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Sky Ute Casino Resort launches sports betting app

Sky Ute Casino Resort became the first Native American tribal casino to launch a sports betting app, bringing its Sky Ute SportsBook online this week. Amanda Hopkins, director of marketing at Sky...

DATE: June 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Man killed rafting Animas River identified

A 61-year-old man who died while rafting Saturday morning on the Animas River was identified as Patrick Southworth of Ballston Lake, New York. Patti Southworth, the victim’s wife, was taken in...

DATE: June 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Woman killed by lightning in Durango subdivision

A 65-year-old woman was struck and killed by lightning Saturday morning while walking in the Edgemont subdivision. La Plata County Coroner Jann Smith identified the woman as Pam Mount, 65, of...

DATE: June 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

COVID-19 throws tourist marketers a curveball

If you’re supposed to make hay when the sun is shining, what do you do when skies unexpectedly darken? That’s largely the question facing Visit Durango, the destination marketing organization for...

DATE: June 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Rain expected Friday night, Saturday over Southwest Colorado

Our oddly wet June weather is expected to continue with a rain system moving over the Southwest Colorado beginning Friday night and extending into Saturday. The system will contain enough moisture...

DATE: June 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College expects to issue furloughs, layoffs

Fort Lewis College will look at furloughs and layoffs, the details and scope of which will become more clear in the next month, to deal with an anticipated drop of $1.58 million in revenue,...

DATE: May 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

‘Silent protest’ raises ruckus over river rafting shutdown

Frustrated by the lack of clarity about when commercial rafting and other outdoor tours can begin, the owner of one rafting company is making his feelings known at his downtown Durango kiosk. “We...

DATE: May 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Durango School District 9-R presents bleak budget picture to public

Residents within Durango School District 9-R boundaries were given a look at the difficult budgetary alternatives in this COVID-19-marred year and asked to provide feedback about what paths they...

DATE: May 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sorry for long wait, but your table is ready: Restaurants open doors in Durango

Flexibility, adaptability and creativity guided several restaurant crews in Durango on Wednesday, the first day they could begin serving in-person guests. Conditions were less than ideal if you...

DATE: May 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Vallecito Church offers drive-in Sunday service

VALLECITO – Christ’s message, do not judge lest you to be judged, seemed an appropriate theme for Pastor Fred Hewett to relate Sunday as warring camps on the wisdom or foolishness of wearing a mask...

DATE: May 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Could Main Avenue become a pedestrian mall in downtown Durango?

Restaurants and retail shops battered by COVID-19 restrictions that have killed spring shopping on Main Avenue may soon get some assistance from the city of Durango. The city is looking to allow...

DATE: May 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College president takes voluntary 20% pay cut

Fort Lewis College President Tom Stritikus has voluntarily taken a 20% salary reduction over the next six months as school administrators look for cost savings in anticipation of a cut in the...

DATE: May 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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