How we compare, six months after Colorado’s first coronavirus case

Saturday marks six months of the coronavirus pandemic in Colorado, half a year since Gov. Jared Polis announced the first two confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state. That’s six months of closings...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Resident puts end to rogue driving range

Frustrated by golf balls whizzing through the air and pelting the eight-unit townhouse complex where he lives, one resident decided to take action. Joe Lewandowski searched the location on the...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Motorcycles rumble into Durango for Four Corners rally

Shining motorcycles, leather jackets and some COVID-19 face coverings: The Four Corners Motorcycle Rally kicked into gear after a permitting stumble and event cancellations this week. Motorcyclists...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Gov. Polis to choose new judge for Dolores County

Gov. Jared Polis will chose a county judge for Dolores County. Current Judge E. Dale Boyd is retiring after serving since 2005. A nominating commission for the 22nd Judicial District has selected...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man arrested for attempted sex assault on a child is sentenced

A 35-year-old man who pleaded guilty to attempted sexual assault on a child was sentenced to eight years in community corrections at Hilltop House after a judge opted for rehabilitation rather than...

DATE: Sept. 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Will CU be the first in Colorado to defund police?

Massive protests in the wake of George Floyd’s death led to legislation to curb police brutality in Colorado. But two high-profile efforts to “defund” or reshape police departments and security...

DATE: Sept. 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

City of Durango wrestles with site for permanent homeless camp

Durango City Council can’t seem to commit to a place for a permanent homeless camp. The city of Durango and La Plata County have wrestled with where homeless camps should be located for years. Now,...

DATE: Sept. 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

‘Free speech zone’ takes root at busy New Mexico intersection

Like millions of people across the country, Damian Artalejo was horrified by the killing of George Floyd, who pleaded for his life while his neck was knelt on for nearly nine minutes by Minneapolis...

DATE: Sept. 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Life-Long Learning series moves online

The Life-Long Learning Lecture Series at Fort Lewis College will continue at 7 p.m. Thursdays this fall in a new format. Twelve one-hour presentations will be presented as webinars directly to home...

DATE: Sept. 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Former Southern Ute executive charged with sex abuse of a child

McKean Walton, former executive officer with the Southern Ute Indian Tribe, faces multiple charges related to the alleged sexual assault of a child on the Southern Ute reservation. The U.S....

DATE: Sept. 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango businesses report some wins despite COVID-19 restrictions

Relief, even gratitude, seems to be the emotion of the day among shop owners, restaurateurs and innkeepers in Durango as COVID-19’s economic punches lost some sting in late summer. “We’re doing...

DATE: Sept. 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Will candidates for U.S. Congress meet in a debate?

With less than two months before the election, candidates for U.S. House of Representatives Diane Mitsch Bush and Lauren Boebert do not have a debate scheduled. The La Plata County League of Women...

DATE: Sept. 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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