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AbleGamers helps level the playing field for disabled gamers

In 2018, when Sony Interactive Entertainment unveiled the latest versions of two of its top-grossing video game titles – “God of War” and “Marvel’s Spider-Man” – they included new features that...

DATE: July 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

La Plata County seeks applicants for finance director, systems coordinator

La Plata County is seeking applicants for these open positions. • Finance director, $93,163-$116,454 annually (open through Aug. 1). • Systems coordinator, $64,900 annually (open through July 25)....

DATE: July 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County offers site visits for weed management plans

La Plata County’s Weeds Department offers free site visits and weed management plans for any landowner or land manager in the county. For more information about the program, to learn about noxious...

DATE: July 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Two motorcyclists rescued after overnight search north of Durango

La Plata County Search and Rescue members spent 11 hours Sunday night and Monday morning rescuing two motorcyclists who became stranded on the Hermosa Creek Trail north of Durango. The two...

DATE: July 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

2 dead in separate waterway accidents outside Denver

DENVER – Authorities say two people died in separate incidents after being swept away in waterways outside Denver. Jefferson County sheriff’s officials tell KUSA-TV a man in his mid-20s was wading...

DATE: July 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Vice President Mike Pence campaigns in Colorado

DENVER – Vice President Mike Pence is traveling to Colorado to campaign for his and President Donald Trump’s re-election, as well as for Republican U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner. After Pence arrives at...

DATE: July 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

New Mexico firefighter dies from firework explosion injuries

ROSWELL, N.M. – A New Mexico firefighter who was seriously injured last month in a fireworks explosion has died. Roswell Fire Chief Devin Graham announced that Roswell firefighter Jeff Stroble died...

DATE: July 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Hospitals put Native Americans at opioid risk, audit says

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – U.S. government hospitals placed Native American patients at increased risk for opioid abuse and overdoses, failing to follow their own protocols for prescribing and dispensing...

DATE: July 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

La Plata County Fair to feature 4-H members’ bright futures

“Proud of the past, poised for the future” is this year’s theme for the La Plata County Fair. The fair will be held Aug. 7-11, with pre-fair events Aug. 3-4. All activities will take place at the...

DATE: July 22, 2019 | COLUMN: From the Extension Office

How not to insult Trump: Don’t call him a racist

Maybe we should stop talking about Donald Trump being a racist. “I think I’m winning,” he told reporters as he left for a rally Wednesday. The president was widely denounced for saying a quartet...

DATE: July 22, 2019 | COLUMN: Gail Collins

Water, sewer rates not fair or reasonable

With the arrival of our summer water and sewer bills, it is important to understand why Durango families pay some of the highest rates in the state. The city recently hired a consultant who...

DATE: July 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Left and right fight for authenticity with words, voices and tweets

Words matter,” said Congressman Joaquin Castro on his website last week, as he introduced his bill which would strike the word “alien” in the Immigration and Nationality Act and replace it with...

DATE: July 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

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