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Father says Durango School District 9-R mishandled sexual assault investigation
A father of a student at Riverview Elementary School says unclear procedures about how Durango School District 9-R handles sexual misconduct reports prompted him to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights, asking for the federal agency to investigate the schoo
Dog dies in house fire southeast of Durango
A dog died in a house fire Wednesday night at the corner of county roads 301 and 304, southeast of Durango near Pastorius Reservoir, fire officials said.
Escalante Middle School under ‘shelter in place’ order
A “shelter in place” order was issued Thursday afternoon at Escalante Middle School for a gas line that broke on Baker Lane, delaying seven bus routes for Durango School District 9-R, school officials said.
In western La Plata County, tap water may soon flow
BREEN – The vision of taking water out of the Animas River and delivering it to homes in western La Plata County, known for its lack of available water, is inching closer to reality.
Durango college student expected to recover after falling 65 feet
DURANGO, Colo. (KRQE) - A Durango college student is expected to make a full recovery after falling more than 65 feet.According to the Durango Herald, 19-year-old Jackson Lessig fell at Transfer Park over the weekend.La Plata County Search and Rescue responded to the scene and flew Lessig to UNM Hos
Hundreds of high school mountain bikers to roll into town this weekend
“We’re very excited to get to Durango after all these years,” said Kate Rau, the league’s executive director. “I’m sure Durango is very excited to see it come there, and we hope the community has a good time with us all. We hope to have state at Durango next year, too, if they’ll have us.”
Best bets for the weekend in and around Durango
Gothla Belly Dance Show & Dance Party,7:30 p.m., at the Henry Strater Theatre, 699 Main Ave. Mataholla Moon Belly Dance presents the10th annual Gothla Belly Dance Show & Dance Party. Enjoy a memorable evening as 25 dancers from six troupes entertain with their interpretation of the darker side of be
‘Far Out’ showing at Durango Arts Center Thursday
Teton Gravity Research will show its latest ski film “Far Out” at two showing times, 5:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Thursday at the Durango Arts Center, 802 East Second Ave. Doors open 30 minutes before the shows. The film follows an athlete as he journeys to the Albanian Alps. The show is presented by REI
Game of the Week: Durango Demons have barriers to break against Pueblo South
The Colts, who moved down into Class 3A after last year’s state title run in 4A, graduated the bulk of last year’s team, but the seventh-ranked Demons will still be ready for a tough game against another physical Pueblo-based team. Durango (5-2, 2-0 3A South Central League) will host Pueblo South (2
Man sentenced to five years in prison on firearms convictions
Eric Multine, 33, was sentenced Wednesday in Albuquerque federal court for discharging a firearm near a school and unlawfully possessing a firearm and ammunition, according to a U.S. Department of Justice press release.
Durango, La Plata County home prices rise; number of units sold drops in 3rd quarter
The number of home sales lagged slightly but median prices continued to rise across most of Durango and La Plata County, according to third quarter sales data released Wednesday from the Durango Area Association of Realtors.Homes in Durango continued to have healthy increases in value with the media
Humane Society to offer low-cost spay, neuter clinic Oct. 27
The La Plata County Humane Society will offer a low-cost spay and neuter clinic by appointment only Oct. 27 at the Humane Society, 1111 South Camino del Rio.Cat spay or neuter surgery will be $50, and dog spay or neuter surgery will be $100.For more information and to make an appointment, call 259-2
Towaoc man gets 12 years in wife’s sexual assault
On Oct. 9, U.S. District Court Judge Robert E. Blackburn sentenced Bryan Ace Ponzo, 36, to serve 10 and years and nine months for assault with a dangerous weapon, according to the U.S. attorney’s office and Bureau of Indian Affairs. An additional 24 months was added to the sentence for witness tampe
Durango High School boys, girls cross-country advance to state
Cheyenne Mountain narrowly edged the Demon boys with 47 points. Durango came in second with 52 points. Coronado and Widefield rounded out the team qualifiers for the state meet with 97 and 105 points, respectively. In the girls race,Cheyenne Mountain took the team title with 42 points, while the Dem
Four indicted on federal charges after Montezuma County marijuana raids
Jimmy Dang, Lisa Yang, Qi Lin Wu and Sang Teng have been arrested and charged in U.S. District Court with manufacture and possession with intent to distribute 1,000 or more marijuana plants, according to the U.S. attorney’s office.
Durango balloon glow Friday night
The Durango Downtown Balloon Glow will be held at 6 p.m. Friday in the 500 block of Main Avenue. Spectators are invited to gather in front of the train depot to see the balloon display and watch balloon pilots show off their skills. Pilots may allow some people to sit in the baskets while they light
Newlywed Durango native almost lost husband in electrified canal
Durango native Taylor Gann, formerly Taylor Perry, and her newlywed husband, Brandon Gann, were playing putt-putt golf Sept. 30 in Oklahoma City before leaving for their honeymoon in the Bahamas when they heard a scream.
Rotary Club of Durango meets Tuesday
Sandy Irwin, director of the Durango Public Library, will give a presentation about the library. Visitors are welcome.
Animas Valley Balloon Rally in Durango October 19,20 and 21st
DURANGO, CO - Many folks still have the excitement of ballooning on their minds, and this Friday, you can enjoy threedays of it at the Animas Valley Balloon Rally in Durango.
Jarabe Mexicano: a musical celebration of Dia de los Muertos
This week in Telluride, it felt like there was a collective sigh of relief as the box canyon finally slipped into the fall offseason. Lines are much shorter at Clark’s Market after work, parking is easier to find anywhere throughout town and some of our favorite restaurants have closed their doors f