Mason Center demolished after 70 years

Durango’s Mason Center has seen its last days. The city of Durango demolished the 70-year-old building last week, leaving only the gym to be used for city storage. At 15,300 square feet, the Mason...

DATE: May 4, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College takes step to lower greenhouse emissions

Efforts to compost food waste at Fort Lewis College have taken a big step forward this year with the school now able to compost all food waste from its main dining hall in the Student Union, up...

DATE: May 4, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos teacher arrested on suspicion of sexual assault of student

A Mancos High School teacher was arrested Monday afternoon on suspicion of sexually assaulting a student. Armando Lee-Martinez, 28, was taken into custody by the Mancos Marshal’s Office after an...

DATE: May 3, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado school board members could get paid under bill heading to governor

A bill that would allow Colorado school board members to get paid is headed to the governor’s desk after lawmakers agreed to amendments that would limit board member compensation and require a...

DATE: May 3, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

New law restricts how county commissioner districts are drawn

A new state law sets new rules for how powerful Colorado county commissions redraw their political boundaries. It currently applies only to three counties, but would apply to counties with growing...

DATE: May 3, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Polis drops mask mandate for indoor spaces where at least 80% of people are fully vaccinated

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis on Sunday eased the state’s coronavirus mask mandate once again, this time to allow people gathering in indoor spaces to ditch their face coverings as long as 80% of those...

DATE: May 3, 2021 | CATEGORY: Regional News

The Blotter

La Plata County Sheriff’s Office Thursday 11:27 a.m. A woman was trespassing on someone’s property somewhere north of Durango. 5:18 p.m. Someone was breaking items in the area of County Road...

DATE: May 3, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango School District 9-R selects common reading to aid ‘cultural proficiency’

Durango School District 9-R has chosen a book, “Opening Doors,” to serve as a guide to aid cultural proficiency among teachers and administrators, as it seeks to close academic achievement gaps of...

DATE: May 3, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango considers $6 million in alleyway improvements

Durango could spend $6 million over 10 years to address a long-standing problem around town: dirt alleys. The city has 28 unpaved alleys in its inventory. For years, residents have pushed to...

DATE: May 3, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Wildlife officials find human remains in bears’ stomachs

A Colorado Parks and Wildlife pathologist found human remains inside the stomachs of a sow and her yearling that wildlife officers suspect of killing and eating a 39-year-old woman Friday night...

DATE: May 3, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County woman hits 1,100 hours volunteering at Humane Society

Yam had a big moment in the play yard for dogs at the La Plata County Humane Society a couple of weeks ago: The shy dog, who usually scurries from strangers, allowed Autumn Tucson’s adviser at Big...

DATE: May 3, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Opposing Biden’s vision for public lands, hard-right group makes inroads in Colorado

Land grab or precious-resource preservation? The battle over where the truth – and where Westerners’ hearts – lie on that matter is rumbling through Colorado counties as a federal government...

DATE: May 2, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

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