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Could an insurance-premium fee prevent Colorado’s next big natural disaster?

When the Camp Fire ripped through Paradise, California, in 2018, killing dozens of people and destroying hundreds of structures, Lisa Cutter knew her Colorado community could be next. The...

DATE: March 27, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

BLM plans habitat improvement for Gunnison sage grouse

A plan to improve habitat for the threatened Gunnison sage grouse in San Miguel County has been proposed by the Tres Rios Field office of the Bureau of Land Management. The agency is seeking public...

DATE: March 27, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Have you been keeping up with local headlines? Test your knowledge in Quiz No. 114

About 100 people participated in last week’s quiz. Participants scored highest on a question about Farmington Fire Chief David Burke, with 91% of respondents correctly answering “To retire.”...

DATE: March 27, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Coronavirus set back Colorado schools battling to improve performance

The pandemic froze some Colorado schools in a bad place, in state regulators’ eyes. Peakview School in southern Colorado was doing the hard work to emerge from the state performance watch list when...

DATE: March 27, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado students will take modified CMAS exams this spring

Colorado students in grades three to 11 will take state standardized assessments this spring, with students testing in either English language arts or math depending on their grade level, after...

DATE: March 27, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango Public Library creates Tough Topics collection

Durango Public Library has a new collection designed to help adults discuss sensitive subjects with children. According to a news release issued Friday, the materials, which include books, a guide...

DATE: March 27, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

What would Durango’s diversity efforts look like with new councilors?

When the six Durango City Council candidates described how they would handle the city’s top goal – expanding its diversity, equity and inclusion work – they focused on continuing the city’s...

DATE: March 26, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Photos: Red-tail hawk flies free again

DATE: March 26, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County Sheriff’s Office purchases massage chairs for $20,000

La Plata County Sheriff’s Office has spent nearly $20,000 on three massage chairs in an effort to help improve the physical and mental health of deputies, part of a larger effort launched in the...

DATE: March 26, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bennet remembers Boulder victims on Senate floor

U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet shared personal anecdotes and urged his colleagues to vote for better gun control legislation Wednesday on the Senate floor in the wake of Monday’s deadly shootings in...

DATE: March 26, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man who robbed Durango gas station avoids prison

A New Mexico man accused of stealing money bags from a Durango gas station in July 2019 was sentenced to three years at Hilltop House community corrections on Friday. Adrian Chavez, who was 39...

DATE: March 26, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

The Blotter

Durango Police Thursday 8:16 a.m. A purse was stolen in the 500 block of Rivergate Lane. 2:10 p.m. A man was being disruptive and tried to hit someone in the 1100 block of Three Springs...

DATE: March 26, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

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