Fort Lewis College and San Juan College partner to address area’s teacher shortage

Fort Lewis College and San Juan College in Farmington were awarded more than $1 million from the National Science Foundation to create a program to boost the number of science, technology,...

DATE: July 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Education

Heavy rain brings down mud, debris from 416 Fire burn area

HERMOSA – Tuesday’s skies unleashed a torrent of rain in the north Animas Valley, a second bite from a monsoon season made frightful by the 416 Fire. Water a foot deep flowed around the Country...

DATE: July 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College, Utah school partner for physical therapy doctorate

Fort Lewis College is partnering with a university in Provo, Utah, to offer students a way to earn a doctorate degree in physical therapy. FLC and Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions ...

DATE: July 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

$100 gift cards will go to lucky Durango visitors

For 40 days, beginning Monday, a lucky tourist in downtown Durango will be awarded a $100 gift card from one of the Business Improvement District’s downtown ambassadors. The gift card to a local...

DATE: July 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Microloan created for rural entrepreneur businesses

First Southwest Community Fund recently created a fixed-rate, low-interest micro-entrepreneur loan for startups and growing businesses in rural Colorado. Eligible loan customers have the...

DATE: July 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Colorado Parks and Wildlife to conduct work in Hermosa Creek

Colorado Parks and Wildlife will conduct treatment, as part of an initiative to restore native Colorado River cutthroat trout populations in the Hermosa Creek area, Tuesday and Wednesday to...

DATE: July 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Airport receives $236,000 grant for taxiway rebuild

The Durango-La Plata County Airport on Thursday received a $236,591 federal grant to help fund the airport’s project to rebuild its taxiway. The U.S. Department of Transportation announced that...

DATE: July 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Fort Lewis College professor gets $100k to study bee die-offs

Fort Lewis College Associate Professor of Chemistry Bill Collins has been awarded $103,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to study and combat honeybee die-offs. Collins and his students...

DATE: July 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fourth of July festivities planned for Southwest Colorado

Fourth of July is on Wednesday and Independence Day events are scheduled for Southwest Colorado, with festivities and fun in Durango, Silverton, Bayfield, Mancos and Cortez. Cortez Cortez Burst...

DATE: July 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Grant opens for Cortez, Ignacio youth programs

The Community Foundation serving Southwest Colorado announced that the application session is now open for The Sky is Green – a new grant opportunity that supports innovative, unconventional youth...

DATE: June 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fed funding available for ranchers, farmers hit by fire

Natural Resources Conservation Service in Colorado has funding available to help private landowners who sustained losses from the 416 Fire. The agency’s Environmental Quality Incentives Program is...

DATE: June 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

19-year-old man dies in motorcycle crash

A 19-year-old man from Fruita died in a motorcycle crash Saturday on U.S. Highway 160 west of Durango, according to the Colorado State Patrol. The crash occurred about 7 p.m. near Durango West II...

DATE: June 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News