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Number of homeless students nearly doubles in Durango schools

The number of homeless students in Durango School District 9-R has increased by 63 percent in recent years. During the 2016-17 school year, 68 homeless students were identified in the district, and...

DATE: March 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College stages a rousing New York musical

“Bigger than a Buick.” That’s a line from “My Favorite Year,” the Dougherty-Flaherty-Ahrens musical running through this weekend at Fort Lewis College. It’s repeated more than once and gets a...

DATE: March 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Lawmakers advance plan to track greenhouse gases

DENVER – Lawmakers gave initial approval to a bill Thursday that orders the state to expand its tracking and possibly regulations of greenhouse gas emissions through 2050, an effort to buck the...

DATE: March 21, 2019 | UPDATED: 4 days 22 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango dismisses campaign finance complaint filed against city

A campaign finance complaint accusing Durango city councilors and the city manager of illegally using taxpayer money to encourage electors to vote for a proposed sales-tax increase has been...

DATE: March 21, 2019 | UPDATED: 4 days 22 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango Street Band brings music wherever it’s needed

When the members of Durango Street Band – An Organized Noise Society get together to play, their sound is huge. They are also a fun, supportive group always looking for new people to join them. At...

DATE: March 21, 2019 | UPDATED: 4 days 10 hours ago | CATEGORY: Music

Legislative committee kills Fort Lewis College’s $25M request for gym expansion

DENVER – Colorado lawmakers have denied Fort Lewis College more than $25 million to construct a much-needed expansion of Whalen Gymnasium, which has already cost the college millions as part of a...

DATE: March 21, 2019 | UPDATED: 4 days 22 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Nonprofit looks at ways to improve housing options for those in need

More affordable housing, professional help finding affordable housing and more financial assistance for those at risk of losing their housing could help more residents find homes or stay in them....

DATE: March 21, 2019 | UPDATED: 3 days 22 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Man gets prison time for leading police on chase

A New Mexico man who led law enforcement on a chase through central La Plata County in a stolen vehicle from the Navajo Nation was sentenced Thursday to two years in prison. Michael Ahkee, 21,...

DATE: March 21, 2019 | UPDATED: 4 days 22 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Workers hurt by partial government shutdown can apply for help

Federal workers and contractors in La Plata County still feeling the financial pinch from the partial government shutdown in December and January can apply for assistance through the Community...

DATE: March 21, 2019 | UPDATED: 3 days 23 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Movies playing in Durango March 22-28

Animas City Theatre (128 E. College Drive, 799-2281, www.animascitytheatre.com ) Bolshoi Ballet, The Sleeping Beauty (Sunday only) On her 16th birthday, Princess Aurora falls under the curse of...

DATE: March 21, 2019 | UPDATED: 5 days 3 hours ago | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Mercy orthopedic surgeon preserves hip joints to prevent replacement

Surgically repairing hip joints can relieve persistent pain and possibly prevent hip replacements later in life. One common source of persistent pain in a hip joint can be a tear in the labrum,...

DATE: March 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Health

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