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La Plata County Humane Society director resigns; agency waits to hire replacement

The La Plata County Humane Society will not actively look for a new executive director after its former head of operations resigned suddenly in November. “Right now, we are just going to work with...

DATE: Dec. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Feds set urgent deadline on Colorado River drought plan

LAS VEGAS – Reforming western water policy has always been an exercise in political maneuvering, stop-and-start negotiations and bureaucratic delays. Progress comes slowly and often reluctantly – a...

DATE: Dec. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

New 103-room hotel at Purgatory Ski Resort gets initial OK

A new 103-room hotel proposed for Purgatory Resort received a green light this week from the La Plata County Planning Commission. The commission voted 4-0 Thursday to recommended approval for a...

DATE: Dec. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Will legalization of hemp pave way for its cousin, marijuana?

The U.S. House and Senate this week passed a long-anticipated agriculture bill with provisions that will federally legalize hemp, a move that has many speculating whether marijuana legalization...

DATE: Dec. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

City holds open house to examine climate change

Wednesday night provided an opportunity to share ideas, gather information and build cooperative efforts to address how Durango might cope with a warming planet. The city held an open house at the...

DATE: Dec. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Record number of Mexican gray wolves found dead in 2018

ALBUQUERQUE – Wildlife managers have confirmed a record number of Mexican gray wolves have been reported dead this year, fueling concerns about the decades-long effort to return the endangered...

DATE: Dec. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Six malnourished horses seized north of Durango

Six horses were seized Thursday from property north of Hermosa in a case of suspected animal cruelty, a situation animal protection officers have been monitoring and investigating for about eight...

DATE: Dec. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Intersection art to be scaled back for lack of grant

Artists will have to scale back plans for an art installation planned for a busy intersection in Durango after the city missed out on a grant worth thousands of dollars. The new installation at...

DATE: Dec. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Animas High School warns of hand, foot and mouth disease

Animas High School is warning students and parents of a case of hand, foot and mouth disease among the student body. Hand, foot and mouth disease is a contagious illness caused by different...

DATE: Dec. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Farm bill passes Congress despite 3 ‘No’ votes from Colorado Republicans

A long-awaited, $867 billion farm bill is on its way to President Trump’s desk with overwhelming bipartisan support – despite “No” votes from three Colorado Republican congressmen. The U.S. House...

DATE: Dec. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Chapman Hill opens this weekend along with splitboard demo

The Chapman Hill Ski Area is scheduled to open this weekend to skiers and snowboarders, the earliest the in-town slope has opened in recent years. The hill will be open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m....

DATE: Dec. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

After die-off, Animas River restocked with fish

The restoration of the Animas River has begun. Colorado Parks and Wildlife on Thursday stocked 1,500 rainbow trout in the Animas River at a few locations from the 32nd Street Bridge to the High...

DATE: Dec. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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