Fireplace ashes spark small brush fire northeast of Durango

Firefighters responded to a small brush fire early Monday northeast of Durango. The fire was reported at 6:12 a.m. along Florida Road (County Road 240), just east of Edgemont Ranch and County Road...

DATE: Dec. 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

CDOT to repair culvert on Highway 145 in Cortez

The Colorado Department of Transportation will perform culvert repairs from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday on Highway 145, north of the U.S. Highway 160 intersection in Cortez, between...

DATE: Dec. 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Great Old Broads for Wilderness receives award

The Walden Woods Project has honored Durango-based Great Old Broads for Wilderness with a Global Environmental Challenge Award. The award, inspired by principals upheld by Henry David Thoreau,...

DATE: Nov. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Purgatory Resort opens for the season

We may not have seen snow yet in Durango, but local ski resorts are beginning to open for the season. Purgatory Resort opened Saturday, and skiers and snowboarders – and mountain bikers – were...

DATE: Nov. 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Animal protection officers seize more than 100 animals

About 110 animals were seized from a resident’s private property Wednesday in southwestern La Plata County. The animals were taken as part of a lengthy investigation into allegations of animal...

DATE: Nov. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango man found dead Wednesday from self-inflicted gunshot wound

A 53-year-old Durango man was found dead Wednesday from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to La Plata County Coroner Jann Smith. Mark Jungen was found at a family cabin near Electra Lake on...

DATE: Nov. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southern Colorado nonprofits receive Wells Fargo grants

Wells Fargo Blue Mountain District manager Jay Bugarin recently announced that 19 Southern Colorado nonprofits received a total of $25,000 in grants from the 24th annual Wells Fargo Community...

DATE: Oct. 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

USDA grant provides $355,843 to Durango-area nonprofits

The U.S. Department of Agriculture recently selected a group of local nonprofits to receive $355,843 through the Local Food Promotion Program of the Agricultural Marketing Service, to support the...

DATE: Oct. 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Smooth sailing on Molas Pass with completion of crib wall

Colorado Department of Transportation and contractor Rock and Co. announced Thursday that crews have completed construction of two under-highway, downhill retaining walls, known as crib walls, on...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Crow Canyon reports that cultural sites are economic power

Cultural sites in Southwest Colorado are an economic asset for local communities, according to a new report released by Crow Canyon Archaeological Center.The study, The Economic Contributions of...

DATE: Sept. 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

CPW urges public to attend meeting about budget

Colorado Parks and Wildlife will hold a public meeting to discuss long-term budget issues that stand to change how parks and wildlife in the state are managed at 6 p.m. Sept. 25, via teleconference...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

San Juan Basin Public Health cautions about air quality

The local air quality is being affected by Inter-Mountain West and Pacific Northwest wildfires. If smoke is thick or becomes noticeably thicker in the area, people should remain indoors or, if...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News