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Vision board installed at Southern Ute Indian Montessori Academy

A new chalkboard at the Southern Ute Indian Montessori Academy asks students to write down their visions. “Having a personal vision or a vision for the world is a guidepost for living your life,”...

DATE: March 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Suicide survivor Kevin Hines to share his story with Durango

Editor’s note: Kevin Hines was scheduled to appear at Fort Lewis College tonight for his presentation: “Cracked: Not Broken: The Kevin Hines Story.” Hines will appear via livestream. The event will...

DATE: March 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Living

Wolf Creek Pass reopens after fatal crash near scenic overlook

A 39-year-old Texas man was killed in a crash involving two pickups near the scenic overlook on Wolf Creek Pass about 4 p.m. Thursday. Trooper Gary Cutler, a spokesman with the Colorado State...

DATE: March 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Student battling cancer will get to meet his NBA hero

Riverview Elementary student Jaden Page will meet his NBA hero this month after battling cancer for a year and a half. The Make-A-Wish Foundation plans to send Jaden, 10, and his family to meet...

DATE: March 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield resident announces bid for Coram's seat

Bayfield resident and La Plata Electric Association board member Guinn Unger announced this week he plans to challenge state Sen. Don Coram, R-Montrose. The Democrat, who turns 69 on Wednesday,...

DATE: March 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

KSUT ‘Tribal Radio’ documentary earns accolades

The story of KSUT Tribal Radio is garnering recognition from film festivals in New Mexico and California. “Tribal Radio,” by Durango-based filmmaker Sean Owen , won Best Native American Documentary...

DATE: March 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College public health program is growing fast

Fort Lewis College established the first public health undergraduate degree program in the state in 2010, and since then, it has exceeded expectations, growing faster than anticipated and breaking...

DATE: March 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Education

Colorado sets record for flu hospitalizations

Colorado set a record this week for the number of patients admitted to the hospital with flu in a season. Since October, 3,550 people have been admitted to the hospital with the flu, according to...

DATE: Feb. 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango will replace traditional lights with LEDs in downtown areas

The city of Durango and the Business Improvement District will spend $85,000 this year to install hundreds of new lights downtown because they are more efficient and last longer – and end up saving...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Durango City Council proposes homeless shelters instead of a camp

Durango City Council has backed away from establishing a formally designated campground for homeless residents and instead is considering setting up shelters in churches, city buildings, county...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

The Rock Lounge has summit in sight after a tough climb

After months of construction, The Rock Lounge, a rock climbing gym, plans to reopen in two weeks at a new location on east 30th Street in Durango. The new training space will fill a void that was...

DATE: Feb. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Colorado Legislature could address nursing shortage

Southwest Colorado Community College could help alleviate a nursing shortage if the Colorado Legislature approves a law this spring that would grant community colleges the ability to offer...

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

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