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FBI investigates homicide in northeast Arizona

The FBI has responded to a homicide that occurred Sept. 13 at a home in Sweetwater, Arizona, on the Navajo Nation. “We are working alongside the Navajo Nation Department of Public safety, Shiprock...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fourth graders explore ancient Colorado life through real artifacts

Needham Elementary fourth graders hurled balls through the air with hand-held launchers last week to learn the mechanics of ancient spear throwing tools used by archaic Native Americans. Ball...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2019 | UPDATED: 1 hour 39 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango Broncos fans find screens showing their team

Gunnar Anderson planned to camp out Sunday at the bar at Steamworks Brewing Co. “unless the Broncos start playing really badly.” It took a while for Anderson to realize the Albuquerque FOX...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2019 | UPDATED: 10 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Pickleball tournament in Durango draws devotees

Pickleball devotees like to point out it’s one of the fastest growing sports in the country, something you could believe this weekend when some 70 players from the region descended on Durango to...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2019 | UPDATED: 1 hour ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Photo: Durango church 1898

DATE: Sept. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: And the West is History

Water district rebuffs Ignacio’s request for service

The La Plata Archuleta Water District has said “no” again to becoming Ignacio’s water provider. Town representatives met Sept. 12 with the water board to ask, one more time and in person, for the...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Farm Bureau, state officials share concerns about youth involvement at 100th anniversary

IGNACIO – Farmers, ranchers and Colorado Commissioner of Agriculture Kate Greenberg said younger generations face big barriers in joining Colorado’s agriculture industry at the 100th La Plata...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2019 | UPDATED: 11 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Saving the planet from disposable diapers

Susan Atkinson describes herself as a climate activist – she’s had letters warning about the dangers of climate change published in USA Today and newspapers in 11 states. But she was frustrated by...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Have you been keeping up with local headlines? Test your knowledge in Quiz No. 37

About 80 people participated in last week’s quiz. Participants scored highest on a question about the Potawatomi Leadership Program, with 66% of respondents correctly answering, “Eagle feathers.”...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango broker donated proceeds to avoid ‘an appearance of a conflict of interest’

Former Mayor and local real estate broker Christina Rinderle said Saturday that she decided to donate almost $20,000 in commission from the sale of City Manager Ron LeBlanc’s private home without...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2019 | UPDATED: 10 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Defense scores big Fort Lewis College football win against Chadron State

Head coach Brandon Crosby and the Fort Lewis College football coaching staff pleaded with players to finish. The defense did for the Skyhawks on Saturday, with three turnovers that finished in the...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2019 | UPDATED: 1 hour 50 minutes ago | CATEGORY: College Sports

Durango High School veterans honor the fallen

At least eight Durango High School graduates left Southwest Colorado for Vietnam as a member of the United States military, and for all Tom Moreno knows, all eight of his fellow alumni came back. ...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2019 | UPDATED: 9 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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