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Court may have violated rights of man charged with felony sex assault

A Colorado Supreme Court judge said this week La Plata County’s district court might have violated the rights of a 39-year-old man who has been charged with two felony counts of sexual assault....

DATE: Jan. 17, 2020 | UPDATED: 2 days 7 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

The MET presents new production of German masterpiece

“Wozzeck,” the play, the opera and a multitude of stage and film adaptations, will always be with us. The story centers on a beleaguered young man who struggles with life at the bottom of the...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Hickenlooper faces renewed questions about his administration’s spending

A little-noticed government account that is paying ongoing legal bills related to an ethics complaint against U.S. Senate candidate John Hickenlooper is facing renewed scrutiny even as the...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2020 | UPDATED: 2 days 7 hours ago | CATEGORY: Regional News

La Plata County likely to suspend public process for road improvements

La Plata County is unlikely to reinstate a program that allows residents to ask for more maintenance of county roads, another ramification of budget declines that have plagued the county for years....

DATE: Jan. 17, 2020 | UPDATED: 2 days 7 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Ellen Roberts earns Citizen of the Year Award

Longtime state legislator and current Fort Lewis College Trustee Ellen Roberts was named Citizen of the Year on Thursday at the Durango Chamber of Commerce’s Durango Rocks award ceremony. The...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2020 | UPDATED: 3 days 5 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango’s Barkley rediscovered love of football before transfer to Fort Lewis College

Ryan Barkley got onto the field at Montana State in the first round of the playoffs. It was the biggest moment of his Bobcat career, but his mind took him back to Durango after the game in Bozeman,...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: College Sports

At listening session, attendees say racism is rampant in Durango

It’s not easy to live in Durango – but for people of color, it’s frightening. That was the message shared Thursday by community members who met to discuss racism in Durango with the Community...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2020 | UPDATED: 2 days 20 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata Electric Association approves rate increase

The La Plata Electric Association board voted this week to increase its rates in April to maintain and improve its infrastructure and prepare the grid for the future. The new charge will be levied...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2020 | UPDATED: 3 days 5 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Ballantine Family Fund awards more than $310,000 in grants

The Ballantine Family Fund awarded more than $310,000 in grants last year to nonprofits across Southwest Colorado to support education, human services, arts and culture, among other causes. The...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2020 | UPDATED: 3 days 5 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

San Juan College works to improve kids’ smiles

FARMINGTON – San Juan College’s Dental Hygiene Program will offer free dental services to children as part of the national Give Kids a Smile Day for the 17th year. Partnering with the Northwest...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2020 | UPDATED: 3 days 5 hours ago | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Erik Weihenmayer bringing ‘No Barriers’ to Durango

The week before freshman year of high school is stressful enough under the best of circumstances. Losing your eyesight a week before high school starts takes it to a whole new level. Erik...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Books

Glacier Club man convicted of assault, racially taunting sheriff’s deputy

A jury on Thursday convicted a La Plata County man on four criminal charges related to a fight he had with law enforcement last year at the Glacier Club. La Plata County Sheriff’s deputies led...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2020 | UPDATED: 3 days 5 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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