9-R could ask voters for a bond to improve infrastructure

Durango School District 9-R is looking at its future infrastructure needs, and financing improvements may require renewal of a bond by voters. “Our buildings are starting to look a little tired,”...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Amid calls for preservation, CDOT says archaeological sites can’t be saved

New construction typically doesn’t bulldoze through a graveyard, so why is it OK for the Colorado Department of Transportation to destroy and pave over a large settlement of Native American ruins...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southwest Colorado hits heat records in August, September

The sizzling heat in August and the first part of September has set records in Southwest Colorado, and the lack of moisture has increased the drought status from abnormally dry to moderate. “Due to...

DATE: Sept. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Former Durango mayors endorse Hickenlooper for U.S. Senate

Two former Durango mayors endorsed former Colorado governor and U.S. Senate candidate John Hickenlooper after his performance at Saturday’s candidates forum held in Durango. Dean Brookie and...

DATE: Sept. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Search called off for armed suspect near western Durango city limits

Law enforcement searched for more than three hours Monday night for a man believed to be armed near western Durango city limits. The manhunt began shortly after 5 p.m. when a La Plata County...

DATE: Sept. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango police get creative to address staff shortages

Six vacant patrol officer positions this summer at the Durango Police Department forced Chief Bob Brammer to get creative. Instead of combing the country for certified candidates, the chief...

DATE: Sept. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Suicide prevention stickers help forge community connections in Southwest Colorado

BAYFIELD – Celebrating Healthy Communities used stickers Saturday to spread its suicide prevention message during its second annual sticker shock event. The Durango-based coalition organized the...

DATE: Sept. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mosquitoes have been testing positive for West Nile

Mosquitoes within the Animas Mosquito Control District territory are consistently testing positive for West Nile virus. The control district has been sampling mosquitoes at 17 sites since June and...

DATE: Sept. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Developing a forest-friendly home building technique

If Kyle Hanson is right, three to five years down the road, a small-scale lumber industry will be enjoying a renaissance in Southwest Colorado, aided by the pioneering efforts of his firm Timber...

DATE: Sept. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Curb your enthusiasm on ‘reserved’ parking

Can Durango residents reserve parking on their streets? I saw this sign in the Riverview neighborhood near a trailhead for access to the infamous “Beach,” the area along the Animas River across...

DATE: Sept. 9, 2019 | COLUMN: Action Line

FLC student learns about her culture to teach others

When Katelynn Simpson returned to Durango from her stint at the Potawatomi Leadership Program, she knew she wasn’t the same. Simpson, a sophomore at Fort Lewis College studying adventure education...

DATE: Sept. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Photo: Gridiron gladiators

DATE: Sept. 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: And the West is History

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