Durango

EPA installs barrier, valve in mine that spilled toxic waste

Associated Press DENVER – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is installing a barrier and valve inside an inactive Colorado mine to prevent another surge of toxic wastewater like a 2015...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Secret of mysterious gravesite revealed

A mysterious gravesite near a construction zone northeast of Durango was determined to be a memorial for a woman who passed away several years ago, according to La Plata County Sheriff’s Office...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango residents face higher fines if a bear raids trash

Expect stiff fines if a bear scatters your trash in the coming weeks. The Durango City Council approved an emergency ordinance Tuesday to eliminate warnings if a resident is found to have...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango woman who hit bicyclist cited with careless driving

A 22-year-old Durango woman who is suspected of distracted driving after she struck a bicyclist on north Main Avenue last week has been cited with careless driving causing bodily injury, a class 1...

DATE: Aug. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Indictment provides details the searches for Dylan Redwine

Mark Redwine, the father of Dylan Redwine, was arrested Saturday in Bellingham, Washington, after a grand jury indictment in connection with his son’s 2012 death. He is being held on a $1 million...

DATE: July 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

BP to close Farmington office, cut 40 jobs

FARMINGTON — An oil and gas company says 40 jobs will be cut when it closes its Farmington office later this year. The Daily Times reports that BP America Inc. plans to close the office to improve...

DATE: July 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man suspected of photographing up woman’s skirt in Durango

Police are searching for a man suspected of using his cellphone to take video or photographs up the skirt of a woman last week at Walmart in Durango. The incident occurred Saturday, said Bryan...

DATE: May 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Agape Durango’s spiritual festival seeks new Mancos location

Organizers of a spiritual festival have withdrawn their application and are looking for a new location for the festival. The “Rhythm and Soul Festival” had been planned for a location southwest of...

DATE: May 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

What to do about all those dandelions?

William Shakespeare once asked, “What’s in a name?” Juliet was musing on whether or not her darling Romeo would be any less darling if his family name didn’t happen to be Montague. The wide-eyed...

DATE: May 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Living

Western Republicans shy away from town halls

Facing loud booing in a crowded high school auditorium, Rep. Chris Stewart, R-Utah, stands on stage alone behind a lectern, waiting for the audience to tire themselves out. “I won the district...”...

DATE: April 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado heads toward a water and budget crisis, officials say

Colorado water managers said Friday that a growing population and shrinking oil and gas revenues will leave the state with a water shortage and too little money to prevent it. The state’s 5.3...

DATE: April 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man found dead from gunshot in Durango West II

A man in his thirties was found dead with a gunshot wound to his chest on Sunday in a neighborhood west of Durango, according to La Plata County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Nate Harris. Around 4:35 p.m.,...

DATE: March 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News