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Durango trolley driver pleads guilty to impaired driving

A Durango trolley driver who drove drunk with passengers on board and caused a minor crash on Main Avenue has pleaded guilty to driving while ability impaired. Michael Corlies, 64, of Bayfield,...

DATE: April 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Improvements to Model Tire building approved

A proposal to update the outside of the Model Tire building was approved Wednesday by the Design Review Board. The owners of CrossFit Catacombs intends to buy the Model Tire building and install...

DATE: April 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Apartments proposed along Main Avenue in downtown Durango

A proposed mixed-use building that could add 44 new apartments to Main Avenue is in the early design stages. The Design Review Board gave the architect and developer feedback Wednesday on the...

DATE: April 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Effort to reward top-performing schools dies in committee

DENVER – An experiment in incentive funding for schools died before it could get off the ground Wednesday at the Legislature. Senate Bill 200, which would have created an incentive funding program...

DATE: April 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Gas and oil equipment tampering bill dies in Democratic ‘kill committee’

DENVER – A GOP-led attempt to crack down on eco-activists who might target oil and gas fields was swatted down by Democrats amid concerns it created a carve-out for the industry. Senate Bill 35,...

DATE: April 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

McLachlan/Coram teacher shortage bill passes Senate committee

DENVER – Barbara McLachlan’s signature piece of legislation for her first year as a state representative has made it past its biggest test, the Senate Education Committee. HB 1003, which would put...

DATE: April 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Woman dies when vehicle rolls into waterway on Colorado 145

A 50-year-old Telluride woman was pronounced dead at the scene of a Wednesday morning crash in San Miguel County, according to Colorado State Patrol Trooper Josh Lewis. The single-vehicle crash...

DATE: April 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rose Chilcoat charged with trespassing on Utah trust land

Criminal charges have been filed against former Great Old Broads for Wilderness associate director Rose Chilcoat and her husband, Mark Franklin, for allegedly trespassing in Utah and endangering...

DATE: April 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango police take witness stand in vehicular-assault case

A Durango man suspected of mowing down two pedestrians while driving drunk in downtown Durango gave contradictory statements to police when questioned about damage to his car. Cruz Baca, 38, at...

DATE: April 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Red Mountain Pass to close Thursday for howitzer testing

The Colorado Department of Transportation will perform target practice Thursday on Red Mountain Pass using a howitzer gun. It is the second week in a row the highway department will calibrate its...

DATE: April 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College trash contents reveal disposal habits

You can learn a lot by going through someone’s trash. At least that’s what organizers trying to make Fort Lewis College a “zero waste” campus hope to prove. The Fort Lewis College’s Environmental...

DATE: April 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Teen sexting crime back before Colorado Legislature

DENVER – Teen sexting is giving Colorado lawmakers an uncomfortable dilemma – when is a naughty photo between teens a modern form of flirting, and when is it child pornography? The Democratic House...

DATE: April 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News