Is Durango Area Tourism Office best marketing vendor for the city?

Durango City Council is considering replacing the Durango Area Tourism Office with a different vendor to market the town to tourists. Councilor Chris Bettin suggested this week at a study session...

DATE: Dec. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Residents scrutinize details of Animas River Trail extension

Residents living near the proposed northern extension of the Animas River Trail say they are concerned about lighting, fences, access, enforcement and wildlife on the proposed path and at its...

DATE: Dec. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

After die-off, Animas River restocked with fish

The restoration of the Animas River has begun. Colorado Parks and Wildlife on Thursday stocked 1,500 rainbow trout in the Animas River at a few locations from the 32nd Street Bridge to the High...

DATE: Dec. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Six malnourished horses seized north of Durango

Six horses were seized Thursday from property north of Hermosa in a case of suspected animal cruelty, a situation animal protection officers have been monitoring and investigating for about eight...

DATE: Dec. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Will legalization of hemp pave way for its cousin, marijuana?

The U.S. House and Senate this week passed a long-anticipated agriculture bill with provisions that will federally legalize hemp, a move that has many speculating whether marijuana legalization...

DATE: Dec. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County Humane Society director resigns; agency waits to hire replacement

The La Plata County Humane Society will not actively look for a new executive director after its former head of operations resigned suddenly in November. “Right now, we are just going to work with...

DATE: Dec. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Housing needed to solve homelessness, advocate says

Housing is the answer to homelessness, not laws criminalizing it. That was the message Tristia Bauman, staff attorney for the National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty , delivered to more...

DATE: Dec. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango Natural Foods in cash crunch

Durango Natural Foods is facing a cash crunch and is conducting a fundraising campaign to raise $150,000, most of which would be used to pay past-due invoices from vendors. Jamie Matthews, a board...

DATE: Dec. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Intersection art to be scaled back for lack of grant

Artists will have to scale back plans for an art installation planned for a busy intersection in Durango after the city missed out on a grant worth thousands of dollars. The new installation at...

DATE: Dec. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Prep Spotlight: Durango’s Quinn Schmidt making waves in pool

Quinn Schmidt has already made a habit of seeing her name listed first on swimming heat sheets and the season is only two weeks old. The Durango High School sophomore swimmer has won seven out of...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Businesses may not be able to put signs on sidewalks

Businesses may not be allowed to put out temporary signs in the public right-of-way because of safety issues, the Durango City Council and Planning Commission agreed Tuesday. Councilors and...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Salvation Army struggles to recruit bell-ringers

A year ago, bells were ringing outside City Market and all was jolly as Durango residents knew that every dollar they put into the Salvation Army kettle would stay in the community, donated to...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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