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Letters sent to Durango residents warning of potential radioactive waste

Residents who potentially have radioactive waste on their property may receive a letter from the state health department in the coming days, alerting them of the possible contamination and health...

DATE: Nov. 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ballots should be dropped off before 7 p.m. Tuesday

It is not too late to vote in this year’s mail-in election, but residents are advised to drop off their ballots at designated drop boxes or La Plata County offices to make them count. Eligible...

DATE: Nov. 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

New hotel along Camino del Rio to be among Durango’s tallest

An 86-room hotel on Camino del Rio is on its way to becoming one of the tallest buildings in the city of Durango. Construction of the hotel, which sits along the banks of the Animas River, began in...

DATE: Oct. 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

High-density developments sought in unincorporated La Plata County

Some developers in the unincorporated parts of La Plata County are seeking higher-density developments. At least that’s the takeaway from a handful of La Plata County properties that had their...

DATE: Oct. 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Police searching for hit-and-run vehicle

Durango Police are asking for help locating a vehicle that was involved in a hit-and-run accident Tuesday in downtown Durango. Durango Police posted to social media that the hit-and-run occurred...

DATE: Oct. 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College visionary dies at 84

Bob Dolphin, the longtime Fort Lewis College administrator who led build-out of the campus in the 1990s, died Saturday in Phoenix at the age of 84. Dolphin first came to FLC in 1984 to serve as...

DATE: Oct. 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

BLM proposes new trails, parking lots and e-bike access

Do you support more trails, better parking and roads or have specific concerns about e-bikes, archaeological sites or wildlife on local Bureau of Land Management lands? Now is the chance to...

DATE: Oct. 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Durango City Council takes its time with $94 million budget

Durango City Council agrees that the $94 million municipal budget should be easier to read for laypeople and more clear about income and cost assumptions based on trends and staff experience. But...

DATE: Oct. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango reports another strong month of sales tax collections

Durango’s sales tax receipts for July came in strong, the second month in a row recording robust numbers. The tax receipts should provide reassurance to Durango retailers that the 416 Fire in the...

DATE: Sept. 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

CDOT begins bridge fixes south of Durango

Repair work on three bridges will begin Sept. 23 south of Durango as part of a $2.6 million project expected to be complete in spring 2020. The project is part of the Colorado Department of...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

‘Dirty Work’ will take spotlight at Raven Narratives

Next weekend, brave community members are invited to share their impromptu tales of “Dirty Work” for the latest rendition of the Raven Narratives. The Raven Narratives is a storytelling event held...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Durango looks at a new tool for development

Attainable housing, investment in deteriorating parts of town and a new business park could all develop more quickly and less expensively through an Urban Renewal Authority. About 50 community...

DATE: Sept. 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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