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Farmington shooting victim’s condition unknown

FARMINGTON, N.M. (KRQE) – Police say one person was injured in a shooting in Farmington. The victim was taken to the hospital after a shooting at Westland Park. That person’s condition is unknown and it’s unclear if there are any suspects. The park is closed while police are investigating.
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Despite drought, New Mexico project to seed clouds scrapped

TAOS, N.M., Nov 26 (Reuters) - A plan to seed the clouds over the mountains of New Mexico to increase snowfall during a historic drought was pulled this week after accusations it could poison people and the environment. Western Weather Consultants (WWC) of Durango, Colorado proposed siting machines near five...
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Top homes for sale in Durango

Whether you’re looking for a new home on acreage or a fixer-upper close to amenities, you can probably find a listing here to suit you: Sara Staber, Keller Williams Realty Southwest Associates, LLC, C: 970-759-5033,, Newly constructed home in Twin Buttes. Warm contemporary design on a special
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Weekly planner for Nov. 29-Dec. 3

City of Durango: or call 375-5000. La Plata County: or call 382-6210. Town of Bayfield: or call 884-9544. Town of Ignacio: or call 563-9494. Bayfield School District: or call 884-2496. Ignacio School District: or call 563-0500. Durango School District: or call 247-5411. Durango...
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COVID-19 outbreak detected at south City Market

Another outbreak of COVID-19 has been identified in La Plata County, this one at south City Market in Durango’s Town Plaza, according to the Colorado Department of Health and Environment. The City Market outbreak makes for the 10th active outbreak being monitored by San Juan Basin Public Health. Contact-tracing efforts...

Durango looks to buy a hotel and convert it into affordable and transitional housing

The Best Western Hotel Conversion project would bring 120 units of affordable and transitional housing to Durango. Rents would range from $400 for a studio to $1,100 for a two-bedroom. The project could open its doors to residents by 2024. But first, it has to go through a period of due diligence. Durango officials recently approved an extension of that period as evaluations continue on the property.

Farmington park closed as police investigate shooting that left one man injured

FARMINGTON — The Farmington Police Department investigated a shooting at a park in west Farmington on Nov. 27 that left one man injured. Investigators closed the park to work the crime scene. Farmington police were dispatched around 1:31 p.m. on Nov. 27 to Westland Park at 2999 La Puente Place on reports of gun shots heard, according to Farmington Police spokesperson Nicole Brown. ...

Basin Briefs for Sunday, Nov. 28

The Daily Times publishes listings of athletic events on Wednesdays and Sundays. Due to the volume of Basin Briefs received, The Daily Times sports staff reserves the right to limit the number of items published. Please keep in mind this is a free service, and items are published on a...
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Shoppers turn out for Small Business Saturday

Shoppers turned out for Small Business Saturday along Main Avenue, according to several local shop owners who said this is the busiest season they’ve seen. Lee Pillaro, who has worked at Duranglers Flies and Supplies for five years, said this late fall or early winter season has been the busiest for business that he’s experienced.
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A challenge for The Durango Herald

Newspapers like The Durango Herald play a vital role in keeping the public informed and offering a forum for a wide range of opinion. Their task has been been made more difficult in recent decades not only because of competition with TV cable networks and internet publishers, resulting in erosion of revenue from subscriptions and advertising, but also because the country has become so politically polarized that many of the most newsworthy stories, even though they are reported accurately and comprehensively, may be enthusiastically welcomed by one constituency and denounced by another with such intensity that the newspaper risks alienating a sizable block of readers and advertisers simply by fulfilling its journalistic responsibilities.
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What are Durango businesses doing to win you over?

With many opting to shop online last year because of the pandemic, Durango’s brick-and-mortar stores are finding ways to incentivize holiday shoppers to purchase their gifts downtown. For many of Durango businesses, the holiday shopping season is the financial bump in sales they need to carry them through the winter...

Farmington Museum Opens New Exhibition: “Built By Gas.”

100 Years ago, San Juan County went from growing apples to producing commercial natural gas. Built by Gas, Farmington Museum’s newest exhibition, celebrates the birth of an energy industry and how it changed a small farming community into a national energy resource center. You’re watching the Local NEWS Network, brought to you by Traeger’s and Three Rivers Brewery. I’m Hannah Robertson. In October, 1921, a gas well drilled one mile south of Aztec blew with such force that it could be heard 10 miles away. And just like that, a boomtown was born in the San Juan Basin. In 1951, a transmission pipeline was built to California, launching a second boom. Farmington’s population grew from 3,500 to 24,000 by 1960. There was plenty of work, but housing options were few.

Singing with Santa, Colorado Gives, Noel “NITE”

Thanksgiving seems to be the start of a cascade of community holiday events. So to help, here’s your roundup of a few important dates. You’re watching the Local News Network brought to you by the law firm of Downs McDonough Cowan and Foley, and by Closets Plus. I’m Wendy Graham Settle. Start your holidays with the downtown business district’s Singing With Santa and tree lighting event on Friday, November 26th. The event starts at 6PM in the TBK Bank parking lot at 259 West 9th St. But plan to arrive between 5:30 and 5:45PM. Each child will receive one free glowstick while supplies last. When Santa arrives at 6PM, the precessional will follow him to Buckley Park for the tree lighting ceremony. Hot chocolate and cookies will be served while supplies last. Santa will be available for pictures, but bring your own camera. Visit If you’re like many generous Durango area residents, you probably make a charitable donation during the holidays. Make your donation though Southwest Colorado Gives, a safe, secure, and easy platform for donors to contribute online to local nonprofits. The community foundation serving Southwest Colorado offers the platform as a local portal for the statewide Colorado Gives Day on December 7th. The site is live now and will be open through December 7th. Southwest Colorado Gives is sponsored locally by First Southwest Bank and the Valentine Family Fund. Make your local donation to your favorite local charity or charities, through When local first decided to cancel the tradition Noel Nite, shopping event this year, due to higher COVID transmission rates in the county, downtown Durango merchants decided to step into the void. Noel Nite, that’s N-I-T-E, will host a day and night of shopping on Friday, December 3rd. More than 80 businesses will offer deals and discounts and holiday fun. And most will stay open until 9PM. Learn more about participating businesses at Thanks for watching our pre-holiday roundup on the Local News Network, I’m Wendy Graham Settle.

Mancos falls behind early in championship

The Mancos High School football team trails Haxtun 34-0 at halftime of the eight-man football state championship. Haxtun scored on its first five possessions in the game, converting four fourth downs to keep their drives alive and eventually reach the end zone. Mancos, meanwhile, was held scoreless in the first...

State Street Ballet of Santa Barbara’s “Nutcracker” featuring the San Juan Symphony

State Street Ballet of Santa Barbara returns for the holiday season with “The Nutcracker” accompanied by Durango’s own San Juan Symphony. This magical story is a favorite for audiences of all ages. The magnificent, opulent sets, complete with a gloriously gigantic Christmas tree, came all the way from Russia to set the backdrop for glittering snowflakes, waltzing flowers, the Sugar Plum Fairy and her enchanting castle of characters – including local dancers and singers.
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Knight wins 5-mile Turkey Trot in less than 25 minutes

Paul Knight averaged 4 minutes and 58 seconds per mile on Thursday to win Durango’s annual 5-mile Turkey Trot. Knight was an all-state runner for DHS and now runs for the Colorado School of Mines. John Cusick of Denver, however, challenged Knight and only finished six seconds after him in...