE: Dec. 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Officials probe national lab after worker incident

SANTA FE, N.M. – Federal officials are investigating the Los Alamos National Laboratory after an employee was involved in an incident described as a “near-miss to a fatality.” A worker entered a...

DATE: Dec. 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News