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Durango Police Department hears from public about use of body cameras

The use of body cameras by Durango Police Department officers is slated to begin in early November with a 30-day trial, and public comment on policies that will guide their use began with a town...

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

Panel to discuss ‘fake news’ that permeates field of anthropology

Fake news has been a trending controversy for two years, but archaeologists have been debunking strange ideas for decades, if not centuries. “Frauds, Myths and Mysteries in Archaeology” will...

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

Man sentenced to 14 years in prison for sexual assault

James Zink, one of three men accused of sexually assaulting a woman at gunpoint Oct. 14, 2017, was sentenced Friday to 14 years in prison for second-degree assault. He was also sentenced to 10...

DATE: Sept. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Four Corners Motorcycle Rally roars back into Durango

Vince Morris from Farmington is a regular at the Four Corners Motorcycle Rally, and he’s glad to see it’s returning to its full glory. “I used to volunteer at the rally every year. It’s nice to...

DATE: Sept. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southwest Colorado ideally situated to lure more tour groups

Mountains, history from ancestral Puebloans to the Old West and unique small towns make Southwest Colorado an attractive destination for more small tour groups of 20 to 50 people, according to a...

DATE: Sept. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

La Plata County commissioners get zoning tutorial

The saga of whether zoning will be adopted in La Plata County may have entered the beginning of its end stage Wednesday. Commissioners kicked off a series of four work sessions that is expected to...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Juniper School breaks down age barriers by mixing classes

A teacher at The Juniper School in Durango might help a student in the morning, but in the afternoon, the assistance might come from a classmate, maybe a grade ahead or another student who has a...

DATE: Aug. 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Small Business Administration offers loans to businesses hit by 416 Fire

Small businesses that suffered lost sales because of the 416 Fire and subsequent flooding and debris flows can apply for federal disaster loans. The Small Business Administration has opened its...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Animas Surgical Hospital sees room to grow

Animas Surgical Hospital’s problem would make many businesses envious: It’s growing so fast it needs a 73,125-square-foot expansion. A second building, an ambulatory surgical center, is in the...

DATE: Aug. 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Five Southwest Colorado firms on fast track to growth

Daudi Barnes is looking for an investment of $4 million to $5 million to revolutionize the way rocket thrusters are designed and manufactured through his firm, Agile Space Propulsion Co., located...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Durango to Los Angeles flight to end Sept. 1

Seasonal Durango to Los Angeles flights offered Saturdays will end Sept. 1, and there are no plans to increase their frequency or to extend them beyond the summer. Nichelle Tait, a spokeswoman with...

DATE: Aug. 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Attorney general candidate: Sue when you must, but first look for solutions

Democratic candidate for state attorney general Phil Weiser said he would join a multistate lawsuit against the maker of OxyContin to recover Colorado’s costs stemming from the opioid epidemic. At...

DATE: Aug. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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