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La Plata Youth Services considers moving into house at fairgrounds

La Plata Youth Services may move into a house at the La Plata County Fairgrounds in October, making way for a new Durango Chamber of Commerce building next to Brookside Park. The city plans to buy...

DATE: Aug. 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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MakerLab offers high-tech education, tools

As the world becomes ever more automated, the MakerLab at the Powerhouse Science Center wants to make sure Four Corners residents have the opportunity to learn to use high-tech tools like 3-D...

DATE: July 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Update: Lightner Creek Fire 95 percent contained

The Lightner Creek Fire was 95 percent contained by Sunday evening and firefighters expected to spend Monday mopping and monitoring the fire. Better mapping revealed the fire has consumed 412...

DATE: July 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Community donates in abundance to help fire evacuees, pets

The Durango community came together Thursday to donate an abundance of items to those displaced by the Lightner Creek Fire. “The community is responding well,” said John Noah, a Red Cross...

DATE: June 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Community support for fire victims ‘overwhelming’

The Durango community didn’t just “Fill the Cop Car” on Thursday for victims of the Tercero Townhouse fire. It filled two cop cars and a mobile command post with piles of household goods, toys,...

DATE: June 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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‘Fill the Cop Car’ to benefit fire victims

Residents wanting to support victims of last week’s Tercero Townhouse fire can help “Fill the Cop Car” Thursday at the Durango Police Department. Donations will be accepted from 2 to 6 p.m....

DATE: June 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Men Who Grill raises $20,000 for Women’s Resource Center

The 14th annual Men Who Grill event at Buckley Park raised $20,000 for the Women’s Resource Center. Eleven grill teams participated in the challenge. Honeyville and Honeyhouse Distillers won the...

DATE: June 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Churches collaborate on Love Out Loud events

Volunteers from six different churches brightened lives this weekend working in gardens, preparing meals and doing service projects around town. The annual Love Out Loud event was expected to draw...

DATE: June 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Number of unwanted cats dropping in La Plata County

April used to mark the beginning of kitten season at the La Plata County Humane Society, but in recent years its spay and neuter programs have driven a decline in unwanted cats. High numbers of...

DATE: June 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Fort Lewis College alumni donate more than $500K for scholarships

Two Fort Lewis College alumni have left theater and business administration students one of the largest donations in the school’s history. Myrtle and Warren Nord gave the school $506,000 and...

DATE: June 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Durango Safehouse for women receives some TLC

Emil Wanatka toured the Volunteers of American Southwest Safehouse planning to do repairs last year, but what he saw inspired a complete renovation in April. “They didn’t need to fix the loose...

DATE: June 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Downtown ambassador season extended

As part of an effort to combat the negative image of panhandling downtown, the Business Improvement District’s downtown ambassadors will extend their season, and Manna recently produced...

DATE: May 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News