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Groups begin fight against invasive Russian Olive trees

What was once distributed freely for ornamental landscaping is now the target of an aggressive three-year project that aims to remove the Russian olive plant – a pesky invasive species that chokes...

DATE: Oct. 17, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

GOP VP nominee Mike Pence coming to Durango

The Donald J. Trump campaign announced Monday evening that Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, the vice presidential nominee, will visit Durango on Wednesday. “We’ve known for several days he was coming, but...

DATE: Oct. 17, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Junkins Fire west of Pueblo burns thousands of acres in hours

WESTCLIFFE – A wind-driven wildfire in southern Colorado destroyed one house Monday and forced residents to flee 130 homes, authorities said. Four structures have been lost and 11,500 acres of...

DATE: Oct. 17, 2016 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Sheriff’s Office faces budget challenges

Lean times are ahead for the La Plata County Sheriff’s Office , which is examining short- and long-term solutions to cut costs while preparing the 2017 budget. Expenditures for 2017 are projected...

DATE: Oct. 17, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

2 pedestrians recovering from hit-and-run

Two Durango residents were recovering Monday after being struck by a vehicle while crossing a road downtown. The hit-and-run crash occurred shortly after 2 a.m. Sunday near East Second Avenue and...

DATE: Oct. 17, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango man starts golf clinic for those with disabilities

In the game of golf, it helps to eliminate distractions, focus on the ball and execute brilliant hand-eye coordination. To bring all of those together can be difficult for anybody, but for those...

DATE: Oct. 16, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ellen Roberts resigns from state Senate

Republican state Sen. Ellen Roberts of Durango announced Sunday that she is resigning to focus more on family and her private law practice. Her move is likely to set into motion shifts within the...

DATE: Oct. 16, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Madden, Ganahl vie for seat on University of Colorado Board of Regents

Coloradans will decide between Alice Madden and Heidi Ganahl on Nov. 8 to fill an at-large seat on the University of Colorado Board of Regents. CU, the flagship institution of the Colorado system...

DATE: Oct. 16, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rankin, Pacheco-Kovelski vie for State Board of Education

On Nov. 8, voters in the 3rd Congressional District will select either Joyce Rankin or Christine Pacheco-Koveleski for the Colorado State Board of Education. The district covers more than 50,000...

DATE: Oct. 16, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Parking tickets may increase to pay for transit

The price of parking tickets could rise steeply next year to help pay for transit service. Durango City Council members indicated at a budget work session Friday that they would support the...

DATE: Oct. 14, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

BLM conducts prescribed burn near Gem Village

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management started a prescribed burn Friday on about 275 acres near Gem Village. The burn should reduce fuel in the hills, which will reduce wildfire risk in the area,...

DATE: Oct. 14, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango Council split on future of organic parks

The organic parks program could face major changes next year, as it comes to the end of its three-year pilot program. There are eight parks managed without herbicides, but weeds are spreading...

DATE: Oct. 14, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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