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Storm blankets Southwest Colorado, leading to slick roads

A fresh blanket of snow made for a slippery commute Tuesday morning in Southwest Colorado, leading to a smattering of crashes across the region. The early morning storm dumped at least a couple of...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Safe Sister takes on women’s self-defense in La Plata County

BAYFIELD – Women yell loudly as they deliver punches to pads held by instructors – shouts that include, “That’s my purse!” or “Back off!” or a series of expletives. The idea is to distract would-be...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Martin Luther King Jr. Day events encourage reflection, action on discrimination

Fort Lewis College students, staff and Durango residents marked Martin Luther King Jr. Day with a march and by encouraging attendees to reflect on how King’s advocacy opened new opportunities in...

DATE: Jan. 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ignacio theater offers more than acting skills; students also learn life skills

The Ignacio High School theater program teaches students how to sing and act, but it also imparts life skills, like public speaking and time management. Three years ago, seven students were...

DATE: Jan. 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

After three decades, Project Merry Christmas calls it quits

After 34 years of trying to make the holidays brighter for families and people in need, Project Merry Christmas has announced it will disband. In a statement posted to its website , the nonprofit’s...

DATE: Jan. 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Supernova furniture moves to Bodo to accommodate growth

Supernova Furniture, Sleep Gallery & Home has moved from downtown Durango to the building formerly occupied by Matlock Furniture and Mattress in Bodo Industrial Park to accommodate growth. ...

DATE: Jan. 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Battle to control Colorado Senate shaping up to be big-money election

The battle for control of the Colorado Senate in the 2020 election is drawing big money ahead of the November election, and the same is true with a handful of ballot measures. The latest campaign...

DATE: Jan. 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado minimum wage reaches $12. Is it enough to live in La Plata County?

Four years of minimum wage increases in Colorado have put more money into the pockets of La Plata County workers, but some argue it is not enough. Minimum wage increased incrementally from $8.31...

DATE: Jan. 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

It’s still a sorry state of affairs with Denver TV

All we get is cheap talk about getting Denver TV. Why can’t each state get that state’s broadcasts? Maybe our lawmakers could pass a huge fee on stations that broadcast out-of-state channels. We...

DATE: Jan. 20, 2020 | COLUMN: Action Line

Beloved Riverview ‘rabbit lady’ forges new connections

On Mesa Avenue near Riverview Elementary School, the lady who waves, Romelle Maloney, 92, and the ceramic rabbits playing in her yard, have slowly garnered a fan base. Her creative decorations and...

DATE: Jan. 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango police touts online reporting for low-level crimes

The Durango Police Department is reminding residents that minor crimes such as graffiti, cold thefts and lost property can be reported online to save time and improve efficiencies within the...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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