Arts and culture new addition to comp plan

The Smiley Building, the Powerhouse Science Center, the Durango Arts Center and other cultural institutions in town could have the makings of a Colorado Certified Creative District. A group working...

DATE: Feb. 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis men’s road to RMAC Shootout repeat starts with UC-Colorado Springs

The Fort Lewis College men’s basketball team spent the entire season in first place until the final weekend. Though the Skyhawks didn’t repeat as the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference...

DATE: Feb. 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: College Sports

La Plata County sets cost-saving goals for 2017

A combination of factors including reduced residential property taxes and an oil and gas bust has spelled trouble for La Plata County in 2017, and commissioners say they will meet the challenge...

DATE: Feb. 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Legislative Roundup: Retail alcohol laws get another look

DENVER – Between the two chambers of the state Legislature nine bills were scheduled for third reading and 16 for second reading Monday Included in the bills receiving second reading was Senate...

DATE: Feb. 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Construction defects bill OK’d by state Senate committee

DENVER – The second piece of legislation aimed at resolving concerns with construction defects in Colorado passed 5-2 Monday by the Senate Business, Labor and Technology committee. Senate Bill 156...

DATE: Feb. 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ash Wednesday services planned

Several churches will celebrate Ash Wednesday as the kickoff to Lent, the period of fasting and penance leading up to Easter, including: Christ the King Lutheran Church: 495 Florida Road. 6 p.m....

DATE: Feb. 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Oil and gas tampering bill amendment eases Democrat’s concerns

DENVER – A bill that would increase penalties for tampering with oil and gas equipment cleared second reading Monday in the state Senate. The adoption came after an amendment was approved that...

DATE: Feb. 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County dog shot after killing neighbor’s goats

A white husky killed three goats and left three others so injured they had to be put down before the owner of the goats was forced to kill the dog last week in Montezuma County. The dogs owner,...

DATE: Feb. 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

KOA radio to broadcast from Durango

A KOA radio show will visit Durango this summer. Durango beat out Cañon City, Buena Vista, and Steamboat Springs in an online contest held by the Denver-based radio station. Durango captured 204...

DATE: Feb. 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pagosa Springs man found dead in creek

A Pagosa Springs man was found dead Feb. 18, more than a week after his family reported him missing, according to Archuleta County Undersheriff Tonya Hamilton. John Charles Allen Sr., 47, went...

DATE: Feb. 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Travel conditions treacherous as heavy snow continues

Heavy snow in the region is expected to continue through Tuesday. Between 6 to 12 inches of snow is predicted in Durango and higher elevations could see up to 20 inches, said Andrew Lyons, a...

DATE: Feb. 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College grad works on Navajo Nation food security

Brandon Francis grew up dryland farming on the Navajo Nation, but veered in a couple of directions before returning to his agricultural roots. And, as luck and timing would have it, during the...

DATE: Feb. 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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