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Man charged with arson in wildfire to stand trial

DENVER – A Denmark native will stand trial for 141 counts of arson for the homes and buildings destroyed in the third-largest wildfire recorded in Colorado, a judge ruled Friday. Senior Judge...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2018 | UPDATED: 9 hours 48 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Regional News

This horror movie for kids mixes high-tech special effects and old-school storytelling

Spookiness rattles the screen just enough to give kids a shiver – and more than a few laughs – in “The House with a Clock in Its Walls.” Because it takes place in 1955, neither laptop nor cellphone...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Travel center part of Navajo plan to develop I-40 corridor

LEUPP, Ariz. – The Navajo Nation is bringing student interns on board as it develops and builds a travel center at the tribe’s casino east of Flagstaff. As many as 20 Navajo college students will...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

9-R Shared School accepting registrations

Durango School District 9-R Shared School is now accepting registrations for the 2018-19 school year. Shared School is a program for home-schooled students in kindergarten through eighth grade....

DATE: Sept. 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Education

Fort Lewis Mesa Elementary to hold open house

Fort Lewis Mesa Elementary School will hold an open house from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday. Sandwiches, chips and drinks available starting at 5 p.m. at the school, 11274 Colorado Highway 140 in...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Education

The Juniper School holds open enrollment

The Juniper School will keep the open enrollment for student applications open until Sept. 30. Visit for more information. The Juniper School is a public,...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Education

Daybreak Rotary to meet Wednesday

Durango Daybreak Rotary will meet from 7 to 8 a.m. Wednesday in the Eolus Room at Durango Community Recreation Center, 2700 Main Ave. Kate Pepinsky from La Plata Youth Services will be the...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Community

Could Kavanaugh’s be a case of mistaken ID?

WASHINGTON – In one of Brett Kavanaugh’s responses to allegations that he sexually assaulted a 15-year-old girl when he was in high school, a charge he has denied “categorically and unequivocally,”...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2018 | UPDATED: 10 hours 44 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

Prospective owners, operators of Navajo coal plant end pursuit

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Two companies that were negotiating to take over a coal-fired power plant on the Arizona-Utah line ended the effort Thursday, saying the challenges were too great. The Navajo...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Invest in Durango; vote YES on 2A

What did your hair look like in 1982? That year was the last time the city of Durango asked for a property tax increase. On Oct. 15, ballots will drop for our consideration of a “Back to Basics”...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2018 | UPDATED: 10 hours 47 minutes ago | COLUMN: From the Mayor

First United Methodist Church to hold potluck

The First United Methodist Church, 2917 Aspen Drive, will hold its Connect BBQ Potluck on Saturday after its 5:30 p.m. service. The Connect Team and Children & Family Ministry will provide burgers,...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

Fracking is wicked; vote YES on setbacks

A proposal on the upcoming November ballot addresses the inherent risks associated with fracking operations by requiring increased setbacks: From 500 feet to 2,500 feet. The law does not seek a...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2018 | UPDATED: 10 hours 47 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor