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Durango offers paid opportunities for artists

It’s time for Durango’s artists to freshen up their paints: The Durango Art Brigade is offering paid work opportunities this spring. The collaborative group has at least 18 art projects available...

DATE: April 26, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

The Blotter

Durango Police Sunday 4:18 p.m. A snowmobile was reported missing in the area of Pine Tree Way. 8:28 p.m. A vehicle was reported stolen in the 2900 block of Richard Drive. Saturday 1:21 a.m. ...

DATE: April 26, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado Democrats will move forward this week with public health insurance options

Democratic state lawmakers aiming to drive down health care costs plan to move forward this week with legislation to potentially create a public health insurance option after about a month of...

DATE: April 26, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango High School senior achieves dream of invitation to West Point

Ford Kavu Pitts found out in the middle of an anatomy test at Durango High School that he had achieved his goal since middle school: He will be one of 1,200 new cadets at the U.S. Military Academy...

DATE: April 26, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Promoter urges repairs to Montezuma County Fairgrounds racetrack

Fairgrounds Speedway promoter Gene Felker is urging Montezuma County to repair and upgrade the racetrack, and is interested in renegotiating his contract or purchasing the venue. Standing before...

DATE: April 25, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Prescribed fires in Dolores, Pagosa planned to begin next week

San Juan National Forest’s Dolores and Pagosa ranger districts will conduct prescribed fires beginning next week. Burning operations will take place over several days when weather and fuel...

DATE: April 25, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango City Council to meet to discuss future of Buckley Park

Durangoans might get an update next week about the future of Buckley Park, a gathering place in the center of town that is up for sale. City Councilors will convene at 3 p.m. Tuesday for a special...

DATE: April 25, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Public comment opens for Durango transportation improvements

Ever noticed broken sidewalks, cycling hazards or confusing intersections around Durango? The city wants to hear community input for its updated multimodal transportation plan. The city of Durango...

DATE: April 25, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Weekly planner for April 26-30

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: April 25, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores creates new summer festival

Dolores has a new festival this summer, and your pooch is invited. The inaugural SummerFest will take place July 17 at Joe Rowell Park and features a dog carnival, car show, live music and vendors....

DATE: April 24, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Gear-lending ‘library’ opens door to new generation of outdoor adventurers

LEADVILLE – Vanessa Saldivar was 5 when her father hiked her up the bunny slope at Mt. Hood Skibowl in Oregon. She didn’t have a fancy jacket. She used socks as mittens. Her dad gave her a nudge....

DATE: April 24, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores museum restores narrow-gauge freight cars

Before the Galloping Goose No. 5 rail car carried passengers and mail to and from Dolores in the 1930s and ’40s, freight trains and steam locomotives dominated the historic railroad town....

DATE: April 24, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

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