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La Plata Electric candidates weigh renewables, costs

Candidates competing for the La Plata Electric Association board are divided on how aggressively to pursue renewable energy, and some argue it’s time for a fresh vision. LPEA is limited on how...

DATE: April 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Animas River color will change with runoff

San Juan Basin Public Health is reminding residents that the Animas River may change color as this year’s winter snowpack melts. “Every spring, runoff transports naturally occurring sediments...

DATE: April 16, 2018 | UPDATED: 1 day 4 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Trails closed for winter reopen around Durango

Popular trails around Durango closed to protect critical winter habitat for wildlife reopened Monday, according to the Bureau of Land Management. The BLM said trails in Grandview Ridge, Animas City...

DATE: April 16, 2018 | UPDATED: 1 day 4 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Fire danger increases with high winds, dry conditions

A red flag warning is in effect for Southwest Colorado from noon to 10 p.m. Monday as strong winds, coupled with extremely dry conditions, pose critical fire danger for the region. The National...

DATE: April 15, 2018 | UPDATED: 3 days 7 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

54th annual Hozhoni Days celebrates Native American culture

Whalen Gymnasium at Fort Lewis College was awash with color Saturday as more than 50 tribes from around the nation were represented at the 54th annual Hozhoni Days Powwow. Hozhoni Days – a Navajo...

DATE: April 14, 2018 | UPDATED: 4 days 5 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Mark Redwine arraignment set for June 29

Mark Redwine, the Vallecito man accused of killing his son, made a brief court appearance Friday morning for a status conference. He is suspected of killing his 13-year-old son, Dylan Redwine, in...

DATE: April 13, 2018 | UPDATED: 5 days 5 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Man arrested on suspicion of trying to blow up Durango Walmart

A New Jersey man was arrested Wednesday night on suspicion of trying to blow up the Durango Walmart. Phillip Amabile, 35, was booked at the La Plata County Jail on suspicion of attempted murder....

DATE: April 12, 2018 | UPDATED: 5 days 16 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

EPA considers hauling Gold King Mine sludge to landfill south of Durango

The Environmental Protection Agency is considering hauling waste from the Gold King Mine outside Silverton more than 70 miles to the Bondad landfill south of Durango because the agency expects it...

DATE: April 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Online surveys available for Fort Lewis College presidential candidates

Fort Lewis College has created online feedback surveys for community members to comment about the three finalists vying to become the school’s next president. The surveys for each candidate are...

DATE: April 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

County sets it straight with leaning flagpole

What’s with the listing flagpole at the La Plata County Administration Building at East Second Avenue and 11th Street? The flagpole has been that way since the building opened. Does it imply the...

DATE: April 9, 2018 | COLUMN: Action Line

Seeking: A forever home for donkeys

Banette, a friendly donkey looking for her forever home, would make an ideal hiking companion in the high country because she can carry 80 to 125 pounds of gear. Once a wild burro roaming Bureau...

DATE: April 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Former uranium mill tailings may pose health risks at homeless camp

Durango City Councilors voted to require homeless residents to sleep next to the Durango Dog Park this week, however unanswered questions about the health risks of camping overnight on a former...

DATE: April 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News