Dolores Chamber defends use of lodgers tax funding

The Dolores Visitor Center could face closure if it loses the bulk of its regular funding from the Montezuma County Lodgers Tax Committee, reports Dolores Chamber of Commerce manager Susan Lisak....

DATE: July 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Brush fire contained north of Towaoc

TOWAOC – A fire fueled by dried brush, grass and cotton from cottonwoods broke out along a grove of trees about 7:45 p.m. Tuesday but was contained within 15 minutes by firefighters from three...

DATE: July 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Official cause of 416 Fire ‘corroborates’ allegations in local lawsuit, attorney says

A government lawsuit filed Tuesday in federal court “corroborated” what dozens of Durango-area residents and businesses allege in a lawsuit of their own: that the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge...

DATE: July 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

U.S. Highway 160 closed east of Bayfield for double fatal crash

Two people died in a three-vehicle crash Tuesday evening on U.S. Highway 160 east of Bayfield near the Archuleta-La Plata county line, according to the Colorado State Patrol. The crash occurred...

DATE: July 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

New leader to guide project-based learning in Mancos

The Mancos School District RE-6 continues to develop the rigor of its project-based learning endeavors. And to better support these efforts, former school board treasurer Ed Whritner will be...

DATE: July 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Margaret Hunt art show at Olio

Olio’s current display is the first art show for Denver-based artist Margaret Hunt. It’s also especially meaningful for Hunt and the artistic community in Mancos – she’s part of the reason the...

DATE: July 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Forest Service expands Doe Canyon Fire closure area

The Doe Canyon Fire continues to grow, and has crossed a northeastern control line, fire officials said. By Wednesday, the fire grew to 2,560 acres, up from 1,650 acres Sunday. Containment has...

DATE: July 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

LPEA blasts Tri-State for seeking federal rate structure

Tri-State Generation and Transmission, the wholesale electric supplier for Southwest Colorado, is pursuing federal regulation of its rates, a change that could make it more difficult for electrical...

DATE: July 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Local church replaces electric bill with community connection fund

In an effort to improve community connections, River Church in Durango has partnered with a local nonprofit to install a solar panel system. Replacing the recurring cost of an electric bill will...

DATE: July 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Polis, Colorado Democrats laud court decision on census

DENVER – Colorado Democrats, including Gov. Jared Polis, celebrated the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision Thursday to place on hold Trump administration plans to include a citizenship question on the...

DATE: July 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

New Mexico utility charts closure for coal-fired power plant

ALBUQUERQUE – New Mexico’s largest electric utility Monday submitted to state regulators its plan for shutting down the coal-fired San Juan Generating Station, replacing the lost power and pricing...

DATE: July 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

‘Hit by a train’ not just an expression in Durango

The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad lures people from all over the world to Southwest Colorado. Its rustic character complements its wild route through the San Juan Mountains. Its whistle...

DATE: July 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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