Barking-dog violations show no bite in La Plata County

Since La Plata County’s barking-dog ordinance went into effect more than six months ago, worries that complaints and violations would overburden Animal Control have not materialized. La Plata...

DATE: Oct. 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango police praised, told to smile more

One man said it’s good to see more police walking the streets of downtown Durango, but he’d like to see officers smile a little more. Another man said he hasn’t noticed any police downtown, but...

DATE: Oct. 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sale of Durango chamber building to fund new office on Main

The sale of the Durango Chamber of Commerce building in Santa Rita Park to the city will help pay for a new chamber building on north Main Avenue. The chamber expects to build its new building on...

DATE: Oct. 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Great Outdoors Colorado awards Durango $1.3 million for trail extension

Great Outdoors Colorado awarded the city of Durango a $1.3 million grant last week for its Animas River Trail expansion project. Plans to extend the trail north from Animas City Park to Oxbow Park,...

DATE: Oct. 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Massive wave of butterflies lights up Denver weather radar

DENVER – A lacy, cloud-like pattern drifting across a Denver-area radar screen turned out to be a 70-mile-wide wave of butterflies, forecasters say. Paul Schlatter of the National Weather Service...

DATE: Oct. 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Judge reinstates Obama-era rule on methane emissions

WASHINGTON – Rebuffing the Trump administration, a federal judge on Wednesday ordered the Interior Department to reinstate an Obama-era regulation aimed at restricting harmful methane emissions...

DATE: Oct. 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

La Plata County’s largest timepiece undergoes repairs

The clock tower at the La Plata County Courthouse could be back up and ringing out the time as early as next week. Over the summer, the clock in the 1000 block of East Second Avenue started chiming...

DATE: Oct. 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Prep Spotlight: Durango’s Madeleine Burns heats up for Demons cross-country

Madeleine Burns always knew she would be a runner. Few knew how impressive she would be at a young age. At the 2016 Colorado High School Activities Association Class 4A Cross-Country Championships,...

DATE: Oct. 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Farmers Market Profile: Homegrown Farm says ‘Durango was it’

Mike and Emily Jensen were spending a winter in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, ski bumming when they noticed how bare the grocery store shelves were there. “There’s no food up there in the winter,” Mike...

DATE: Oct. 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Food

Colorado special session ends with no fix for pot-tax error

DENVER – Colorado lawmakers ended a special session of the Legislature Tuesday without a fix to an intricate spending law that stripped some quasi-governmental agencies of the ability to collect...

DATE: Oct. 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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