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Durango business leaders back lodgers tax support committee

Five people, all leaders in Durango’s business community, are the primary funders of a campaign committee advocating for the Durango lodgers tax to be increased. The only measure on the April 6...

DATE: April 2, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Local health department extends mask ordinance

San Juan Basin Public Health extended its mask ordinance Friday to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention rather than an order issued...

DATE: April 2, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County commissioners assert opposition to wolves

The Montezuma County Board of County Commissioners continues to oppose gray wolf reintroduction into the Western Slope, a plan narrowly approved by Colorado voters in November. Commissioners passed...

DATE: April 2, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Firefighters contain brush fire in Oxbow Park & Preserve

Firefighters contained a brush fire Friday afternoon in Oxbow Park & Preserve in north Durango. Durango Fire Protection District Marshal Karola Hanks said as of 5 p.m. the fire was contained at...

DATE: April 2, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango spending rewards program off to booming start

Durango’s latest rewards program is off to a racing start. The Durango business community’s gift card program has siphoned thousands of dollars into the city’s economy in its first week. The...

DATE: April 2, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Residents rail against D&SNG’s move to Rockwood

La Plata County is looking into whether the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad violated any county codes after moving the bulk of its operations to the Rockwood station about 15 miles north...

DATE: April 2, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

The Blotter

Durango Police Thursday 9:02 a.m. A garage was burglarized in the 200 block of East Seventh Avenue. 2:24 p.m. A gray Toyota truck crashed into a vehicle and fled the scene in the area of East...

DATE: April 2, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Voter turnout low so far in Durango City Council election

Based on early ballot returns, voter turnout for Tuesday’s Durango City Council election might be lower than it was in each of the past three elections. Six candidates are vying for three open...

DATE: April 2, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Best bets this weekend in and around Durango

Best bets this weekend include “1984” and a lacrosse clinic. Durango High School Troupe 1096, in association with Animas Cinema Productions, will present George Orwell’s “1984” in a virtual format...

DATE: April 2, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango musicians, sidelined by pandemic, ready to hit stage

The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a toll on so many people and businesses over the past year, the same rings true for Durango’s local musicians who had to adapt to a world where live shows were...

DATE: April 2, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

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