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Fort Lewis College trustees look to deepen diversity on campus

To deepen and reinforce Fort Lewis College’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, the Board of Trustees agreed Thursday to examine taking several steps, including creating a trustee...

DATE: Aug. 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Zuberfizz is abuzz with activity

Eighteen years after its founding, Zuberfizz, Durango’s locally made sodas featuring pure cane sugar, is in the midst of a new round of growth. New business opportunities include a partnership with...

DATE: Aug. 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Arkansas Loop Fire in Bondad at 12 acres

Crews have lines around the 12 acre Arkansas Loop Fire in southeast La Plata County, and today’s plan is to keep the blaze within fire lines, put out hot spots and mop up. The fire is burning in...

DATE: Aug. 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango teachers worry about time crunch

The most valuable resource of all – time – emerged as the prime concern among teachers and staff members at a meeting Thursday to get feedback about Durango School District 9-R’s plan to deal with...

DATE: July 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

How are local ski areas preparing for uncertain future in public health?

In an era dominated by COVID-19, Roseanne and Davey Pitcher are trying to be proactive about reopening Wolf Creek Ski Area for the upcoming ski season. Purgatory Resort, unlike Wolf Creek, has been...

DATE: July 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Car parade protest in Durango questions wisdom of school reopenings

With horns blaring and cars bedecked with posters, about 20 vehicles drove through downtown Durango on Monday afternoon calling for schools to remain closed until no cases of COVID-19 have been...

DATE: July 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango man battled COVID-19. Now he’s fighting health restrictions

Jaime McMillan just overcame a six-week battle with COVID-19, but he’s worried health restrictions are now more of a menace to individual liberties and commerce than the virus is to public health....

DATE: July 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango city councilors take a spin around downtown

“This is tough. I’m not even going to try to open the door because I roll down the incline,” said City Councilor Barbara Noseworthy as she tried to get into the U.S. Post Office on Sunday while in...

DATE: July 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Heavy rains have CDOT cautioning about rock falls

Heavy monsoonal rains are expected in Southwest Colorado through Tuesday, prompting the National Weather Service to issue an unusual situation report to alert the public and first-responders to be...

DATE: July 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

A new model for local news

With small-town newspapers struggling across the country, some even closing their doors, a Durango entrepreneur sees an opportunity producing videos to help keep local news viable. Laurie...

DATE: July 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fearful of virus, business denies health care worker pedicure in Durango

A business’ refusal to serve people based on their race, political beliefs, religion and gender affiliation is considered strictly off limits – even illegal – but what about the denial of service...

DATE: July 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

High-end home sales take off across La Plata County

High-end home sales took off in the second quarter of 2020, but the number of condos and townhome sales in Durango plummeted as COVID-19 made its impact felt on La Plata County real estate....

DATE: July 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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