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Durango school district gets $1.1 million for school safety

Durango public schools have received a $1.1 million grant from the Colorado Division of Homeland Security to support and build upon existing school safety efforts. For several years, Durango School...

DATE: April 18, 2019 | UPDATED: 4 days 13 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Photos: Fiesta at Fort Lewis College

DATE: April 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

More work needed on Colorado health reinsurance bill

DENVER – Democrat Kerry Donovan says she thought agricultural and water issues would be her top priority when she was elected a Colorado state senator representing a central Rocky Mountain district...

DATE: April 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Colorado sports betting bill introduced late in session

DENVER – Some Colorado lawmakers want to ask voters in November whether sports betting should be legal in the state. Democratic House Majority Leader Alec Garnett says a bill introduced late...

DATE: April 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Colorado to use Volkswagen settlement to purchase new buses

DENVER – Colorado will use part of an emissions scandal settlement to replace 28 diesel buses with electric or cleaner-burning vehicles. The Denver Post reports the state will provide around $14...

DATE: April 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Durango trolley sets record for March fares

More riders paid a fare on the Durango Transit trolley this March than any previous March, an increase city officials attributed to more young riders, a boost in tourism and a change from two trips...

DATE: April 18, 2019 | UPDATED: 4 days 13 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Man charged in death of Colorado trooper during blizzard

GREELEY – A 58-year-old man has been charged in the death of a Colorado State Patrol trooper who was struck and killed by a car during last month’s blizzard. The Weld County District Attorney’s...

DATE: April 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

The Blotter

Durango Police Thursday 12:14 a.m. A man broke into a liquor cabinet at a bar in the 900 block of Main Avenue. Wednesday 7:54 a.m. One vehicle hit another in a fender-bender crash near the...

DATE: April 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata Electric Association names new CEO

La Plata Electric Association has named a new CEO to lead the co-op as it studies ways to diversify power supply in an effort to cut carbon. The LPEA board selected Jessica Matlock, assistant...

DATE: April 18, 2019 | UPDATED: 4 days 13 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Have you been keeping up with local headlines? Test your knowledge in Quiz No. 15

About 115 people participated in last week’s quiz. Participants scored highest on a question about what those gray plastic discs installed on top of metal lids of water meter pits do, with 87% of...

DATE: April 18, 2019 | UPDATED: 4 days 13 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Missing money from last year? Sheriff’s Office may have found it

Saturday, April 7, 2018, was a fairly typical day in Southwest Colorado. The temperature rose to about 74 degrees in Durango. A brush fire raged near Towaoc. The Bayfield High School baseball team...

DATE: April 18, 2019 | UPDATED: 4 days 13 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado could be next state to let its employees collectively bargain

For years, Colorado state workers have sought the right to collectively bargain. It looks like Democratic lawmakers could make that happen this legislative session – if Gov. Jared Polis goes along...

DATE: April 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

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