Shoplifter armed with gun sends school into lockout

Escalante Middle School was placed on a brief lockout Thursday morning while the Durango Police Department searched for a man suspected of shoplifting and brandishing a firearm at the nearby...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rules lack teeth for defining a ‘healthy snack’

While shopping at Walmart, I saw something weird: One of the aisles had an overhead sign touting “Healthy Snacks,” however, the “healthy” items on the shelves were anything but. We’re talking Beer...

DATE: Nov. 19, 2018 | COLUMN: Action Line

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 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rogue campground crops up in Durango Walmart parking lot

Homeless people staying overnight in RVs, vans and cars in the Walmart parking lot are being told this week they will be towed if they don’t leave. The manager of Durango’s Walmart location...

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

Wal-Mart works to close gap between itself and Amazon

HOBOKEN, N.J. – Even after an online spending spree, it may be hard for Wal-Mart to escape the Amazon in the room. Wal-Mart’s acquisition of and brands that appeal to younger shoppers have...

DATE: May 31, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Ignacio man arrested on suspicion of filming upskirt video at Walmart

An Ignacio man suspected of taking video up the skirt of a woman at Walmart in Durango has been arrested on suspicion of invasion of privacy for sexual gratification. Jaime Uriel Flores-Carbajal,...

DATE: May 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Escalante Drive annexation would open door for housing

A road and a large apartment complex between Walmart and Home Depot moved a few steps closer to becoming a reality Monday. The Durango City Council approved the annexation of 24-acres south of...

DATE: June 20, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man wanted for Walmart computer theft

A man is suspected of stealing five Dell computers from Walmart in a crime that police say necessitated two trips to the store. Durango police are looking for a heavy-set man in connection with the...

DATE: March 26, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Walmart bus stop changing

The city bus stop at Walmart will move from the front of the building to a spot by the garden center on April 1. “It was really all about safety,” said Amber Blake, director of transportation and...

DATE: March 19, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Walmart gets protesters

On Black Friday, Durango’s Walmart attracted thousands of bargain hunters, plus another kind of crowd: people demanding a better deal for Walmart employees. For two hours Friday, protesters with...

DATE: Nov. 28, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Black Friday less frantic this year

Black Friday got off to an early start Thursday night in Durango. At 11 p.m., Walmart’s parking lot was packed, and its aisles teemed with shoppers determined to get the best bargain possible on...

DATE: Nov. 28, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Walmart gives Manna Soup Kitchen grant for backpacks for food

The Walmart Foundation’s Colorado State Giving Program on Tuesday gave Manna Soup Kitchen $40,000 to provide backpacks for kids to carry food from Manna or other sources on weekend or during summer...

DATE: Aug. 28, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

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