D&SNG says 416 Fire lawsuit should be thrown out

The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad has filed a motion to dismiss a $25 million lawsuit accusing it of starting last summer’s 416 Fire, saying the U.S. government has no standing under...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Stickball: Indigenous women show who’s got game

For the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians women’s team, Ittibah Achafah , the game might have come down to just one point. One score. One satisfying thud of the woven leather ball against the...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Burglary suspect remains loose near Durango

A burglary suspect believed to be armed and dangerous remained on the loose Tuesday after a 4½-hour search Monday night near western Durango city limits. The suspect has been identified as Robert...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Amid calls for preservation, CDOT says archaeological sites can’t be saved

New construction typically doesn’t bulldoze through a graveyard, so why is it OK for the Colorado Department of Transportation to destroy and pave over a large settlement of Native American ruins...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Police search for armed suspect; U.S. Highway 160 reopens west of Durango

Law enforcement was searching Monday evening for a man believed to be armed near western Durango city limits. U.S. Highway 160 was closed in both directions from about 5:05 to 6:25 p.m. while law...

DATE: Sept. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Recreation changes proposed for Sage Hen

A new motorized route is being proposed for the Sage Hen area of the San Juan National Forest that would connect Montezuma County Road X to McPhee Dam. The Sage Hen area is on the west side of...

DATE: Sept. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango woman safe after going missing on Grizzly Peak

A Durango woman spent the night under the stars after becoming separated from party about 1 p.m. Saturday in the Grizzly Peak area on the border between San Juan and Dolores counties. Ron Corkish...

DATE: Sept. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

San Juan National Forest proposes new trails near Rico

New nonmotorized and motorized trails are proposed for the Rico area by the San Juan National Forest. The Dolores Ranger District is requesting written public comment on the plan as part of a...

DATE: Sept. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mosquitoes have been testing positive for West Nile

Mosquitoes within the Animas Mosquito Control District territory continue to test positive for West Nile virus. The control district has been sampling mosquitoes at 17 sites since June and samples...

DATE: Sept. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Oil drilling plan near Hovenweep monument draws tribal opposition

SALT LAKE CITY — The U.S. government will allow oil and gas companies to make lease bids Monday on lands considered archaeologically sensitive near a national monument stretching across the...

DATE: Sept. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

New Mexico border crossing touted as safer, welcoming entry

COLUMBUS, N.M. — The new port’s walls mimic the color of the desert, the slanted roof mirrors peaks on the horizon and native vegetation freshens the landscape. While debate continues to churn over...

DATE: Sept. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College launching water resource center

Balancing demands on limited water supply is likely to be a persistent problem for the Four Corners as the climate changes and the population grows. The new Four Corners Water Resource Center at...

DATE: Sept. 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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