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Hunter’s Run Golf Course closes after 25 years

Hunter’s Run Golf Course, after nearly 25 years in business, has closed while the longtime owners try to find a buyer to take over operations in Oxford. Owner Robert Hardaway has owned the...

DATE: May 24, 2018 | UPDATED: 19 hours 51 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Fire restrictions will take effect at Mesa Verde National Park

Mesa Verde National Park has announced that open fires will be banned throughout the park beginning Sunday because of persistent dry weather. The ban includes all residences in the park, Morefield...

DATE: May 23, 2018 | UPDATED: 19 hours 55 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Term limit for District 22 attorney will face vote

Voters will be asked in November if term limits for the 22nd Judicial District Attorney should be extended from two four-year terms, to three four-year terms. The district covers Montezuma and...

DATE: May 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado recreational marijuana sales boom in month of March

DENVER – Recreational marijuana sales in Colorado eclipsed $105 million in March 2018, the highest monthly total for adult-use sales in the program’s history. The record-breaking month is part of a...

DATE: May 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Primary election ballots to be mailed June 6

Mail-in ballots for Colorado’s June 26 Primary Election will go out on June 6. La Plata County Clerk and Recorder Tiffany Parker said military ballots for members of the armed services were mailed...

DATE: May 23, 2018 | UPDATED: 3 hours 27 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

At Buckley Park, the grass isn’t green on the other side

The 1.6 acres of grass in Buckley Park has seen better days. The park’s central location and large grass field make it a favorite place for organizations to hold events, festivals and concerts. And...

DATE: May 23, 2018 | UPDATED: 19 hours 55 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Recall effort against Gwen Lachelt falls short by 36 signatures

A recall effort against La Plata County Commissioner Gwen Lachelt failed to collect enough valid signatures to trigger a recall election, the county clerk and recorder announced Wednesday. Recall...

DATE: May 23, 2018 | UPDATED: 1 day 24 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

New director says Powerhouse Science Center packed with potential

Wayne LaBar, the new executive director of the Powerhouse Science Center, was drawn to the position by the potential of the facility and by Durango’s quality of life. In 2011, LaBar founded Alchemy...

DATE: May 23, 2018 | UPDATED: 19 hours 51 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos sculptor to open Bomdiggity art and spirituality store

When sculptor David Mallin opens Bomdiggity Mancos Mystical Market this month, it will be in honor of his late daughter, Natanya Joy Mallin-Jameson. In October, Mallin said he had a vision he...

DATE: May 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Experts: ‘Alarming’ drought conditions hit Southwest

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Rivers and watering holes are drying up, popular mountain recreation spots are closing and water restrictions are in full swing as a persistent drought intensifies its grip on...

DATE: May 23, 2018 | UPDATED: 1 day 23 hours ago | CATEGORY: Regional News

When it comes to race preparation, riders take individual tactics

Many of us will be sitting in shaded comfort at the Silverton finish line festival beer garden this weekend. Raising a pint takes little training. The racers, on the other hand, have spent months...

DATE: May 23, 2018 | UPDATED: 2 days 6 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Iron Horse: What you need to know

It’s here again. This year’s 47th annual Iron Horse Bicycle Classic will take place this weekend. Thousands of riders, spectators, future cyclists and passers-by will descend on Durango to watch...

DATE: May 23, 2018 | UPDATED: 1 day 12 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News