State budget clears second reading after extended debate

DENVER – Ten hours of debate Thursday and 93 proposed amendments to the state’s $28.6 billion budget was not enough for the state House of Representatives. They came back early Friday with the...

DATE: April 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

City of Durango, CDOT partner for Americans with Disabilities Act improvements to North Main

The city of Durango at the last minute piggybacked onto an ongoing Colorado Department of Transportation project to make some sidewalks along north Main Avenue more accessible. New ramps under...

DATE: April 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Paleontology rich area left out of Bears Ears for uranium mining

BLUFF – What was left out of the new Bears Ears National Monument in southeast Utah relieved uranium miners, but is upsetting paleontologists. Paleontologist Rob Gay, of Museums of Western...

DATE: April 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Photo: A positive message

DATE: April 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Townhomes proposed along Animas View Drive in Durango

A potential development along Animas View Drive is building in a way for homeowners to pay their mortgage. All but one of the 13 townhomes proposed for 900 Animas View Drive would have studio...

DATE: April 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Blevins holds off Wells again at US Cup in Fontana

Mountain bikers have 10,000 reasons to give it their all in the US Cup this year. After the first of four weekends of racing this season, a couple of Durangoans showed they will be tough to beat....

DATE: April 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Colorado budget debate turns nasty as GOP uses delay tactic

DENVER – They say no battle plan survives contact with the enemy, no matter how meticulously it is thought out. The same can be said of Colorado’s $28.3 billion budget, which continued to transform...

DATE: April 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Surveillance shows bike theft near First Southwest Bank of Durango

Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man suspected of walking off with a woman’s bike earlier this week in downtown Durango. The incident occurred about 9 a.m. Wednesday near...

DATE: April 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

West 24th Street in Durango to close for emergency water valve repair

The city will start emergency repairs on a water valve on north Main Avenue in front of Durango High School Friday morning and the work will disrupt traffic. The Colorado Department of...

DATE: April 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Senate changes rules; vote on Neil Gorsuch set for Friday

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Judge Neil Gorsuch will not only be an influence on the Supreme Court if he is confirmed as expected on Friday, his nomination has changed the Senate as well. On Thursday,...

DATE: April 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

HillBenders bringing ‘Tommy: A Bluegrass Opry’ to Durango

Springfield, Missouri, band The HillBenders will be heading into town Thursday, when they’ll perform “Tommy: A Bluegrass Opry” at the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College. “Tommy,” the...

DATE: April 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Music

DAC Applause! presents ‘The Grunch’

Picture a cast running around backstage, rehearsing their lines from wrinkled, highlighted scripts while adjusting their costumes. The air smells of hairspray and makeup. It’s all for “The...

DATE: April 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

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