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What went wrong with La Plata County’s land-use plan?

After months of dealing with a bungled update to one of La Plata County’s critical documents guiding future development, county staff will take the lead on making much-needed revisions to its...

DATE: Feb. 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado sets record for flu hospitalizations

Colorado set a record this week for the number of patients admitted to the hospital with flu in a season. Since October, 3,550 people have been admitted to the hospital with the flu, according to...

DATE: Feb. 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

RMAC basketball title fight in Durango between Fort Lewis College, Westminster College

One game for a conference championship – it doesn’t get much bigger than Saturday night’s showdown at Whalen Gymnasium. No. 21 Fort Lewis College men’s basketball will host the Westminster College...

DATE: Feb. 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: College Sports

Second judge says Trump can’t keep stalling clean-air rules

WASHINGTON – A second judge has told the Trump administration it can’t keep stalling clean-air rules for oil and gas production on federal lands. U.S. District Judge William Orrick of the Northern...

DATE: Feb. 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Gravel pit expansion to affect trails south of Durango

The Bureau of Land Management’s Tres Rios Field Office approved C&J Gravel’s proposal to expand its gravel pit, according to a news release. The expansion will allow C&J Gravel to continue...

DATE: Feb. 23, 2018 | UPDATED: 11 hours 58 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

‘Bears of Durango’ in limelight at Durango Independent Film Festival

When Durango Film: An Independent Film Festival kicks off its 13th season next week, it will be our local bears that are front and center. A special presentation of the documentary “Bears of...

DATE: Feb. 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Political pros say Colorado’s unaffiliated voters could confound stereotypes in primary election

When Colorado voters cast ballots in the upcoming primary election, they’ll almost certainly face an unprecedented smorgasbord of candidates spread across an unusually high number of races up and...

DATE: Feb. 23, 2018 | UPDATED: 7 hours 56 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Regional News

Hickenlooper, other governors release health plan

WASHINGTON – Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper joined two other governors Friday morning in unveiling a “bipartisan blueprint” focused on decreasing costs and restoring stability in the health care...

DATE: Feb. 23, 2018 | UPDATED: 7 hours 57 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Health

Interior Department makeover would diminish Washington’s power

BILLINGS, Mont. – U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is revamping a planned sweeping overhaul of his department with a new organizational map that more closely follows state lines instead of the...

DATE: Feb. 23, 2018 | UPDATED: 7 hours 56 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Regional News

New report finds climate change could take a $1 billion bite from winter sports

It’s been a painfully slow start to the ski season in the Western U.S. Some places have seen record warm temperatures and record low snowfall, prompting resorts to open late. Those that cranked out...

DATE: Feb. 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Colorado nursing education bill runs into roadblock with Hickenlooper administration

A Colorado bill that would allow community colleges to offer four-year nursing degrees has run into problems of the gubernatorial type. House Bill 1086 cleared the Senate Health & Human Services...

DATE: Feb. 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Bayfield woman found on Florida Road died from alcohol poisoning

Toxicology results show a 40-year-old Bayfield woman found dead in January along Florida Road died of alcohol poisoning. The Durango Police Department responded to a report of a dead body the...

DATE: Feb. 23, 2018 | UPDATED: 7 hours 57 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News