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Logging returns to the San Juan Mountains

Commercial logging is making a comeback in the San Juan Mountains. Stagnant over the past decade, Matt Janowiak, district ranger for the U.S. Forest Service’s Columbine district, said timber sales...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2018 | UPDATED: 3 days 10 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Photo: Railroad resumes Durango to Silverton trips

DATE: Sept. 19, 2018 | UPDATED: 2 days 6 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos school board discusses school project, policy

The Mancos School District RE-6 board discussed a wide array of construction and policy issues at its meeting Monday night. Not surprisingly, the school’s $25 million expansion project took center...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2018 | UPDATED: 3 days 9 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Secretary of State Wayne Williams says his record qualifies his candidacy

Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams prides himself on making Colorado one of the most accessible and safest places to vote in the country, and he wants to continue his work for another four...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango woman with prosthetic limb to climb volcano in Ecuador

Almost four years after making the decision to amputate her lower leg, Durangoan Bee Mathis is planning to climb one of the world’s tallest active volcanoes. She was selected to climb Cotopaxi, a...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

M-CHS soccer team shocks Ridgway in Cortez

For those familiar with the Montezuma-Cortez High School soccer team’s vast improvements over the past several weeks, it was not surprising when the team in orange and black defeated Ridgway, 2-1,...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Complaint against Treasurer Allison Aichele’s campaign finances dismissed

The Colorado Secretary of State’s Office on Tuesday dismissed a complaint that alleged La Plata County Treasurer Allison Aichele violated campaign finance laws. In June, it came to light that...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores Elementary test scores rebound dramatically

Significant improvement in 2018 state test scores has removed Dolores Elementary School from a Colorado watch list, school officials reported last week. And overall, the Dolores School District...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2018 | UPDATED: 3 days 9 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Constitution Week in Cortez

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DATE: Sept. 18, 2018 | UPDATED: 3 days 9 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

How many hotel rooms in Durango are too much?

Durango’s lodging industry is looking at ways to make room for 475 new hotel rooms that will come online in the next 1½ to two years. “It’s scary as a lodger. It’s too much, too soon, but at the...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2018 | UPDATED: 2 days 6 hours ago | CATEGORY: Business

Grand Junction man dies while climbing Telluride’s Via Ferrata

A technical rescue effort was required Saturday to reach a man who had died while climbing Telluride’s Via Ferrata. The 76-year-old Grand Junction man suffered a life-threatening medical event...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2018 | UPDATED: 3 days 9 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Hickenlooper forms leadership PAC for potential presidential run

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper is creating a political action committee, putting him a giant step closer to jumping into the race for president in 2020, Colorado Politics confirmed Monday. The...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News