Colorado Senate GOP kills bill to allow cyclists to roll through red lights

DENVER – State lawmakers heard remote testimony from Durango residents on Tuesday as part of a hearing on a bill that would have allowed cyclists to roll through stop signs and signals as if they...

DATE: Feb. 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Photo: Sleddin’ with grandma

DATE: Feb. 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango woman accused of serial ID thefts

A Durango woman with a history of identity theft has been arrested again on suspicion of using other people’s personal information to create fraudulent credit accounts to fund her mini-shopping...

DATE: Feb. 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Movies playing in Durango Feb. 10-16

Animas City Theatre (128 E. College Drive, 799-2281, www.animascitytheatre.com) (For movies, visit www.animascitytheatre.com) Gaslight Theatre (102 Fifth St. Next to the railroad depot, 247-8133,...

DATE: Feb. 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

La Plata County water board rep appointed president

La Plata County’s representative on the Southwestern Water Conservation District board was appointed board president on Tuesday, and the Dolores County representative will serve as vice president. ...

DATE: Feb. 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County hydroponic farm harvesting greens year round

In a shipping container surrounded by snow, Wendy Wyatt is growing lettuce, arugula, kale and other greens. Suspended from the ceiling in hollow fiberglass fencing, her 4,000 plants are kept in a...

DATE: Feb. 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Burst pipe floods Fort Lewis College Aquatics Center

A sprinkler pipe burst sometime Tuesday morning in the pool area of the Fort Lewis College Aquatics Center, closing the pool until further notice. The busted pipe flooded the pool area and...

DATE: Feb. 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lady Gaga’s Super Bowl appearance spurs huge digital sales

NEW YORK – The Super Bowl was a triumph for fans of the New England Patriots but it also became very lucrative for Lady Gaga. The superstar singer who performed at the halftime show sold about...

DATE: Feb. 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Music

Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale latest dystopian novel to top best-seller lists

Move over, 1984. There’s a new dystopian novel topping the charts. Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale has just become the best-selling book on Amazon.com. “New,” of course, is a relative term....

DATE: Feb. 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Books

Report: La Plata County food stamp enrollment stagnant

The percentage of eligible individuals receiving food assistance in La Plata County remained stagnant from 2015 to 2016, though some neighboring counties made strides, according to a new report. ...

DATE: Feb. 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Prep Spotlight: Ignacio girls basketball goes with Avionne Gomez

The Ignacio High School girls basketball team is ready for its Tuesday night matchup against Durango High School on the big stage at Fort Lewis College. The 2A Bobcats are confident that they can...

DATE: Feb. 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Revised plans released for Camino del Rio hotel

An 86-room hotel along Camino del Rio may be shorter than originally planned with a seasonal cafe facing the Animas River. At the first public presentation on the three-story hotel in January,...

DATE: Feb. 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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