Bayfield residents say no to a mandatory face-mask order

A survey conducted by the town of Bayfield shows residents do not want a mandatory mask order to be issued by the town. Public health officials say face coverings reduce transmission of the...

DATE: June 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Repeat offender from Towaoc gets 30 years for assaulting wife

A federal judge in Durango has sentenced David Sidney Wells, 44, of Towaoc, to 30 years in federal prison for assaulting his wife on the Ute Mountain Ute Reservation. Wells was indicted April 5,...

DATE: June 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Outdoor commerce coming to Main Avenue – and we mean on Main

The lines are being drawn. The city of Durango started painting new traffic lanes Thursday evening on Main Avenue to prepare for outdoor commerce spaces on the road – and help businesses adapt to...

DATE: June 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

16-home development approved by Durango Planning Commission

A proposal to build 16 townhomes on Rosemary Lane off U.S. Highway 160 near downtown Durango was approved Monday by the city’s Planning Commission. The three-story townhomes would consist of a...

DATE: June 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

The face of Builders FirstSource in Durango retires after 23 years

Builders, home-improvement hobbyists and hardware connoisseurs are losing a friendly face at Builders FirstSource in Durango: Bill Cherry is retiring after 23 years with the business. Cherry, born...

DATE: May 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Two Durango motels deny homeless guests

Community Compassion Outreach has started relocating members of La Plata County’s homeless population to motels using a recently awarded grant. Two Durango motels, however, have said they will not...

DATE: May 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango City Council signals support for partial closure of Main Avenue

Planters, tables and bike lanes could take over the outer edges of Main Avenue by mid-June as Durango tries to boost restaurant recovery during the coronavirus pandemic. Durango business groups and...

DATE: May 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Heat wave to hit Southwest Colorado on Wednesday

A heat wave is expected to hit Southwest Colorado on Wednesday, which will likely exacerbate already high fire danger conditions. Megan Stackhouse, a meteorologist for the National Weather Service...

DATE: May 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Youth sports organizations feel heat of COVID-19

The new coronavirus pandemic has exposed the delicate financial footing on which professional and college sports stand. Youth sports are no different. While states such as Florida, Kansas, Iowa,...

DATE: May 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Youth Sports

Durango to require masks in public spaces

Durango city councilors directed city staff Tuesday to finalize and issue an ordinance making face coverings mandatory within city limits in response to the coronavirus. City staff expects to be...

DATE: May 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango cancels July 4 events, except fireworks

The city of Durango has canceled its Fourth of July events but still plans to put on a fireworks show – at least for now. City officials said Monday that the coronavirus outbreak and continuing...

DATE: May 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado pauses to remember COVID-19 victims

Cities, counties and organizations across Colorado turned their building lights red at 7 p.m. Friday to honor those who have fallen victim to the coronavirus. In Colorado, 878 people died from...

DATE: May 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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