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U.S. Highway 550 reopens Friday morning

U.S. Highway 550 reopened Friday morning after a semitrailer rollover and shut down the mountain passes between Durango and Silverton for about 37 hours. Lisa Schwantes, spokeswoman for the...

DATE: Nov. 16, 2018 | UPDATED: 2 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Have electric vehicles caught up to the Durango lifestyle?

Durangoans are known as avid outdoor enthusiasts, taking to the road to get to recreational opportunities all over the Four Corners, whether it is high in the San Juan Mountains or low in the red...

DATE: Nov. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

‘Te Ata’ brings Native American actor’s story to Durango

Mary Thompson Fisher, a member of the Chickasaw Nation and a Native American performer, is the subject of a movie Durango Film festival will screen Saturday as part of Native American Heritage...

DATE: Nov. 15, 2018 | UPDATED: 10 hours 21 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Photos: Durango School District celebrates Thanksgiving with 4,000 dinners

DATE: Nov. 15, 2018 | UPDATED: 10 hours 13 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield High School theater tackles the Bard

Theater students at Bayfield High School will wrap up their run of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” tonight. Director Sarah Ripley said about 25 students have been working since September to bring the...

DATE: Nov. 15, 2018 | UPDATED: 10 hours 21 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Truck rollover closes Highway 550 for more than 24 hours

U.S. Highway 550 was closed for more than 24 hours after a truck hauling hazardous material crashed Wednesday night on Molas Pass, south of Silverton. It was possible the highway would reopen by 11...

DATE: Nov. 15, 2018 | UPDATED: 10 hours 23 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Man attempts to rob Subway in Durango; remains on the loose

A man suspected of attempting to rob a Subway sandwich shop Wednesday evening on north Main Avenue – an incident that sparked an hourslong search in north Durango – remained on the loose Thursday. ...

DATE: Nov. 15, 2018 | UPDATED: 10 hours 22 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County commissioner race decided by 23 votes

Democratic candidate Clyde Church has beaten incumbent La Plata County Commissioner Brad Blake, a Republican, by 23 votes to become the county’s newest commissioner. Clerk & Recorder Tiffany Parker...

DATE: Nov. 15, 2018 | UPDATED: 10 hours 23 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Sheriff’s Office evicts dozens of homeless residents west of Durango

About 40 homeless people camping west of Durango were told Wednesday by the La Plata County Sheriff’s Office they have 48 hours to move. Deputies “tagged” camps and informed campers of the eviction...

DATE: Nov. 15, 2018 | UPDATED: 13 hours 38 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Where have all the elk gone?

The future of elk in Southwest Colorado is in jeopardy. Over the past few years, herds in the region have been slowly dying off, and wildlife officials are concerned about the iconic ungulate’s...

DATE: Nov. 15, 2018 | UPDATED: 9 hours 29 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Survey: Cortez residents support fiber but are unhappy with internet speeds

About 80 percent of households that were surveyed about internet services say they are unhappy with their internet speeds. Telecom specialists at CCG Consulting, of North Carolina, conducted a...

DATE: Nov. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Latest Denver police sweep forces three dozen homeless from RiNo camp

A young woman shrieked and howled Wednesday morning as she stomped across Arkins Court toward Brighton Boulevard, away from the homeless encampment where she’d been sleeping of late. She overturned...

DATE: Nov. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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