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Navajo council OKs lease extension for coal plant

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – The Navajo Nation Council has approved a lease extension that will allow a coal-fired power plant in northeastern Arizona to continue operating through December 2019. The 18-4...

DATE: June 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Possible sites for homeless discussed by council

The Durango City Council discussed where to build a permanent legal campground for homeless residents on Tuesday and found challenges with all of the sites. The site could be governed by a...

DATE: June 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sean Johnson earns shot with Houston Astros after career at Ole Miss

Four years after his first opportunity to join a Major League Baseball organization, Sean Johnson had never pitched a professional inning. Searching for a home with an independent league team in...

DATE: June 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Ebike trial approved by Durango City Council

A one-year trial period for electric bikes was approved by the Durango City Council Tuesday. Three city advisory boards spent about nine months holding meetings and crafting rules to govern...

DATE: June 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Photo: Stairway to the rim

DATE: June 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County takes no stand on lawsuit on oil and gas agency

La Plata County Commissioners on Tuesday took no action on whether to weigh in on a lawsuit that seeks a state agency to put public health and the environment above energy interests. The lawsuit,...

DATE: June 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Study: Outdoor recreation industry generates billions for Colorado

DENVER – Colorado consumers spend $28 billion annually on outdoor recreation, according to a sneak peek released Tuesday of an economic impact report by the Outdoor Industry Association. In return,...

DATE: June 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

La Plata County, BLM enact fire restrictions

A forecast of warm, dry and windy conditions this week has prompted county and federal officials to enact fire restrictions because of threat of wildfires, and they are asking people to be careful...

DATE: June 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hickenlooper, Kasich join opposition to latest health care bill

DENVER – Republicans in the U.S. Senate have delayed a vote on the latest attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act and replace it with the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA),which could cost...

DATE: June 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Lightning-caused fire in San Juan National Forest grows to 5 acres

CORTEZ – A small wildfire in a remote section of the San Juan National Forest near the Divide Road (564) has burned five acres and triggered road and trail closures. The 412 Fire was reported June...

DATE: June 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Facing defections, Senate GOP leaders delay health care vote

WASHINGTON – In a bruising setback, Senate Republican leaders shelved a vote on their prized health care bill Tuesday until at least next month, forced to retreat by a GOP rebellion that left them...

DATE: June 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Chef Profile: From Belgium to crepes on College and Main

It’s a sweltering summer afternoon – 93 degrees with endless sunshine pouring onto Durango’s Main Avenue, which buzzes with energy from tourists and locals alike. At the southeast corner of Main ...

DATE: June 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Food

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