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City to reduce lanes on College Drive to improve safety

College Drive is going on a diet – a road diet, that is; one intended to make the street safer for pedestrians and drivers. City officials plan to spend more than $2 million in the next three years...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Enrollment numbers are in, and Fort Lewis College is pleased

Enrollment for fall 2018 at Fort Lewis College came in at 3,317 students, which is two students fewer than fall 2017 – a number the school sees as stabilization after several years of larger...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2018 | UPDATED: 12 hours 4 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

It’s official: Monsoons a bust this summer

It’s official: The monsoon has been declared a bust. “Oh yeah, it was bust,” said Megan Stackhouse, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Grand Junction . “Definitely not a good...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lawyers discuss lawsuit in response to 416 Fire

Lawyers suing the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad said they seek to obtain just compensation for residents who suffered damages as a result of the 416 Fire, not kill La Plata County’s top...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2018 | UPDATED: 12 hours 13 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

In two weeks, nearly $17.5M in donations to Colorado campaigns

The checkbooks are wide open in the oil and gas industry, which poured nearly $7.9 million over a two-week period alone into its main committee for influencing the vote on two Colorado ballot...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2018 | UPDATED: 12 hours 1 minute ago | CATEGORY: Regional News

Opponents say Amendment 73 for Colorado schools misleads voters

Opponents of a proposed $1.6 billion tax hike for schools say the November ballot question uses bad math. The ballots, however, are already printed. An opposition group, “Blank Check. Blatant...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2018 | UPDATED: 12 hours 3 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Regional News

U.S. doubles tribal funding to fight violence against women

ALBUQUERQUE – The U.S. Justice Department will double the funding it gives tribes for public safety programs and crime victims as it tries to tackle the high rates of violence against Native...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2018 | UPDATED: 16 hours 42 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Regional News

Grand Junction man dies while climbing Telluride’s Via Ferrata

A technical rescue effort was required Saturday to reach a man who had died while climbing Telluride’s Via Ferrata. The 76-year-old Grand Junction man suffered a life-threatening medical event...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Texas man in serious condition after crashing north of Silverton

A Texas man suspected of drunken driving suffered serious injuries Tuesday night after losing control of his vehicle on a mountain road north of Silverton and careening more than 130 feet up an...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2018 | UPDATED: 12 hours 3 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores Elementary test scores rebound dramatically

Significant improvement in 2018 state test scores has removed Dolores Elementary School from a Colorado watch list, school officials reported last week. And overall, the Dolores School District...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Forest Service completes prescribed burns near Bayfield

The U.S. Forest Service and other agencies have completed prescribed burns for the season around Bayfield. “It will take a couple of days for the smoke and interior burning to finish, but no more...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2018 | UPDATED: 12 hours 4 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Movies playing in Durango Sept. 21-27

Animas City Theatre (128 E. College Drive, 799-2281, www.animascitytheatre.com ) NTLive: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (11 a.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday only) Christopher,...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Film and TV