Accolades keep pouring in for Fort Lewis men’s basketball program

Though the season is over for the Fort Lewis College men’s basketball team, the accolades keep on coming. Monday brought All-South Central Region honors to senior Joshua Blaylock and junior Rasmus...

DATE: March 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: College Sports

School District 9-R endorses keeping fluoride in water

The Durango School District 9-R board waded into the fluoride debate Tuesday night, endorsing keeping the mineral in the city of Durango’s water. The issue will go to city voters as ordinance 1A ....

DATE: March 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sen. Micheal Bennet to hold town hall in Durango

Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colorado, will hold a town hall from 8:15 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. on Friday at the DoubleTree Hotel, 501 Camino Del Rio. Residents are invited to share their questions or concerns...

DATE: March 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Manaugh students build apple orchard in Cortez

Students at Manaugh Elementary School broke ground on a 19-tree apple orchard at the school Monday. The orchard is the first part of a Montezuma School to Farm Project effort that also will include...

DATE: March 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Democratic lawmakers in Colorado introduce bills to reform campaign finance laws

DENVER – Democratic lawmakers are trying to increase the transparency and equity of the system for financing political campaigns with four bills that were introduced Wednesday at the state...

DATE: March 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado bill would reward top school districts with extra cash

DENVER – An experiment to reward the best school districts with money got its first nod Wednesday by lawmakers. Senate Bill 200, which would pull 1 percent of total state funding for school...

DATE: March 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Movies playing in Durango March 17-23

Animas City Theatre (128 E. College Drive, 799-2281, www.animascitytheatre.com) Jackie A portrait of one of the most important and tragic moments in American history, seen through the eyes of the...

DATE: March 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

‘SpongeBob SquarePants’ creator Stephen Hillenburg to continue on show after ALS diagnosis

Few people deliver as many round-the-clock laughs to so much of the globe. Three-fourths of the planet may be covered by water, but most of the rest of Earth seems to be covered by the ocean’s most...

DATE: March 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

A voice for children caught in the legal system

Some of the most vulnerable victims – children who have been abused or neglected – have new advocates in the 6th Judicial District, which includes Archuleta, San Juan and La Plata counties. Four...

DATE: March 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bar, food trucks coming to former Durango Downtown Smoke Shop site

A bar and a new home for food trucks is coming to 11th Street and Main Avenue this summer. Jaime Wisner and his son, Marcos, are remodeling the former home of the Durango Downtown Smoke Shop to...

DATE: March 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Mancos Melt golf tournament is March 18

The eighth annual Mancos Melt putt-putt golf tournament will once again welcome the beginning of spring on March 18. This year’s theme is “Circus Circus,” and proceeds will benefit the Mancos...

DATE: March 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

City of Durango facing 5 years of transit budget shortfalls

The Durango City Council on Tuesday considered a variety of options to pay for the city’s transit system, including new taxes and fees. The Colorado Department of Transportation plans to cut...

DATE: March 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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