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Looking ahead: 2020 will be about more than presidential politics

The upcoming year will be about more than the presidential election, from new land codes in La Plata County to an investigation into irregularities in the city of Durango’s budget, 2020 is shaping...

DATE: Jan. 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Barn lost in New Year’s Eve fire north of Cortez

A New Year’s Eve fire north of Cortez claimed the barn of Lisa and Darrell Buchanan, but their 30 chickens and their horse, Pops, are safe thanks to passersby who opened a gate for the mare and...

DATE: Dec. 31, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Drunken driver crashes onto Park Elementary School grounds

A 24-year-old Durango woman has been arrested on suspicion of drunken driving after crashing through a fence and onto the grounds at Park Elementary School. Durango Police Department Cmdr. Ray...

DATE: Dec. 31, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Two-vehicle crash kills one, injures another south of Cortez

A two-vehicle crash killed one man Tuesday south of Cortez on U.S. 160/491, according to the Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office. The collision occurred just before 1 p.m. and involved a white Ram...

DATE: Dec. 31, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County to crack down on vacation rentals

La Plata County short-term landlords beware: Officials plan a concerted effort in 2020 to ensure vacationers renting private homes pay taxes as they would staying in a hotel. Local destination...

DATE: Dec. 31, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield Town Manager Chris La May resigns after eight years

Chris La May, who has been Bayfield town manager for more than eight years, has submitted his resignation. La May is leaving to take a position as north central regional manager with the Colorado...

DATE: Dec. 31, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southwest Colorado could ring in new year with winter storm

A New Year’s Day storm is expected to dump a moderate amount of snow across Southwest Colorado, but not enough to change severe drought conditions being experienced by this corner of the state,...

DATE: Dec. 31, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Kids give to kids in Pine River Shares food drive

BAYFIELD – Students collected almost 4,000 nonperishable food items for peers through the sixth annual Pine River Shares “Food, Friends and Fun” drive. During the drive, local businesses, community...

DATE: Dec. 31, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Medical spa offers safe skin care products for cancer patients

BAYFIELD – Sophie’s Aesthetics owner Sophie Owen watched her mother, Vickie Howard, struggle to find safe skin care products while battling Stage 4 breast cancer. Now, Owen helps her mother, and...

DATE: Dec. 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Farmington library program teaches girls computer coding

FARMINGTON – With a few emojis of “code,” a little robot hops, spins and finishes with a little giggle. Designed for preschoolers, Coji the coding robot teaches the basics of piecing together...

DATE: Dec. 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Judge’s recommendation: Lawsuit against D&SNG for 416 Fire costs should proceed

In what could be a blow to the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, a federal judge has recommended a district court throw out the train’s motion to dismiss a lawsuit in which the U.S....

DATE: Dec. 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

A new open mic night comes to Farmington

FARMINGTON – As you walk up the stairs to the second floor of 305 W. Main St., you might find yourself wondering if you’ve mistakenly entered a stranger’s apartment. Well, if it weren’t for the...

DATE: Dec. 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

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