ATV crash outside Silverton prompts rescue mission

An off-highway vehicle rollover crash on a high mountain pass outside Silverton last week resulted in a search and rescue effort that required helicopter transport. DeAnne Gallegos, spokeswoman for...

DATE: Sept. 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Doctors aren’t using available methods for youth nicotine addiction

Doctors rarely pursue counseling or prescription medicine as treatment options for young patients addicted to nicotine, according to a Boston Children’s Hospital study. Authors of the peer-reviewed...

DATE: Sept. 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Secretary of state touts fight against dark money, expanding voter access

Jena Griswold, Colorado’s newly elected secretary of state, said she’s already made strong headway on her three campaign promises in just one year in office. But still, there’s plenty of work to...

DATE: Sept. 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Longstanding homeless camp shut down, but trash abounds

By late afternoon Wednesday, the homeless camp just west of Durango had mostly been vacated, save for a few stragglers picking up their belongings. But across the landscape, heaps and heaps of...

DATE: Sept. 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

County hosts human trafficking training

Human trafficking might seem like a far-off issue, but it’s a problem even in the Four Corners region. Its unexpected prevalence close to home was a key message Kara Napolitano from the Laboratory...

DATE: Sept. 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez bike race donates $66,000 for youth programs

The annual 12 Hours of Mesa Verde mountain bike race is not just an intense endurance test, it’s also a major fundraiser for community youth programs. This year, $66,000 of race proceeds was...

DATE: Sept. 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

San Juan Symphony: 34 years and counting

San Juan Symphony Music Director Thomas Heuser will launch the 34th season in twin concerts this weekend. On Sept. 28 and 29, “Absolute Refinement” will distill the clear and elegant music of...

DATE: Sept. 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Living

House approves marijuana banking bill

WASHINGTON – The U.S. House passed the Secure and Fair Enforcement Banking Act this week to protect marijuana business from unfair banking practices, receiving praise from Colorado lawmakers. The...

DATE: Sept. 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Local couple collecting donations for asylum-seekers along U.S.-Mexico border

An Aztec-area couple is gathering donations of warm clothes, blankets and basic toiletries for refugees along the U.S.-Mexico border. Susan Workman and Jim Gage will make their third trip to Las...

DATE: Sept. 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County tests camera-equipped radar trailers

Camera-equipped radar speed trailers in La Plata County could haunt a driver’s record rather than just flash a reminder to “slow down.” La Plata County Sheriff Sean Smith said his office is testing...

DATE: Sept. 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

United Airlines adds winter Saturday flight from Durango to Houston

United Airlines will add a winter nonstop flight on Saturdays between Durango and George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston. The service will run from Jan. 11, 2020, to March 28, 2020, said...

DATE: Sept. 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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