SCAPE to participate in national development program

Southwest Colorado’s program to diversify the local economy by aiding startup companies that look like promising job-creators has been chosen to participate in a national program to support rural...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2020 | UPDATED: 1 day 2 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Regional blood supplier faces critical shortage

The only blood supplier to hospitals in the region is facing a national shortage of blood. Vitalant, the nonprofit that supplies Mercy Regional Medical Center, currently has less than a day and a...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Low-wage employees benefit from tight labor market

A booming economy is driving up wages for low-skilled and entry-level jobs across the nation. It’s true in Durango as well, and entry-level and younger workers appear to be the beneficiaries. “It’s...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2020 | UPDATED: 5 days 3 hours ago | CATEGORY: Business

Most Colorado student teachers aren’t paid and need second jobs. Will lawmakers ease burden?

At one point during the four-and-a-half years Jen Tarwater studied to become a teacher and completed two minors, she juggled four jobs – among them, serving as a student employee at her school’s...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango girls swimming wins End of an Era Invite

The Durango High School girls swim team likely ended its run at the Fort Lewis College Natatorium on Saturday at aptly-named End of an Era Invitational, as plans are in the works to fill in the...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2020 | UPDATED: 4 days 20 hours ago | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Have you been keeping up with local headlines? Test your knowledge in Quiz No. 54

About 60 people participated in last week’s quiz. Participants scored highest on a question about Powder Hounds Art Auction, with 61% of respondents correctly answering, “20 artists painted one...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2020 | UPDATED: 5 days 17 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Thousands join Women’s March in Washington

WASHINGTON – Three years after President Donald Trump’s inauguration, the 2020 Women’s March in Washington mobilized thousands of protestors again on Saturday to demand reproductive rights,...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2020 | UPDATED: 5 days 19 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Ignacio High School theater to stage ‘Frozen’

Ignacio High School theater students will take the stage at the school Wednesday and Thursday for their production of “Frozen.” “Frozen” is the story of sisters Anna and Elsa: When a prophecy traps...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2020 | UPDATED: 5 days 21 hours ago | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Women’s March in Durango draws hundreds

People in the United States have marched for decades against oppression because it works. But parades are just part of it, said Emily Badgley, a senior at Animas High School. “The next bit is going...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2020 | UPDATED: 4 days 22 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez official’s Facebook post spurs City Council discussion

A Cortez official’s Facebook post in December has sparked heated exchanges on social media and at a recent City Council meeting. The thread was initiated Dec. 11 by city Planning and Zoning...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2020 | UPDATED: 5 days 17 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

As the Southwest dries out, water managers increasingly look to cloud seeding

Southwest Colorado has long been considered part of the arid West. But as a decades-long drought grips the region, and the population only increases, adequate water supply has become a greater...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango musher Ryne Olson third at Copper Basin 300, looks to Yukon Quest

When Ryne Olson saw temperatures hovering around 60-below zero during parts of the Copper Basin 300 sled dog race Monday, she started to question herself as mind games danced in her head. All she...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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