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Mistrial declared for man accused of killing one in U.S. Highway 160 crash

A mistrial was declared Monday in the trial of a Bloomfield man accused of crossing the centerline on U.S. Highway 160 west of Hesperus, killing a 56-year-old woman and injuring her husband and...

DATE: Jan. 13, 2020 | UPDATED: 17 hours 48 minutes ago | CATEGORY: News

A ‘soft opening’ could familiarize residents with Durango Mesa Park

While long-term funding is sought for a pricey new multi-event center and fairgrounds at Durango Mesa Park, local officials are looking for ways to get smaller projects started in the next few...

DATE: Jan. 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Primi Pasta and Wine Bar opens on Main Avenue

Primi Pasta and Wine Bar, Durango’s newest restaurant on Main Avenue, opened Friday night in the space formerly occupied by Guido’s Pizza Pasta Panini, offering dishes inspired by the simple,...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Proposed bill would give Native youths a voice in Legislature

Native American youths might receive more representation in the state government through legislation introduced Wednesday in the Colorado Legislature. The bill, sponsored by Rep. Hugh McKean, a...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Scattered, light snow expected in San Juan Mountains

Winter storms are expected to tease the San Juan Mountains with snow throughout the weekend, dropping fewer than 5 inches above 8,000 feet, according to the National Weather Service in Grand...

DATE: Jan. 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Tri-State to close Colorado, New Mexico coal-fired power plants by 2030

Tri-State Generation and Transmission, the energy supplier for Southwest Colorado, announced Thursday it will close its coal-fired power plants in Colorado and New Mexico by 2030, a move that would...

DATE: Jan. 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

LGBTQ support group launches in Ignacio

La Plata County LGBTQ adults, family members and allies have made a plea for support. In response, the Southwest Rainbow Youth group launched the first adult-focused community group Tuesday in...

DATE: Jan. 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Southern Ute Detention Center to remain open

The Southern Ute Tribal Council on Monday reversed a decision to close the Southern Ute Detention Center and said it will instead seek new funding to keep the facility open in 2020, according to an...

DATE: Jan. 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Aztec man arrested on suspicion of stalking La Plata County women

Prosecutors have charged an Aztec man with stalking and harassment for allegedly following two, possibly three, women in Durango and Bayfield. Eli Garcia, 24, is suspected of following a woman in...

DATE: Jan. 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Bayfield library helps residents achieve new year’s health resolutions

BAYFIELD – At the Pine River Library in Bayfield, patrons won’t just be learning about health from books this year: The library on Wednesday launched its first-ever 2020 Health Initiative. The...

DATE: Jan. 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

San Juan Basin Public Health reminds public of open enrollment deadline

San Juan Basin Public Health reminds all Colorado residents that health insurance open enrollment continues through Wednesday Jan. 15. Individuals and families can still get insurance through...

DATE: Jan. 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Calendar of Events

These events will take place Jan. 11-17: 5-9 p.m. Saturday Jan. 11, Live music with Leah Orlikowski, Fur Trappers Steakhouse and Bar, 17460 County Road 501. 5:45-8:30 p.m. Tuesday Jan. 14, ...

DATE: Jan. 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

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