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Will higher density help Durango’s housing future?

Jeff Dupont’s rental unit above his garage helped make it possible for him to move his family into historic Durango. Previous to that, he was living in a subdivision outside the city, where median...

DATE: Dec. 12, 2018 | UPDATED: 2 days 23 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Ska Brewing Co. joins effort to aid Camp Fire victims

Northern California’s Camp Fire, which started Nov. 8 and was not contained until Nov. 28, burned 153,336 acres, killed 85 people and displaced thousands. Among the communities affected was Chico,...

DATE: Dec. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

Prep Spotlight: Durango’s Quinn Schmidt making waves in pool

Quinn Schmidt has already made a habit of seeing her name listed first on swimming heat sheets and the season is only two weeks old. The Durango High School sophomore swimmer has won seven out of...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2018 | UPDATED: 3 days 18 hours ago | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Durango School District 9-R board adds member

Marianna Valdez, who works as a researcher for an educational nonprofit, has been appointed to serve on the Durango School District 9-R Board of Education until the November 2019 school board...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2018 | UPDATED: 3 days 18 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

New tax question for Durango voters is unlikely in April

Durango city councilors suggested Tuesday they won’t ask voters to approve a property tax increase in April and discussed instead the possibility of reapportioning parks and recreation funding to...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2018 | UPDATED: 3 days 18 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Businesses may not be able to put signs on sidewalks

Businesses may not be allowed to put out temporary signs in the public right-of-way because of safety issues, the Durango City Council and Planning Commission agreed Tuesday. Councilors and...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2018 | UPDATED: 3 days 18 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Ignacio man acquitted of privacy invasion charges

Jaime Flores-Carbajal, a man accused of taking video up the skirt of a woman at Walmart, has been found not guilty by a six-person jury. Flores-Carbajal lost his job as a janitor with the Ignacio...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2018 | UPDATED: 3 days 18 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Senate votes overwhelmingly to renew farm programs

WASHINGTON – The Senate voted overwhelmingly Tuesday for a sweeping agriculture bill that will fund key farm safety net programs for the next five years without making significant changes to the...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Developers of Village at Wolf Creek take another hit in attempt to reinstate land swap

An appeals court Tuesday dismissed the latest attempt from the would-be developers of the Village at Wolf Creek to throw out a federal judge’s ruling that a land exchange to give the proposed...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2018 | UPDATED: 3 days 18 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango school board plans midyear review of Superintendent Dan Snowberger

The Durango School District 9-R Board of Education said Tuesday it plans to examine how Superintendent Dan Snowberger handled an incident at Needham Elementary School in October in which 911 was...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2018 | UPDATED: 3 days 18 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

These Colorado lawmakers will shape education policy in 2019

When the Colorado General Assembly convenes in January, Democrats will control both chambers for the first time since 2014. That shift in the balance of power, along with a lot of turnover in both...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2018 | UPDATED: 4 days 1 hour ago | CATEGORY: Regional News

4 ex-Colorado senators sign letter calling on Senate to defend democracy

Four Coloradans are among 44 former U.S. senators who signed a letter in The Washington Post saying the Senate must stand in “defense of our democracy” as the nation enters “a dangerous period.”...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2018 | UPDATED: 3 days 23 hours ago | CATEGORY: Regional News

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