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Durango ethics board clears councilor; keeps screening complaint against city manager

The Durango Board of Ethics cleared City Councilor Chris Bettin of ethical wrongdoing Friday in relation to his brokerage’s sale of the city manager’s house. The unanimous decision from five...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2019 | UPDATED: 23 hours 3 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Sepp Kuss ready for action at Spanish Vuelta

Sepp Kuss is part of a loaded team expected to have multiple podium contenders, including race favorite Primož Roglic, at this year’s Vuelta a España. Kuss, a 24-year-old from Durango, will compete...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2019 | UPDATED: 1 day 10 hours ago | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

‘Cardboard Cory’ tour stops in Durango

Cardboard Cory – a life-size, cutout version of Republican U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner – arrived Friday in Durango, one of 11 stops on a tour of Colorado. Tour organizers are highlighting what they...

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

Man suspected of dragging dog behind truck is charged

An Arizona man has been formally charged after being arrested on suspicion of dragging a pit bull behind his truck while driving drunk earlier this month on north Main Avenue. Sixth Judicial...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2019 | UPDATED: 1 day 11 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Trove of archaeological ruins unearthed south of Durango

A large, extensive network of Native American ruins was recently discovered just outside Durango on top of Florida Mesa, and it’s kind of blowing archaeologists’ minds. “As an archaeologist with...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2019 | UPDATED: 21 hours 15 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Artist Jenn Rawling explores botanical connection

Local artist Jenn Rawling knows her plants. In her latest show, “Secret Life of Plants: Exploring the Botanical Connection,” which will open with an artists reception tonight at Studio &, Rawling...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Victims identified in fatal crash north of Durango

Two Durango-area residents were killed in a head-on crash Friday on U.S. Highway 550, about 5 miles north of town. Colorado State Patrol Capt. Adrian Driscoll said the crash was reported about 9:20...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2019 | UPDATED: 1 day 11 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Tracking lightning, from sky to the ground

Lightning is the No. 1 cause of wildfire ignitions in Southwest Colorado. But when a lightning bolt strikes in the vast expanse of the San Juan Mountains, how do fire agencies know how to track it...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2019 | UPDATED: 1 day 23 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Truck rolls, catches fire near Cascade Creek north of Durango

A tractor-trailer rolled onto its top and became engulfed in flames Thursday night near the base of Coal Bank Pass on U.S. Highway 550. The crash was reported about 8:54 p.m. near mile marker 53,...

DATE: Aug. 22, 2019 | UPDATED: 2 days 26 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Strike while the iron’s hot

Sparks flew in downtown Mancos Saturday afternoon for this month’s rendition of Grand Summer Nights. The August event was themed “Heavy Metal.” It followed on the heels of July’s burro extravaganza...

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

Photo: A time capsule for the Southwest

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

Roofer who scammed dozens sentenced to prison

A fraudulent roofer who scammed more than a dozen La Plata County residents out of thousands of dollars each was sentenced Thursday in Grand Junction to eight years in prison after being found...

DATE: Aug. 22, 2019 | UPDATED: 2 days 10 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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