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Permanent, affordable housing hitting Durango market

New homes for sale or under construction in Durango could provide permanent affordable housing for a lucky few. The 10 new homes are expected to fill a growing need in the community for affordable...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Prescribed burn begins in Boggy Draw north of Dolores

The Journal The Dolores Ranger District is conducting several prescribed burns in the Boggy Draw area north of Dolores. “Fire effects were excellent with moderate fire behavior,” said Matt...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2019 | UPDATED: 36 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Residents put out fire in north Durango that started as D&SNG passed by

Residents in north Durango on Monday were forced to put out a fire next to the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad tracks, just as the afternoon train rolled into town. Karola Hanks, fire...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2019 | UPDATED: 18 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Gov. Jared Polis welcomes Durango students back to school

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis surprised hundreds of Park Elementary School students by welcoming them back to school Tuesday morning and personally wishing some good luck on their studies. Third...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2019 | UPDATED: 17 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Prescribed burns begin at Boggy Draw

The Dolores Ranger District is conducting prescribed burns in the Boggy Draw area north of Dolores. Burning operations will take place over multiple days when weather and fuel conditions are...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2019 | UPDATED: 40 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Man dies driving off Red Mountain Pass

A 22-year-old Grand Junction man died Saturday night after driving off U.S. Highway 550 on Red Mountain Pass. Colorado State Patrol Trooper Josh Lewis said the vehicle, a 2003 Dodge pickup, was...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2019 | UPDATED: 1 hour 19 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Couple expected to survive 450-foot plunge off mountain road

An “incredible” rescue mission Sunday for a Montrose couple whose Jeep plunged 450 feet down a mountain road between Ouray and Telluride likely saved the lives of the couple, authorities said....

DATE: Aug. 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bear attacks person in Aspen; 3rd incident in 3 months

ASPEN – A bear has attacked a human in Aspen for the third time in three months, prompting wildlife officials to plead with people to keep garbage and other edibles secure from the animals....

DATE: Aug. 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Explosion in Aztec displaces dozens of people

An explosion at an Aztec apartment complex – the result of a natural gas leak inside the building – left one injured and dozens of others evacuated Sunday, according to authorities in New Mexico....

DATE: Aug. 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Conditions too risky to continue prescribed burn on Southern Ute reservation

The fire management branch of the Southern Ute Agency stopped a prescribed burn Monday on reservation land because of risky weather and fuel conditions. The tribal agency began the burn planned for...

DATE: Aug. 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

New Mexico on pace for more record revenue thanks to oil

SANTA FE – New Mexico is now on track to collect an unprecedented $7.8 billion in the budget year thanks to skyrocketing oil production, according to a new legislative revenue tracking report. The...

DATE: Aug. 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

School pitches sports complex at Joe Rowell park

The Dolores School Board is again seeking town support for a new sports complex at Joe Rowell Park for football, soccer and track. Newly hired school superintendent Elisabeth Richards presented the...

DATE: Aug. 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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