Pre-evacuation order lifted for homes northeast of Durango

A pre-evacuation order for homes along Florida Road (County Road 240) between Helen’s Store and County Road 502 has been lifted after progress overnight on the 358 Fire. Evacuated residents on the...

DATE: May 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Officials: Efforts failing to save U.S. West sagebrush land

BOISE, Idaho – Public lands managers are losing a battle against a devastating combination of invasive plant species and wildfires in the vast sagebrush habitats in the U.S. West that support...

DATE: May 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: State Nation World

Eli Tomac wins Glen Helen motocross, makes it two straight

Eli Tomac of Cortez ran down Ken Roczen and Jason Anderson in two races Saturday to capture the overall victory at the AMA Pro Motocross in San Bernardino, California. It was Tomac’s second...

DATE: May 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Dolores High School graduates look to kinder future

It was standing room only at the Dolores High School gym, where 39 students received their diplomas on Saturday morning. The crowded graduation ceremony came at the end of a year marked by...

DATE: May 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fire spreads to 51 acres; evacuation order goes to five homes

Evacuation orders for five homes and pre-evacuation notices for two subdivisions were still in effect as of 9:30 Saturday morning because of the 358 Fire. A federal Type III firefighting team took...

DATE: May 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos High School graduates give fond farewell to district

Mancos High School’s small Class of 2018 spent its commencement on Friday reminiscing about the good times they’d had in school and looking to the future. Twenty-four graduates, many of whom had...

DATE: May 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Silverton town manager placed on administrative leave

Silverton’s eighth town manager in 11 years was placed on administrative leave earlier this week, but town officials have been mum about the reason. Town Manager Louis Fineberg has been in the...

DATE: May 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sales of recreational marijuana boom in march

DENVER – Recreational marijuana sales in Colorado eclipsed $105 million in March 2018, the highest monthly total for adult-use sales in the program’s history. The record-breaking month is part of a...

DATE: May 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

More than $50,000 spent fighting attempt to recall Gwen Lachelt

Conservation Colorado, an environmental nonprofit, was the biggest spender in the citizen-driven effort to force a recall election against La Plata County Commissioner Gwen Lachelt. The latest...

DATE: May 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southwest Farm to Yarn Collective opens in Cortez

A new yarn and fabric collective will hold its grand opening in Cortez on Thursday. Southwest Farm to Yarn is made up of 31 sheep and alpaca owners, spinners, weavers, dyers and other craftspeople...

DATE: May 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Veterans recognized for Memorial Day

DATE: May 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores school board votes to raise teacher salaries

The Dolores School District Re-4A Board of Education voted to raise district teachers’ salaries for the 2018-2019 school year during a special meeting on May 24. Many of the district’s teachers,...

DATE: May 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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