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Trial postponed for Colorado man accused of killing son
DURANGO, Colo. (AP) — The trial of a Colorado man accused of killing his 13-year-old son has been pushed back, but a new date has not yet been set. The Durango Herald reports a four-week trial for Mark Redwine was scheduled to begin in late February, but it will likely be moved to the summer as a ju
Group calls on school board to fire Durango School Superintendent Dan Snowberger
A group of about 40 residents, employees and former employees concerned about the leadership at Durango School District 9-R, is calling for the termination of Superintendent Dan Snowberger’s contract after they found alleged discrepancies and inaccuracies in Snowberger’s résumés and applications for
Red Mountain Pass to be closed part of Wednesday, all day Thursday
Drivers traveling from Durango to Ouray via U.S. Highway 550 should plan to take another route Thursday as the Colorado Department of Transportation closes the highway for the entire day to allow an oversized crane to reinstall downed electrical lines. The crane will take up both northbound and sout
City is set to soak you more for water
On Dec. 18, the city of Durango staff is asking City Council to approve yet another increase to our water and sewer rates. I hope that Council has learned from the defeat of their tax increase proposal. Approval of the water and sewer increases will indicate that they still don’t get it.
Experts to host community dinner to discuss homelessness
The criminalization of homelessness, hunger and housing will be among some of the big topics of community discussion at a dinner Wednesday that will feature a talk by a senior lawyer from the National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty.
Salvation Army struggles to recruit bell-ringers
A year ago, bells were ringing outside City Market and all was jolly as Durango residents knew that every dollar they put into the Salvation Army kettle would stay in the community, donated to local nonprofits.
These Colorado lawmakers will shape education policy in 2019
When the Colorado General Assembly convenes in January, Democrats will control both chambers for the first time since 2014. That shift in the balance of power, along with a lot of turnover in both chambers, means new faces on the committees that will shape education policy.
Adult Education Center to host winter GED graduation Dec. 20
The Durango and Cortez Adult Education Centers will hold a winter GED/HSE graduation ceremony from 6 to 7 p.m. Dec. 20 at the Durango Public Library, 1900 East Third Ave. The commencement speaker will be Hannah Wacasey, a 2016 GED graduate. Graduates, their family, friends and the public are invited
Free dog behavior workshop to be held Wednesday
The La Plata County Humane Society and pranaDOGS will offer a free 90-minute dog behavior workshop at 5 p.m. Wednesday in the multipurpose room at the society, 1111 South Camino del Rio.
Long-time federal magistrate David West to hang up the robe
If David West had a choice, he’d laugh. Not in the courtroom, of course, where he has worked for 32 years as a magistrate with the U.S. District Court in Durango. Judges, lawyers and friends agree: He’s a stern, fair and, at times, funny Southwest Colorado federal adjudicator.
Housing boom doing little for lower-income workers
A development boom in subdivisions adjacent to downtown is adding dozens of homes to Durango’s real estate stock, but the increasing supply will do little to temper costs – and teachers, clerks, police officers and other average wage-earners will find themselves priced out of the market.
Durango High School bands to perform Thursday
Durango High School bands will perform a free holiday concert at 7 p.m. Thursday followed by a dessert/silent auction fundraiser at 8 p.m. at the high school, 2390 Main Ave. The Jazz Band will perform at the silent auction in the cafeteria. Tickets for the silent auction are $5 at the door. Children
River Church to present a Charlie Brown Christmas
The River Church will present a musical performance about how Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the Peanuts gang understand the real meaning of Christmas at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the church, 860 Plymouth Drive in Durango.
Nine new police officers ready for duty
It’s a tough time to be a police officer. At least that’s how Doug Parker, director of the Southwest Regional Law Enforcement Academy, sees it. “In the past few years, a wave of criticism has swept over law enforcement,” he said. “Change is coming to our profession.”
December snow could help close tough retail year in Durango
Shop owners and managers on Main Avenue are looking for Christmas shoppers to put in a strong final month to what has been a tough retail year that was pinched by little winter snow, the 416 Fire, mudslides and more than 40 days of lost train trips to Silverton.
Kiwanis Club to meet Thursday
The Kiwanis Club of Durango will meet at noon Thursday at the Durango Community Recreation Center, 2700 Main Ave. Allison Anderson, executive director of Know Your Dough, will speak to the Club.
Class to help teens cope with stress
The Durango Public Library is hosting a class for teens ages 15 to 18 called Adulting 101: Mindfulness at 4 p.m. Thursday at the library, 1900 East Third Ave. The class will give tips, tricks and valuable information about being a young adult with a focus on easing stress during finals.
PROVOST AND VICE PRESIDENT FOR ACADEMIC AFFAIRS Fort Lewis College Durango, Colo
Fort Lewis College invites applications, nominations and expressions of interest in the position of Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. The mission, history and aspirations of Fort Lewis College are interwoven with the history and people of southwest Colorado and the Four Corners area.
Splitboard demo to be held in Durango
Backcountry Experience will host the Durango Splitboard Demo from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Chapman Hill, 500 Florida Road. The event will feature a selection Weston Backcountry splitboards, and participants may demo bindings from Spark R&D, climbing skins from Pomoca and Black Diamond and ski packs f
10’x36′ Moby Dick Tiny House
This is the 36ft long and 10ft wide ‘Moby Dick’ tiny house shell built by Rocky Mountain Tiny Houses out of Durango, Colorado. Technically the trailer base is 34′ long, but they wanted a four foot cantilever over the tongue that would serve as a “walk in closet”, so in the end the house averages out