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Durango School District 9-R looks at tight budget for 2019-20

Durango School District 9-R Board of Education members heard about a tight budget situation taking shape for the 2019-20 school year as state lawmakers debate how much aid they’ll provide for...

DATE: March 20, 2019 | UPDATED: 5 days 20 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Ignacio man dies after five-hour standoff in Farmington

Authorities in New Mexico have identified the person killed after a five-hour standoff as a 50-year-old Ignacio man. The San Juan County, New Mexico, Sheriff’s Office and the U.S. Marshals Service...

DATE: March 20, 2019 | UPDATED: 4 days 21 hours ago | CATEGORY: Regional News

Santa Rita Drive to be renamed Larry Valdez Way

City Council approved renaming a short strip of road that connects Colorado Highway 3 with South Camino del Rio in honor of a Durango native and Vietnam War veteran awarded the Silver Star Medal....

DATE: March 20, 2019 | UPDATED: 5 days 20 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Weather warnings issued for Southwest Colorado

The National Weather Service has issued two warnings for Southwest Colorado. A winter storm warning for the southwestern San Juan Mountains, including Silverton and Rico, will remain in effect...

DATE: March 20, 2019 | UPDATED: 4 days 21 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado lawmakers finally poised to act on workplace sexual harassment

The Colorado legislature will soon discuss broad changes to how it handles workplace harassment complaints at the state Capitol. Lawmakers had originally pledged to pass the changes by last May...

DATE: March 20, 2019 | UPDATED: 4 days 1 hour ago | CATEGORY: Regional News

Colorado court rules that Democrats’ use of computers to accelerate the reading of a bill is unconstitutional

A Denver District Court Judge on Tuesday sided with Senate Republicans in their effort to slow down the pace of Democratic-backed legislation this session. The eight-page preliminary injunction...

DATE: March 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Colorado lawmakers carve out room for full-day kindergarten in proposed budget

The influential Joint Budget Committee gave its endorsement Tuesday to funding full-day kindergarten by next fall, but doing so could require “tightening our purse strings” and not funding other...

DATE: March 20, 2019 | UPDATED: 6 days 9 hours ago | CATEGORY: Regional News

Pink Boots Society brings women in Durango’s beer industry together

Women belonging to an organization called the Pink Boots Society came together around the world to brew beers March 8 – International Women’s Day. And for the first time, Durango was represented by...

DATE: March 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Food

What’s the future for La Plata County’s roads?

The city of Durango isn’t the only government feeling the crunch in trying to maintain its roads. La Plata County’s operating budget, historically, has relied on revenues from property tax, mainly...

DATE: March 20, 2019 | UPDATED: 6 days 7 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Quinn Simmons swipes stage win, two jerseys at Redlands Bicycle Classic

A weekend of race training turned out to be the best weekend of racing on U.S. soil yet for young Quinn Simmons. The 17-year-old from Durango won the fifth and final stage at the Redlands Bicycle...

DATE: March 19, 2019 | UPDATED: 6 days 22 hours ago | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Durango approves change to allow permanent supportive housing to help homeless

Durango City Council established a legal framework Tuesday to permit permanent supportive housing in city limits, an amendment to land-use codes that will allow developers to build affordable...

DATE: March 19, 2019 | UPDATED: 6 days 22 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

What will oil and gas reform mean for Colorado?

DENVER – A sweeping reform of oil and gas development working its way through the Capitol offers one of two futures for Colorado: a harmonious balance of anti- and pro-energy counties, or economic...

DATE: March 19, 2019 | UPDATED: 6 days 22 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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