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County mulls replacing blueprints with digital docs for land-use permits

By transitioning to an electronic system to submit land-use applications, the La Plata County planning department expects to save the county about $30,000 each year, as well as potentially hundreds...

DATE: March 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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DATE: March 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lawmakers promote gender diversity on corporate boards

DENVER – A resolution on the importance of gender diversity on corporate boards sparked substantial debate Wednesday in the Colorado Senate. House Joint Resolution 1017, which would “encourage...

DATE: March 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ski Town Computing seizure a misunderstanding, owner says

The state of Colorado this week temporarily seized Ski Town Computing for allegedly failing to pay sales taxes. A letter dated March 7 posted on Ski Town ’s front door stated the business owed the...

DATE: March 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tenth annual Durango Bach Festival begins Sunday

The annual Durango Bach Festival starts this weekend and not a minute too soon. Spring may be around the corner, but we’re gasping for air in a politically contentious season. A celebration of...

DATE: March 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Music

Low-flying plane buzzes Durango Tuesday night

A large, low-flying plane made two passes Tuesday night over Durango and the Animas Valley, shaking houses and inspiring awe among some residents. The first pass occurred about 9:30 p.m. when the...

DATE: March 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Juvenile detention center undergoes massive repairs after flooding

Denise Velasquez was in Pod B when the fire alarm sounded. “When an alarm goes off, the first thing you look for is smoke, so I went looking for smoke and instead I found water,” said Velasquez,...

DATE: March 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Chef Profile: Sean Clark came for the art, stayed for the food

Sean Clark, Executive Chef for Peak Brewing LLC, the parent company that runs both Steamworks Brewing Co. and El Moro, has been a Durango staple since his college days. A native of the Western...

DATE: March 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Food

Durango City Council OKs vacation rental permit waiting list

The Durango City Council set up a vacation rental permit wait list Tuesday to help handle demand for them in the historic neighborhoods. The list had broad support and received four votes....

DATE: March 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ignacio girls ready to make history again against No. 1 Yuma

Ignacio High School girls basketball head coach, Shane Seibel, asked his players if they wanted to “make history” in the 2A District 3 championship game against Rangely. At that moment, the score...

DATE: March 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Local First’s new director to expand programs

The new managing director of Local First, Monique DiGiorgio, plans to focus on helping small, independent businesses connect with their customers, build a localist movement and expand the Eat Local...

DATE: March 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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DATE: March 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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