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Workers hurt by partial government shutdown can apply for help

Federal workers and contractors in La Plata County still feeling the financial pinch from the partial government shutdown in December and January can apply for assistance through the Community...

DATE: March 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Movies playing in Durango March 22-28

Animas City Theatre (128 E. College Drive, 799-2281, www.animascitytheatre.com ) Bolshoi Ballet, The Sleeping Beauty (Sunday only) On her 16th birthday, Princess Aurora falls under the curse of...

DATE: March 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Mercy orthopedic surgeon preserves hip joints to prevent replacement

Surgically repairing hip joints can relieve persistent pain and possibly prevent hip replacements later in life. One common source of persistent pain in a hip joint can be a tear in the labrum,...

DATE: March 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Health

Should LPEA voters decide buyout question? Board members say ‘no’

Voters won’t be asked this year to change the bylaws at La Plata Electric Association to allow members to decide whether to buy out of a contract with the co-op’s wholesale power supplier. LPEA’s...

DATE: March 20, 2019 | UPDATED: 9 hours 51 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Have you been keeping up with local headlines? Test your knowledge in Quiz No. 11

About 150 people participated in last week’s quiz. Participants scored highest on a question about what Colorado mountain pass is closed indefinitely for avalanche mitigation, with 96 percent of...

DATE: March 20, 2019 | UPDATED: 9 hours 51 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango School District 9-R looks at tight budget for 2019-20

Durango School District 9-R Board of Education members heard about a tight budget situation taking shape for the 2019-20 school year as state lawmakers debate how much aid they’ll provide for...

DATE: March 20, 2019 | UPDATED: 9 hours 54 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Ignacio man dies after five-hour standoff in Farmington

Authorities in New Mexico have identified the person killed after a five-hour standoff as a 50-year-old Ignacio man. The San Juan County, New Mexico, Sheriff’s Office and the U.S. Marshals Service...

DATE: March 20, 2019 | UPDATED: 9 hours 53 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Regional News

Santa Rita Drive to be renamed Larry Valdez Way

City Council approved renaming a short strip of road that connects Colorado Highway 3 with South Camino del Rio in honor of a Durango native and Vietnam War veteran awarded the Silver Star Medal....

DATE: March 20, 2019 | UPDATED: 9 hours 53 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Weather warnings issued for Southwest Colorado

The National Weather Service has issued two warnings for Southwest Colorado. A winter storm warning for the southwestern San Juan Mountains, including Silverton and Rico, will go into effect at 6...

DATE: March 20, 2019 | UPDATED: 9 hours 50 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado lawmakers finally poised to act on workplace sexual harassment

The Colorado legislature will soon discuss broad changes to how it handles workplace harassment complaints at the state Capitol. Lawmakers had originally pledged to pass the changes by last May...

DATE: March 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Colorado court rules that Democrats’ use of computers to accelerate the reading of a bill is unconstitutional

A Denver District Court Judge on Tuesday sided with Senate Republicans in their effort to slow down the pace of Democratic-backed legislation this session. The eight-page preliminary injunction...

DATE: March 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Colorado lawmakers carve out room for full-day kindergarten in proposed budget

The influential Joint Budget Committee gave its endorsement Tuesday to funding full-day kindergarten by next fall, but doing so could require “tightening our purse strings” and not funding other...

DATE: March 20, 2019 | UPDATED: 23 hours 5 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Regional News

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