Thumbin' It

  • The Justice Department awarding more than $400,000 to the Southern Ute Tribe to support Native American crime victims by expanding victim services and trauma support
  • Durango City Council approving changes in zoning that will pave the way for supportive housing for low-income residents and those with disabilities
  • Tuesday's landmark court decision that federal oil and gas leasing decisions must be analyzed for environmental impacts of drilling as well as the effects of burning fossil fuels, an inevitability of extraction
  • A growing county-wide crisis in roads, with not only city streets falling into disrepair but the county reporting a "dire situation" with its roads and bridges thanks to a 50 percent decline in property tax revenues
  • Still no answers in the investigation into the 416 Fire, with Forest Service officials saying the investigation is taking "longer than expected"
  • The Trump Administration prioritizing oil and gas development over habitat and rolling back bipartisan protections for the sage grouse, putting the bird on a fast track to the endangered list