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About 60 people participated in last week’s quiz. Participants scored highest on a question about Vallecito Reservoir’s Nordic ski trail system, with 80% of respondents correctly answering,...

DATE: Dec. 4, 2019 | UPDATED: 2 days 1 hour ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Rental rates stay high in Durango despite building boom

Even though hundreds of apartments are going up in Durango, the need for affordable housing continues to intensify. “We are having ever-increasing demand,” said Elizabeth Salkind, executive...

DATE: Dec. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango trims budget to $87M in 2020

Durango City Council approved a conservative budget for 2020 on Tuesday, reducing spending about 4.9% from 2019 despite providing raises for municipal employees in the next year. By a vote of 3 to...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2019 | UPDATED: 2 days 23 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Andrea Parmenter appointed to Durango school board

Durango resident Andrea Parmenter, a consultant and a 9-R parent, was appointed Tuesday to serve on the Durango School District 9-R Board of Education. Parmenter, who fills a vacant seat for two...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

The Blotter

Durango Police Tuesday 2:01 a.m. A man with a “fighting stick” was “acting angry” at a bar in the 600 block of Main Avenue. Monday 9:22 a.m. Someone found a “filled syringe” near Animas City...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2019 | UPDATED: 12 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado, New Mexico rank among top 15 for worst DUI rates

FARMINGTON – As the holidays approach – a time of historically higher rates of driving under the influence – a new report places Colorado and New Mexico among the worst 15 states for drunken...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2019 | UPDATED: 2 days 23 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

$12.7M dam project aimed at protecting New Mexico village

In one southern New Mexico village, it’s like clockwork – the summer rains come and the floodwaters follow. Federal officials said storm runoff regularly causes significant damage to residential,...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Former Colorado priest up for possible parole in sex assault

FORT COLLINS – A former Roman Catholic priest imprisoned for sexually assaulting a teen in Colorado is up for possible parole. The Coloradoan reports that 57-year-old Timothy Evans told the parole...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Denver, AXS sign $5M ticket sales contract for city venues

DENVER – Denver City Council has approved a $5 million contract making AXS the exclusive ticket sales company for all city-owned venues. The Denver Post reported promoters will be required to use...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Award-winning, local author to present novel at Ignacio library

Nationally recognized author C. Joseph “Chuck” Greaves will present his Cortez-based novel Saturday at Ignacio Community Library with a reading and Q&A session. In “Church of the Graveyard Saints,”...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2019 | UPDATED: 2 days 23 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Company to pay $1M for selling Army subpar grenade launchers

DENVER – A Colorado weapons manufacturer has agreed to a $1 million settlement for allegedly shipping subpar grenade launchers to the U.S. Army, the Department of Justice announced Tuesday. Capco...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Fugitive N.M. man, missing young sons found in Cabo San Lucas

CABO SAN LUCAS, Mexico – Mexican authorities said Tuesday they found two young brothers allegedly taken from a Las Cruces, New Mexico, day care by their father, and arrested the man. Police in Cabo...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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