Some residents have stopped watering their lawns after utility cost hikes

Durango residents Mary and Joe Shaw were shocked to receive a nearly $400 water bill in July 2016, prompting them to stop watering their lawn this summer. The Shaws live at 1928 Crestview Drive, a...

DATE: Aug. 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango City Council votes down marijuana tax questions

The Durango City Council voted against placing questions on the ballot that could raise taxes on marijuana. Councilors Chris Bettin, Sweetie Marbury and Dick White voted unanimously on the issue....

DATE: Aug. 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Utah sues Gold King Mine owners

SALT LAKE CITY – The state of Utah has sued mine owners and contractors for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency over a spill of mine waste that fouled rivers in three Western states with a...

DATE: Aug. 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Durango’s Sepp Kuss leads Tour of Utah in yellow jersey

A breakout season for Durango’s Sepp Kuss reached a new high Tuesday in Utah. The 22-year-old finished second in a sprint with BMC Racing Team member Brent Bookwalter in the second stage of the...

DATE: Aug. 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Chuck Wagon Cook-off brings sense of camaraderie

Under the shade of a grove of trees south of the La Plata County Fairgrounds, six teams assembled with their chuck wagons on Saturday morning to prepare a traditional Western meal. Two...

DATE: Aug. 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Food

Durango man suspected of vehicle theft, leading police on chase

A Durango man was arrested late Monday on suspicion of stealing a woman’s car and leading police on a short chase before crashing the vehicle and fleeing on foot. Police received the call shortly...

DATE: Aug. 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Arizona man spends night clinging to life vest in Vallecito Reservoir

An Arizona man in his early 20s was rescued Tuesday morning from Vallecito Reservoir after spending the night clinging to a life vest. Roy Vreeland, deputy chief with the Upper Pine River Fire...

DATE: Aug. 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man ticketed for duct-taping dog’s muzzle shut in Durango

A 23-year-old man who duct-taped his dog’s mouth shut and left the animal in a car parked at the Durango Community Recreation Center has been charged with animal cruelty. Both the 6th Judicial...

DATE: Aug. 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata Youth Services considers moving into house at fairgrounds

La Plata Youth Services may move into a house at the La Plata County Fairgrounds in October, making way for a new Durango Chamber of Commerce building next to Brookside Park. The city plans to buy...

DATE: Aug. 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado providing voter rolls to U.S. fraud panel on Monday

DENVER – Colorado’s secretary of state is sending voter registration rolls to a presidential panel that’s looking at alleged voter fraud. Wayne Williams’ spokeswoman Julia Sunny says the...

DATE: July 31, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Murder suspect shoots himself at Mercy Regional Medical Center

Police said Tuesday they are unsure why a Louisiana man suspected of killing his wife drove 19½ hours to Durango to shoot himself outside the emergency room doors at Mercy Regional Medical Center....

DATE: July 31, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Woman calls off search for Dylan Redwine’s remains

A community search for Dylan Redwine’s remains northeast of Vallecito Reservoir has been called off after his father’s arrest. The eight-day search was scheduled to start Friday and conclude Aug....

DATE: July 31, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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