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Sen. Bennet aims to create jobs through wildfire prevention legislation

U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet and three other congressional lawmakers introduced bipartisan legislation this week that would invest billions of dollars in wildfire prevention and wildlife restoration....

DATE: April 21, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Skier tumbles 2,000 feet on Wilson Peak, southwest of Telluride

A 37-year-old New Mexico man fell and tumbled an estimated 2,000 vertical feet while skiing the north face of Wilson Peak, about 15 miles southwest of Telluride. The mishap was reported shortly...

DATE: April 21, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado businesses may be required to accept cash

Colorado businesses could be fined up to $250 if they refuse to accept cash for goods and services under a bill that cleared the state Legislature on Tuesday and is headed to Gov. Jared Polis’...

DATE: April 21, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango charter school does nasal swabs every day

“Who doesn’t love a nasal swab in the morning?” asked Jen Lokey, Mountain Middle School’s instructional guide, as she greeted sixth graders as they arrived for school Tuesday morning. Strangely...

DATE: April 21, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango swears in new city councilors; new mayor named

Durango’s City Council passed the gavel Tuesday – virtually – to mark the transition to a new council and a new, unanimously chosen mayor, Kim Baxter. The swearing in ceremony took place via Zoom...

DATE: April 20, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

NBC Universal sets sights on Durango for new TV show

Durangoans might want to dust off their acting chops. NBC Universal is planning to shoot the pilot episode of a new series in town this summer. The new drama is centered on a Native American...

DATE: April 20, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County Sheriff’s Office warns of computer hacking scam

The La Plata County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents of a scam that took place last week in which someone claimed to be a CenturyLink technician, but was really trying to gain access to the...

DATE: April 20, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

County Road 120 reconstruction project to begin Monday

A four-month reconstruction of about 2 miles of County Road 120, west of Breen in southwest La Plata County, will begin Monday. The work, from the 300 block to the 2500 block, is being completed as...

DATE: April 20, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

San Juan Basin Public Health announces rapid COVID-19 testing

San Juan Basin Public Health announced the availability of Cue testing, a highly accurate, rapid COVID-19 test now available in La Plata and Archuleta counties. The two counties are among the first...

DATE: April 20, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hickenlooper among bipartisan group of lawmakers to meet with Biden

President Joe Biden this week met with a small, bipartisan group of congressional lawmakers, including U.S. Sen. John Hickenlooper, to discuss his recently released plan to improve American...

DATE: April 20, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Parents launch support group to help ‘neuro-diverse’ children

Faced with a lack of local resources, Bayfield families created their own resource-sharing group to better support children with conditions such as autism, attention deficit disorder or Tourette...

DATE: April 20, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

The Blotter

Durango Police Sunday 8:55 a.m. A scooter was stolen in the 300 block of Confluence Avenue. 9:20 a.m. A sex offense was reported in the 700 block of East Third Avenue. 5:56 p.m. A man threw...

DATE: April 19, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

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