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: 5 days 2 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Two mussel-infested boats intercepted at McPhee

Inspectors are intercepting far more mussel-invested boats trying to enter Colorado lakes this year than in previous years, and a few contaminated boats have been stopped at McPhee Reservoir. This...

DATE: July 15, 2019 | UPDATED: 4 days 2 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Lightning sparks two small fires on Missionary Ridge

Firefighters with the San Juan National Forest are trying to reach two small, lightning-sparked fires, each less than one-tenth of an acre, burning on Missionary Ridge on Sunday afternoon. Chris...

DATE: July 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Reckless Kelly heads to Cortez for Montezuma County Fair

A country rock band will headline this year’s Montezuma County Fair. Austin-based Reckless Kelly will take the stage Friday, July 26, at the fairgrounds, preceding the weeklong event. Their music...

DATE: July 15, 2019 | UPDATED: 5 days 11 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Outdoors industry taps into Southern Ute methane capture project

When Wyoming-based and California-based organizations decided to reduce their carbon footprints, they turned to the Southern Ute Indian Tribe’s methane capture project to balance their...

DATE: July 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lethal measures off table for controlling wild horse herds

BOISE, Idaho — The Trump administration will not pursue lethal measures such as euthanasia or selling horses for slaughter to deal with what officials say is an ecological and fiscal crisis caused...

DATE: July 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

N.M. wants sex offender law changed amid Epstein probe

ALBUQUERQUE – New Mexico’s attorney general wants to change a law that allowed billionaire businessman Jeffrey Epstein to avoid registering as a sex offender in the state, where authorities say...

DATE: July 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

New business teaching toddlers arts, crafts, cooking

Toddlers practiced their motor skills chopping bananas for fruit salad last week as part of the first week of classes offered through Rocky Mountain Arts for Tots, a new business. “And now you’re...

DATE: July 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Spanish Trails Inn & Suites gets a remodel

Spanish Trails Inn and Suites might not seem like the most promising site for a business investment in Durango. But John Hazen, who purchased the old north Main Avenue inn in August 2018 for $2...

DATE: July 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Hundreds protest possible immigration roundups in Denver

DENVER – Hundreds of people angry about possible federal immigration roundups across the country protested outside an immigrant detention center in suburban Denver – at one point raising the...

DATE: July 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Woman loses foot in motorcycle crash

A passenger on a motorcycle lost her foot Saturday after a collision with a dually truck in south Durango, police said. A man driving a Dodge pickup northbound in the 400 block of Camino del Rio...

DATE: July 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Motels converted into long-term housing on north Main Avenue

Life as a homeless camper “wasn’t easy” for Bella Brown. Once, while living outdoors near Durango, her tent collapsed in the snow. She propped it up with her walking sticks. Brown has been homeless...

DATE: July 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

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