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Durango’s biggest public art piece scheduled for installation

After years of waiting, Durango’s gateway art installation, “Common Threads,” is about to become a reality. In 2018, Durango residents voted by survey to place the public art piece, made up of...

DATE: April 28, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

The Blotter

Durango Police Tuesday 4:45 p.m. A residence was damaged and the owners were harassed in the 2900 block of Balsam Avenue. 5:54 p.m. A break-in was reported in the area of Narrow Gauge Avenue...

DATE: April 28, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado courts may be forced to hold bond hearings within 48 hours of arrests

Arrested on a Friday? For some Coloradans, that may mean waiting in jail until Monday or a Tuesday for a bond hearing when courts are back open. Now, Democratic state lawmakers want to make it...

DATE: April 28, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Local schools getting millions in aid; here’s how they’ll spend it

School districts across Southwest Colorado are set to receive hefty chunks of federal dollars in the latest round of coronavirus relief aid, leaving administrators with big decisions about how to...

DATE: April 28, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango’s homeless camp likely to remain at Purple Cliffs

La Plata County’s campsite for people experiencing homelessness at Purple Cliffs might stay open for another year. La Plata County commissioners had considered closing the campsite, saying Saturday...

DATE: April 27, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

More than 50% of eligible population has received vaccine in Archuleta, La Plata counties

San Juan Basin Public Health has announced multiple COVID-19 vaccine clinics Wednesday, Friday and Saturday in La Plata County and Thursday in Archuleta County. The health department has scheduled...

DATE: April 27, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County denies license for marijuana dispensary

Border Buds, the proposed dispensary on the Colorado-New Mexico border, lost its bid for a La Plata County marijuana business license Tuesday. The county’s Marijuana Licensing Authority, made up of...

DATE: April 27, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

The Blotter

Durango Police Monday 11:25 a.m. Theft was reported in the 2600 block of West Second Avenue. 1:03 p.m. A firearm was stolen from a vehicle in the 3100 block of East Animas Village Drive. 2:26...

DATE: April 27, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rain and snow forecast Wednesday in Durango, but a high of 81 expected Saturday

The week might have started out soggy, but by the weekend, Durangoans should be enjoying barbecue weather. Things should clear out Wednesday night with dry and warm conditions for the rest of the...

DATE: April 27, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rocky Mountain gardening: Patience required

The key to gardening in Southwest Colorado is patience. “Don’t get overeager this time of the year,” said John Wickham, owner of Native Roots Garden Center and Gift Shop, 26266 U.S. Highway 160....

DATE: April 27, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Animas River projected to stay low over coming months

Snowmelt season is in full swing, but one may not know that by looking at the Animas River, which this week more closely resembles a slow trickle through Durango than a roaring, muddy torrent more...

DATE: April 26, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southern Utes, Fort Lewis College will offer Ute language classes

In an effort to spread Ute language fluency to younger generations, the Southern Ute Indian Tribe and Fort Lewis College are working on a program to certify more instructors who can teach the Ute...

DATE: April 26, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

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