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Six football players earn CHSAA All-State honors

A banner year of high school football in La Plata County officially came to a close Thursday with the all-state announcement from the Colorado High School Activities Association. Coaches from...

DATE: Dec. 13, 2018 | UPDATED: 10 hours 42 minutes ago | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Stillwater Music students to show off skills at ‘Winter Wonder Bands’ gala

On Sunday, about 80 young musicians will show off their skills at the Henry Strater Theatre for the annual Stillwater Music’s “Winter Wonder Bands” gala performance. The gala will cover a variety...

DATE: Dec. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Music

Six malnourished horses seized north of Durango

Six horses were seized Thursday from property north of Hermosa in a case of suspected animal cruelty, a situation animal protection officers have been monitoring and investigating for about eight...

DATE: Dec. 13, 2018 | UPDATED: 21 hours 12 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango works to establish a creative district

Nearby towns and cities like Mancos, Telluride and Grand Junction recently established art districts to cultivate rich, vibrant communities. It begs the question why Durango – home to an active...

DATE: Dec. 13, 2018 | UPDATED: 21 hours 4 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Will legalization of hemp pave way for its cousin, marijuana?

The U.S. House and Senate this week passed a long-anticipated agriculture bill with provisions that will federally legalize hemp, a move that has many speculating whether marijuana legalization...

DATE: Dec. 13, 2018 | UPDATED: 1 day 6 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Animas High School warns of hand, foot and mouth disease

Animas High School is warning students and parents of a case of hand, foot and mouth disease among the student body. Hand, foot and mouth disease is a contagious illness caused by different...

DATE: Dec. 13, 2018 | UPDATED: 21 hours 12 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Chapman Hill opens this weekend along with splitboard demo

The Chapman Hill Ski Area is scheduled to open this weekend to skiers and snowboarders, the earliest the in-town slope has opened in recent years. The hill will be open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m....

DATE: Dec. 13, 2018 | UPDATED: 1 day 46 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Outdoors

La Plata County Humane Society director resigns; agency waits to hire replacement

The La Plata County Humane Society will not actively look for a new executive director after its former head of operations resigned suddenly in November. “Right now, we are just going to work with...

DATE: Dec. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

American Airlines adds seasonal flight between Durango and Chicago

American Airlines will add a summer flight to Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport from June 8 to Aug. 17, 2019. Tickets for the new route can be purchased at www.aa.com beginning Monday. The...

DATE: Dec. 13, 2018 | UPDATED: 21 hours 15 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Can wild bighorns, domestic sheep coexist in Weminuche Wilderness?

For more than six years, the U.S. Forest Service has wrestled with whether to continue to allow domestic sheep grazing in the Weminuche Wilderness, despite the risk it poses to the wild bighorn....

DATE: Dec. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Housing needed to solve homelessness, advocate says

Housing is the answer to homelessness, not laws criminalizing it. That was the message Tristia Bauman, staff attorney for the National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty , delivered to more...

DATE: Dec. 12, 2018 | UPDATED: 21 hours 12 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

City holds open house to examine climate change

Wednesday night provided an opportunity to share ideas, gather information and build cooperative efforts to address how Durango might cope with a warming planet. The city held an open house at the...

DATE: Dec. 12, 2018 | UPDATED: 1 day 20 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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