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Silverton’s skijoring race likely to return this winter

The annual skijoring race in Silverton is expected to return this winter. Pete Maisel, event organizer, said all insurance issues that arose out of the 2017 skijoring race – where three people were...

DATE: Oct. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hunter mistakenly kills moose in Silverton

A hunter from Farmington shot a moose that he mistook for a bull elk last weekend outside of Silverton. Colorado Parks and Wildlife said Thursday that the hunter, Bruce Black, self-reported the...

DATE: Oct. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Shortage of coal leaves some without heat source

Hay Gulch Coal – one of the only suppliers of coal for home-heating purposes in the Four Corners – has been forced to all but close this fall because of a lack of available coal to sell. “I’m...

DATE: Oct. 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

In western La Plata County, tap water may soon flow

BREEN – The vision of taking water out of the Animas River and delivering it to homes in western La Plata County, known for its lack of available water, is inching closer to reality. Residents on...

DATE: Oct. 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Office of Civil Rights to investigate father’s complaint against Durango School District 9-R

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights has announced it is opening an investigation against Durango School District 9-R after a father of a student filed a complaint that 9-R did...

DATE: Oct. 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Treasurer candidate Colton Black says bankruptcy a personal matter

Opponents of Colton Black are questioning his fitness to serve as La Plata County treasurer, pointing to a personal bankruptcy he filed in 2012. But Black says it is a last-minute attempt to smear...

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

Climber who fell at Transfer Park expected to make full recovery

A 19-year-old Fort Lewis College student who fell while climbing Saturday at Transfer Park north of Lemon Reservoir, suffering critical injuries, is likely to make a full recovery, his family said...

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

La Plata County plans for another year of low revenues in 2019

La Plata County, for the first time in years, will see an increase to its property tax revenues, but the bump is expected to be short-lived as natural gas prices continue a decades-long decline....

DATE: Oct. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Drought plan aims to curtail water loss at Lake Powell, Lake Mead

Water managers in Southwest Colorado voiced grave concerns Wednesday that communities along the Front Range should contribute just as much as the Western Slope in addressing dwindling water...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Snow reaches Southwest Colorado; Wolf Creek Ski Area to open this weekend

After a summer of drought, fires and above-average temperatures, a welcomed sight has returned to Southwest Colorado: snow. And to top it off, Wolf Creek Ski Area plans to open this weekend. Across...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Satirical website ‘The Farmington Tribune’ digs at Four Corners issues

A new Facebook page called “The Farmington Tribune” that aims to be a satirical online news site for the Four Corners is causing some ruckus and confusion because its creators haven’t explicitly...

DATE: Oct. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Animas River appears to have hit all-time low

The Animas River appears to have hit an all-time low. During the last week or so, the river in Durango has registered the lowest flows ever recorded at a water-level gauge, which has been in...

DATE: Oct. 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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