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416 Fire investigation taking ‘longer than expected,’ Forest Service says

The investigation into the cause of the 416 Fire is taking “longer than expected,” a spokeswoman with the U.S. Forest Service said Tuesday. Denise Alonzo, who recently took on the job of...

DATE: March 19, 2019 | UPDATED: 19 hours 9 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Shooting victim’s lawsuit against Southern Ute police dismissed

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by a La Plata County man who claimed the Southern Ute Police Department acted negligently by shooting the man. Officer Patrick Joseph Backer shot...

DATE: March 19, 2019 | UPDATED: 19 hours 59 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Hilltop House director with history of sexual harassment complaints resigns

The longtime director of a community corrections center in Durango who has been accused repeatedly of sexual misconduct will leave his job by the end of the month. John Schmier resigned earlier...

DATE: March 19, 2019 | UPDATED: 19 hours 9 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College student proposes simple change to increase recycling

Eliminating stand-alone trash cans and creating centralized locations to recycle or dump trash has proved effective at increasing how much people chose to recycle, according to a study done by a...

DATE: March 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango Planning Commission OKs changes to sign code

The city of Durango Planning Commission unanimously recommended approval of amendments to the city’s sign code that would allow temporary signs, including sandwich boards, and banners for downtown...

DATE: March 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Work to begin this week on upgrades to Durango-La Plata County Airport

The Durango-La Plata County Airport will break ground Thursday on a $1.6 million project to enhance the functionality of its 30-year-old terminal. The project, expected to be completed Nov. 1, will...

DATE: March 18, 2019 | UPDATED: 1 day 21 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College offers scholarships to San Juan College students

Students at San Juan College in Farmington with an associate’s degree and a GPA of 2.75 or higher will be offered scholarships to make up the difference between in-state and out-of-state tuition....

DATE: March 18, 2019 | UPDATED: 1 day 21 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Shakeups won’t delay district plans, La Plata County officials say

Despite recent shakeups in staffing at the La Plata County Planning Department, district plans are expected to be completed as scheduled, county officials say. In recent weeks, a La Plata County...

DATE: March 18, 2019 | UPDATED: 1 day 21 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Red Mountain Pass could be closed for another two weeks

Red Mountain Pass on U.S. Highway 550 could be closed for two more weeks as crews work around the clock to dig out the road from heavy snowfall and avalanches. The pass between Silverton and Ouray...

DATE: March 18, 2019 | UPDATED: 1 day 8 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Cloud commuting, social media changing small business

Technology may be moving at a pace that strains small businesses’ ability to adapt, but improving technology can make businesses more efficient and even lower costs. The increasing dominance of...

DATE: March 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Puppy ad is the black sheep of the classifieds

In the classifieds on Wednesday, the section for Livestock and Pets had an unusual offer. Under a large headline for “sheep” was an ad for “beautiful black lab and kelpy mix and pitty and black lab...

DATE: March 18, 2019 | COLUMN: Action Line

To resolve conflict, Durango resident reaches for old tool: Communication

Durangoan Rachel Turiel said her children don’t get allowance. She doesn’t punish them when they do something to upset her or others, and she doesn’t reward them when they do something she thinks...

DATE: March 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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