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Jury trials postponed in La Plata County as COVID-19 cases rise

Jury trials, which were expected to pick back up in mid-April have again been put on hold as La Plata County sees a rise in COVID-19 cases. District Court Judge Jeffrey Wilson issued an order...

DATE: April 13, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Group offers help to restaurants in Southwest Colorado applying for federal aid

The Southwest Colorado Small Business Development Center is offering assistance to restaurant owners seeking to apply to a new federal program that will provide grants from $1,000 to $10 million to...

DATE: April 13, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

The Blotter

Durango Police Monday 8:12 a.m. Graffiti was reported in the 1000 block of Main Avenue. 9:49 a.m. Someone was arrested after a female in distress was reported in the 1100 block of South Camino...

DATE: April 13, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Vacant juvenile detention center in Durango to become a community corrections center

After months of research and evaluation, La Plata County commissioners on Tuesday unanimously voted to convert the vacant Robert E. DeNier Youth Services Center into a new location for community...

DATE: April 13, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Frontier Airlines to offer flights from Durango to Denver and Las Vegas

Frontier Airlines will add year-round nonstop flights from Durango to Las Vegas and Denver in June. The airline plans to begin flying from Durango-La Plata County Airport to McCarran International...

DATE: April 13, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango High School program helps students reach new academic heights

Raelee Lucero, 18, a Durango High School senior, is on track to graduate, something she couldn’t imagine a year ago in the depth of the COVID-19 pandemic. “I did really badly my freshman and...

DATE: April 13, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Animas River Days to return this year

Durango’s Animas River Days is back on, according to event organizers. Every year since 1983, the river-running festival has been held in Santa Rita Park at the Durango Whitewater Park. It features...

DATE: April 12, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Community support impresses new superintendent of Durango School District

Overwhelming community support for a bond issuance to raise more than $114 million for schools was one of the big impressions Durango School District 9-R’s next superintendent, Karen Cheser, took...

DATE: April 12, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Will La Plata, Archuleta counties see a fourth COVID-19 wave?

Colorado health officials say the state is in its fourth wave of COVID-19 infections, and La Plata and Archuleta counties could follow the same trajectory. Statewide, coronavirus cases and...

DATE: April 12, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

The Blotter

Durango Police Sunday 9:28 a.m. A man possibly carrying a weapon was yelling in the 3600 block of West Second Avenue. 12:06 p.m. Someone started a fire by the river in the area of 11th Street...

DATE: April 12, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Two bills tightening gun regulations go to Gov. Polis, who will sign them

State lawmakers have sent two bills that would tighten gun regulations in Colorado to Gov. Jared Polis, who plans to sign them into law. Senate Bill 78 would require Coloradans to report a lost or...

DATE: April 12, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

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