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National award recognizes community effort on McPhee Overlook Trail

A three-year community effort to make the new McPhee Overlook Trail a reality has been recognized by the Coalition for Recreational Trails, a national outdoors federation. The 7-mile trail in...

DATE: July 18, 2018 | UPDATED: 9 hours 30 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Floods cover roads, property and train tracks north of Durango

Floods and mudslides that emergency workers feared since rains started to hit the 416 Fire burn scar arrived Tuesday afternoon, with significant debris flows across U.S. Highway 550, railroad...

DATE: July 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Park prepares to reopen Jackson Gulch shores for fishing

Durango resident Samantha Brow is an avid high-country creek angler, but she tried her skills at Groundhog Reservoir in western Colorado on July 1 and was happy that she did. “We paddled onto the...

DATE: July 18, 2018 | UPDATED: 7 hours 32 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Potter, painter headed to Artisans of Mancos

The Artisans of Mancos will host artist Ann Sciba, whose pottery adds a new creative expression the group of artists. An opening reception for Sciba will be held as part of Mancos Days on Saturday,...

DATE: July 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Campers recount deluge at KOA Campground north of Durango

Campers at the KOA Campground north of Durango described how a river of mud, water and debris flooded the campground Tuesday evening when a downpour inundated the 416 Fire burn scar. The flood...

DATE: July 18, 2018 | UPDATED: 2 hours 42 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

A bird’s-eye view of what floods may bring

A perfect storm could send debris hurtling down canyons and potentially damage property adjacent to the 416 Fire burn scar. To prepare for the worst-case scenario, La Plata County Office of...

DATE: July 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

San Juan Skyway featured on website’s list of adventurous roads

The San Juan Skyway is the latest Montezuma County attraction to receive attention on a national travel website. CarRentals.com , a website run by the Expedia travel company, featured the road in...

DATE: July 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

A year after fiscal deal, Colorado may owe taxpayer refunds

DENVER – In a stunning turn from this time a year ago, Colorado’s state coffers are suddenly so flush with cash that lawmakers may be required to send more than $200 million back to taxpayers over...

DATE: July 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Navajo Nation begins negotiations with possible new coal plant owner

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – Leaders from the Navajo Nation say they’ve begun negotiations with a potential new owner of a coal-fired power plant on their land. The Navajo Generating Station near Page is...

DATE: July 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Wreckage from missing plane found, pilot’s body identified

BOULDER – Officials say hikers in central Colorado spotted the wreckage of a plane that went missing after it left Erie for a destination in Utah. Park County Undersheriff Dave Wohlers says the...

DATE: July 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Complaint seeks $34K from former Navajo Nation legal counsel

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – Investigators with the Navajo Nation are seeking more than $34,000 from the tribe’s former legal counsel after she crashed a tribal vehicle and was arrested on suspicion of...

DATE: July 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Wyoming officer charged after gun discharges at Colo. youth game

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS – A Wyoming police officer whose gun accidentally discharged at a youth baseball tournament in Colorado last month has been charged with two misdemeanors. KCNC-TV in Denver...

DATE: July 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News