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Census deadline pushed back to Oct. 31

A federal court issued an injunction Thursday night ordering the Trump administration to halt its efforts to change the census calendar and to continue counting efforts for another month. The U.S....

DATE: Sept. 30, 2020 | UPDATED: 12 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Judge rejects plea agreement for man suspected of flashing Durango gas station attendant

A plea agreement that required no jail time for a man who exposed his genitals to a female gas station attendant for several minutes was rejected Tuesday by La Plata County Court Judge Dondi...

DATE: Sept. 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Prosecutor says Durango police officer ‘legally justified’ in shooting death

Prosecutors on Tuesday said a Durango Police Department officer who shot and killed a man suspected of burglarizing an auto parts store three months ago in Durango “was legally justified in using...

DATE: Sept. 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Police reforms begin to take root in La Plata County

La Plata County law enforcement agencies say they are well on their way to meeting new police reform policies passed by the Colorado Legislature in June. The reform law was prompted by the deaths...

DATE: Sept. 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ute Mountain Ute official steps down amid Facebook disputes

The chairman of the election board for the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe has stepped down after engaging in contentious exchanges with Towaoc and Cortez-area residents on social media over political...

DATE: Sept. 30, 2020 | UPDATED: 3 hours 54 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County candidates forum is Oct. 6

The San Juan Basin Farm Bureau will host a Meet the Candidates Night on Oct. 6 at 7 p.m. at the Montezuma County commissioners meeting room, 109 W. Main St., Cortez. All the candidates representing...

DATE: Sept. 30, 2020 | UPDATED: 6 hours 38 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Commercial driving courses offered for Ute Mountain Ute community

The Ute Mountain Tribe and the Unlimited Learning Center have partnered to offer commercial driving training for tribal members in Towaoc. The five-week course will be offered 10 times in the next...

DATE: Sept. 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Three land use code changes get green light

Montezuma County Commissioners agreed to change four items on the Montezuma County land use code, but will continue to review three controversial items. For public notice on proposed land use...

DATE: Sept. 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mine discharge in Owen Basin not a spill, officials report

A hiker’s report of “orange-colored” water flowing from an abandoned mine into the South Fork of the West Mancos River Monday triggered an investigation by the Colorado Division of Reclamation...

DATE: Sept. 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango police warn of scammers pretending to be law enforcement

Police are warning residents of a phone scam in which scammers identify themselves as law enforcement from either the Durango Police Department or the La Plata County Sheriff’s Office in an attempt...

DATE: Sept. 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sen. Cory Gardner says he plans to confirm Trump’s U.S. Supreme Court nominee

U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner said Tuesday morning he plans to vote to confirm Amy Coney Barrett, President Donald Trump’s nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court. In an interview with The Durango Herald ,...

DATE: Sept. 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College enrollment rises 4%

Enrollment increased 4% for the fall semester at Fort Lewis College, halting a multiyear slide in student numbers that had pinched school budgets. Fall enrollment came in at 3,443 compared with...

DATE: Sept. 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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