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About 35 people participated in last week’s quiz. Participants scored highest on a question about what company is moving into the Durango Mall, with 91% of respondents correctly answering “Shoe...

DATE: July 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Heavy smoke may be visible with 441 Fire ‘burnout’ operations

A small team of firefighters were working Thursday to contain the approximately 50-acre, lightning-caused 441 Fire burning in the Missionary Ridge area between Durango and Lemon Reservoir. ...

DATE: July 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bennet, Hickenlooper on track to qualify for July debate

Five Democratic presidential hopefuls have separated themselves from the pack in terms of campaign fundraising, while two Colorado candidates face an uphill battle, according to Federal Election...

DATE: July 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Avalanches leave path of destruction across popular trails

Across the San Juan Mountains, the barrage of avalanches this past winter has caused damage to popular recreational trails, prompting an extensive effort forest-wide to start the cleanup. The...

DATE: July 18, 2019 | UPDATED: 13 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

‘Just laugh and be happy,’ says 104-year-old Durango woman

It’s not every day that someone in Durango turns 100 – much less 104 – but one resident has hit both of these milestones. Allene Pera, who lives at Sunshine Gardens Senior Community, celebrated her...

DATE: July 17, 2019 | UPDATED: 15 hours 28 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

With issues at Treasurer’s Office fixed, county receives clean audit

Issues at the Treasurer’s Office have been fixed, and La Plata County received a clean audit for 2018. “I am happy to note we didn’t note any material weakness this year,” Matthew Marino, with...

DATE: July 17, 2019 | UPDATED: 3 hours 45 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Suicide prevention campaign plans expansion

Suicide prevention messages are expected to blanket Montezuma and La Plata counties in September during an expanded reprise of last year’s successful campaign to encourage at-risk residents to seek...

DATE: July 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Two arrests made in connection with break-ins at Fort Lewis College

A man and a woman have been charged in connection with breaking into buildings and stealing and eating food at Fort Lewis College. In a Facebook post on June 18, FLC police sought the public’s...

DATE: July 17, 2019 | UPDATED: 3 hours 28 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Man charged with attempted murder denied bond reduction again

The third time in court wasn’t a charm for Anthony Pappas, a Durango native whose $100,000 bond on an attempted-murder charge was again upheld by a judge. District Court Judge Todd Norvell on...

DATE: July 17, 2019 | UPDATED: 15 hours 26 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Judge allows dog evidence in Redwine case

Prosecutors who say Mark Redwine killed his son, Dylan, in 2012 will be allowed to present cadaver dog evidence at a trial in September, a judge has ruled. Two handlers of German shepherds trained...

DATE: July 17, 2019 | UPDATED: 15 hours 29 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Confederate parade float spurs free speech discussion in Bayfield

The Bayfield Town Board of Trustees will consult with a First Amendment lawyer to learn more about what options are available to deal with a Confederate float that has entered the town’s Fourth of...

DATE: July 17, 2019 | UPDATED: 2 hours 47 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Sunnyside Gold may face fines, litigation for refusing EPA work order

Sunnyside Gold Corp. may face fines and possible litigation for its refusal to carry out work in the Superfund site of mines around Silverton. The Environmental Protection Agency said this week ...

DATE: July 17, 2019 | UPDATED: 15 hours 25 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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