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After many Durango businesses prepared for overtime rule change, law is blocked by a Texas judge

For the last six months, Durango business have been getting ready for federally mandated changes in overtime pay, but on Tuesday, a Texas judge blocked it just days before it was set to take effect...

DATE: Nov. 23, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

At this farm, turkeys range far and wide

Of the estimated 46 million turkeys destined for Thanksgiving Day tables, the few birds lucky enough to fall into the care of North Mountain Farm seem to have won the cosmic lottery. Long summer...

DATE: Nov. 23, 2016 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Wanted: Volunteers to lead Girl Scouts

Some of my favorite childhood memories come from Girl Scouts. I was in the program for a few years, through Brownies, I think, and my mom was one of our leaders. We’d meet right after school in the...

DATE: Nov. 23, 2016 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Bayfield man recovering after hit by car in Durango

A Bayfield man was recovering Wednesday after being hit by a car Tuesday night on Main Avenue. Dr. Richard Grossman, 73, said he doesn’t remember being hit by the car; his earliest memory is waking...

DATE: Nov. 23, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Santa visits Durango for community Christmas tree lighting

Santa and Mrs. Claus will help ring in the holidays Friday during the annual caroling procession and lighting of the community Christmas tree in Buckley Park. Residents will gather near First...

DATE: Nov. 23, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Photo: Durango gives thanks

DATE: Nov. 23, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Public comment being accepted for heli-skiing proposal near Silverton

A little more than three weeks remain for public comments on a proposed land swap between Silverton Mountain ski area and the Bureau of Land Management. Last year, Silverton Guides, the arm of...

DATE: Nov. 23, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

City collecting cooking oils to protect wastewater-treatment plant

After cooking up their Thanksgiving feasts, Durangoans are being asked by the city to drop off the grease from their meals for recycling. Grease and cooking oil congeals in city sewer pipes, and it...

DATE: Nov. 23, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Shop with a Cop seeks to raise additional funds

Durango Police Department’s annual Shop with a Cop program is slightly short on funds this year and is seeking donations to bring a happier holiday to underprivileged kids. The program, an effort...

DATE: Nov. 23, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Wolf Creek to open on Thanksgiving Day

Wolf Creek Ski Area will open Thanksgiving Day after a storm earlier this week dropped 16 inches of snow. The mountain has a 24-inch base, allowing the ski area to open 50 percent of its terrain....

DATE: Nov. 23, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durangoans head to Standing Rock to protest pipeline

A caravan of more than 50 students, professors and others set out Tuesday morning from Durango on a 16-plus-hour drive to Standing Rock, North Dakota, to spend Thanksgiving break in solidarity with...

DATE: Nov. 22, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Nucla men, Tennessee clients busted after 17 elk poached

Two unlicensed hunting guides from Nucla and their Tennessee clients have been convicted and sentenced by a federal court for illegal hunting activities involving poaching trophy elk on the...

DATE: Nov. 22, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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