Pagosa wrestlers take Butch Melton crown; M-CHS finishes fifth

Pagosa Springs High School continued its wrestling dominance with a team victory at the Butch Melton Invitational, hosted by Ignacio High School on Saturday in Ignacio. The Pirates piled up 212.5...

DATE: Jan. 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Purgatory Freestyle Ski Team dominates on home slope

The Purgatory Freestyle Ski Team took advantage of skiing on its home slope and turned in strong performances at the Hampton Inn Rocky Mountain Qualifier last weekend at Purgatory Resort. During...

DATE: Jan. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Man dies in single-vehicle crash on U.S. Highway 550

A Durango man was killed in a single-vehicle crash Monday night north of city limits on U.S. Highway 550. The victim was identified as Randal Ponce, 56, said Capt. Adrian Driscoll, with the...

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

Police investigating shooting near Ignacio

Law enforcement was investigating a shooting involving at least two victims and several suspects late Thursday in the Ignacio area. Two victims were dropped off about 8:30 p.m. at Mercy Regional...

DATE: Dec. 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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