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Demolition of Mason Center set for Monday

The city of Durango will begin demolition of the building at Mason Center Park, 301 East 12th St., on Monday. Demolition and site restoration work will tentatively be complete June 4. The project...

DATE: April 24, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

COVID-19 variant detected in San Juan County, Colorado

Over the course of April, two cases of COVID-19 – one the B.1.1.7 variant of the virus – have been identified in San Juan County, Colorado. “We had a surge of cases right after the new year, and...

DATE: April 24, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango caught in circus dispute

The Durango Circus is calling foul, alleging misconduct by a city of Durango employee and prompting an investigation by the city. The Durango Circus, formally known as Durango Aerial Arts and...

DATE: April 24, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Is that smoke in the skies above Durango?

If you woke up Saturday morning and thought it seemed smoky in the Durango area, you’re not alone. But according to the National Weather Service, it’s just cloudy. Kris Sanders, senior...

DATE: April 24, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

New garden takes root in Bayfield with focus on healthy ingredients, food security

Pine River Shares is taking on food insecurity in eastern La Plata County with the help of a new, sustainable food garden. The garden’s produce will add fresh, healthy ingredients to the...

DATE: April 24, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County fire districts explore virtual reality

Two La Plata County fire departments are trying out a new way to train: virtual reality. Los Pinos and Upper Pine River fire protection districts, and an Arvada fire agency, are participating in a...

DATE: April 24, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Democrats pursue gun-control measures after Boulder shooting

A bill that would temporarily prohibit people convicted of a violent misdemeanor from purchasing a firearm in Colorado will likely be part of a package of gun-control legislation Democratic state...

DATE: April 24, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Some Durangoans still haven’t received a stimulus payment

For many people, receiving a COVID-19 stimulus check was as easy as checking their bank account and finding hundreds of government dollars inside. But for some people, like many living homeless at...

DATE: April 24, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sen. Hickenlooper touts new restaurant relief program

U.S. Sen. John Hickenlooper says a new federal grant program will provide hard-pressed restaurants hit by the COVID-19 pandemic some “serious momentum” as they recover. Hickenlooper participated in...

DATE: April 23, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Girder delivery to affect traffic at Highway 160/172 intersection Saturday

Early morning travelers will face traffic disruptions between 4 and 6 a.m. Saturday as six concrete bridge girders, each 140 feet long and weighing 185,000 pounds, will be transported to the U.S....

DATE: April 23, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cliff dwelling tours to restart at Mesa Verde National Park

Mesa Verde National Park will restart its hallmark cliff dwelling tours that were suspended in 2020 because of the pandemic. Tours will resume to the popular Cliff Palace and Long House sites....

DATE: April 23, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

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