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Montezuma-Cortez superintendent announces resignation

Montezuma-Cortez Re-1 Superintendent Alex Carter announced his resignation Friday in an email to teachers. In a 289-word email sent Friday, Carter told teachers that he has accepted an undisclosed...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Pay raises coming to local, state officials with new law

New legislation taking effect Jan. 1 will mean pay raises are coming for state and local public officials, but La Plata County commissioners have different perspectives on the timing and...

DATE: Dec. 31, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Southwest Colorado panel seeks to increase recycling as trash piles up

As Southwest Colorado’s population grows, the amount of trash generated could increase by 130 percent in the next nine years, a recent audit of area counties found. Across the five-county region,...

DATE: Dec. 22, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Town close to hiring new town administrator

The Silverton Board of Trustees voted Wednesday to select William “Bill” Gardner as its top pick for town administrator. Town staff will complete final negotiations, and the board will consider...

DATE: July 1, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Paperwork available to file for City Council election

Paperwork for potential candidates for Durango City Council is ready and available for pick-up at the City Clerk’s Office, 949 East Second Ave. Two current councilors, Sweetie Marbury and Dick...

DATE: Feb. 9, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sewer, water rates to rise

After no public comment about significant proposed increases in water and sewer rates, Durango city councilors agreed Tuesday to proceed with city ordinances to up the charges. The average...

DATE: Nov. 17, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

City eases rules for extra units

Durango City Council decided to ease the rules for some owners of accessory dwelling units Tuesday night. Mayor Pro Tem Dean Brookie characterized the changes as a “kinder, gentler roll out of...

DATE: Oct. 7, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Gun range is under fire for loud noise

Bayfield resident Amanda O’Connor doesn’t walk with her 4-year-old daughter on the Animas River Trail behind Walmart anymore because she said the sound of gunfire makes the little girl nervous....

DATE: June 20, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

City Council approves vacation-rental rules

New standards for vacation rentals were approved Tuesday by the Durango City Council. The new regulations for vacation rentals have been the subject of much controversy and public input. The City...

DATE: June 4, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

First hurdle cleared for Durango's marijuana rules

After wading through the weeds for months, the Durango City Council gave initial approval to new retail and medical marijuana rules scheduled to take effect July 1. The ordinances the council,...

DATE: June 2, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Montezuma health director pleads guilty to 2nd DUI

Montezuma County Health Department Director Lori Cooper pleaded guilty Thursday to a drunken-driving charge. According to prosecutors, she also was convicted last year on a DUI charge in Payson,...

DATE: March 21, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Mancos residents without water

Mancos residents were left without water after pumps failed Saturday morning at the water-treatment facility. Residents within the town limits may be without water for the next 48 to 72 hours as...

DATE: Feb. 9, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News