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Durango groups call lodgers tax a ‘landmark effort’

In fall 2019, representatives of tourism, lodging, events and arts organizations gathered in the Strater Hotel’s Oak Room. Their goal: to negotiate a lodgers tax increase proposal to pitch to...

DATE: March 21, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango police launch new approach to crisis response

Durango has changed the way it responds to mental health and other noncriminal emergencies. The Durango Police Department and Axis Health System teamed up to create CORE, or Co-Response Program,...

DATE: March 21, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man who led Cortez police on slow-speed RV chase to consider plea deal

The man who led police on a slow-speed RV chase along Main Street in Cortez last month will consider a proposed plea agreement that could land him in prison for 12 to 18 months. Kevin Ritter, 41,...

DATE: March 21, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Weekly planner for March 22-26

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 21, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma Land Conservancy awarded $355,000 in grants

Great Outdoors Colorado has awarded the Montezuma Land Conservancy two grants totaling $355,029 to elevate Native American perspectives about land conservation and to start a youth outdoor...

DATE: March 20, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado GOP leadership candidates cast doubt on 2020 vote

Four of the five candidates running to be the next leader of the Colorado GOP continue to cast doubt on the results of the 2020 presidential election. All have admitted there is no evidence of a...

DATE: March 20, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango man arrested after driving into ditch at roadblock

A Durango man arrested Friday night faces charges including DUI and eluding officers after allegedly driving into a ditch to avoid a roadblock and bumping into a police officer’s vehicle. About...

DATE: March 20, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado cities can’t force developers to build affordable housing

More than two decades ago, Telluride’s leaders were grappling with the growing pains of a booming resort industry. Housing prices shot up, forcing many workers to live outside of San Miguel County....

DATE: March 20, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado state parks will get electric vehicle charging stations

Electric vehicle maker Rivian will put public charging stations in every state park at no cost to the state, with the first installations planned for July, after the Colorado Parks and Wildlife...

DATE: March 20, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Justice Department reopens cold case murders on Ute Mountain Ute reservation

The U.S. Department of Justice is seeking information about two unsolved suspected murders of Native Americans from Towaoc, on the Ute Mountain Ute reservation. In a news release, the FBI requested...

DATE: March 20, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Courts aim to restart jury trials delayed by pandemic

While the COVID-19 pandemic has upended nearly every facet of daily life, one of the sectors most impacted has been the criminal justice system, which has resulted in a significant backlog of court...

DATE: March 20, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Series of storms to blow through Southwest Colorado

Saturday may be the first day of spring, but the week ahead may feel more like winter in Southwest Colorado. A series of small storms, each expected to bring rain to lower elevations and snow to...

DATE: March 19, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

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