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

One-woman band heads to Dolores River Brewery

Singer, songwriter and musician Tiffany Christopher will play at the Dolores River Brewery on July 5. Christopher has been building a national following with her blend of rock, pop and blues vocals...

DATE: July 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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