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Agile Space Industries will fly Durango to the moon

A little part of Durango will head to the moon in late 2023. Twelve small maneuvering rockets that will take a lunar lander carrying a ground-roving vehicle to the moon’s South Pole to search for...

DATE: Feb. 26, 2021 | CATEGORY: Business

4-year-old Durango girl battles rare cancer

In November, Tiarah Lewis was home from work with a mild case of COVID-19 when she noticed a small bump on the head of her 4-year-old daughter, Kaziyah. “She plays very rough, right. So, I didn’t...

DATE: Feb. 26, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango woman who crashed into Main Avenue bump-out pleads guilty to DUI

The woman who plowed into bump-outs this summer on Main Avenue, sending four people to the hospital, pleaded guilty Tuesday to driving under the influence of alcohol and four counts of reckless...

DATE: Feb. 23, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

KSUT back on air in Durango after antenna feedline repair

KSUT-FM’s main frequency in Durango, 90.1, went back on the air Monday after a crew repaired a damaged antenna feedline that took the frequency off the air Feb. 5. Tami Graham, KSUT executive...

DATE: Feb. 23, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Grants up to $3,000 available for 2021 bump-outs in downtown Durango

Matching grants of up to $3,000 are available from the city of Durango to downtown businesses that want to participate in the 2021 bump-out program. A total of $60,000 is available – $50,000 from...

DATE: Feb. 23, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Main lift at Purgatory Resort resumes service after chair-spacing problem

Purgatory Resort’s main chairlift, Purgatory Village Express Lift 1, went down with a chair-spacing issue Monday but resumed service about 12:45 p.m. Thursday. Amanda Anderson, marketing director...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Independent candidates fail at the polls

The number of unaffiliated voters in Southwest Colorado is skyrocketing, but those numbers have not translated to tangible victories by Independent candidates on Election Day. And there’s evidence...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Across Southwest Colorado, number of unaffiliated voters swells

Shauna Blaylock describes herself as a libertarian on economic issues and a liberal on social and cultural issues. A registered Republican in 2018, she switched to unaffiliated in 2020, saying she...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southwest Colorado catching up on snowfall

Snow is expected to ease throughout the day Sunday, but an unsettled weather pattern looks to bring more snow to Southwest Colorado later this week. “There’s not going to be much more today. It’s...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

January can’t cool La Plata County’s hot housing market

Total home sales in January in La Plata County likely set a monthly record. That seemingly answers the question: Would the arrival of a COVID-19 vaccine and the cold month’s slow selling period...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2021 | CATEGORY: Business

San Juan County, Colorado, moves to Level Yellow on COVID-19 dial

San Juan County, Colorado, was moved down to Level Yellow on the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment’s COVID-19 dial, which the state describes as its “concern” level for the novel...

DATE: Feb. 7, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango liquor stores navigate a changing legal environment

Small, independent liquor stores have seen a sea change to the laws guiding their business since 2016, and the new rules of the game do not appear to be in their favor. You would expect liquor...

DATE: Feb. 5, 2021 | CATEGORY: Business

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