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Smiley Building celebrates 20 years

On any given day behind the doors of the Smiley Building, the halls could be filled with kids playing a piano, business meetings over coffee and co-workers eating a snack at the Smiley Cafe. The...

DATE: May 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Fire spreads to 51 acres; evacuation order goes to five homes

Evacuation orders for five homes and pre-evacuation notices for two subdivisions were still in effect as of 9:30 Saturday morning because of the 358 Fire. A federal Type III firefighting team took...

DATE: May 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fallen police officers honored during memorial walk

Ten local law enforcement officers who died in the line of duty since Colorado became a state in 1876 were remembered in Durango. A memorial walk in honor of the fallen officers took place Saturday...

DATE: May 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

One of three sexual assault suspects pleads guilty

One of three men accused of sexually assaulting a woman in October pleaded guilty Friday to one count of felony assault with a deadly weapon and two counts of attempted sexual assault. A second man...

DATE: May 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Business owner deported to Honduras

Edin Ramos, a Bayfield business owner who has been held in an Immigration and Custom Enforcement detention center in Aurora since February, has been deported to his home country, Honduras. Ramos,...

DATE: May 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Falls Creek Ranch residents getting ready for wildfire season

As wildfire season approaches, residents of the Falls Creek Ranch subdivision met at Durango Fire and Rescue Station 13 to discuss fire mitigation and prevention techniques for their community....

DATE: May 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bill to allow voting-by-district in small counties defeated

A bill that would allow small counties in Colorado to decide how to elect county commissioners was shot down by a 5-to-4 party-line vote Wednesday in the House State, Veterans and Military Affairs...

DATE: May 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Regional Native athletes head to North American games

A group of Native American athletes, mostly from the Southern Ute and Ute Mountain Ute tribes, is heading to Canada this week to compete in an athletic competition that draws the largest cultural...

DATE: July 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

4 bears killed throughout region Wednesday

Four bears in the region were killed in separate incidents Wednesday. Two bears were shot by homeowners after the bears entered their homes, and two were tracked by Wildlife Services and...

DATE: July 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County, BLM enact fire restrictions

A forecast of warm, dry and windy conditions this week has prompted county and federal officials to enact fire restrictions because of threat of wildfires, and they are asking people to be careful...

DATE: June 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County rental rates may require two jobs

La Plata County residents who earn minimum wage would be required to work two full-time jobs to rent a two-bedroom home, according to a report released by an affordable housing advocacy group from...

DATE: June 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Illegal mountain bike trail in Hermosa destroyed by rangers

Local volunteers helped rangers from the Columbine District of the San Juan National Forest destroy an illegal mountain bike trail southeast of the Hermosa Creek Campground. The rogue path was in...

DATE: June 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: More Sports

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