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Durango man’s death thought to be accidental, but cause remains unknown

An autopsy has failed to explain why an 18-year-old La Plata County man who was missing for two months was found dead last week less than a half mile from his home in the Rafter J subdivision,...

DATE: April 12, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Young Durango bookstore owner navigates pandemic

When Evan Schertz took over ownership from his parents of Maria’s Bookshop, a downtown Durango staple, he was already facing all the challenges of a new business owner in his early 20s. Then the...

DATE: April 12, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bennet: ‘We do not have to accept massive childhood poverty’

Since 2017, U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet has pushed legislation meant to alter the child tax credit in a way that would significantly decrease childhood poverty. Now, with a temporary expansion to the...

DATE: April 11, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Red flag warning in effect for Southwest Colorado

A red flag warning of extremely dry and windy conditions favorable to the spread of wildfires is in effect for Southwest Colorado through 8 p.m. Sunday. A red flag warning means a combination of...

DATE: April 11, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mountain Studies Institute to hold online youth summit about environmental issues

Mountain Studies Institute is looking for students and adults interested in participating in its virtual Resiliency Youth Summit, which will allow students to present their projects about...

DATE: April 11, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Q&A: Will coronavirus vaccine be mandated?

Now that everyone in Colorado age 16 and older is eligible to get a coronavirus vaccine, appointments are as hard to get as courtside seats at the Nuggets. But, as Gov. Jared Polis has...

DATE: April 11, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Owner of Los Angeles Dodgers is buying up Crested Butte’s downtown buildings

Billionaire investor Mark Walter, the owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers, is staking a claim in Gunnison County. A lot of claims, actually. The Chicago financier this year has quietly acquired six...

DATE: April 11, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma-Cortez Middle School again wins national music award

Montezuma-Cortez Middle School this week was among only 80 schools in the country to receive a SupportMusic Merit Award for its commitment to music education. The award, presented by the National...

DATE: April 11, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Biden will regulate gun device possibly used in Boulder shooting

A gun accessory possibly used by the gunman who killed 10 people at a Boulder King Sooper’s last month will be more regulated by the federal government, President Joe Biden said Wednesday as he...

DATE: April 11, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Jury trials return to courts in Montezuma County

Jury trials resumed earlier this week in both district and county courts in the 22nd Judicial District, which includes Montezuma and Dolores counties. The pandemic forced a near-total suspension of...

DATE: April 11, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Florida Road rollover takes out internet along 7 blocks

A 21-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence Sunday afternoon after rolling his Saturn coupe at Florida Road (County Road 240) and Ball Lane. No one was injured in the...

DATE: April 11, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Weekly planner for April 12-16

Information and agendas about local meetings City of Durango: www.durangogov.org or call 375-5000. La Plata County: www.co.laplata.co.us or call 382-6210. Town of Bayfield: www.bayfieldgov.org ...

DATE: April 11, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

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