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Durango threatens lawsuit against Silverton and its miners – 115 years ago

Some problems never go away. Included in the “Way Back!” section of the current Silverton Standard & the Miner, 115 years ago this week the town of Durango was gearing up to sue Silverton and its...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Sheriff’s Office warns of phone scam

Based on several reports, the La Plata County Sheriff’s Office warns residents of a recent phone scam circulating in the area. People describe being contacted by someone called “Deputy James...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2017 | UPDATED: 5 hours 7 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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Donations needed for family displaced by mobile home fire

Donations will be accepted from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday for the Lucero family, which was displaced Wednesday after a fire destroyed its mobile home. Donations will be accepted at First Southern...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2017 | UPDATED: 8 hours 8 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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CDOT to conduct rockfall mitigation north of Durango

Colorado Department of Transportation will perform rockfall mitigation on U.S. Highway 550 between Durango and Silverton, near the Deer Creek area, starting Aug. 21. Crews will conduct rock scaling...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Counters needed to collect data used to plan for infrastructure

The city of Durango is looking for volunteers to help count cyclists and pedestrians at key intersections from Sept. 11 to 17. The biennial counts help the city apply for grants to improve...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2017 | UPDATED: 4 hours 41 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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Democrat Phil Weiser enters race for Colorado attorney general

Phil Weiser, former deputy assistant attorney general for President Barack Obama, has announced his run for Colorado attorney general, joining four other Democratic candidates who have announced...

DATE: Aug. 17, 2017 | UPDATED: 22 hours 57 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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Don’t have a watercraft for Float to Work Day? You’ve got options

People who want to participate in Durango’s first Float to Work Day but don’t have a watercraft have some options to get on the river, according to a city of Durango news release. From 7 to 9 a.m....

DATE: Aug. 16, 2017 | UPDATED: 1 day 5 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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Burn-out operations conclude in HD Mountains near Bayfield

After several days of preparation, firefighters Tuesday night successfully conducted burn-out operations and monitored the 842 Fire in the HD Mountains near Chimney Rock National Monument. Crews...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2017 | UPDATED: 2 days 3 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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Durango’s Haley Benjamin shines at swimming’s Junior National Championships

Durango’s Haley Benjamin turned in one of the best performances of her career on one of the biggest stages in swimming. At the 2017 Speedo Junior National Championships last week in East Meadow,...

DATE: Aug. 15, 2017 | UPDATED: 3 days 18 minutes ago | CATEGORY: High School Sports

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Smoke from 842 Fire to settle in nearby valleys

As of Monday evening, the 842 Fire in the HD Mountains near Chimney Rock National Monument expanded to a total of 743 acres, and fire crews expect to burn-out an additional 300 acres in days ahead....

DATE: Aug. 15, 2017 | UPDATED: 2 days 23 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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Littered fishing line harms wildlife

Colorado Parks and Wildlife urges residents to leave no trace and never litter discarded monofilament (fishing line) during or after fishing. In early August, a dead osprey was found in the...

DATE: Aug. 15, 2017 | UPDATED: 3 days 4 hours ago | CATEGORY: Outdoors

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Junior Livestock Auction nets nearly $25,000 for champion animals

The La Plata County Fair wrapped up over the weekend. Among the highlights each year is Saturday night’s Junior Livestock Auction. Here are the results for champion animals: Grand Beef Champion: ...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2017 | UPDATED: 3 days 9 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News