Adults trying to understand dyslexia get a taste of the frustration, exasperation

Imagine trying to read a story printed backward, with each and every letter turned around, or trying to write your letters staring into a mirror rather than looking at the page. The ensuing...

DATE: Nov. 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Mistakes mount for Durango in quarterfinal loss to Pueblo South

It wasn’t that the Durango High School football team lost Saturday, but it was the way they lost that made it so painful. Locked in a 14-14 game going into the fourth quarter of a quarterfinal game...

DATE: Nov. 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

More than a hundred donate gear for people living homeless

Volunteers at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church on Saturday morning collected vanloads of donated goods from hundreds of residents to support people living homeless in Durango. The Neighbors in Need...

DATE: Nov. 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado Court of Appeals rules for uranium mine cleanup

The Colorado Court of Appeals has ordered the long-dormant Van 4 uranium mine near the lower Dolores River to be closed down and cleaned up. Environmental groups say the decision is...

DATE: Nov. 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

No foul play suspected in La Plata County Fairgrounds fire

A fire Friday night in an unoccupied two-story building at the La Plata County Fairgrounds, 2500 Main Ave., destroyed the second floor and left the structure unusable indefinitely, said Durango...

DATE: Nov. 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

San Juan College dishes up bowls for charity

FARMINGTON – The idea is simple. Buy a handmade pottery bowl for $10, and fill it with free soup. This simple idea has helped raise about $10,000 annually during the past five years for a local...

DATE: Nov. 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Durango grocers pull recalled romaine

National food quality regulators this week recalled romaine lettuce grown in Salinas, California, and sold at local grocers in an attempt to curb a nationwide E. coli outbreak. Employees for at...

DATE: Nov. 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado Wilderness Act advances for full House vote

The House Committee on Natural Resources voted this week to pass the Colorado Wilderness Act, which now awaits full consideration in the House of Representatives. In May, Rep. Diana DeGette,...

DATE: Nov. 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Have you been keeping up with local headlines? Test your knowledge in Quiz No. 46

About 60 people participated in last week’s quiz. Participants scored highest on a question about a fire in Aspen Trails, with 91% of respondents correctly answering, “Heavy wildfire mitigation.”...

DATE: Nov. 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Decorated helmets tell story of Durango football season

Two stickers are placed onto Durango High School football helmet in August. The two pitchforks soon have company. By November, dozens of small stickers adorn the matte red Riddell helmets of the...

DATE: Nov. 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Escalante Middle School drug search concerns some parents

Some parents say an unannounced drug search that involved the use of a police dog in a sixth grade class Thursday at Escalante Middle School was a heavy-handed approach to keeping schools...

DATE: Nov. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield High School wins governor’s award

Bayfield High School was one of three high schools in the state to receive a Colorado Governor’s Distinguished Improvement Award this week in Denver. About 90 schools received the award for...

DATE: Nov. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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