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Durango plans to add small spur to Animas River Trail

The city of Durango has been given a strip of property to build a small addition to the Animas River Trail behind Natural Grocers in the 1100 block of Camino del Rio. The addition is proposed to...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2019 | UPDATED: 10 hours 6 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

What Colorado Gov. Polis asked for in his $33.7B budget request

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis campaigned on bringing universal, full-day kindergarten to Colorado. Two days after being sworn in as governor, he said in his State of the State speech that the...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2019 | UPDATED: 2 days 6 hours ago | CATEGORY: Regional News

The Blotter

Durango Police Tuesday 8:31 a.m. Someone reported a theft in the 1300 block of Florida Road. 1:50 p.m. A large silver truck was doing donuts in the parking lot of Folsom Park. 2:00 p.m. One...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Have you been keeping up with local headlines? Test your knowledge in Quiz No. 2

Almost 200 readers participated in last week’s quiz. Participants scored highest on a question about what reality TV show former Durango resident Matthew Welbourn is competing on, with 92 percent...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2019 | UPDATED: 2 days 11 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Bull rider dies after being stomped in Denver competition

DENVER – A professional bull rider died after a bull stomped on his chest during a competition at the National Western Stock Show in Denver. The Professional Bull Riders say Mason Lowe died Tuesday...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2019 | UPDATED: 2 days 12 hours ago | CATEGORY: Regional News

Talk about town: NFL playoff games accidentally broadcast in Spanish last weekend in Durango

NFL playoff games covered by the Fox Network on Saturday and Sunday were available only in Spanish in Durango because of a technical problem at Charter Spectrum TV, the cable provider in town. Bret...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2019 | UPDATED: 1 day 10 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

GOP: Gov. Lujan Grisham’s testing changes confusing teachers

SANTA FE – Republican House Minority Whip Rod Montoya says New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s changes on student testing are confusing educators. Montoya said Tuesday that the Democratic...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Skier who died on Quandary Peak in Summit County identified

FRISCO – Authorities have released the name of a backcountry skier who died on Quandary Peak in Colorado’s Summit County. The Summit Daily News reports 22-year-old Peter Wing of Denver was skiing...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Shutdown-related unemployment cases surge in New Mexico

SANTA FE – More than 1,300 furloughed federal workers in New Mexico have applied for unemployment benefits that would act as a short-term loan. State Workforce Solutions Department Secretary Bill...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Schools and offices closed Wednesday because of weather conditions

Icy and snowpacked roads have prompted a number of closures and warnings today across La Plata County. Durango School District 9-R canceled all school and school-related activities. The decision...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2019 | UPDATED: 2 days 11 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Man protests emergency room bills from Mercy Regional Medical Center

Jeffery Stephens was in excruciating pain when he went to the emergency room at Mercy Regional Medical Center in May to have a speck of what may have been metal taken out of his eye. Now, he...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2019 | UPDATED: 16 hours 13 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

April sales tax question likely for Durango voters, councilors agree

Durango residents should expect a question on the April ballot to raise sales taxes to pay for streets, although not every city councilor agreed this would be the best option. Durango city...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2019 | UPDATED: 2 days 19 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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