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Fort Lewis College requires students to get COVID-19 vaccination for fall semester

Fort Lewis College is among the first colleges or universities in the nation to require students to have the COVID-19 vaccination for the fall semester, a move quickly followed by several other...

DATE: April 6, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Salary, benefits announced for Durango School District’s next superintendent

Karen Cheser, who will assume the reins as Durango School District 9-R superintendent in July, will make $200,000 annually and receive a more generous benefits package than the current...

DATE: April 5, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cathy Metz, director of Durango Parks and Recreation, to retire

Cathy Metz, longtime parks and recreation director for the city of Durango, is set to retire in July. Metz worked for the city for 25 years. Most recently, she and department staff members received...

DATE: April 5, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

The Blotter

Durango Police Sunday 10:25 a.m. A man was arrested on suspicion of criminal mischief after allegedly throwing rocks at windows in the 1100 block of Camino del Rio. 11:58 a.m. An assault and...

DATE: April 5, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield library launches program to help children get ready for school

Get ready, puppeteers: The Pine River Library in Bayfield is handing out kindergarten preparedness activity bags, and the first batch uses puppets to practice speech development. The activity bags...

DATE: April 5, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Winds and dry conditions trigger wildfire watch in Southwest Colorado

The National Weather Service has issued a red flag warning and a fire watch for Southwest Colorado. The red flag warning is effective from noon to 9 p.m. Monday. The fire weather watch is effective...

DATE: April 5, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield woman distracted by phone, caused three vehicle crash, authorities say

A 26-year-old Bayfield woman who was apparently distracted by her phone while driving was cited with careless driving causing injury after crossing the centerline of U.S. Highway 160 on Saturday...

DATE: April 5, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Authorities seek help finding La Plata County man missing for two months

Authorities are asking for the public’s help in locating an 18-year-old La Plata County man who has been missing for two months. Luke Starling walked away from the back deck of his home on Panorama...

DATE: April 5, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College dean focuses on the lexicon of learning

Jenni Trujillo, who is eight months in as dean of the Fort Lewis College School of Education, is no stranger to the campus or Durango. This is Trujillo’s third stint at the Fort. She met her...

DATE: April 5, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

A year into pandemic, restaurants in Pine River Valley feel ‘optimistic’

Ashleigh Tarkington, co-owner of Billy Goat Saloon in Gem Village, said her personal savings took a hit as the bar adapted to COVID-19 restrictions – but a year into the pandemic, she viewed the...

DATE: April 5, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert pushes to designate Antifa as a terrorist organization

U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert has introduced a resolution to designate Antifa as a terrorist organization. If passed, the resolution would designate Antifa as a domestic terrorist organization, condemn...

DATE: April 4, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Police on skis help keep the peace, but they’re more likely to lend a friendly mitten

VAIL – Detective Greg Schwartz spied a couple in need and skied up to them in front of the bright yellow “Slow Skiing” sign on Vail’s Northwoods run. “Can I take it for you?” he asked, reaching...

DATE: April 4, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

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