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Durango Arts Center rings in autumn

For the 24 years, Durango Arts Center has gathered artists both locally and from around the country for its Autumn Arts Festival, its biggest fundraiser of the year. This year, 94 artists will be...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Sen. Cory Gardner says Colorado natural gas could buy diplomatic influence in Europe

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner’s plans for Colorado’s natural gas production reach far beyond economic development into U.S. foreign policy. “Colorado could play a key role in countering...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Inaugural Durango Dharma Center art show connects art to meditation

Meditation can be applied to all aspects of life, whether taking a walk, doing the dishes or making artwork. The act of creating requires focus and flow without judgment, similar attributes of...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2018 | UPDATED: 5 days 17 hours ago | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

New reports show impact of President Trump’s trade war on agriculture

President Donald Trump’s tariff and trade polices have hit more than just the agriculture industry, according to a report released Thursday by the trade association for the solar industry. Also on...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2018 | UPDATED: 5 days 17 hours ago | CATEGORY: Regional News

Prescribed burns underway near Bayfield

Prescribed burns are underway in the San Juan National Forest near Bayfield. A burn began Thursday in the Yellow Jacket area in Lange Canyon, just east of the Archuleta County line. “They will be...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2018 | UPDATED: 5 days 17 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

EPA’s methane rule rollback won’t apply to Colorado but could cause headaches down the road

A new Environmental Protection Agency proposal to weaken the rules governing methane emissions would not directly affect Colorado, but, if adopted, the new rules could create two different sets of...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Two of Colorado’s largest trees burn in 416 Fire

Two of the largest trees in the state of Colorado fell victim to the flames of the 416 Fire, a flyover of the burn scar revealed last week. Since the outbreak of the 416 Fire in June, forest...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2018 | UPDATED: 4 days 23 hours ago | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Construction to begin on one-way road in downtown Durango

Traffic flow on a one-way road that often throws tourists and newcomers for a loop on East Second Avenue in downtown Durango is about to undergo changes in preparation for two new hotels. The city...

DATE: Sept. 12, 2018 | UPDATED: 6 days 18 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Bliss Bruen, longtime community organizer and visionary, dies at 74

Helen Elizabeth “Bliss” Bruen, a stalwart volunteer in the Durango community who served on countless boards and brought her visionary ideas to fruition, died Tuesday, Sept. 11, at her home in...

DATE: Sept. 12, 2018 | UPDATED: 5 days 17 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Should government have to pay for land-use decisions that affect property value?

A proposed initiative on the November ballot that would allow Colorado residents to make financial claims on property that is devalued because of government actions could create a mess for La Plata...

DATE: Sept. 12, 2018 | UPDATED: 5 days 17 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Treasurer hopeful Brian Watson proposes raising retirement age again for PERA

Raising the retirement age for the Colorado Public Employees’ Retirement Association would chip away at the pension plan’s $32 billion shortfall over the next three decades, said Brian Watson, the...

DATE: Sept. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Southwest Memorial’s cutbacks hit home in Dolores

Cutbacks at Southwest Memorial Hospital in Cortez are having an impact on Dolores, Southwest Health System CEO Tony Sudduth told the Dolores Town Board about the hospital’s financial health....

DATE: Sept. 12, 2018 | UPDATED: 6 days 18 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News