Step by step, class helps seniors build balance, strength

Mercy Regional Medical Center is offering a class to help people preserve and regain their strength and balance. “Six Weeks to Better Balance and a Stronger Self,” a 12-session course, is designed...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2016 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Pagosa Springs fire ruled accidental

Fire investigators say a blaze that destroyed a building that housed 16 businesses in Pagosa Springs was accidental in nature and started in the kitchen of the Bear Creek Saloon & Grill....

DATE: Nov. 2, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Flu vaccine called a good ‘match’ this year

Flu season has arrived, and health officials are encouraging people to get vaccinated before illness starts making the rounds. “It is not only important to get the flu vaccine each year to protect...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2016 | CATEGORY: Health

Land-use code rewrite kicks off with tour

Next week, a Texas-based planning and zoning company will visit La Plata County to survey the lay of the land and hold meetings with stakeholders to rewrite the county land-use code. On Wednesday,...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Forest Service to sell Animas Valley land near Trimble

The U.S. Forest Service is set to sell 20 acres of prime undeveloped land in the Animas Valley to pay for a new office complex for the Columbine District in Bayfield. The parcel in question is...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango Public Library offers reading recommendations based on tattoos

The Durango Public Library has gone hip. Show them your tattoo, and librarians will offer recommendations for books, movies and music you might enjoy. “We wanted to show the library is for...

DATE: Nov. 1, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Kelly sends Durango soccer to CHSAA state quarterfinals

Upsets riddled the Class 4A bracket Tuesday night. The Demons made sure it wouldn’t happen to them in overtime. On a night in which No. 1 Cheyenne Mountain, No. 2 Lewis-Palmer, No. 4 Air Academy...

DATE: Nov. 1, 2016 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Durango City Council hears compromise on organic parks

A compromise to keep more parks organic in Durango was proposed Tuesday during a Durango City Council meeting. The city was considering a proposal from staff members to take six of eight parks out...

DATE: Nov. 1, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Zombie march more of a Halloween street party

The annual zombie march in Durango has become less about zombies and marching and more about whatever costumes people feel like wearing as they mill about the street. For the eighth year in a row,...

DATE: Nov. 1, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Governor’s office unveils $28.5 billion budget request

DENVER – Gov. John Hickenlooper has proposed reductions to key government services as part of his $28.5 billion budget request to lawmakers. The governor ’s office on Tuesday also proposed new...

DATE: Nov. 1, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mental evaluation ordered for suspect in killing of former Durango woman

In a hearing Tuesday, Rick Stallings – the man accused of killing longtime Durango resident Karen Cugnini – tried to convince a judge that he is capable of representing himself in court yet not...

DATE: Nov. 1, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bail set for man suspected of running over girlfriend

An Ignacio man suspected of running over his girlfriend as an act of domestic violence had his bail set at $6,000 Tuesday in La Plata County Court. Deputy District Attorney Rich Schmittel asked for...

DATE: Nov. 1, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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