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Payroll Department awards grants to two area nonprofits

The Payroll Department recently announced that it has awarded its 12.4.2 grant to La Plata Family Centers Coalition and La Plata Youth Services, which supplied each organization $12,000 in matching...

DATE: May 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos Cowboy Half Marathon to raise money for library

Registration is open for the 2018 Mancos Cowboy Half Marathon , an annual fundraiser for the Mancos Public Library. The event, which includes a 5K and a 1-mile fun run in addition to the...

DATE: May 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

County wants to map underground waterways to help guide development

La Plata County may be taking a major step in understanding its groundwater system. In April, the Colorado Geological Survey nominated La Plata County to be the focus of a comprehensive...

DATE: May 18, 2018 | UPDATED: 3 days 13 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado child released from hospital after bear attack

GRAND JUNCTION – A 5-year-old girl who was attacked by a bear outside her western Colorado home has been released from a hospital. St. Mary’s Medical Center in Grand Junction says Kimberly Cyr was...

DATE: May 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

The Blotter

Durango Police Thursday 9:32 a.m. A man was urinating in bushes in the 3000 block of West Second Avenue. 12:06 p.m. Someone was dumping trash in the parking lot in the 800 block of Plymouth...

DATE: May 18, 2018 | UPDATED: 3 days 13 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Bear gets stuck inside Colorado mountain town post office

PITKIN – Officials say a postal employee arrived at work in a Colorado mountain town to find a black bear stuck inside the post office. A photo of the bear found Friday shows him on the ground amid...

DATE: May 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Dolores moves forward with school-based health clinic

After hearing from citizens and Montezuma County Sheriff Steve Nowlin, the Dolores School Board approved a contractor for a school-based health clinic. The motion was made by District Re-4A Board...

DATE: May 18, 2018 | UPDATED: 3 days 12 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Durangoans offer their take on city budget

Durango city government went to residents Thursday to ask for ideas about how to escape a projected budget shortfall expected in 2020. Community members brought their ideas to a presentation at Ska...

DATE: May 18, 2018 | UPDATED: 3 days 13 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Police chase involving stolen vehicle crashes in Cortez

A suspect in a stolen vehicle led Cortez police on a chase Thursday night that ended with a crash on South Elm Street in Cortez. The incident started about 10:30 p.m., when the Montezuma County...

DATE: May 18, 2018 | UPDATED: 3 days 13 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Patent and trademark office coming to Durango

A U.S. Patent and Trademark Resource Center will open at Durango Public Library on Tuesday. Library Director Sandy Irwin said the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office was interested in opening a...

DATE: May 18, 2018 | UPDATED: 3 days 13 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Memorial nears completion for fallen Blue Angels pilot

A memorial for Marine Capt. Jeff Kuss, a Durango native and Blue Angels pilot, is nearing completion in Tennessee. “It sounds like it’s going to be a beautiful tribute to his life and to the Blue...

DATE: May 18, 2018 | UPDATED: 2 days 23 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News