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Use executive action to protect more BLM land, say Colorado’s House Democrats

Rep. DeGette asking Biden to step up effort to conserve public lands

Can Colorado’s seedling tree nursery curb forest fires and disease?

Facility has begun its resurgence with mission to be an ‘epicenter of reforestation’

State office aims to address crimes against Indigenous people

Director says the office is moving as fast as it can, but needs the help of law enforcement

The Blotter

Durango Police Department Thursday 10:14 a.m. A two truck crash that rolled a truck onto its side near the intersection of Dominguez Drive and South Camino del Rio resulted in an arrest ...

Weekly planner for Feb. 20–24

Information and agendas about local meetings: City of Durango: www.durangogov.org or call 375-5000. La Plata County: www.co.laplata.co.us or call 382-6210. Town of Bayfiel...

Pumping Mississippi River water west: solution or pipe dream?

Such an engineer feat would require decades of construction and billions of dollars

Hunting groups quit Colorado Outdoor Partnership, cite lack of focus on wildlife

Partnership was convened to shape conservation and recreation policy. Three groups say the focus has been elsewhere.

Colorado legislation takes ‘galloping step’ toward horse slaughter ban

The Senate Agriculture Committee passed a weaker version of the original bill that’s intended to protect horses during transport

The Blotter

Durango Police Department Wednesday 2:27 p.m. A woman in the 1000 block of Avenida del Sol was arrested on suspicion of trespassing. 6:53 p.m. Three vehicles were involved in a head...

Dog-attacking mountain lion in Nederland was healthy, hadn’t recently fed on dogs

The lion had gunshot wounds on its head and chest after a man killed it as it attacked his dog, officials say

Water conservation remains a huge concern in the West, annual Colorado College poll shows

The State of the Rockies project’s 13th annual poll found that Coloradans and other western states are still on high alert about water shortages – and willing to act

More medical-debt consumer protections proposed by Colorado Democrats

Colorado lawmakers pushing for stronger consumer protections in place for people with medical debt