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Durango’s end run around its ‘orphan county’ problem gives residents access...

TV viewers in some parts of Colorado actually escaped the bombardment of ads during the recently wrapped-up election. Residents of Durango in La Plata...

Gold King nears Superfund designation

The Environmental Protection Agency decided this week that the Gold King Mine near Durango is a top priority for Superfund designation. The mine, which...

The color of dread: The Animas River runs yellow, again

It’s back – the color of dread. The mustard hue that triggered global headlines after last summer’s Gold King Mine spill has returned to parts...

Gold King Mine bleeds $100,000 daily; the leak’s still not fixed

The snow is beginning to fly in Silverton's high country, and a temporary water treatment plant has been completed –  in the nick of...

Homebrew: Durango “is not, and has never been, a sanctuary city”

This is not a pipe Durango City Council issued this declaration Tuesday: "The city is not, and has never been, a sanctuary city." But the...

Wiretap: A slap and tickle Ukraine policy; Durango stands up to...

We can flood Ukraine with resources, showing Putin and the Russian oligarchy where the money is, and allow room for diplomacy to work, recognizing that Russia does have real interests.

Durango doctor: Anti-abortion hospital intervening in treatment decisions

A doctor at Catholic-run Mercy Regional Medical Center in Durango says Mercy administration forbids doctors from discussing abortion as a treatment, even with women who could die as a result of pregnancy.

Durango City Council Forbids Photos of Public Documents

By and large, Durango’s new policy to charge 25 cents per page after the first ten pages of copied public records, and to charge an hourly fee of $30 for document research exceeding 15 minutes, is neither unusual, nor outside Colorado Law Regarding Public Records. The hiccup comes near the bottom of the policy’s discussion of “Fees and Charges,” which reads simply, “Photographing of public records will not be allowed.”

Conservationists blast Colorado governor’s new utilities commission appointee

The governor this week named Pam Patton, of Bayfield, to the PUC, where she joins former Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation chairman Joshua Epel and Republican appointee James Tarpey.

Colorado immigrants collateral damage in Catholic culture war

Nicole Mosher, executive director of Durango-based nonprofit immigrant-aid organization Compañeros, is weighing how to keep her organization running effectively in light of the surprising news that the anti-poverty Catholic organization that supplies half of Companeros’ annual budget would likely end that support due to Compañeros’ indirect association with gay-rights group One Colorado.