Fort Lewis College boosts efforts to recruit students

As Fort Lewis College anticipates an enrollment decrease again next year, staff and faculty are intensifying recruiting efforts to turn the slide around. “A large part is our gradual move to 2019...

DATE: April 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rick Stallings competent to stand trial in killing of Karen Cugnini

Rick Stallings will go to trial Sept. 18 for allegedly killing longtime Durango resident Karen Cugnini after a mental evaluation determined he is competent to stand trial. In November, Stallings,...

DATE: April 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado State Sen. Don Coram’s bill would level fines for ‘rolling coal’

DENVER – One of the simply joys of life in Durango is the ability to hop on a bike and leave the car at home as you make your way through the day. It’s a defining facet of the city and a common...

DATE: April 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Movies playing in Durango April 14-20

Animas City Theatre (128 E. College Drive, 799-2281, www.animascitytheatre.com) The Last Word Harriet Lauler, a once-successful businesswoman, works with young local writer Anne Sherman to write...

DATE: April 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

New farmers face debt, weather woes with support from colleagues

This spring, elementary students Jayce Gray and Mikah Burris helped their parents build a high tunnel – a greenhouse with climate controls – on their family’s land south of Cortez. Evn and Kaliape...

DATE: April 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Food

Prep Spotlight: Tennis runs in the family for Durango’s Hackett sisters

Most families have an activity or something special they do together. Some like to fish, hunt, play board games, ski, ride bikes or take hikes. The Hackett family likes to play tennis – and sisters...

DATE: April 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Delayed start Tuesday for Durango High School ninth and 12th graders

Ninth and 12th graders at Durango High School get to sleep in Tuesday as 10th and 11th graders take the SAT and Preliminary SAT tests. Durango School District 9-R announced the delay Monday. The...

DATE: April 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Legislative Roundup: Budget balancing bills clear House

DENVER – Between the two chambers of the state Legislature, 35 bills were scheduled for third reading, nine received a second reading and 21 went before committees Monday. Floor work Ten of the 12...

DATE: April 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado budget clears House on party-line vote

DENVER – The $28.3 billion Colorado budget has cleared both chambers of the Legislature and will soon head back to its makers so they can consider the amendments applied by their fellow lawmakers....

DATE: April 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado set to prohibit marijuana co-op growing operations

DENVER – Colorado was set Monday to outlaw marijuana growing co-ops soon after the state Senate unanimously approved a bill making it a crime for people to cultivate recreational pot for other...

DATE: April 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Lawmakers seek to ease process for leasing water rights

DENVER – Colorado lawmakers are trying to streamline the process water rights owner go through to enter into short-term leases with municipalities. To estimate how much water they are entitled to,...

DATE: April 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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