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Durango Police Monday 3:59 p.m. Two people threatened someone in the 3700 block of Main Avenue. Sunday 1:32 a.m. A woman punched someone in the 900 block of Main Avenue. 11:08 a.m. A...

DATE: March 22, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Keep your umbrellas and gloves close at hand

Bouts of rain, rain mixed with snow and snow are in the forecast for lower elevations of Southwest Colorado through Friday. Higher elevations of the San Juan Mountains can expect from 2 to 5 inches...

DATE: March 22, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Avalanche spills onto U.S. Highway 550 near Ouray

An avalanche spilled onto U.S. Highway 550 between Silverton and Ouray on Sunday, temporarily closing the road. Colorado Department of Transportation spokeswoman Lisa Schwantes said the slide...

DATE: March 22, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lisa McCorry ends City Council campaign

Durango resident Lisa McCorry ended her campaign for City Council on Friday, urging people not to vote for her although she is already listed on the ballot. McCorry, 41, was one of seven candidates...

DATE: March 22, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

COVID-19 stimulus bill will allot an estimated $4.07 million to Durango

WASHINGTON – Durango will receive $4.07 million from the federal government in the latest COVID relief bill, the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. The American Rescue Plan was signed by President...

DATE: March 22, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

After 26 years, Cmdr. Rita Warfield hangs up her badge

Durango Police Cmdr. Rita Warfield, one of the city’s longest tenured police officers who championed retraining on domestic violence and sexual assault, will hang up her badge and gun after a...

DATE: March 22, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Statehouse Democrats to introduce $4 billion transportation plan

Colorado drivers would begin paying a new fee of 2 cents on every gallon of gas they purchase starting in July 2022 under legislation Democratic state lawmakers plan to introduce in the coming...

DATE: March 21, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

New Bayfield gym teaches Native American fighting art

Flutes, kicks, spins and flips are common features of Bayfield’s newest gym, Nexus Guardian Art. To the regular bystander, Nexus lessons seem like a mixture of parkour, mixed martial arts and...

DATE: March 21, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

State to relax dial level for its COVID-19 response

Colorado next week will once again loosen its coronavirus dial system . The state will make it easier for counties to relax restrictions on businesses, office space and restaurants and allow bars...

DATE: March 21, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez Public Library to open at limited capacity

The Cortez Public Library will open its doors at limited capacity beginning March 22. The building will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Curbside pickup will remain an option...

DATE: March 21, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bond reduction denied for man charged with stabbing girlfriend in Cortez

A man charged with stabbing his girlfriend, endangering a child and stealing his ex-wife’s car was denied a reduction in bond Tuesday in district court in Cortez. Christopher Wheat, 29, was charged...

DATE: March 21, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Two COVID-19 variants found on Southern Ute reservation

The Southern Ute Indian Tribe has found two variant strains of the coronavirus causing COVID-19 within its reservation boundaries. Viruses constantly change through mutation, and different variants...

DATE: March 21, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

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