Basin Coop sales down about $1.5 million during pandemic year

Gasoline and diesel sales at Durango’s Basin Coop Inc. during the 12 months that ended Feb 28 were down about 21% from the previous fiscal year to about $7.5 million. In April, no one was driving,...

DATE: April 28, 2021 | CATEGORY: Business

Three Rivers Brewery reopens after a year

FARMINGTON – Three Rivers Brewery, a mainstay of downtown Farmington, has reopened after being closed for a year. The brewery closed March 17, 2020, but was able to reopen when some COVID-19...

DATE: April 28, 2021 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Durango’s biggest public art piece scheduled for installation

After years of waiting, Durango’s gateway art installation, “Common Threads,” is about to become a reality. In 2018, Durango residents voted by survey to place the public art piece, made up of...

DATE: April 28, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Teenager breaks North American record for most vertical feet climbed in 24 hours

Grace Staberg said she was “pretty tired” as the first rays of sun hit the slopes of Copper Mountain on Tuesday morning. “I felt like slowing down,” said the 19-year-old, a few hours after setting...

DATE: April 28, 2021 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Colorado courts may be forced to hold bond hearings within 48 hours of arrests

Arrested on a Friday? For some Coloradans, that may mean waiting in jail until Monday or a Tuesday for a bond hearing when courts are back open. Now, Democratic state lawmakers want to make it...

DATE: April 28, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Movies playing in Durango April 30-May 6

Stadium 9 900 Translux Drive, Durango 247-9799, www.allentheatres.com Nomadland After the economic collapse of a company town in rural Nevada, Fern packs her van and sets off on the road exploring...

DATE: April 28, 2021 | CATEGORY: Film, TV and Streaming

Local schools getting millions in aid; here’s how they’ll spend it

School districts across Southwest Colorado are set to receive hefty chunks of federal dollars in the latest round of coronavirus relief aid, leaving administrators with big decisions about how to...

DATE: April 28, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango’s homeless camp likely to remain at Purple Cliffs

La Plata County’s campsite for people experiencing homelessness at Purple Cliffs might stay open for another year. La Plata County commissioners had considered closing the campsite, saying Saturday...

DATE: April 27, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

More than 50% of eligible population has received vaccine in Archuleta, La Plata counties

San Juan Basin Public Health has announced multiple COVID-19 vaccine clinics Wednesday, Friday and Saturday in La Plata County and Thursday in Archuleta County. The health department has scheduled...

DATE: April 27, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Farmington police, activist group react to Derek Chauvin’s guilty verdict

FARMINGTON – The Farmington Police Department and a local advocacy group weighed in on the guilty verdict of Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer who was convicted April 20 of the...

DATE: April 27, 2021 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

La Plata County denies license for marijuana dispensary

Border Buds, the proposed dispensary on the Colorado-New Mexico border, lost its bid for a La Plata County marijuana business license Tuesday. The county’s Marijuana Licensing Authority, made up of...

DATE: April 27, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rain and snow forecast Wednesday in Durango, but a high of 81 expected Saturday

The week might have started out soggy, but by the weekend, Durangoans should be enjoying barbecue weather. Things should clear out Wednesday night with dry and warm conditions for the rest of the...

DATE: April 27, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

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