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Man kicked in face, arrested in alleged home burglary

A man suspected of trying to break into a home by crawling through a dog door was kicked in the face and later arrested, police said Tuesday in a Facebook post. The incident occurred Saturday in...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2019 | UPDATED: 16 hours 38 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango 9-R superintendent receives one-year contract extension

Durango School District 9-R Superintendent Dan Snowberger received a one-year contract extension Tuesday at the Board of Education meeting after receiving the backing of 11 principals in the wake...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2019 | UPDATED: 7 hours 24 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

This is how we destroy lives now on social media

Within living memory, political polarization had at least something to do with issues, but in the age of social media, it’s almost entirely about social type. It’s about finding and spreading the...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2019 | COLUMN: David Brooks

Roger Federer: What we hear now is time’s winged chariot at his back

When Roger Federer tumbled out of the fourth round of the Australian Open last Sunday, we winced. Federer has lost big matches before, some famously, and although he is 37, old for a champion, we...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2019 | UPDATED: 1 day 5 hours ago | CATEGORY: Editorials

Worker dies in explosion at natural gas site in Southwest Colorado

A 47-year-old New Mexico man died earlier this month after an explosion at a natural-gas well site in southern La Plata County. According to state records, Randy Yellowman was working as a contract...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2019 | UPDATED: 16 hours 23 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Colo. secretary of state takes aim at ‘massive secret political spending’

By Alex Burness The Colorado Independent Those seeking to limit the influence of money in Colorado politics can only do so much. Reformers would love to limit campaign expenditures, for example,...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

New Mexico considers legalizing medically assisted suicide

SANTA FE – State lawmakers are considering whether to legalize medically assisted suicide for terminally ill patients. A proposal from Democratic Rep. Deborah Armstrong of Albuquerque and Sen. Liz...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Second skier dies in aftermath of New Mexico avalanche

SANTA FE – A second person died from injuries sustained in an avalanche last week at a northern New Mexico ski resort, relatives and a hospital official said Monday. The deceased skier was...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Weld Rep. Lori Saine criticized for equating black, white lynchings after Civil War

Remarks about lynching from a Colorado state lawmaker drew criticism Monday after she posted a video of them on Facebook. Republican Rep. Lori Saine of Firestone made the comments on the House...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Blowing snow in eastern Colorado closes schools, highway stretches

DENVER – Blowing snow and icy roads in suburban Denver and other parts of eastern Colorado have closed schools and shut down highways. Stretches of Interstate 70 were closed Tuesday, preventing...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

A family menu built on appreciation, not appropriation

A video of a white American chef demonstrating the “right way” to prepare and eat Vietnamese pho made headlines just two years ago, kicking off a long, complicated conversation about what is...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Food

Friends of the Arts to hold meeting Thursday

Durango Friends of the Arts will meet at 10 a.m. Thursday at Sorrel Sky Gallery, 828 Main Ave. The business meeting will start at 10:30 a.m. and be followed by a presentation by Hayley Kirkman,...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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