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Mancos school board hopes to hire superintendent this month

With longtime Superintendent Brian Hanson set to retire at the end of the school year, the Mancos school board hopes to finalize the selection of his replacement by the end of April. According to...

DATE: April 11, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez mogul skier competes at U.S. Junior National Championship

A teenage skier from Cortez is ripping up the slopes, catching big air and competing at the national level. Mogul skier Max Johnson, a sophomore at Montezuma-Cortez High School, raced in the U.S....

DATE: April 11, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez closes in on new city manager hire

Cortez City Council plans to narrow its list of candidates for the city manager position to 10 next week. City Manager John Dougherty announced his resignation earlier this year, agreeing to stay...

DATE: April 11, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Federal judge ends Colorado’s plan to kill hundreds of mountain lions

A U.S. District Court judge has ruled that federal money cannot be used to pay for a Colorado Parks and Wildlife plan to kill hundreds of mountain lions in the Upper Arkansas River Valley as part...

DATE: April 10, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Have you been keeping up with local headlines? Test your knowledge in Quiz No. 116

About 140 people participated in last week’s quiz. Participants scored highest on a question about expanded vaccine eligibility, with 98% of respondents correctly answering, “Anyone 16 and older.”...

DATE: April 10, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

8 things to know about Colorado’s $34 billion state budget

Colorado lawmakers this week began debating the state’s $34.1 billion budget, which helps chart a path out of the coronavirus crisis and sets aside millions of dollars for equity-related...

DATE: April 10, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Vaccinations open up to 16-, 17-year-olds in La Plata County

As they have every weekend since late January, COVID-19 vaccination clinics sprang up across La Plata County on Saturday. But unlike during previous months, some of them were also able to offer the...

DATE: April 10, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

40 low-rent units take shape overlooking downtown Durango

The long-awaited supportive housing complex, Espero Apartments, is taking shape near Greenmount Cemetery on the west side of town. Residents and visitors might have noticed the building’s framework...

DATE: April 10, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Voters showed desire for status quo in Durango City Council election, observers say

Durango voters showed indecision, a desire for stability and a nod to experience based on this week’s City Council election results, which tapped an incumbent and two newbies from a pool of six...

DATE: April 9, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College begins to address housing costs

Durango’s high cost of housing has Fort Lewis College looking at ways to help employees, faculty and staff members with homeownership costs. FLC’s board of trustees heard results from a survey of...

DATE: April 9, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango identifies three locations ripe for redevelopment

The city of Durango revealed a few spots that are ripe for redevelopment around downtown during an open forum this week. More than 70 people attended the event, which functioned as a way to court...

DATE: April 9, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

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DATE: April 9, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

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