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Bigger, better and safer: Bump-outs make return to Durango’s Main Avenue

Downtown’s popular bump-outs will proliferate through spring with the city expecting the number to exceed last year’s total, when 23 small businesses along Main Avenue created some sort of the...

DATE: March 31, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

In disputed claim, Lauren Boebert says Tipton didn’t transfer casework

U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert has accused her predecessor, former U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, of failing to transfer active inquiries made by constituents to her office, but it is a charge Tipton’s district...

DATE: March 30, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Who is opening wallets to back Durango City Council candidates?

Most Durango City Council candidates have collected donations from prominent businesses in town, while others have stuck with small donations or no donations at all. Six candidates are running for...

DATE: March 30, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Vaccines distribution expands Friday in Southwest Colorado

Colorado residents ages 16 and older will be eligible for coronavirus vaccines starting Friday, but San Juan Basin Public Health says everything still depends on a limited vaccine supply. With...

DATE: March 30, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield family reaches settlement with Tri-State over injured horses

A Bayfield family has settled for an undisclosed amount for damages after an allegedly unmaintained wire owned by Tri-State Generation and Transmission caused injuries to three horses, resulting in...

DATE: March 30, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

The Blotter

Durango Police Monday 10:58 p.m. A man was arrested on a warrant after being reported for following and videoing an adult and a child in the 1300 block of Camino del Rio. 12:32 p.m. A snakebite...

DATE: March 30, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango ag class puts focus on helping feed less fortunate

Bailey Gaskins and Flint Gervais, two 14-year-old eighth graders, learned more than the importance of crop rotation and soil health in their agriculture class at Escalante Middle School. The pair,...

DATE: March 30, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ignacio man suspected in wife’s death wants trial, not plea deal

In an expletive-filled statement, an Ignacio man accused of murdering his wife during a New Year’s Eve dispute said he did not want a plea agreement, but instead wanted to go to trial. “This...

DATE: March 29, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

The Blotter

Durango Police Sunday 1:07 p.m. A man was knocking over signs in the 700 block of Main Avenue. 5:58 p.m. Several people were digging on a church’s property in the 2600 block of Junction Street....

DATE: March 29, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

D&SNG celebrates 40 years as tourist draw in Southwest Colorado

Forty years ago, the historic Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad faced an uncertain future. The heyday of hauling gold, silver and other metals from the mines around Silverton to be...

DATE: March 29, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Forester who planted 2 million trees uproots for next adventure

The total number of trees Gretchen Fitzgerald has helped plant in the San Juan National Forest during her time as a forester for the U.S. Forest Service topped out at 2,183,557. “Reforesting areas...

DATE: March 29, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

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