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Basil Rathbone – Cortez residents’ best friend – now needs help of his own

The service dog of Madison House Assisted Living in Cortez recently underwent surgery. Now the people who love him need help. Basil Rathbone was named after a 1940s actor by senior-assisted living...

DATE: Feb. 21, 2018 | UPDATED: 18 hours 34 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Denkai Animal Sanctuary moves to Yellow Jacket

Floss Blackburn moved her national animal rescue organization, Denkai Animal Sanctuary, to Yellow Jacket in October. Founded in 2004, the sanctuary operated out of Weld County until the move last...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sewer repairs will close one lane on north Main Avenue next week in Durango

A northbound lane of traffic will be shut down next week along part of north Main Avenue while a sewer line is repaired for The Boys & Girls Club. Archer Western Construction plans to repair a...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2018 | UPDATED: 5 days 19 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Seasons in Durango to host annual ‘Burning Down the House’

As has become tradition, Seasons Rotisserie & Grill will be “Burning Down the House” from 5:30 to 10 p.m. Feb. 21 as it hosts its ninth annual fundraiser benefiting Durango’s emergency responders...

DATE: Feb. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

Habitat for Humanity to move its ReStore to Grandview

A new ReStore, which helps support construction of affordable housing by Habitat for Humanity, will go up in Grandview, west of the Three Springs intersection. Rachel Taylor-Saghie, executive...

DATE: Feb. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Durango considers adopting public art piece that spells out L-O-V-E

Answers to the simple question, “What’s your vision for the world?” are inspiring a book, video and art pieces focused on the Four Corners. A leadership class with Tiospaye, a Durango nonprofit...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Statewide plan sets five-year goal to end hunger

A plan to end hunger across the state in five years aims to connect those struggling to buy food with federal assistance programs. Enrolling in federal assistance can ease the pressure on tight...

DATE: Jan. 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Emergency shelter in Cortez moves ahead with building plans

After almost a year of planning, the Bridge Emergency Shelter in Cortez is close to realizing its plans for a new building with transitional housing. Executive director Laurie Knutson said the...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Discover Goodwill to open in Durango with all-day celebration

Durango’s first retail and donation center operated by Discover Goodwill of Southern and Western Colorado will open with an all-day celebration planned for Feb. 17. “We want to enhance the Durango...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Community rallies behind City Market employee after stroke

Carol Wells, the front-end manager at south City Market, was surprised to tears Sunday afternoon when some community members presented her with a care package to help her recover from a stroke. ...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Piñon Project receives large donation

The Piñon Project on Tuesday received a donation of $23,067.99 for use in its general fund from Tiospaye , a nonprofit based in Durango. The donation came from a workshop facilitated by Tiospaye....

DATE: Jan. 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Boy who died in four-vehicle crash on Hwy. 550 identified

A 9-year-old boy who died in a four-vehicle crash Wednesday on U.S. Highway 550 has been identified as Dominic Allen. Dominic was riding with his mother, Angelica Hernandez, and younger brother,...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News