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EPA says it will carry out work Sunnyside Gold refuses to do

The Environmental Protection Agency says it will “ensure” cleanup activities will be accomplished that Sunnyside Gold Corp. refused to do, but it could result in fines and possible litigation...

DATE: July 16, 2019 | UPDATED: 19 hours 19 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County officials pitch new location for possible homeless camp

La Plata County officials have identified a place for the homeless to legally sleep. The only problem: It happens to be on city property, and Durango city officials have so far been reluctant to...

DATE: July 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mesa Verde, hotels, train report strong tourism

After wildfires slowed tourism and spending last summer in Southwest Colorado, visitors are back in force filling hotels, rafts, train cars and Mesa Verde National Park. Mesa Verde National Park...

DATE: July 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Thieves remove gate at Security Storage in Dolores, take RV

A recreational vehicle was stolen from Bud’s Security Storage on Colorado Highway 145 on July 5 shortly before the owners were scheduled to take a five-week vacation in the vehicle. Janie and Bud...

DATE: July 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Official confirms Durango woman’s cause of death

A La Plata County official on Monday confirmed a Durango woman died by suicide on July 4. Jill Rebakah Williamson was at her home in Durango when she was found dead, said Coroner Jann Smith. No...

DATE: July 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man dies, wife injured in lightning strike on Colorado peak

DENVER – A Denver man has died after being struck by lightning while hiking on a Colorado peak. The Denver Post reports the 36-year-old man died while his 37-year-old wife suffered non-life...

DATE: July 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Goodwill groups merge to improve efficiencies, long-term sustainability

A merger between Discover Goodwill of Southern & Western Colorado and Goodwill Industries of Denver has gone into effect, allowing the two groups to increase the sustainability of their two...

DATE: July 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez coal miner injured at King II near Hesperus

A 40-year-old Cortez man was seriously injured and required a helicopter transport to Denver last week while working at GCC Energy’s King II coal mine near Hesperus. Rod Allen, with Durango Fire...

DATE: July 15, 2019 | UPDATED: 2 days 12 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Gardner: BLM headquarters will move to Grand Junction

The Bureau of Land Management will move its headquarters from Washington, D.C., to Grand Junction, Sen. Cory Gardner announced Monday. “Relocating the Bureau of Land Management to the Western Slope...

DATE: July 15, 2019 | UPDATED: 1 day 14 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores man gets 3 years in prison after charges pile up

A Dolores man who was apprehended in Utah on Montezuma County felony warrants for weapons and menacing charges after a two-hour standoff in Durango was given six months in prison Monday. Montezuma...

DATE: July 15, 2019 | UPDATED: 1 day 22 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos residents invited to meetings on land use code

Mancos residents are invited to share their opinion of the final draft of the town’s land use code update. The town has been updating its code, a set of rules that regulate property development by...

DATE: July 15, 2019 | UPDATED: 15 hours 47 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Forest Service declares Doe Canyon Fire contained

The 2,560-acre Doe Canyon Fire, burning 10 miles southeast of Dove Creek, has been contained, according to fire officials. The fire will continue to smolder, but it will not grow, said Lorena...

DATE: July 15, 2019 | UPDATED: 2 days 13 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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