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As beetle kill spreads, will the drive from Durango to Silverton resemble Wolf Creek Pass?

Beetle kill is spreading farther west into the San Juan Mountains and now dropping down into the corridor between Durango and Silverton, according to a new report from the Colorado State Forest...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango plans to add small spur to Animas River Trail

The city of Durango has been given a strip of property to build a small addition to the Animas River Trail behind Natural Grocers in the 1100 block of Camino del Rio. The addition is proposed to...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Polis wants to expand immigrant driver’s license program to Durango

Gov. Jared Polis has requested that lawmakers set aside more than $480,000 that would allow Durango driver’s license officials to offer licenses to undocumented immigrants, an expansion of a...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pine River Times print edition to transition to online

Ballantine Communications Inc. has announced that it will transition the print edition of the Pine River Times to online only and print stories in The Durango Herald on Fridays. “The changes...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

LPEA sets ambitious goal to cut carbon by 50 percent

La Plata Electric Association set ambitious goals this week to cut its carbon footprint by 50 percent and keep costs lower than 70 percent of its peer cooperatives in Colorado. LPEA’s board...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

After car chase, Montezuma County inmate suspected of selling meth in jail

Ten days after Cortez resident Robert Marquez led Montezuma County Sheriff’s deputies on a 25-mile car chase in late November, the county jail was placed on lockdown on suspicion that he was...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mercy Regional Medical Center posts prices online

Mercy Regional Medical Center and all other hospitals across the nation were required to start posting prices for services online this month by a federal rule intended to improve transparency in...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man allegedly imprisons, assaults man with disability

A Dolores man has been charged with felony assault for allegedly punching a man with a mental disability in the face while imprisoning him in a Cortez trailer. Erik L. Genaw, 30, faces charges of...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Woman on probation shows up intoxicated in court

A Montezuma County woman who has been arrested three times in six weeks for violating bail conditions was arrested Wednesday in court after showing up drunk. Samantha Yanito, 26, was sentenced to...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southwest Memorial lists prices for medical services

Southwest Memorial Hospital has been posting prices for customary medical services on its website since July, said Bridgett Jabour, executive assistant for Southwest Health Systems. In 2019,...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

High school band performing with adult musicians

The Montezuma-Cortez High School Symphonic Winds will perform with local adult musicians in a week, and tickets are on sale. The “Voices of Winds” concert on Feb. 2 will feature the high school...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Report: Tax increase needed to keep La Plata County afloat

With oil and natural gas not expected to bounce back anytime soon, it appears only a tax increase to county residents can save La Plata County’s declining operating budget, according to a long-term...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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