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San Juan College hopes to spark entrepreneurship with Makerspace

FARMINGTON – The laser rapidly cuts the outline of a watchband into the leather, quickly followed by a series of circles. In the video, the machine makes quick work out of a series of bands, like a...

DATE: Jan. 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Local vape shops to diversify after national news of hospitalizations, deaths

Some retail vape shops in Durango are looking to diversify their business models after reports about hospitalizations and deaths associated with vaping drove a sales decline. “About a fourth of my...

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

Montezuma County passes $51.4 million budget for 2020

The Montezuma County budget jumped for 2020, with additional expenditures going toward paving roads, infrastructure projects and law enforcement. On Dec. 17, county commissioners approved a $51.3...

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

BLM will increase fees at Cedar Mesa

The BLM Monticello Field Office has increased Individual Special Recreation Permit fees charged for day use and backpacking at fee sites within the Cedar Mesa Special Recreation Management Area and...

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

Pine River Valley queues up events for January

Pine River Valley residents said they wanted more information about upcoming events in their areas. We listened. Here is a quick list of some of the most interesting programs and events starting...

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

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

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