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Injured Animas River tuber dies Thursday

The man critically injured July 16 while tubing the Animas River Whitewater Park died Thursday, said La Plata County Coroner Jann Smith. Smith said Manuel Gallegos, 31, of Albuquerque was taken off...

DATE: July 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Two victims in Hwy. 160 head-on crash identified

Authorities on Friday identified the two victims killed in a head-on crash Thursday on U.S. Highway 160 in the Cherry Creek area west of Hesperus. The crash occurred around 5:15 p.m. just east of...

DATE: July 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Juvenile detention center celebrates building renovation

The Robert E. DeNier Youth Services Center welcomed the public Thursday to show a renovated building on the day it celebrated the first graduation since it reopened. The juvenile detention center...

DATE: July 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango’s Quinn Simmons takes second at USA Cycling Mountain Bike Nationals

As a 15-year-old, Quinn Simmons burst onto the United States junior mountain biking scene with a stunning national championship in short-track cross country. He did it while competing against...

DATE: July 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Sports

Old Fort a test site for young farmers

HESPERUS – A trio of young people is learning the whole scope of what it takes to run a farm, and they’re doing it on land with a long agricultural history. The people, 18 to 25 years old, started...

DATE: July 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Celebrate canines with Bow Wow Film Festival in Durango

There’s not much doubt Durangoans love their dogs. And on Thursday, they’ll have a chance to help other dogs as well. The third annual Bow Wow Film Festival will be held at the Durango Arts Center...

DATE: July 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Lawmakers eyeing ways to bring school funding into the 21st century

DENVER – Next week, Colorado lawmakers will kick off a two-year evaluation of the formula used to distribute billions of dollars to K-12 schools across the state. In 2017, the Legislature allocated...

DATE: July 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango mother who caused fatal crash sentenced to six months in jail

A Durango woman who caused a head-on crash that killed her 8-year-old daughter in April 2016 was sentenced Thursday to six months in jail followed by two years probation. Neysha Candelaria, 33,...

DATE: July 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lightning strike causes fire near Ute Mountain

Tribal firefighters said a lightning strike Wednesday night likely caused an 8-acre wildfire near Ute Mountain on Thursday. John Trocheck, public safety officer for the Towaoc Fire Department, said...

DATE: July 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Two killed in head-on crash on U.S. Highway 160

Two people died in a two-car, head-on crash Thursday on U.S. Highway 160 west of Hesperus. The crash occurred about 5:15 p.m. in the Cherry Creek area, just east of the Montezuma-La Plata county...

DATE: July 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ignacio starts branding effort

The Town of Ignacio has hired Cypher and C+B Design of Denver to help create a branding effort, with funding from a state grant. A brand and logo “can help you tell your story as a community,”...

DATE: July 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

The Juice will be loose: O.J. Simpson granted parole

LOVELOCK, Nev. – O.J. Simpson was granted parole Thursday after more than eight years in prison for a Las Vegas hotel-room heist, successfully making his case for freedom in a nationally televised...

DATE: July 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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