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Red Mesa Reservoir must make improvements or face demolition

RED MESA The clock is ticking for managers at Red Mesa Reservoir who have six years to raise millions of dollars for state-ordered repairs to prevent the dam’s demolition. “It’s going to be a...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Monsoon rains a no-show so far in Southwest Colorado

Despite a modest amount of rainfall in Southwest Colorado over the past few weeks, weather observers say there has been no sign of a typical monsoon pattern settling into the region. “We’ve seen...

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

Durango man caught feeding bears is identified

A Durango man who was fined $1,000 for feeding bears, his third offense in eight years, has been identified as Roy Newman, 61. Colorado Parks and Wildlife previously declined to release the man’s...

DATE: Aug. 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bears, in feeding frenzy, kill chickens and 4-H pigs

After a relatively quiet start to summer, bear activity in La Plata County is picking up. Matt Thorpe, wildlife manager for Colorado Parks and Wildlife, said that’s likely because bears are...

DATE: Aug. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Number of animal cruelty charges reduced for La Plata County couple

A La Plata County couple charged with more than 100 counts of animal cruelty had the number of charges significantly reduced Tuesday. Deputy District Attorney Brendan Richards filed a motion Monday...

DATE: Aug. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad bolsters fleet for dry years

Al Harper, owner of the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad , says if all goes according to plan, the historic railway that draws thousands of tourists to Southwest Colorado will not have...

DATE: Aug. 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Aztec woman injured in rollover crash east of Mancos

A 33-year-old Aztec woman was seriously injured in a rollover crash on U.S. Highway 160 near Mancos Hill on Monday night. According to Colorado State Patrol Cpl. James Proctor, Misty Gordon was...

DATE: Aug. 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

After third offense, Durango man fined $1,000 for feeding bears

A Durango man has been ticketed for intentionally feeding bears – for the third time in eight years – resulting in a $1,000 fine and a likelihood the bears will have to be euthanized. “You just...

DATE: July 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Secretary of state challenger focuses on voting rights

The position of secretary of state isn’t typically a politically charged office, but it’s looking like the race has been caught in the crosshairs of this year’s November midterm elections....

DATE: July 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

GCC Energy paves the way for mining to increase near Hay Gulch

Residents perturbed by the constant drum of trucks hauling coal from GCC Energy’s King II mine say the sound has abated somewhat with the near completion of the company’s multimillion-dollar road...

DATE: July 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Durango woman injured in head-on collision in fair condition

A 31-year-old Durango woman injured Tuesday in a head-on collision on U.S. Highway 160 between Durango and Bayfield was listed in fair condition Wednesday, a spokeswoman at St. Anthony’s Hospital...

DATE: July 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Head-on collision closes U.S. Highway 160 between Durango and Bayfield

Authorities responded to a head-on collision Tuesday afternoon on U.S. Highway 160 between Durango and Bayfield. Trooper Jeff Chmielewski, a spokesman with the Colorado State Patrol in Denver, said...

DATE: July 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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