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Merely Players conjures super dreamtime with ‘Mama Mia!’

For its dreamy production of “Mamma Mia!,’ Merely Players has created an Aegean illusion. A cozy tourist hotel on a tiny Greek island features a friendly bar, a warm beach and one comfy room. What...

DATE: May 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Will rural residents reap benefits from reinsurance plan?

DENVER – Colorado’s reinsurance plan, passed by lawmakers in the final days of the legislative session, promises to reduce individual insurance premiums on the Western Slope by 30%, bringing relief...

DATE: May 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Downtown venues open their doors for Spring Gallery Walk

When the Spring Gallery Walk beings at 5 p.m. Friday, art enthusiasts will notice some new changes: Additional venues have been added to the route and the Gallery Association has a new name and...

DATE: May 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Forest Service to allow chain saws in two Southwest Colorado wilderness areas

The Forest Service’s Rocky Mountain Regional forester, Brian Ferebee, approved the use of chain saws to clear bark beetle-killed trees obstructing access to the Weminuche and South San Juan...

DATE: May 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rain moves into Southwest Colorado

DATE: May 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Woman who hit school bus suspected of driving under influence

A Farmington woman was arrested Thursday on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs and crashing into a school bus south of Durango. The rear-end crash occurred about 7:30 a.m. south of...

DATE: May 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rental price for two-bedroom units hits $1,400 in Durango

The cost of renting a two-bedroom home in Durango rose 20% in four years, bringing the median cost to $1,400 per month, according to a new housing report. Region 9 Economic Development District of...

DATE: May 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Denver is 1st U.S. city to decriminalize ‘magic mushrooms’

DENVER – Voters narrowly made Denver the first U.S. city to decriminalize psilocybin, the psychoactive ingredient in “magic mushrooms.” Decriminalization led by a slim 51%, according to preliminary...

DATE: May 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Durango High School girls soccer falls in playoffs

The Durango High School girls soccer team’s defensive back four put forth its gutsiest effort of the season and held on for as long as it could in Wednesday night’s Colorado High School Activities...

DATE: May 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Durango’s Quinn Simmons beats Payson McElveen’s White Rim FKT

A little more than a month after Durango’s Payson McElveen set the fastest known time for a mountain bike ride of the 100-mile White Rim Trail in Moab, Durango’s Quinn Simmons claimed a new FKT of...

DATE: May 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

City councilor demands job descriptions, evaluations for top employees

The Durango city manager, city attorney and municipal judge have no established job description, goals and objectives, or recent performance reviews, newly elected City Councilor Kim Baxter has...

DATE: May 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Music, dance classes offer creative outlet for disabled students, adults in Durango

Joy radiated from performers as they played the hit song “Best Day of My Life” in a class focused on encouraging musical expression among adults with a range of disabilities. The Shining Stars ...

DATE: May 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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