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Durango 9-R superintendent receives one-year contract extension

Durango School District 9-R Superintendent Dan Snowberger received a one-year contract extension Tuesday at the Board of Education meeting after receiving the backing of 11 principals in the wake...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2019 | UPDATED: 1 hour 28 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

The Boat has arrived at Fort Lewis College basketball’s dock

Brenden Boatwright’s emergence has come at the perfect time for Fort Lewis College men’s basketball, and it may lead a team that started 1-5 in Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference play to an...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: College Sports

Prep Spotlight: After team meeting, Ignacio’s Brunson steps up for Bobcats

Jayden Brunson knew something was amiss after the Ignacio High School girls basketball team was thrashed in an 18-point loss to Alamosa on Jan. 5 in the first game back from holiday break. The...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2019 | UPDATED: 3 hours 5 minutes ago | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Durango voters to decide tax question in April

Durango voters will be asked in April to approve a half-cent sales tax to pay for street infrastructure. The Durango City Council approved ballot language 4-1 on Tuesday to put a question on the...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2019 | UPDATED: 3 hours 6 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield girl loses fight against brain cancer

Jolean Scott, a Bayfield girl diagnosed in August with diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma, died Monday with her family at her side. Jolean is remembered as an active, lively girl who zoomed around...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2019 | UPDATED: 3 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Doctors plan medical outreach to advise homeless residents

Susan Ristow, a retired doctor, was waiting for a medical appointment two years ago when she noticed a woman in pain having trouble filling out paperwork in the lobby of a health care center....

DATE: Jan. 22, 2019 | UPDATED: 3 hours 2 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Man kicked in face, arrested in alleged home burglary

A man suspected of trying to break into a home by crawling through a dog door was kicked in the face and later arrested, police said Tuesday in a Facebook post. The incident occurred Saturday in...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2019 | UPDATED: 3 hours 8 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Rural lawmakers want government health insurance for Colorado

Two rural legislators want Colorado to become the first state in the country to offer a government-run health plan to combat the rising costs of health insurance. Rep. Marc Catlin, R-Montrose, and...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2019 | UPDATED: 2 hours 59 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

New hotel near Purgatory Resort gets green light

A new hotel just south of Purgatory Resort was unanimously approved Tuesday by La Plata County commissioners. The hotel is slated to be located in what is now the Gelande overflow parking lot on...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2019 | UPDATED: 2 hours 59 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado has made headway with opioids, but grim numbers show more is needed

Colorado will need to do more than just cut opioid prescriptions to end its opioid epidemic. That’s according to a new analysis from the American Medical Association, the Colorado Medical Society...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2019 | UPDATED: 12 hours 44 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Regional News

Weld Rep. Lori Saine criticized for equating black, white lynchings after Civil War

Remarks about lynching from a Colorado state lawmaker drew criticism Monday after she posted a video of them on Facebook. Republican Rep. Lori Saine of Firestone made the comments on the House...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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