416 Fire investigation taking ‘longer than expected,’ Forest Service says

The investigation into the cause of the 416 Fire is taking “longer than expected,” a spokeswoman with the U.S. Forest Service said Tuesday. Denise Alonzo, who recently took on the job of...

DATE: March 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Archaeologist co-authors study meat, social organization

The Journal A new paper co-authored by the Crow Canyon Archaeological Center’s director of archaeology, Susan Ryan, Ph.D., examines how meat relates to social organization in ancestral Pueblo...

DATE: March 19, 2019 | UPDATED: 3 days 8 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

CDOT upgrading guardrails in Southwest Colorado

The Colorado Department of Transportation and contractor Cruz Construction Inc. of Colorado Springs started a project this week to improve safety along several highways in Southwest Colorado. Work...

DATE: March 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

What’s happening this week in the Legislature

DENVER – Colorado’s legislative session is more than halfway done, but lawmakers have yet to give final approval to some of the most controversial legislation, including a “red flag” gun bill and...

DATE: March 19, 2019 | UPDATED: 3 days 22 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango Planning Commission OKs changes to sign code

The city of Durango Planning Commission on Monday unanimously recommended approval of amendments to the city’s sign code that would allow temporary signs, including sandwich boards, and banners for...

DATE: March 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos burns winter away with annual Melt

The town of Mancos ushered in spring this past weekend with bed racing, putt-putt golf and a giant bonfire. The annual Mancos Melt aims to brush away winter blues through a series of wacky and...

DATE: March 18, 2019 | UPDATED: 5 days 10 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Panthers drop opener to Crested Butte

DATE: March 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Shakeups won’t delay district plans, La Plata County officials say

Despite recent shakeups in staffing at the La Plata County Planning Department, district plans are expected to be completed as scheduled, county officials say. In recent weeks, a La Plata County...

DATE: March 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Work to begin this week on upgrades to Durango-La Plata County Airport

The Durango-La Plata County Airport will break ground Thursday on a $1.6 million project to enhance the functionality of its 30-year-old terminal. The project, expected to be completed Nov. 1, will...

DATE: March 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College offers scholarships to San Juan College students

Students at San Juan College in Farmington with an associate’s degree and a GPA of 2.75 or higher will be offered scholarships to make up the difference between in-state and out-of-state tuition....

DATE: March 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Red Mountain Pass could be closed for another two weeks

Red Mountain Pass on U.S. Highway 550 could be closed for two more weeks as crews work around the clock to dig out the road from record snowfall and avalanches. The pass between Silverton and Ouray...

DATE: March 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Schools rethink discipline, with focus on learning and empathy

Regional schools are looking at new methods for dealing with troubling behavior, including adopting restorative practices that turn disciplinary actions into learning experiences that promote...

DATE: March 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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