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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

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. 20, 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

Galloping Goose expands mountain railroad trips

Due to its popularity, two more winter excursions have been scheduled for the Galloping Goose No. 5. On Friday, Feb. 17, the Goose will run on the Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad at...

DATE: Feb. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Jury duty cut short when defendant appears missing

Dozens of potential jurors were dismissed early Thursday in La Plata County Court when the defendant appeared to be a no-show for his drunken driving trial. The only problem: The defendant was...

DATE: Jan. 20, 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: Jan. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Galloping Goose gearing up for winter trips

For the first time in more than 60 years, the Galloping Goose No. 5 will make a winter-time excursion.Managers of the restored rail bus have partnered with the Durango-Silverton Narrow Gauge...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Two men found dead in separate incidents

Two Durango men were found dead Friday in apparent suicides, said La Plata County Coroner Jann Smith. The first incident was reported around 2 a.m. in the 200 block of East Seventh Avenue in...

DATE: Jan. 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Former Osprey CEO Barney joins Durango outdoors agency

Former Osprey Packs CEO Tom Barney has joined Durango-based consulting firm Verde Brand Communications, according to a news release from the company. Barney will be the company’s chief operating...

DATE: Jan. 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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New Mexico man gets 2 years for van theft, chase

A 21-year-old New Mexico man who stole a vehicle and crashed it on Molas Pass was sentenced Tuesday to two years in prison. Christopher Bagwell faced up to three years in prison after signing a...

DATE: Jan. 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Hotels in SW Colorado vie for Hunter S. Thompson movie

Hotels in Durango, Silverton and Telluride are vying for the chance to be featured in a new movie about Hunter S. Thompson that will be filmed next summer in Colorado.“They (the film’s production...

DATE: Dec. 20, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news