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Durango police launch new effort to address officers’ mental health

Cmdr. Rita Warfield, the highest-ranking female officer with the Durango Police Department, spent eight years as a detective focused on domestic violence and sexual assault. For the most part, she...

DATE: March 29, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango High School extends in-person learning

Durango High School students will be back in school for four full days a week beginning April 5 as the school district continues to adjust schedules based on declining risk from the novel...

DATE: March 28, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mistrial declared in case against snowboarders who triggered avalanche

Summit County Judge Ed Casias sent out 40 summonses to local residents for Thursday’s docket. Only a fraction showed up – not enough to help decide one of the more interesting high-country cases in...

DATE: March 28, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rep. Lauren Boebert invites Deb Haaland to Grand Junction

U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert has joined other Colorado officials in inviting Interior Secretary Deb Haaland to visit the Bureau of Land Management headquarters in Grand Junction. A March 15 letter...

DATE: March 28, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Archery while on horseback showcased at Ag Expo in Cortez

The Queen family of Durango loves riding horses and the sport of archery. So, a few years ago they decided to combine the two and have embraced the sport of competitive mounted archery. They...

DATE: March 28, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

120 gather in Buckley Park to decry violence against Asians

Saying silence is equivalent to violence, more than 120 people marched down Main Avenue and gathered in Buckley Park to protest violence against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders on Sunday. The...

DATE: March 28, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ignacio identifies 6 town priorities in new long-range plan

The Ignacio Town Board has outlined its top six priorities for the next two years, with housing and broadband at the top of the list. The town completed a new strategic plan for 2021-23 earlier in...

DATE: March 28, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Residents participate in person at Cortez City Council meeting

Residents showed up in-person to comment at this week’s Cortez City Council meeting for the first time in months. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, council met remotely for months and took...

DATE: March 28, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Animal cruelty initiative irks Colorado ranchers

Coloradans who participated in the great, governor-inspired meat battle of 2021 either tore into a juicy steak Saturday or opted for a vegan burger and a side of veggies. But last weekend’s fight,...

DATE: March 28, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ute Mountain Tribe breaks ground on $3.1 million health clinic

TOWAOC – The Ute Mountain Ute Tribe broke ground March 22 on a $3.1 million expansion of its Towaoc health clinic. The new 5,000-square-foot Indian Health Services building will house dental and...

DATE: March 28, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Equine lessons featured at the Ag Expo in Cortez

Families and friends from around the region converged on the Montezuma County Fairgrounds this weekend for the Four States Agricultural Expo. On Saturday, the final day of the three-day event,...

DATE: March 28, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Weekly planner for March 29-April 2

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: March 28, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

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