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Fort Lewis, nonprofit aim to boost voter turnout

Voters younger than 30 are the least likely to participate in elections nationally, but a nonpartisan group is working hard to ensure young adults participate in the upcoming midterm election. The...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Draft bill would provide incentives for fire mitigation

Homeowners living near open spaces could receive financial incentives for clearing brush, trees and other fire hazards from around their homes if draft legislation passes next year. The draft...

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

Animal scientist Temple Grandin shares insights on animal fear, overbreeding

Temple Grandin, a professor of animal science, shared her insight into the sensory world that animals experience with equine enthusiasts and professionals Monday at the Strater Hotel. Grandin’s...

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

Flu season hard to predict after record-setting year

After a record-setting flu season last year, public health officials say it is difficult to know if a similar season is approaching. While there are some indicators public health officials are...

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

Regional food hub planted in Cortez

A new distribution center under construction in Cortez will allow more food produced in Montezuma and La Plata counties to reach local consumers and children in need. A former 7,000-square-foot...

DATE: Oct. 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Two ballot questions could generate millions for transportation in Southwest Colorado

Voters will consider two ballot questions in November that would boost funding for transportation statewide in vastly different ways and dedicate different amounts to Southwest Colorado projects....

DATE: Oct. 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Flash-flood watch issued for Durango, 416 Fire burn area

Remnants of Hurricane Rosa are expected to bring heavy rain to the region through Wednesday. The National Weather Service has issued a flash-flood watch from 3 a.m. Tuesday to 9 a.m. Wednesday for...

DATE: Oct. 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Liberty School shows off new digs in west Durango

The Liberty School students and staff moved into a permanent home this semester after operating in five different buildings over the last 11 years. The private school ’s new building in west...

DATE: Sept. 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Education

Durango nonprofit offers loans to purchase manufactured homes

Prospective manufactured homebuyers can struggle to find a loan, but a Durango nonprofit is offering a new financing option. For the first time, HomesFund , a Durango-based nonprofit, is offering...

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

Durango woman with prosthetic limb to climb volcano in Ecuador

Almost four years after making the decision to amputate her lower leg, Durangoan Bee Mathis is planning to climb one of the world’s tallest active volcanoes. She was selected to climb Cotopaxi, a...

DATE: Sept. 18, 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

Durango Christian Church may be converted into condos

Durango Christian Church on East Third Avenue may be restored and converted into five condominiums. The congregation decided to put the church on the market about three and half years ago because...

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