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Incoming storm could bring 2 feet of snow to San Juan Mountains

The National Weather Service in Grand Junction issued a winter storm warning Tuesday that holds the largest predicted snow totals for a single storm so far this winter in Southwest Colorado. The...

DATE: Feb. 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Galloping Goose to run winter excursions

For the third winter in a row, the Dolores-based Galloping Goose No. 5 will run winter excursions up the Animas Valley on the Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad. On Feb. 15 and Feb. 18,...

DATE: Feb. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Wolf Creek Pass to close Tuesday morning for avalanche mitigation

The Colorado Department of Transportation will conduct avalanche mitigation beginning at 6 a.m. Tuesday on U.S. Highway 160 over Wolf Creek Pass. Travelers heading over the pass can expect a...

DATE: Feb. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Snowdown brings winter fun, increased crime to Durango

Durango’s Snowdown was originally conceived in 1979 to bring something fun and festive to Colorado’s long winter, and while the annual event still fulfills that mission, it also brings a lot of...

DATE: Feb. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cost of living outpaces a rising minimum wage

Minimum wage has been rising in Colorado since 2017, but the increases have not kept pace with the cost of living in La Plata County. The state minimum wage was $8.31 in 2016, and it is scheduled...

DATE: Feb. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mesa Verde National Park reopens to visitors

Mesa Verde National Park reopened Monday morning after an extended federal government shutdown and an effort to repair road damage from rockfalls. An announcement that the park had reopened was...

DATE: Feb. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Community Calendar

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DATE: Feb. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Living

Trump to name Colorado native to head Interior Department

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump says he’s nominating a Washington veteran with lobbying ties to U.S. energy companies to lead the Interior Department. David Bernhardt, currently Interior’s...

DATE: Feb. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores Elementary Schoolarama gets magical

Witches, warlocks and Muggles united at Dolores Elementary School Thursday night for the annual “Schoolarama.” The event – as you might guess – was Harry Potter-themed, and allowed families to...

DATE: Feb. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fire chars rented mobile home in Cortez

A man has been arrested on suspicion of arson Sunday night after a small fire charred part of the mobile home he was renting, according to the Cortez Police Department. Police officials were called...

DATE: Feb. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Body of missing Towaoc man is found

The body of a local man missing since December was found Thursday afternoon near Towaoc, according to officials. Arnold Dean House, 49, was discovered in the Dry Creek Road area east of Towaoc,...

DATE: Feb. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

A wet week in store for Southwest Colorado

Southwest Colorado got hit by a warm winter system, sometimes called a Pineapple Express, Saturday night, and the region can expect a string of storms one after another through the week. A system...

DATE: Feb. 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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