Durango, Colorado

Movies playing in Durango Aug. 17-23

Animas City Theatre(128 E. College Drive, 799-2281, www.animascitytheatre.com)<p>Yerma(1 p.m. Sunday only) A young woman is driven to the unthinkable by …

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New trail proposed on Raider Ridge, near eastern city limits

A new trail may be built this fall between the SkyRidge neighborhood and the top of Raider Ridge.<p>The Sky Raider Trail would run from Molas Drive to …

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Franken-fauna only threatens gardens, not health

Here’s a photo of a deer taken north of town. Yikes! Do you suppose this deer has been camping on our uranium mill tailings or lapping up heavy …

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Jury selection underway for two murder trials in Durango

Jury selection is underway in two murder trials set to begin Monday in 6th Judicial District Court in La Plata County.<p>The murder trials are …

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Prospect to star: Sepp Kuss wins Tour of Utah

Sepp Kuss went from promising prospect to bonafide star during an unforgettable week at the Tour of Utah.<p>The 23-year-old professional road cyclist …

Road Cycling

Family, community keep Allison Garage humming

ALLISON – If there’s a secret to longevity and success in a small business, the Simons family, who have run Allison Garage for 50 years, certainly …

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Flood insurance option open to those affected by 416 Fire

Homeowners who are at risk for flooding, mud flows and debris flows in and around the 416 Fire burn scar might be exempted from the 30-day waiting …

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Bringing Pokemon to Durango

When 10-year-old Samson Drake was given Pokémon cards a little more than a year ago, he couldn’t have known where the gift from his cousin would take …

Pokémon

Plateau Fire grows more than 600 acres

The Plateau Fire north of Dolores expanded aggressively this week, jumping control lines, expanding forest closures and triggering voluntary …

Colorado

First citizen-initiated ballot measure makes November ballot

Education ballot measure Initiative 93, also known as “Great Schools, Thriving Communities,” has qualified for the November General Election, …

Colorado

A musical prelude from out of the 416 Fire’s ashes

Composer David Sterrett’s prelude, “Brighter Than the Flames,” opened the 2018 Music in the Mountains festival as a tribute to the men and women who …

Fire Fighting

Two artists, living 7 hours apart, bridge a divide

Two artists are coming together in a show that explores how pieces can be different but also can converge.<p>“Parallel Intersections” by Maureen May and …

Colorado

Andy Morgan and Trevor Vittatoe to Headline UTEP Football ESPN Streams

EL PASO, TEXAS – Andy Morgan (play-by-play) and Trevor Vittatoe (analyst) will call the action for five UTEP football games on ESPN3 and ESPN+ this …

College Sports

Number of animal cruelty charges reduced for La Plata County couple

A La Plata County couple charged with more than 100 counts of animal cruelty had the number of charges significantly reduced Tuesday.<p>Deputy District …

Colorado

Treasurer candidate files campaign finance complaint against opponent

The Republican challenger in the La Plata County treasurer’s race has filed a complaint with the Colorado Secretary of State’s Office against his …

Government

Attorney general candidate says opponent lacks necessary experience

George Brauchler, the 48-year-old Republican candidate for attorney general, said Tuesday that despite the partisan issues clogging the political …

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City has concrete laws regarding sidewalk cows

A friend and I encountered this colorful cow, apparently lost from the Chicago “CowParade” art exhibit, and she (the cow and not my friend) was …

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After 416 fire, Silverton train looks to switch from coal to oil, diesel

DURANGO, Colo. — The owner of a famous tourist railroad in Colorado is making plans to keep his trains running during periods of high fire danger.The …

Trains

Yellow Carrot makes a move, opens for breakfast, lunch and dinner

The Yellow Carrot, a bakery, restaurant and catering business on north Main Avenue, has long lured customers in with cupcakes, chips, breakfast …

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Sepp Kuss eyes repeat success at Tour of Utah

A day in the overall leader’s yellow jersey and a top-10 finish at last year’s Tour of Utah helped gain Durango’s Sepp Kuss an offer to join a pro …

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Two small fires burning on Missionary Ridge

Fire crews from the San Juan National Forest are battling two small fires on Missionary Ridge.<p>The fires are a couple hundred yards apart, and …

Forests

Bayfield woman dies in motorcycle crash south of Silverton

Kathryn Tucker, 58, pronounced dead at the scene<p>A 58-year-old Bayfield woman died in a single-vehicle motorcycle crash Thursday morning 7 miles south …

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Sundance Head, ‘The Voice’ winner, coming to Durango

For the second year, there will be live music at the upcoming La Plata County Fair. And this year’s performer comes with a pretty serious résumé.<p>Soul …

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Halfway house director has history of sexual harassment complaints

The director of Hilltop House, a community corrections center for adult offenders, has been accused of at least a half dozen incidents of sexually …

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Low numbers leave Ignacio varsity football in jeopardy in 2018

Ignacio High School may not have varsity football in 2018.<p>One day after Gunnison High School announced it would not play Class 2A varsity football …

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New music store owned by a familiar face

When Katzin Music closed this past spring, musicians were left with few local options when it came to buying the supplies they needed.<p>But not long …

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Mudslides close U.S. Highway 550 at Honeyville

Heavy rains on 416 Fire burn area trigger flooding<p>Mudslides from heavy rains on the 416 Fire burn scar has forced the closure of U.S. Highway 550 at …

Weather

Durango man fined $1K for repeatedly feeding bears

DURANGO — A Colorado man has been fined $1,000 for intentionally feeding bears for the third time in the past eight years.<p>The Durango Herald reports …

Wildlife

Jared Polis’ plan to skip Club 20 debate kicks up a fuss on the Western Slope

A gubernatorial candidate hasn’t bypassed the Club 20 debate for decades, if ever, and people on the Western Slope aren’t taking Jared Polis’ …

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Durango’s sit-lie ordinance has so far netted few offenders

An new ordinance prohibiting people from sitting or lying on Durango sidewalks may be accomplishing its goal: putting a stop to the behavior.<p>After …

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