Durango to relaunch financial advisory committee to help restore trust

Durango City Council hopes to build trust in local governance with the reincarnation of a financial advisory committee to vet city spending. A draft of bylaws for the committee suggests a...

DATE: March 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango School District has used its snow days

Durango School District 9-R has used the four snow days it had built into its calendar. If another snow day is required, it will suspend its remaining early release days through the end of the...

DATE: March 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Coroner rules deaths near Oxford a murder, suicide

A La Plata County man shot and killed his girlfriend, then shot himself, at a home east of Oxford on Sunday, according to the county coroner. Edward Ogden, 57, shot Gloria Casias, 63, multiple...

DATE: March 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

‘Red flag’ law could help lower suicide rates

Colorado’s controversial “red flag” gun bill, a measure that would allow law enforcement to remove firearms from those who may pose a threat, could help reduce the state’s high number of suicides. ...

DATE: March 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

What are the ultimate goals for Superfund cleanup around Silverton?

For the past few years, a question has loomed over the Environmental Protection Agency’s Superfund site of mines polluting the Animas River headwaters around Silverton: What exactly does the...

DATE: March 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Movies playing in Durango March 15-21

Animas City Theatre (128 E. College Drive, 799-2281, www.animascitytheatre.com ) (For showtimes, visit www.animascitytheatre.com). Gaslight Theatre (102 Fifth St. Next to the railroad depot,...

DATE: March 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Academy opens to meet workforce need for caregivers

A new training academy has opened in Durango to help meet the need for caregivers who can work with the elderly and disabled. Caregiver Learning Academy was started to bring new caregivers into the...

DATE: March 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mountain passes begin to reopen Wednesday in Southwest Colorado

Some mountain passes in the Southwest Colorado reopened Wednesday afternoon as the latest winter storm moves through the region. Lisa Schwantes, spokeswoman for the Colorado Department of...

DATE: March 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ignacio School District cancels classes Wednesday

Ignacio School District canceled classes on Wednesday as a result of flooded roads and severe weather conditions, according to a morning announcement posted on its website. The announcement said...

DATE: March 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado sees record avalanche activity

Avalanches are coming down at a historic rate across Colorado. In Southwest Colorado alone, the Colorado Avalanche Information Center has recorded nearly 170 slides since Dec. 1 – and that’s just...

DATE: March 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado Republicans extend protests into second day

DENVER – Republicans brought the Colorado Senate to a standstill for the second day on Tuesday, as they continued to protest controversial legislation they say has been rushed through committees...

DATE: March 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Prep Spotlight: Durango lacrosse senior Cullen Robinette goes for record book

Durango High School senior Cullen Robinette took one day off between the end of his high school basketball career and the start of his final lacrosse season for the Demons. It was a whirlwind 24...

DATE: March 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

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