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Construction work on collapsed manhole could extend past Wednesday

Construction work on the partially collapsed manhole along U.S. Highway 550/160 near Santa Rita Park will cause traffic delays until at least Wednesday, but delays could last longer once officials...

DATE: July 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango train to reopen Saturday with modified service

The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad will resume service to Silverton on Saturday with a modified route. Because of damage to tracks caused by Tuesday’s mudslide, passengers will depart...

DATE: July 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

N.M. police arrest Hilltop House escapee

A man who failed to return to Hilltop House community corrections facility on Sunday was apprehended Tuesday in New Mexico by authorities. Micah Schmitt, 20, left Hilltop House on Sunday with an...

DATE: July 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Farmers Market Profile: Sutcliffe Vineyards brings wine to farmers market

For the first time in Durango Farmers Market history, alcohol is being offered by a vendor. Sutcliffe Vineyards, located 20 miles west of Cortez near the Canyons of the Ancients, offers wine...

DATE: July 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

Durango Police issue citations to protesting homeless residents

Durango Police issued nine trespassing citations Sunday morning to residents of the temporary homeless camp who refused to break down their tents in an act of protest. The site’s rules state that...

DATE: July 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

BMX events draws hundreds to Durango

Nearly 1,000 people filled Cundiff Park Sunday for two BMX events at the Durango BMX track. Riders from age 4 to 50 showed up to participate in the Colorado state qualifier and the Gold Cup...

DATE: July 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango Police cracks down on liquor law violations

An array of bars got hit with liquor violations this month after a Durango Police Department sting operation. Three bartenders were given citations for serving minors July 14; two more...

DATE: July 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Two horses killed in car accident Friday evening

A driver hit two horses in Vallecito on Friday evening, resulting in one horse being killed instantly and another having to be put down. Thomas McBride, a 70-year-old man from Bayfield, was driving...

DATE: July 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango Police to begin issuing citations to homeless residents Sunday

Durango Police Department will begin issuing trespassing citations Sunday to residents of the temporary homeless shelter near the entrance to Greenmount Cemetery. On Friday, residents at the site...

DATE: July 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County commissioners unanimously lift fire restrictions

La Plata County commissioners unanimously approved lifting all fire restrictions during a special business meeting Wednesday. The decision, which was recommended by the Forest Service, La Plata...

DATE: July 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Diane Mitsch Bush opposes opening federal land to livestock grazing

Democratic candidate for Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District Diane Mitsch Bush opposes Rep. Scott Tipton’s recent suggestion to open more federal land to livestock grazing. Mitsch Bush, a former...

DATE: July 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Farmers Market Profile: Self-reliance inspired Summit Roots

Jordan Meyers didn’t always want to be a farmer. Around 10 years ago, he didn’t know exactly what he wanted to do. Spurned by the idea of being self-reliant, he started farming. “I was looking for...

DATE: July 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

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