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Colorado Pongas enters agreement to improve alcohol serving practices

The Durango Local Licensing Authority unanimously approved an agreement with Colorado Pongas on Tuesday that resolves alleged liquor license violations the pool hall and bar faced. City Attorney...

DATE: Feb. 20, 2018 | UPDATED: 4 days 15 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Talk about town: City of Durango nabs first Terry Fiedler Spirit of Snowdown Award

Chip Lile, president of the Snowdown board of directors, presented the Terry Fiedler Spirit of Snowdown Award to the city of Durango on Tuesday at City Hall. The award honors all city employees who...

DATE: Feb. 20, 2018 | UPDATED: 4 days 19 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Sen. Cory Gardner’s bill aids rural broadband development

WASHINGTON – A bipartisan group of senators, including Cory Gardner, introduced a bill that would expand broadband in rural areas where the internet access is either slow or inaccessible. Gardner,...

DATE: Feb. 20, 2018 | UPDATED: 4 days 19 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County approves 2 new marijuana growing facilities

La Plata County commissioners approved two marijuana growing facilities on Tuesday. The first project was proposed by Watertowne Properties LLC for a 6,000-square-foot building to house various...

DATE: Feb. 20, 2018 | UPDATED: 4 days 19 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Drones could get another lift from Colorado lawmakers

Wildfire footage captured from drones can be breathtaking, but getting that footage can often hinder firefighters in their rescue efforts. Currently emergency responders can only ask the public to...

DATE: Feb. 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Durango Police Department identifies suspect in Crestview car break-ins

A suspect has been identified in a rash of car break-ins in the Crestview neighborhood. No arrests have yet been made, and the suspect is not a homeless person, said Cmdr. Ray Shupe with the...

DATE: Feb. 20, 2018 | UPDATED: 4 days 22 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Crews clear mountain passes before new storm arrives Wednesday

Perhaps our meek winter has some punches to throw after all. Because of an abnormally dry winter – driven by colder temperatures in the Pacific Ocean, known as a weather cycle called “La Niña” –...

DATE: Feb. 20, 2018 | UPDATED: 4 days 15 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Downtown Durango Ambassadors will return in effort to curb panhandling

Efforts to reduce belligerent or unsafe behaviors of panhandlers downtown will begin March 17 when Downtown Ambassadors make their first appearance of 2018 – asking shoppers to donate to charities...

DATE: Feb. 20, 2018 | UPDATED: 5 days 7 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango Joes owner Joe Lloyd expands coffeehouse footprint to stay viable

Joe Lloyd had to be convinced to include his name in what is now one of Durango’s most ubiquitous retail storefronts. Chances are, if you need a caffeine boost to jump-start your morning batteries,...

DATE: Feb. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Winter Bike to Work Day celebration is Friday

Durango residents are invited to put on their coats and helmets and pedal to work on Friday for the eighth Winter Bike to Work Day, a clean-commuting celebration held annually at the end of...

DATE: Feb. 19, 2018 | UPDATED: 4 days 22 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Americans for Prosperity pulls back campaign against La Plata County’s land-use code

Americans for Prosperity has pulled back its campaign against La Plata County’s proposed land-use codes, for now, the group’s deputy state director Tamra Farah said Monday. Last month, AFP...

DATE: Feb. 19, 2018 | UPDATED: 4 days 17 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Power back to 300-plus homes south of Durango

Power has been resorted to more than 300 homes south of Durango after a vehicle hit a utility pole Monday afternoon, according to La Plata Electric Association. The wet snow from the current storm...

DATE: Feb. 19, 2018 | UPDATED: 5 days 18 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News