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Chance for spring snow starts Saturday morning in Southwest Colorado

A spring snowstorm is expected to move into Southwest Colorado on Saturday morning, bringing a boost to the region’s depleting snowpack levels in the high country. Erin Walter, a meteorologist with...

DATE: April 16, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango plans crosswalk on north Main Avenue

Durango pedestrians will have a new place to cross north Main Avenue’s busy thoroughfare, according to a recent announcement from Durango Transit. Drivers tend to speed along north Main Avenue, and...

DATE: April 16, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

The Blotter

Durango Police Thursday 8:08 a.m. Glasses and blood were reported in a stairwell in the 700 block of East College Drive. 9:18 a.m. A generator was stolen in the 1000 block of Three Springs...

DATE: April 16, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Archuleta, La Plata counties enter Level Blue public health order

Archuleta and La Plata counties have moved into the less restrictive Level Blue public health order, according to San Juan Basin Public Health. SJBPH Executive Director Liane Jollon said...

DATE: April 16, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fire burned private property, not Oxbow Park, fire district says

The Durango Fire Protection District has determined that a fire earlier this month in north Durango occurred on private land rather than in Oxbow Park & Preserve, as originally thought. The fire...

DATE: April 16, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pedestrian hit by truck while crossing E. Main Street in Cortez

A man was hit by a truck while crossing E. Main Street this week in Cortez. The man was taken to Southwest Memorial Hospital and released with minor injuries, said Assistant Cortez Police Chief...

DATE: April 16, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Deadly Colorado avalanche season prompts reflection on messaging

After one of the deadlier avalanche seasons in recorded history in Colorado, snow researchers and emergency management officials are reflecting and thinking of new ways to approach next winter to...

DATE: April 16, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Best bets this weekend in and around Durango

Best bets this weekend include the Stampede 10K Trail Run and Unicorn Glow Barre. The Stampede 10K Trail Run fundraiser will take place at 8 a.m. Saturday at Horse Gulch trailhead. The race will...

DATE: April 16, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County man gets prison for violating sexual assault probation

A 52-year-old La Plata County man was sentenced Thursday to seven years to life in prison for committing a second sex offense while on probation for a previous sexual assault. Vance Lee Valencia...

DATE: April 15, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Have you been keeping up with local headlines? Test your knowledge in Quiz No. 117

About 130 people participated in last week’s quiz. Participants scored highest on a question about a new requirement at Fort Lewis College, with 98% of respondents correctly answering, “COVID-19...

DATE: April 15, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield parents push back against school district layoffs

Bayfield community members held a small protest outside the school district administration building this week, opposing both district layoffs and the hiring of an assistant superintendent. The...

DATE: April 15, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

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