Los Pinos Fire wants to advertise for new chief in March

Candidates who are interested in becoming chief of the Los Pinos Fire Protection District won’t apply for the position while turmoil is roiling the district. That was the message Tuesday night from...

DATE: Jan. 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Experts say economic expansion should run through 2019

A clock is ticking on the current U.S. economic expansion, the second longest on record, but three economists who delivered their economic forecasts for 2019 expect the good times will continue...

DATE: Jan. 8, 2019 | UPDATED: 5 days 6 hours ago | CATEGORY: Business

Colorado could join effort to sideline the Electoral College

A new bill has been submitted in Colorado’s young legislative session that could make an end run around the Electoral College. Democratic lawmakers introduced the legislation on day one. If it...

DATE: Jan. 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

U.S. Highway 160 clear around Bayfield after two closures

U.S. Highway 160 was closed in two spots near Bayfield on Tuesday, but reopened later in the day. Colorado State Patrol Trooper Jeff Chmieleski said Highway 160, about 5 miles east of Bayfield,...

DATE: Jan. 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

‘Ban the Box’ bill targets discrimination against people with criminal records

In 2016 and 2017, Colorado’s Legislature took up the question of whether to prohibit employers from asking job applicants up-front about their criminal records. Both times, committees in the...

DATE: Jan. 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Colorado lawmakers hope to end drug-addiction withdrawal in county jails

On a warm spring day in 2015, Sarah Blair was stranded at a Safeway in Thornton with no car and a dead cellphone. Her plan to get more heroin had fallen through. She felt sick and agitated....

DATE: Jan. 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Durango school board reprimands Dan Snowberger for using work email to air ‘personal agenda’

The president of the Durango School District 9-R Board of Education has reprimanded Superintendent Dan Snowberger for inappropriately using his school email account to air his “personal agenda”...

DATE: Jan. 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado’s Jared Polis makes history as gay governor

DENVER – Democrat Jared Polis’ inauguration Tuesday as the first openly gay U.S. governor firmly moved Colorado to a darker shade of blue – and other celebratory colors of the LGBTQ community – as...

DATE: Jan. 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

La Plata County elected officials sworn in Tuesday

Newly elected officials in La Plata County were sworn in Tuesday. The November election brought in some new faces, as well as some old. A total of seven people were sworn in Tuesday at the La Plata...

DATE: Jan. 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lake Nighthorse revenue, visitation fall short in 2018

The city of Durango has high expectations for Lake Nighthorse’s second season after a somewhat rocky first year with lower-than-expected revenue and visitation. The lake was closed for nine days...

DATE: Jan. 8, 2019 | UPDATED: 6 days 9 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield-area house damaged in fire

Firefighters saved a home early Sunday near Bayfield. Upper Pine Fire Protection District Fire Chief Bruce Evans said hot ashes placed in a plastic garbage container outside the garage of a house...

DATE: Jan. 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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