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Community partnerships drive Durango High School technical skills programs

The buzzing saws, spinning drills and scratching sandpaper have come to a stop for dozens of woodshop students at Durango High School, but not before they were able to finish a few tables for...

DATE: April 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Firearm and ammunition sales spike in Durango

Customers at gun shops around Durango have been buying ammunition and firearms at an accelerated rate, and business owners are scrambling to stock shelves with handgun and shotgun rounds. With the...

DATE: March 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Business sells tons of pinto beans to Durango residents

Basin Towing and Repair didn’t know what to do with tens of thousands of pounds of pinto beans it had from last year. Then a pandemic hit. The local business in the past three days has sold about...

DATE: March 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Liquor, cannabis sales rise as COVID-19 spreads

The run on toilet paper was weird enough, but now it’s Everclear? That’s right, the high-potency alcohol has been flying off the shelves of liquor stores in Durango, according to interviews with...

DATE: March 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

COVID-19 test results not yet complete in La Plata County man’s death

Results of a COVID-19 test performed on a La Plata County man after his death had not been completed as of Thursday, according to the Coroner’s Office. The man, identified as a local resident in...

DATE: March 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Trial for Mark Redwine, accused of killing son, Dylan, postponed as pandemic spreads

The trial of Mark Redwine, a Vallecito man accused of killing his 13-year-old son, Dylan, in 2012, has been reset to begin May 26 as the COVID-19 pandemic surges through Colorado and the rest of...

DATE: March 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County Jail shrinks population to reduce risk of COVID-19 outbreak

La Plata County Jail is crowded, just the kind of environment public health officials and governments have been warning against for almost a week in an effort to prevent the spread of the...

DATE: March 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Funeral home owners arrested for harvesting, selling bodies

Two women who own Sunset Mesa Funeral Home in Montrose were arrested Tuesday for selling body parts or entire bodies without consent of the family of the deceased, according to the U.S. Attorney’s...

DATE: March 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man who died in La Plata County being tested for COVID-19

A man in his mid-40s died last week of pneumonia on his second visit to Mercy Regional Medical Center – and now the La Plata County Coroner’s Office says it is awaiting the results of a COVID-19...

DATE: March 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango utility late fees waived through April 30

Durango will waive late fees for all city utility bills and suspend water and sewer disconnection for missed payments through April 30 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a news...

DATE: March 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Up to a foot of snow forecast Wednesday night in San Juan Mountains

Self-quarantine may get a bit easier, at least for a couple of days this week, as a spring storm is expected to drop moisture Wednesday night and Thursday morning in Southwest Colorado. The...

DATE: March 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Developer reduces size of mixed-use project on East Second Ave.

A local developer made “pretty significant concessions” in recent weeks to get approval to replace a single-family home on East Second Avenue just south of College Drive with a mixed-use building...

DATE: March 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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