Forest Service, S.W. Colorado counties order fire restrictions

Fire restrictions will begin Friday in much of the Four Corners, including on San Juan National Forest lands south of U.S. Highway 160. Local governments and the Forest Service implemented the...

DATE: June 30, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Forest Service offers lightning-safety reminders

The San Juan National Forest would like to remind people of the serious risk posed by lightning, especially in the high country during summer. The following are some common myths and facts about...

DATE: June 29, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

DHS grad earns Eagle Scout Award for Mancos work

The highest honor in Boy Scouts was bestowed Saturday afternoon on Durango High School graduate Austin Peterson, who accepted the Eagle Scout Award for his work with Troop 501. A lifelong Scout,...

DATE: June 20, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Flood study planned for South Mineral drainage

Next summer, the U.S. Forest Service will perform a flood study in popular camping areas in the South Fork Mineral Creek drainage near Silverton. As part of the Forest Service’s “5-Year Program of...

DATE: June 19, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

Keyser makes campaign stop in Durango

U.S. Senate candidate Jon Keyser will meet with Durango voters Wednesday evening at the Main Mall, 835 Main Ave. Keyser, a Republican, is facing four opponents in the June 28 primary that will...

DATE: June 14, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Trump to headline conservative summit in Denver

Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, will kick off the 2016 Western Conservative Summit on July 1 in Denver, event organizers announced Monday. The summit, billed as the...

DATE: June 14, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County to consider comments on Superfund

La Plata County commissioners will discuss submitting a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency voicing support for Superfund at a special meeting June 1. June 6 is the deadline to submit...

DATE: May 27, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colo. Gov. Hickenlooper signs bill in Durango

Gov. John Hickenlooper on Monday stopped at the Durango-La Plata County Airport to sign Senate Bill 16-168 into law, allowing counties and municipalities to enter into authorities with...

DATE: May 17, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Body found in missing Durango woman’s car

A body was found in the car of a Durango woman who went missing Wednesday, Farmington police confirmed Monday. Last week, a missing persons report was filed for Lois Wisniewski-Baumgartner, 55, who...

DATE: May 17, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Blasting on Red Mountain Pass to begin Wednesday

Blasting on Red Mountain Pass began Wednesday and continue for 2½ weeks, causing delays of up to about 30 minutes. Operations will occur mostly from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Colorado Department of...

DATE: May 11, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango, Steamboat vie for Best Town Ever

Durango versus Steamboat Springs: Which is the Best Town Ever? Outside Magazine wants readers to decide in its sixth annual Best Town Ever contest, in which Durango and the ski town to the north,...

DATE: May 7, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

Mercy Regional Medical Center earns an ‘A’ for patient safety

Mercy Regional Medical Center ranks among the safest hospitals in the country, according to a national patient safety watchdog group. Mercy was one of 798 hospitals in the nation to receive an “A”...

DATE: May 5, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

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