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Douglas County school board votes to end voucher program

CASTLE ROCK – A new anti-voucher majority on a suburban Denver school district board voted Monday night to eliminate a program enacted by an earlier conservative-dominated board to help public...

DATE: Dec. 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Bayfield Pearl Harbor victims will be honored

For a small town, Bayfield paid a large price during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Three men who were graduates of Bayfield High School were killed on the USS Arizona on Dec. 7, 1941. At...

DATE: Dec. 5, 2017 | UPDATED: 5 days 23 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Cow blamed for spill at well site in southeast La Plata County

An oil and gas operator in Southwest Colorado says a cow is at fault for causing a spill at a well site near Ignacio – which might be a first for the state. “There is nothing new under the sun,...

DATE: Dec. 5, 2017 | UPDATED: 5 days 22 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Photos: A day to give

DATE: Dec. 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Townhouses proposed near Island Cove Park

A proposal to build three townhomes north of Island Cove Park in Durango raised concerns about the park’s future Monday at a Planning Commission meeting. In particular, residents and neighbors...

DATE: Dec. 5, 2017 | UPDATED: 6 days 33 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Restaurant incubator earns early nod from city planners

A slew of restaurants could find a home on Mercury Village Drive overlooking the Animas River in a new project called Taste Durango. Ed Kileen, an owner of Peak Development Partners , is proposing...

DATE: Dec. 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Carbondale lawyer Karl Hanlon visits Durango in trek to topple Tipton

Karl Hanlon visited Durango Monday on his first day on the road in his quest to knock off U.S. Rep Scott Tipton, R-Cortez, and flip the Republican-leaning 3rd Congressional District in Colorado to...

DATE: Dec. 4, 2017 | UPDATED: 5 days 21 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Rick Stallings found guilty of murdering former Durango resident

Rick Stallings, who was accused of killing longtime Durango resident Karen Cugnini, was found guilty of first-degree murder Monday and now faces a possible life sentence without parole. “Stallings...

DATE: Dec. 4, 2017 | UPDATED: 5 days 23 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Seizure of 115 animals has cost Humane Society tens of thousands of dollars

The La Plata County Humane Society has already incurred at least $67,200 in costs associated with caring for about 115 animals that were seized last month as part of a massive animal-cruelty case,...

DATE: Dec. 4, 2017 | UPDATED: 6 days 7 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

The Blotter

Durango Police Friday 8:02 a.m. A vehicle hit with a deer in the 5000 block of Main Avenue. 10:41 a.m. A T-bone traffic collision occurred in the southbound lane of South Camino del Rio at the...

DATE: Dec. 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Where protected lands stand after national monument review

SALT LAKE CITY – President Donald Trump earlier this year ordered U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to conduct an unprecedented review of 27 monuments established by former presidents over more...

DATE: Dec. 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Durango family business hit hard by Hurricane Irma

A fundraising event will be held this weekend for a Durango family whose family business in the U.S. Virgin Islands was nearly destroyed in September by Hurricane Irma, one of the most intense...

DATE: Dec. 4, 2017 | UPDATED: 6 days 21 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News