Durango police move toward reforming mental health response

Durango Police Department is aiming to launch a new pilot program in January that reforms how it responds to mental health-related incidents. The police department and Axis Health System are...

DATE: Oct. 20, 2020 | UPDATED: 4 days 23 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Hundreds honor late Justice Ginsburg at Durango Women’s March

The Durango Women’s March on Saturday, which drew about 200 people, was a mixture of commemoration, protest and campaigning. The national Women’s March organization decided to hold the October...

DATE: Oct. 17, 2020 | UPDATED: 6 days 6 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

After 45 years, have race relations improved in Farmington?

In summer 1974, Farmington was engulfed in racial justice protests after teenagers murdered three Navajo men. This summer, with racial justice movements spreading across the nation, government...

DATE: Oct. 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango Police Department takes action on community outreach

The Durango Police Department is launching a new policing-focused community advisory committee with the goal of bringing unheard voices to the table. The police department has been ramping up its...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango removes Black Lives Matter memorial at Buckley Park

Since May, Black Lives Matter groups in Durango have steadily been adding candles, personal items, social justice signs and flowers to a memorial beside Buckley Park in Durango. The city of Durango...

DATE: Aug. 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Local groups to celebrate 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote. Durango plans to celebrate that victory with a COVID-19-friendly event this weekend at Buckley Park....

DATE: Aug. 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango City Council plans to weigh in on ‘Chief’ sign

Durango City Council plans to take a stand on the controversial “Chief” sign, but first councilors want to hear from those most affected. The sign, across from Toh-Atin Gallery, has drawn...

DATE: June 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Are we receptive to police reforms in Southwest Colorado?

On the corner of East 12th Street and Main Avenue in Durango, flowers, signs and memorabilia create a memorial for victims of police violence. The corner has seen marches, vigils and discussions...

DATE: June 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Supreme Court ruling a bright spot during tough times, says Durango LGBTQ supporter

In a historic 6-3 ruling, the Supreme Court ruled that employees could not be fired on the basis of their sexual or gender identity. The decision, a surprise to many observers of the conservative...

DATE: June 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Justice Department backs Colorado church suit against Polis

DENVER – The head of the U.S. Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division said Friday the department supports a Colorado church’s claim that state measures to combat the coronavirus discriminate...

DATE: June 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Is government response to health crisis causing irreversible damage to civil liberties?

Does America in the era of COVID-19 have Benjamin Franklin spinning in his grave? Franklin famously wrote in a letter, “Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary...

DATE: April 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Does Fort Lewis College’s sexual harassment policy restrict free speech?

A study of more than 400 colleges released this week called into question Fort Lewis College’s sexual harassment policy, saying it restricts students’ right to free speech. FLC’s sexual harassment...

DATE: Dec. 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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