Simple tweak to radar could improve weather forecasting in region

Once blind spots for weather radar, Southwest Colorado and the Four Corners may soon show up on the map. The National Weather Service is proposing to lower the elevation of one of its radar systems...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rare American marten sighted in La Sal Mountains

A rare American marten has been documented in the La Sal Mountains near Moab, reports the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources. “One of our biologists has made an incredible finding,” DWR announced...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2019 | UPDATED: 1 day 12 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

What are 1041 Regulations, and why do residents oppose them?

If you were in downtown Durango on Tuesday morning and confused about people protesting something called “1041 Powers,” you’re not alone. “The community hardly knows anything about it,” said Dan...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2019 | UPDATED: 3 days 20 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores school board talks facilities, enrollment trends

The Dolores school board talked about safety, facilities, and student retention at its meeting Sept. 12. The discussions come as the Dolores School District Re-4A seeks major renovations to its...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2019 | UPDATED: 2 days 15 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Real-time energy market could help Tri-State develop renewables

Southwest Colorado’s power supplier, Tri-State Generation and Transmission, a utility widely criticized for its coal-powered electricity generation, plans to join a new market that is expected to...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2019 | UPDATED: 3 days 19 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Rooftop solar might proliferate with voltage control

New solar panels on top of The Liberty School in Durango will give students a chance to learn about green energy and cut the school’s electricity costs and carbon footprint. “As an educational...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores chooses civic planner for interim manager

The Dolores Town board unanimously agreed to hire Ken Charles as interim manager. Charles was a longtime regional manager for the Colorado Department of Local Affairs and is well-known for his...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos Town Board OKs encroachment rules

The Mancos Town Board covered a range of topics at its meeting Sept. 11 including approving an ordinance dealing with properties that encroach on the town’s right of way. Besides approving an...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Farm Bureau marks 100 years; celebration planned for Friday

The American Farm Bureau Federation is marking its 100th anniversary this year, with a celebration coming this week to La Plata County. Charly Minkler, president of the La Plata County Farm Bureau,...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2019 | UPDATED: 3 days 20 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Race car drivers brake in Dolores

Rare Ferraris, Bentleys, Alfa Romeos and Lancia Aurelias were on display in Dolores last week as part of the Colorado Grand Tour . Owners and drivers were pleased to share information about their...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Part 2: New state law brings hope to Colorado’s mobile home residents

On a late-August Sunday afternoon, state Rep. Meg Froelich readied the meeting room at the Sheridan Library for a town hall with constituents. There was one item on the agenda: a recently enacted...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2019 | UPDATED: 1 day 13 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

State ‘working around-the-clock’ to fix Human Services issue

A new system for processing food benefits, financial aid and medical assistance for Colorado residents will eventually provide faster and more reliable care, once the kinks are worked out, state...

DATE: Sept. 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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