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The big picture
The big picture
City looks ahead to next 10 years as it updates Parks, Trails, Open Space & Rec plan
By Tracy Chamberlin
09/07/2017
S.J. Citizens Alliance announces 'Riverkeeper'
S.J. Citizens Alliance announces 'Riverkeeper'
• S.J. Citizens Alliance announces 'Riverkeeper' • LPEA talks nickels, dimes of local renewables
09/07/2017
Bearing down
Bearing down
Increased bear activity stirs action from City Council and community
By Tracy Chamberlin
08/31/2017
State admits to lapse in security of juror rolls
State admits to lapse in security of juror rolls
More than 620,000, including thousands in La Plata County, had birth dates, Social Security numbers accessible on site
By Missy Votel
08/28/2017
Ready or not, here it comes
Ready or not, here it comes
Purg announces opening day, new tree runs and Coleman Birthday Bash
08/25/2017
Quick and Dirty: SCAPE debuts latest business crop
Quick and Dirty: SCAPE debuts latest business crop
By Missy Votel 
08/24/2017
Lighting the way
Lighting the way
LPEA members, directors examine the role of renewable energy in its future
By Tracy Chamberlin
08/24/2017
Field of dreams
Field of dreams
Refining a vision for the new county multi-events center
By Missy Votel
08/17/2017
Tags: Durango Mesa Park, Ewing Mesa, La Plata County Fairgrounds plan
Uncharted waters
Uncharted waters
Citizen group looks to keep locals in the Superfund loop
By Tracy Chamberlin
08/17/2017
Quick and Dirty: Starve no more: arts big local biz
Quick and Dirty: City, Airbnb shack up on tax deal
For local short-term vacation rental owners, the tax man may be at the door.
By Missy Votel & John Rhoades 
08/10/2017
Redwine booked into La Plata County jail
Redwine booked into La Plata County jail
Bail set at $750,000
08/14/2017
Who you gonna call?
Who you gonna call?
As revenues wane and calls increase, City moves ahead with fire & rescue tax
By Tracy Chamberlin
08/10/2017
A new hook
A new hook
Overfishing, pollution lead former Sushitarian owner to retool mission
By John Rhoades
08/08/2017
San Juan Citizens Alliance appeals Silverton heli swap
San Juan Citizens Alliance appeals Silverton heli swap
Process to approve Silverton Guides expansion 'deeply flawed'
By Missy Votel
07/16/2017
Signs of the times
Signs of the times
Artist, filmmaker sheds light on understanding homelessness
By Tracy Chamberlin
08/04/2017
Quick and Dirty: City pot tax shelved – for now
Quick and Dirty: City pot tax shelved – for now
An idea for a citywide marijuana tax increase has been nipped in the bud – at least for now.
By Tracy Chamberlin
08/08/2017
The North Loop lives on
The North Loop lives on
Katz family buys 190-acre Nordic Center property
By Missy Votel
08/02/2017
EPA chief Pruitt to visit Superfund site
EPA chief Pruitt to visit Superfund site
Visit comes one day before the two-year anniversary of the Gold King Mine spill
By Tracy Chamberlin
08/02/2017
A growing interest
A growing interest
Farming revival in the Animas Valley as much about land as lifestyle
By Jules Masterjohn
08/03/2017
Quick and Dirty
Quick and Dirty
County snuffs marijuana excise tax
By Missy Votel
07/27/2017