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La Plata County boasts low tax burden

Local penny pinchers can rejoice: La Plata County has the fourth-lowest tax burden in the state, according to a study that calculated how much money a roughly representative resident might pay in...

DATE: June 16, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Local pot use higher than state average

Though La Plata County trails behind the state in many important measures of collective well-being such as median income, we’re blazing ahead of the rest of Colorado in other areas. A new report...

DATE: June 15, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

McFarland: Two years for homicide

SILVERTON – Sixth Judicial District Chief Judge Gregory Lyman sentenced Michael McFarland to two years in prison Friday for killing his wife, Jessica, after he threw a bottle at her last summer at...

DATE: June 12, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Our river has runneth over

Emergency management scrambled Thursday to prepare communities downstream from Vallecito Reservoir for more flooding as a succession of unseasonably severe storms battered Southwest Colorado,...

DATE: June 11, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cannon fire shatters years-long silence

At 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Ray Dennison Memorial Field on the Fort Lewis College campus, 13 men and one woman huddled together on the rain-streaked field, watching – with hope, unabashed wonder and...

DATE: June 10, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Course focuses on first aid for mental health

Youth is a time of turbulence and vulnerability, giving fodder to parents’ old joke that their teenagers aren’t crazy – they’re teenagers. But while a flood of hormones and the jagged process that...

DATE: June 10, 2015 | CATEGORY: Health

Michael McFarland sentencing set for Friday

One way or another, heartbreak is in store for the people invested in the fate of Michael McFarland, who will be sentenced Friday at San Juan County Courthouse. Since April, when a jury convicted...

DATE: June 10, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Wildlife officials link bear to multiple attacks

DNA evidence revealed that a bear recently killed by Colorado Parks and Wildlife was a serial biter. Joe Lewandowski, spokesman for Parks and Wildlife, said hair samples showed the bear that...

DATE: June 9, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Silverton’s unlikely mascot enters twilight years

SILVERTON – In 2005, a terrifying creature descended upon Silverton: Wolfie. At first, the wolf-dog hybrid stalked the surrounding hills. But then, he grew brave and entered town. Terror ensued....

DATE: June 8, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Skyhawks ready to make a little noise

If you hear explosions this week at Fort Lewis College, don’t worry, it’s just cannon fire. On Wednesday, FLC is going to be training staff members to load and fire its newly refurbished cannon...

DATE: June 8, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

June off to a wet start – and get ready for more

Don’t put the cushions back on the lawn chairs. After several hours of intermittent rain Friday in Durango, forecasters say residents should brace for more rain throughout Saturday. While the...

DATE: June 5, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

‘Who pooped in the river?’

On Thursday night, about 20 concerned people gathered at Durango Public Library to hear one woman’s answer to an effortlessly gripping question: “Who pooped in the river?” According to Melissa May...

DATE: June 4, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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