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Prep Spotlight: Manasseh Brockus the man in the middle for Durango football

There’s no escaping the aura of Manasseh Brockus. The senior linebacker for Durango High School’s football team only needs one introduction to be remembered, and for opposing players that...

DATE: Oct. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Few show up to comment on La Plata County’s 2018 budget

The near absence of public input on La Plata County’s 2018 proposed budget, which is riddled with cuts to services amid a continuing decrease in oil and gas revenues, was probably the loudest voice...

DATE: Oct. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bennet introduces bill to offer public option on Obamacare exchanges

WASHINGTON – Sen. Michael Bennet will introduce a bill to add a public option to the Affordable Care Act exchanges. After the first year, the Medicare-X Choice Act would give everyone the...

DATE: Oct. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Farmers Market Profile: Carrots are all-stars at Banga’s Farm

Dave Banga was an artist and potter living in Chicago for most of his 20s. After working for two seasons at the Resource Center’s “City Farm,” he was hooked on agriculture. “I volunteered on an...

DATE: Oct. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Food

EPA updates on its work since Silverton Superfund declared

SILVERTON – It’s been more than a year since the Superfund site near Silverton was formally declared, and while the cleanup is expected to take years, Environmental Protection Agency officials...

DATE: Oct. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Forum to discuss Nov. 7 ballot issues will be held Thursday

A forum to discuss Nov. 7 ballot issues will be held at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at City Hall, 949 East Second Ave. Of the three seats on the Durango School District 9-R Board, District E is contested....

DATE: Oct. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Food hub to distribute produce to low-income residents in Southwest Colorado

More locally harvested produce could make it onto plates across La Plata County next fall through a new food hub. The U.S. Department of Agriculture recently granted the Durango Regional Food...

DATE: Oct. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sheriff’s deputy in Bayfield resigned days before he was found dead

A La Plata County Sheriff’s deputy found dead last week was under investigation and resigned from the Sheriff’s Office three days before he was discovered with a gunshot wound in a burning home,...

DATE: Oct. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango’s arts funding may take new form

The city may fund the arts differently next year by offering a more targeted grant program through the Community Development Department. The city is considering setting aside $20,000 for a new...

DATE: Oct. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Two jury trials underway in Durango

Two jury trials are underway this week in La Plata County, one against a man suspected of sexual assault and another against a man suspected of burglary. About 430 jury summons were sent to...

DATE: Oct. 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Roughly $300,000 pours into congressional race between Scott Tipton and Diane Mitsch Bush

Roughly $300,000 has poured into the 2018 U.S. House race between Republican incumbent Scott Tipton and his Democratic challenger, state Rep. Diane Mitsch Bush, over the past three months. ...

DATE: Oct. 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Camera shows wildlife using highway underpass east of Durango

A wildlife underpass completed late last year between Durango and Bayfield has proved to be a well-traveled thoroughfare for coyote, raccoons, mule deer and a few humans. A surveillance camera has...

DATE: Oct. 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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