Durango takes grease, makes electricity

Fried turkey is often a staple of Thanksgiving meals, but making one produces a pesky byproduct: used oil. Dumping it down the drain can cause all kinds of problems for residents and for the city...

DATE: Nov. 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Homeless campers hope to earn right to stay west of town

A handful of homeless campers living west of Durango hope to earn the right to stay where they are, rather than be displaced again. Gina and Brian Whitten and Patricia Hollenbeck cleaned up one of...

DATE: Nov. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

It’s official: Election results finalized 20 days after two close contests

La Plata County Commissioner Brad Blake, who was defeated by 23 votes, will not request a recount of the Nov. 6 election, said La Plata County Clerk & Recorder Tiffany Parker. Parker said Monday...

DATE: Nov. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Former nurse trains dogs to detect low blood sugar

Lacy, a 7-year-old St. Bernard, can sniff out when her master, Cherie Hughes, needs to eat. The dog will first stick out her tongue when she detects low blood sugar, Hughes said. The signals...

DATE: Nov. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hang holiday decorations with wildlife in mind

Colorado Parks and Wildlife reminds residents to hang outdoor holiday decorations with wildlife in mind. Every year, bucks become snarled in decorations, CPW said in a news release, and in Salida...

DATE: Nov. 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Black Friday a boon for local businesses, but not necessarily the busiest day

Black Friday isn’t a big deal for Danielle Chick, co-owner of Urban Market in downtown Durango. While the week has been busy for Chick and her business with all the tourists in town for the...

DATE: Nov. 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Los Pinos Fire employees call for removal of board members

A deputy fire chief with the Los Pinos Fire Protection District says he was fired this week in retaliation for raising ethical and potentially fraudulent concerns involving the chief of the...

DATE: Nov. 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

High-speed car chase ends in New Mexico

A high-speed car chase that started Friday in southern La Plata County ended in San Juan County, New Mexico, said Colorado State Patrol Capt. Adrian Driscoll. The incident started about 11:30 a.m....

DATE: Nov. 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Project Merry Christmas fulfills holiday wishes

Holiday shoppers searching for gifts at the Durango Mall and Walmart can also help bring joy to less-fortunate children, seniors and disabled residents in La Plata County through Project Merry...

DATE: Nov. 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Thanksgiving, delivered from Durango

Gordon Clouser was driving from one side of La Plata County to the other, delivering Thanksgiving meals at the request of families, when he had a thought: “There’s a better way to do this,” he...

DATE: Nov. 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Forest Service dismisses Village at Wolf Creek concerns

The U.S. Forest Service has dismissed objections raised over the Village at Wolf Creek and intends to give road access to the developer of the proposed project atop Wolf Creek Pass. In July, the...

DATE: Nov. 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Suicide-prevention work seeks partnership with gun shops

Most of the residents who died by suicide last year in La Plata County used a firearm. Guns were also used in nearly half of the more than 10,000 deaths by suicide that happened in Colorado...

DATE: Nov. 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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