Experts to host community dinner to discuss homelessness

The criminalization of homelessness, hunger and housing will be among some of the big topics of community discussion at a dinner Wednesday that will feature a talk by a senior lawyer from the...

DATE: Dec. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Co-defendant in Cortez burglary case struggles to find conflict-free attorney

A burglary case with six co-defendants has led to some difficulties in finding an attorney for Darrell W. Perez, an inmate at Montezuma County Detention Center awaiting plea hearings in five...

DATE: Dec. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez man who left ID at burglary site gets a year in prison

A man who allegedly broke into a Cortez home and left his Colorado ID on the front window sill in October was sentenced Thursday to one year with the Colorado Department of Corrections. In 22nd...

DATE: Dec. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man who pulled woman from burning home faces felony charges

When an improperly installed wood stove caused a fire at a mobile home on County Road 25 in early November, Montezuma County resident Derrick Jim carried a burned woman out of the structure. Then...

DATE: Dec. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Longtime federal magistrate David West to hang up the robe

If David West had a choice, he’d laugh. Not in the courtroom, of course, where he has worked for 32 years as a magistrate with the U.S. District Court in Durango. Judges, lawyers and friends...

DATE: Dec. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Wrestling Roundup: Bayfield flexes muscles in Dove Creek win

Bayfield High School flexed Four Corners dominance over fellow La Plata County teams on Saturday at the Dove Creek Dawg Fight as the Wolverines won the team title with 162.5 points and had winners...

DATE: Dec. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Fiber project in Cortez raises questions about federal involvement

Five years after starting its quest for citywide broadband internet, Cortez is looking to private companies for help and is receiving unclear signals from the federal government. Broadband access...

DATE: Dec. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ceremony celebrates revival of the McElmo Creek Flume

The 128-year-old McElmo Creek Flume – a relic of pioneer ingenuity that operated until 1991 – was nearly swept away by flood waters in 2006. But today, the historic irrigation structure stands...

DATE: Dec. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Into the great unknown: Mancos mapmaker chronicles Powell’s epic 1869 journey

In the Southwest, river runners and river rats have the same great, great grandfather. Our patriarch is the one-armed Maj. John Wesley Powell, who launched four wooden boats in May 1869 down the...

DATE: Dec. 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Housing boom doing little for lower-income workers

A development boom in subdivisions adjacent to downtown is adding dozens of homes to Durango’s real estate stock, but the increasing supply will do little to temper costs – and teachers, clerks,...

DATE: Dec. 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango High School’s Kylie Behn returns to diving board in win over Pagosa Springs

Durango High School’s Kylie Behn returned to her home pool Friday night at the Durango Recreation Center against Pagosa Springs a little more than two months after she tore the anterior cruciate...

DATE: Dec. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Children fold paper cranes of hope for California firefighters and victims

The Boys & Girls Club of La Plata County made an origami paper crane display filled with well wishes and support for the first responders of the Camp Fire in California, where 85 people have been...

DATE: Dec. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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