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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

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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Organizers of a spiritual festival have withdrawn their application and are looking for a new location for the festival.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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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La Plata County may update marijuana licensing rules

La Plata County wants feedback from the public as it considers updates to county marijuana licensing regulations to create a more flexible permitting process for applicants. Proposed revisions...

DATE: March 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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La Plata County creates draft of dog-barking rules

When rural dogs are barking, La Plata County law is silent. But that’s about to change. County staff has produced a preliminary draft of the county’s first ordinance on nuisance barking, a topic...

DATE: March 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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The man who built the Arc of History

On an August day in 2014, a 20-foot-long structure of hand-broken stone was erected in Durango at the busy intersection of U.S. highways 160 and 550. Intended to be an innocuous piece of artwork...

DATE: March 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Living

Four Corners Film Office hosts panel on making local films

The Journal The Four Corners Film Office plans a panel discussion during the Durango Independent Film Festival on how to make films in the Four Corners area. Emmy-winning producer Michael Killen,...

DATE: Feb. 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Arts and Entertainment

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Durango townhome developer charged with corruption in Palm Springs

The developer behind Durango’s Mirador townhomes is facing felony corruption charges in Palm Springs stemming from business dealings with the city’s former mayor and another developer. John...

DATE: Feb. 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Durango man arrested on suspicion of sex assault on child

A Durango man has been arrested on suspicion of sexual assault on a child. Frederick Blevins, 69, is suspected of touching a girl inappropriately while she was being babysat, according to an arrest...

DATE: Feb. 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News