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Stapleton takes Club 20 limelight alone in governor’s race

Republican gubernatorial nominee Walker Stapleton got a gift from his Democratic rival, Jared Polis: the lone spotlight on a high-profile stage. “I’m disappointed Congressman Polis chose not to be...

DATE: Sept. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: State Nation World

Natural gas pipeline and wells proposed east of Bayfield

An 8-mile natural gas pipeline and a handful of wells are being proposed in the Fosset Gulch area, east of Bayfield. The project – the Northern Extension Pipeline and associated Fruitland Coal Gas...

DATE: Sept. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Howard Grotts 15th; Kate Courtney claims mountain bike world championship

Durango’s Howard Grotts had his best career finish in an elite men’s cross-country mountain bike world championships race, while his teammate Kate Courtney won the women’s world title. Grotts...

DATE: Sept. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Police search for man accused of holding wife, children at gunpoint

Authorities are searching for a Durango man who is accused of kidnapping and holding at gunpoint six people – five of whom are children – in a car during a police chase Friday. Durango Police Sgt....

DATE: Sept. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

The Bridge begins construction on new shelter

The Bridge homeless shelter broke ground Thursday on a new $2.1 million facility at 735 N. Park St. in Cortez. The new building will have an overnight shelter on the first floor for up to 26 people...

DATE: Sept. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tipton bill to protect landowners near federal property advances

WASHINGTON – A congressional bill to protect property owners’ rights during federal land acquisitions has won first round approval but drew only cautious support from a major Colorado environmental...

DATE: Sept. 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Public lobs tough questions to county commissioner candidates

The public got ample time during a forum Thursday in Dolores to ask four candidates running for a seat on the Montezuma County commission about their views on a variety of issues. The format was...

DATE: Sept. 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man injured, children walk away as SUV flips on Colorado Highway 145

A violent one-car crash Friday on Colorado Highway 145 injured one man, who required extrication and was transported to Southwest Memorial Hospital. The Ford SUV was southbound when it veered...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

New center provides emergency aid, counseling to veterans

A new veterans center quietly opened last month in Bodo Industrial Park south of downtown Durango to provide emergency aid, free counseling and a variety of other services to those in need. The...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

REZ-olution X is going to rock Ignacio

The Sky Ute Fairgrounds is going to rock Saturday. For the 10th year, REZ-olution X, the Southern Ute Tribal Fair Youth Concert, will feature an afternoon of rock and metal bands, most from the...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Arts and Entertainment

Woman taken into custody after brief standoff with police

A La Plata County woman was arrested after a brief standoff with police Thursday north of downtown Durango. Michelle Lewis, 40, was being held Thursday night in the La Plata County Jail on...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Money flowing into governor’s race hits $21.37 million

More than $27.7 million has flowed into campaign coffers of all kinds in Colorado in the most recent reporting period, from July 28 to Aug. 29, according to the secretary of state’s campaign...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News