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Rep. Scott Tipton’s bill would let kids visit national parks free

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A congressional committee on Wednesday approved a bill that would give fourth-graders and supervising adults free entry into national parks. The Every Kid Outdoors Act –...

DATE: May 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Two brush fires contained north of Durango

Two wildfires burning near Shalona Lake north of Durango had been fully contained as of Thursday afternoon. Both fires were about 100 feet by 100 feet in size, said Scot Davis with the Durango Fire...

DATE: May 17, 2018 | UPDATED: 4 days 3 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Designs refined for miniature homes for homeless residents

Plans to house the homeless with miniature homes in Durango are taking shape. Community Compassion Outreach , a Durango group, will present updated design plans for the homes Saturday and outline...

DATE: May 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Peace run moves through Southwest Colorado, minus lit torch

The Sri Chinmoy Oneness-Home Peace Run ran through Pagosa Springs and Durango on Wednesday, as well as visited Animas Valley Elementary, to promote world peace and harmony. The team of relay...

DATE: May 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fire destroys pest-control building near airport

The building housing M&R Durango Insectary near the Durango-La Plata County Airport was destroyed Wednesday in a fire. Several people were in the building when the fire ignited shortly after 11...

DATE: May 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Majority of Southwest Colorado under fire watch

A majority of Southwest Colorado will be under a fire weather watch until to 9 p.m. Thursday. The National Weather Service issued the watch as the result of a low-pressure storm that will bring dry...

DATE: May 16, 2018 | UPDATED: 5 days 4 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

No evidence of wrongdoing found during LPEA election

La Plata Electric Association said Wednesday there is no evidence members’ addresses were improperly shared during the recent campaign – repeating a statement it has made since Saturday’s election....

DATE: May 16, 2018 | UPDATED: 4 days 3 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

What makes Durango special? Workshop to brainstorm median art ideas

The first public workshop to gather ideas for the art project at the U.S. Highway 550/160 intersection will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Durango Public Library, 1900 East Third Ave....

DATE: May 16, 2018 | UPDATED: 4 days 3 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Business owner accused of defrauding customers

A woman who has been operating a business from Ignacio is being accused by former employees of scamming people into a well-known fraud scheme that there is a secret government bank account people...

DATE: May 16, 2018 | UPDATED: 4 days 3 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango fields few comments about e-bikes on trails

The debate about electric bicycles on the Animas River Trail may not be as fully charged as it seems. The city of Durango is eight months into a yearlong trial period allowing e-bikes on paved...

DATE: May 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ignacio High School rubs lantern, hopes to let theater out of the bottle

The genie will be let out of the lamp when Ignacio High School presents “Aladdin” on Saturday and Monday. The production is a step in what hopefully will be a growing theater program in Ignacio,...

DATE: May 16, 2018 | UPDATED: 4 days 7 hours ago | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Taste of Durango to kick off summer festival season

The Taste of Durango returns Sunday. The fiesta is both the city’s largest food celebration and, to many, the event that kicks off Durango’s summer festival season. While many features of Taste ...

DATE: May 16, 2018 | UPDATED: 4 days 14 hours ago | CATEGORY: Food