Sewer line burps 2,000 gallons of waste from manhole

A clogged sewer spewed about 2,000 gallons of foulness down a hillside and into a culvert Monday morning near the wastewater-treatment plant in Durango. None of the discharge made it to the Animas...

DATE: Oct. 24, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

The Blotter

Durango Police Sunday 1:05 p.m. A drunken man fell into some bushes near Seventh Street and East Second Avenue. 7:46 p.m. Two drivers involved in a road-rage incident were stopped in the middle...

DATE: Oct. 24, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Stress reduction workshop offered Saturday

Conflict solutions consultant, Aikido instructor and martial arts practitioner Thomas Holmes will present a Stress Reduction class from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the Durango Community Recreation...

DATE: Oct. 24, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Trails 2000 seeks volunteers for trail work

Trails 2000 requests volunteers to help with trail work this weekend. On Saturday, volunteers should meet at 9 a.m. at the Leyden Trailhead in Overend Mountain Park. Come work with the Friends of...

DATE: Oct. 24, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Wrestling officials needed for season

Area 10 of the Colorado Wrestling Officials Association is looking for officials for the 2016-2017 high school and middle school wrestling season. If interested, contact Chris Carney at 946-3482.

DATE: Oct. 24, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Prep Spotlight: Durango’s Cole Johnson made it back just in time

Former athletes often say they would do extraordinary things, and make absurd sacrifices, just to play one more game. This year, Durango High School senior Cole Johnson made those sacrifices and...

DATE: Oct. 24, 2016 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

16 businesses displaced in Pagosa Springs fire

Three days after fire gutted a historical building in Pagosa Springs, investigators continued to search for the origin and cause. The building, built in 1900 or 1902, is a total loss, said Megan...

DATE: Oct. 24, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Interim police chief to take stock of department

Sometimes life moves in circles, which appears to be the case for Lynn Johnson, who graduated from Durango’s Fort Lewis College in 1973, had a 41-year career with the Arvada Police Department, and...

DATE: Oct. 24, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Utah sells Comb Ridge land to private bidder

BLUFF, Utah – The state last week auctioned off 391 acres at Comb Ridge to the little-known Lyman Family Farm for $500,000, according to Utah State Trust Lands Administration . The area is along...

DATE: Oct. 24, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lawsuit aims to allow ballot selfies in Colorado

DENVER – A state senator joined a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Colorado on Monday seeking to block an archaic law that makes it a crime to show one’s completed ballot to others,...

DATE: Oct. 24, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

An accidental shooting kills a child every other day

By RYAN J. FOLEY, LARRY FENN and NICK PENZENSTADLER Associated Press and USA TODAY Network Hours earlier, he was a happy 4-year-old who loved Ironman and the Hulk and all the Avengers. Now, as...

DATE: Oct. 23, 2016 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

BLM presents plan to save Gunnison sage grouse

DOVE CREEK – Since 2014, when the Gunnison sage grouse was listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act, farmers, ranchers and oil and gas companies have braced for new federal polices to...

DATE: Oct. 23, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News