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‘Final’ $28.3 billion Colorado budget heads back to floor

DENVER – Colorado’s $28.3 billion budget continues to inch toward approval by the state Legislature. On Thursday, it was rebalanced and approved by the Joint Budget Committee that crafted the...

DATE: April 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Durango man who misfired rifle gets probation reprieve

A Durango man who shot a rifle into a neighbor’s house and pointed the gun at a police officer had his two-year probationary sentence cut in half Thursday in District Court. The early termination...

DATE: April 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango High School’s Pratchett signs with Penn State-Harrisburg

The Durango High School boys soccer team had one of its best seasons in school history last fall, and the seniors who led that team are getting an opportunity to play at the next level. Durango’s...

DATE: April 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Judge OKs class action in lawsuit over Denver’s homeless sweeps

A lawsuit that claims the City of Denver violated the constitutional rights of its homeless residents took a big step forward on Thursday. A federal judge granted class-action status to the suit,...

DATE: April 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Flying a pride flag over America’s national parks

DENVER – In 1903, President Theodore Roosevelt stood at the entrance of Yellowstone National Park and called access to America’s public lands an “essential democracy.” It provided an equality of...

DATE: April 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Public comment begins for BP project near Sauls Creek

A 30-day public comment period started Thursday on a proposal from BP American Production Company to conduct horizontal drilling operations in an area east of Bayfield. According to a U.S. Forest...

DATE: April 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos State Park preparing for summer of boating, fishing

Though Southwest Colorado saw the return of colder weather recently, Mancos State Park is ready for the summer season, Park Manager Scott Elder said. “It’s coming quickly,” Elder said. “It’s...

DATE: April 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Lemon Dam bans motorized boats for up to 3 years

Motorized boats will not be allowed on Lemon Reservoir for up to three years in an effort to protect against aquatic invasive species, which pose a risk to the city of Durango’s water supply and...

DATE: April 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Best-selling author Justin Cronin featured guest at Durango Public Library Literary Festival

The Durango Public Library has come to be known for the authors it brings in for its annual literary festival (Jennifer Weiner was here in 2016), and this year is no different. On Thursday,...

DATE: April 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Books

Purgatory Resort to offer free lift tickets this weekend

Purgatory Resort will offer free skiing Saturday and Sunday for its final weekend of the season. “It’s Purgatory’s way of saying thanks for a fantastic season,” said Kim Oyler, spokeswoman for the...

DATE: April 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Spring storms to persist through weekend in Southwest Colorado

A spring storm that moved in late Wednesday brought mostly rain to elevations below 7,000 feet in elevation and up to 6 inches of snow to the highest peaks of the San Juan Mountains in Southwest...

DATE: April 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

EPA proposes 40 actions on about 30 mine sites near Silverton

The Environmental Protection Agency is proposing 40 early actions on about 30 mining sites over the next five years as the agency continues long-term investigations on the best way to improve water...

DATE: April 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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