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To spread word of free tuition and boost low-income enrollment, one university goes on Western Slope high school tour

In Colorado, fewer than half of high school graduates go on to college, well below the national average. In recent years, universities across the state have stepped up efforts to change that...

‘We would lay our arms down:’ Is this the end of the property tax wars, or just another battle?

Once again, Colorado lawmakers are debating a big plan to reduce property tax rates

The Blotter, April 25-26

Durango Police Department Friday 12:02 a.m. Someone was running a backpack blower in the north City Market parking lot, 3130 Main Ave., creating a noise disturbance. 1:05 a.m. Smoke ...

Local author to publish novel centered around grief in 2025

The novel has been in the works for 10 years

Colorado used to be a national leader in home solar. Two big moves could push it back on top.

State awarded $156 million federal grant to get rooftop solar for low-income families, while a bill in the legislature would boost community solar projects

Colorado’s craft beer boom may be winding down as tastes shift and costs rise

The smell of fresh hops permeated the air as Shawnee Adelson sat at Joyride Brewing Company in Edgewater. As Adelson set up her office for the day, workers were preparing a fresh batch of cr...

The Blotter, April 24-25

Durango Police Department Thursday 1:20 a.m. Someone reported a loud party at the Silver Peaks Condominiums, 1100 Goeglein Gulch Road. Wednesday 7:42 a.m. Police responded to a rear-...

The Blotter, April 19-23

Durango Police Department Tuesday 12:04 p.m. A man had drug paraphernalia and needles strewed on a table at Wendy’s, 1840 Main Ave. 6:28 p.m. A woman was yelling at no one in the 310...

The Blotter, April 22

Durango Police Department Monday 12:27 p.m. Police arrested a drunken man near Ninth Street and Camino del Rio. 12:37 p.m. A woman reported a backpack stolen at the Durango Skate Par...

‘Vexatious’ no more, Colorado public records bill loses controversial section

Lawmakers stripped a provision from a public records bill that would have allowed Colorado governments to label certain citizens as “vexatious,” and delay production of records if they demon...

‘Fake electors’ banned under new Colorado law

Gov. Jared Polis signed a new law to explicitly make it illegal to serve as a fake elector in future presidential elections in Colorado. Georgia, Nevada, and Michigan are prosecuting individ...

Colorado mountain town liquor store owners say things are getting dire

A bill aims to level out the playing field between groceries and wine sellers