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Shrubbery-free paths are the city’s holy grail

This year’s above-average moisture is a welcome change compared with last summer, but it has caused city vegetation to go crazy. Whose responsibility is it to trim bushes and trees encroaching on...

DATE: July 1, 2019 | COLUMN: Action Line

Hillcrest Golf Club sued over tee box placement

A La Plata County woman hit in the face with a golf ball at Hillcrest Golf Club says the corporation that operates the course acted “heedlessly and recklessly, without regard to consequences or of...

DATE: June 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Legislature sends suicide prevention bills to governor

Lawmakers tackled suicide prevention from many angles this year, including introducing rules for insurance companies, lowering the age students can seek out care and banning the sharing of images...

DATE: May 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

District Court in Cortez allows Road 41 maintenance

The 22nd Judicial District Court in Cortez has denied a request by a landowner to prevent the Montezuma County road department from maintaining County Road 41 south of Mancos. On March 22, District...

DATE: March 31, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Shooting victim’s lawsuit against Southern Ute police dismissed

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by a La Plata County man who claimed the Southern Ute Police Department acted negligently by shooting the man. Officer Patrick Joseph Backer shot...

DATE: March 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

416 Fire lawsuit may be put on hold

A lawsuit accusing the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad of starting the 416 Fire that burned more than 54,000 acres this summer may be put on a brief hold, or a stay of proceedings,...

DATE: Jan. 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Businesses may not be able to put signs on sidewalks

Businesses may not be allowed to put out temporary signs in the public right-of-way because of safety issues, the Durango City Council and Planning Commission agreed Tuesday. Councilors and...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango drafts new sign code rules to be ‘content neutral’

The city of Durango has drafted a new sign code that allows businesses and residents to keep temporary signs up for an unlimited amount of time, regardless of their content. In other words, your...

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

La Plata County Sheriff’s Office will hold, transport juveniles

La Plata County Sheriff’s Office will be responsible for transporting juvenile suspects to a detention center in Grand Junction and holding them for short periods after the state abruptly closed...

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

Attorney general candidate: Sue when you must, but first look for solutions

Democratic candidate for state attorney general Phil Weiser said he would join a multistate lawsuit against the maker of OxyContin to recover Colorado’s costs stemming from the opioid epidemic. At...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

National forest challenges county’s claim on federal roads

Montezuma County commissioners are getting pushback on their assertion that certain roads and trails running through the San Juan National Forest are under the jurisdiction of counties. In a June...

DATE: July 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County asserts jurisdiction of national forest routes

After analyzing historic maps, the Montezuma County Board of Commissioners asserts that numerous routes in the San Juan National Forest are under the jurisdiction of the counties where they are...

DATE: June 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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