A La Plata County Fair unlike any other

In La Plata County, 215 young farmers are spending their days sprinting with goats, applying lotion to pigs or clipping hair on cattle as they prepare their livestock for the annual county fair....

DATE: Aug. 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado residents are finding mysterious seed packets in their mailboxes

Mysterious packages of seeds allegedly sent from China are appearing in people’s mailboxes unsolicited. They’re coming in all different shapes and sizes and are delivered under the guise of...

DATE: July 31, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango city manager finalists take citywide tour

Finalists for the Durango city manager position took a citywide tour this week, and both left excited and impressed by what the town has to offer. Durango has been in the process of hiring a new...

DATE: July 31, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Photo: A cool way to beat the heat

DATE: July 31, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

State funding gives boost to two Durango projects

With $65,000 from Colorado in hand, the city of Durango can advance two city projects that focus on urban redevelopment and electric vehicle infrastructure at a time when many efforts are stalled...

DATE: July 31, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango church youth leader arrested in connection with sexual assaults

A youth leader at the First Baptist Church of Durango has been arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting multiple victims over the course of several years. The Durango Police Department arrested...

DATE: July 31, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

As pandemic protections expire, renters need new deal to stave off eviction

Democrats and Republicans are working on a compromise to pass a second relief package for a nation still struggling with its response to the coronavirus pandemic. The relief would come none too...

DATE: July 31, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Manure dumped in middle of Durango neighborhood raises alarm

An excavation and concrete company operating without a permit was told to stop after residents raised concerns over noise, dust and the smell of manure throughout a neighborhood in southeast...

DATE: July 31, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Color inspires and excites Mancos painter

June McCartney remembers being inspired by color as a child during an art class at the Montclair Art Museum in New Jersey. “I’ll never forget it, I remember the light coming in the room, and I...

DATE: July 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Nationwide coin shortage leaves Durango businesses pinching pennies

La Plata County banks, laundromats and car washes are seeing the signs of yet another unexpected disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic – a coin shortage. Word of a coin supply disruption...

DATE: July 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango teachers worry about time crunch

The most valuable resource of all – time – emerged as the prime concern among teachers and staff members at a meeting Thursday to get feedback about Durango School District 9-R’s plan to deal with...

DATE: July 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ben’s Down N Out: New trail name a birthday present to Sonntag

Benjamin Sonntag would have turned 40 years old Thursday. Durango Trails gave the community a present in his honor. Durango Trails, formerly known as Trails 2000, rebuilt a trail in the Horse Gulch...

DATE: July 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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