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Whitewater boating continues on Lower Dolores River

There is still time to boat the Dolores River below McPhee Dam. A whitewater release might continue into early July while the last of the remaining snowpack comes off the high peaks. Managers are...

DATE: June 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man hit by train in ‘serious’ condition, might face trespassing charges

A man hit Monday evening by a Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad train was in serious condition Tuesday at St. Anthony Hospital in Denver. Police said Max Benally, 46, and another man were...

DATE: June 25, 2019 | UPDATED: 1 hour 50 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango police identify man found dead in stairwell

Police on Tuesday released the identity of a man found dead in a stairwell last week on Main Avenue in downtown Durango. Ferlando James, 32, was found Friday morning in the stairwell of a business...

DATE: June 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Purgatory to host fourth annual Summer Brew

Purgatory Ski Resort will host its annual Summer Brew festival July 6 at the resort’s ski beach with help from title sponsor Liquor World. The festival, which focuses on seasonal and summertime...

DATE: June 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Judge refuses to toss Ignacio murder case

A Colorado senior judge overseeing a La Plata County homicide retrial denied a motion this week to dismiss the case based on what defense lawyers called “outrageous governmental conduct,” court...

DATE: June 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ignacio Family Dollar approved to sell beer

IGNACIO – Family Dollar, a grocery store in Ignacio, has been approved by the state to sell beer. The Ignacio Town Board voted June 17 to approve Family Dollar’s off-premises “fermented malt...

DATE: June 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Sheriff: Aztec mother abused her children, killed pets

ALBUQUERQUE – A woman beat and tortured at least some of her 15 children and forced them to watch as she brutally killed their pets, authorities said in New Mexico, the latest place where the woman...

DATE: June 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Methane rules up for debate as drilling booms in New Mexico

ALBUQUERQUE – Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham wants New Mexico to craft its own rules to curb methane emissions from oil and gas development as the rollback of federal regulations remains tangled in a...

DATE: June 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Plows try to reopen Colorado mountain road after summer snow

ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK – A high-elevation road that traverses the Rocky Mountains in northern Colorado is closed after a rare summer blizzard left ice and deep snowdrifts. Plows encountered...

DATE: June 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Body of woman who fell into swollen Rio Grande found

CREEDE – The body of a woman who fell into the Rio Grande in southern Colorado earlier this month has been found. The Mineral County Sheriff’s Office says the body of Roberta Sophia Rodriguez of...

DATE: June 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

July 4 celebrations to light up the region

From rubber duck races in Rico to kids games that include climbing a greased pole and a pig chase in Dove Creek – not to mention barbecues and fireworks at dusk pretty much everywhere – the region...

DATE: June 25, 2019 | UPDATED: 2 hours 4 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

What can be done about Durango’s Whitewater Park?

For the safety of boaters passing through Durango’s Whitewater Park, it’s “imperative” the city fix two new features recently installed above the park, according to one of the project’s lead...

DATE: June 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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