Parks and Wildlife offers reward in elk poaching case

Colorado Parks and Wildlife continues to seek information about two bull elk killed illegally northeast of Norwood in the Uncompahgre National Forest in early November. Now, a reward of $1,250 is...

DATE: Dec. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Does La Plata County’s barking dog ordinance have teeth?

La Plata County officials will find out if the county’s newly instituted barking dog ordinance has any teeth when a neighbor dispute over noisy pets heads to trial early next year. The new law,...

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

School District 9-R Superintendent Dan Snowberger apologizes for recent behavior

Durango School District 9-R Superintendent Dan Snowberger apologized in a letter that was posted to the district’s website Thursday for his handling of a 911 call that involved a district employee...

DATE: Dec. 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Suicide-prevention efforts to expand next year in La Plata County

Efforts to address the high rate of suicides in La Plata County will expand in scope next year, community group representatives said Thursday at a forum. A panel of six experts highlighted new...

DATE: Dec. 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Gardner, Tipton introduce mine-cleanup bill

U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner and U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton on Thursday introduced the latest attempt to pass a “good Samaritan” bill that would allow groups to do cleanup work on abandoned mines without...

DATE: Dec. 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Using a sandbox and computer program, firefighters predict disasters

The Upper Pine River Fire Protection District doesn’t handle a lot of calls – fewer than 1,000 a year, said Chief Bruce Evans. And while there is no substitute for on-the-job experience, the fire...

DATE: Dec. 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Groups plan how to help those with special needs during emergencies

During the Lightner Creek Fire in 2017, some residents with disabilities left their homes without medications and supplies. Evacuees were able to obtain medications they needed by receiving early...

DATE: Dec. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bread founder and co-owner Rob Kabeary dies at 61

Rob Kabeary, founder and co-owner of Bread bakery in Durango, whose personality and bakery were widely known in Durango, died Saturday. He was 61 years old. Kabeary moved to Durango in 2001 and...

DATE: Dec. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

City of Durango approves $92 million budget for 2019

The Durango City Council unanimously approved its budget Tuesday, a document filled with cuts to compensate for increasing health care costs. “This budget has been cut to the bone, it looks like to...

DATE: Dec. 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ignacio girls force 42 turnovers in blowout of Dolores

The Ignacio High School girls basketball team’s press defense was simply sensational Tuesday night against Dolores in the home opener for IHS. The Bobcats forced 11 turnovers in the first quarter...

DATE: Dec. 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Rural residents, ag community: We don’t want zoning

Rural residents and members of the agricultural community in La Plata County who came out in full force Tuesday spoke out against the prospect of county-wide zoning, which they say would take away...

DATE: Dec. 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

As committee chairwoman, state Rep. McLachlan to tackle education funding

Finding funding for education will be one of the major challenges facing state Rep. Barbara McLachlan, D-Durango, in the next legislative session. McLachlan, a former Durango High School teacher,...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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