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Jail escapee captured; schools placed on lockdown during chase

A jail escapee was captured Wednesday after an hour-long foot pursuit up and down the Animas River Trail north of downtown Durango. The chase resulted in lockdowns at Durango High School, St....

DATE: Aug. 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Wolf exhibit opens at Southern Ute Museum

Wolves - both images of them and the live, furry kind - filled the Southern Ute Museum on Aug. 16. Ambassador animals from Wolfwood Refuge attended the opening reception and talk for "Living With...

DATE: Aug. 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

La Plata County Jail inmate escapes from outside work assignment

A La Plata County Jail inmate assigned to outside work at the Durango/La Plata County Senior Center escaped Tuesday. Marty Kelly Yazzie, 30, walked out of the senior center between noon and 12:15...

DATE: Aug. 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Got zucchini?

Zucchini season means it's time to carve, decorate, weigh, slingshot, and yes, even eat, that prolific squash. On Saturday, the Pine River Library held its fourth annual Zucchini Extravaganza, held...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Roundabout opens near Bayfield Middle School

DATE: Aug. 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Sierra Edd's art and activism makes space for Native women

Sierra Edd doesn't separate her art from her activism or her activism from her art. For many years, that integration helped her develop a voice and a style in both forms of expression,...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Southern Ute Indian Tribe cuts funding to social services nonprofit

The Southern Ute Indian Tribal Council has told Southern Ute Community Action Programs that it plans to withdraw all support to the organization by Dec. 31. SUCAP operates six social service...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Library district asking for property tax increase

The board of directors of the Pine River Public Library District voted Tuesday night to ask residents in the district to approve a tax increase. The district hasn't asked for a mill levy increase...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Wickman appointed to Bayfield School Board

Having served on the Bayfield School Board for 10 years, including a stint as president of the board, Barbara Wickman was appointed to an open seat on the board on Tuesday night. Wickman was...

DATE: Aug. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Bayfield schools hosting ribbon cuttings for new and renovated buildings

The Bayfield School District is hosting ribbon cuttings for its new intermediate school and renovations at Bayfield Primary School and Bayfield Middle School. Schools starts on Monday, Aug. 27 for...

DATE: Aug. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Southern Ute Museum hosting Living with Wolves

The Southern Ute Museum will host "Living with Wolves," a photographic exhibit on display through November, with additional support of the Rocky Mountain Wolf Project. This exhibit, which also is...

DATE: Aug. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Treasurer Allison Aichele has 10 days to explain mistakes in 2014 campaign finance filings

La Plata County Treasurer Allison Aichele has 10 days to explain mistakes related to her 2014 campaign filings and to prove there was no intentional wrongdoing. The Colorado Secretary of State's...

DATE: Aug. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: News