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Phone Number: (970) 564-6033

Haircuts, clothing and more provided to Four Corners vets

Thomas Parks came looking for camaraderie and got a free haircut. Glen Baumert came looking for warm socks and got to showoff his 2½-year-old Great Dane, Sweetheart. Parks and Baumert were expected...

DATE: Oct. 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sports wagering might be coming to Southwest Colorado

If voters approve Proposition DD on the November ballot, sports books will be allowed not only at state-licensed casinos in Central City, Blackhawk and Cripple Creek, but also at Sky Ute Casino in...

DATE: Oct. 17, 2019 | UPDATED: 1 hour 50 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango-La Plata County Airport looks at expansion plans

An array of long-term planning options to guide expansion and development of a more efficient terminal and grounds at the Durango-La Plata County Airport were presented to the public Monday evening...

DATE: Oct. 15, 2019 | UPDATED: 2 days 4 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

50 volunteers spend Sunday cleaning homeless camps

Work gloves on, rakes, shovels and hoes at the ready, about 50 civic-minded residents dedicated their Sunday afternoon to cleaning up scores of recently active homeless camps in Overend Mountain...

DATE: Oct. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango Area Tourism Office has new leader

Rachel Brown, the marketing and communications director for Fisherman’s Wharf Community Benefits District , will be the new executive director for the Durango Area Tourism Office. Brown, who will...

DATE: Oct. 13, 2019 | UPDATED: 3 days 21 hours ago | CATEGORY: Business

National popular vote debated at Fort Lewis College

A movement to elect the president by winner of the national popular vote would create a system that values every voter equally, according to a proponent. But a critic said the change would simply...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2019 | UPDATED: 3 days 3 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

EsoTerra looks to boost an apple renaissance

Jared Scott and Elizabeth Philbrick have joined a regional effort to restore a vibrant economy in Southwest Colorado revolving around the apple. EsoTerra, their startup company that will produce...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Autumn’s prime time in the San Juan Mountains

Lynne Lewis stays busy during autumn leading backpacking tours into the La Plata Mountains from her operation, Rimrock Outfitters in Echo Basin. Business will be good this week as colors peak in...

DATE: Oct. 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Building a better bumper

It took a little more than two years for two Durango entrepreneurs to go from an idea generated during a weekend water-skiing on Navajo Lake to sales of their product, more functional and...

DATE: Oct. 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Forum explores state ballot propositions

Colorado lawmakers are asking voters to approve two ballot propositions Nov. 5 that will help keep the state budget in the black and help fund water projects. About 30 people attended a League of...

DATE: Oct. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Terminal remodel nears completion at Durango-La Plata County Airport

Construction of a new baggage-handling facility and remodeling of the ticket counter and airline operational offices are on schedule and on budget at the Durango-La Plata County Airport. The $1.7...

DATE: Oct. 4, 2019 | UPDATED: 6 days 1 hour ago | CATEGORY: Business

How a private club brought Denver TV to SW Colorado

An easy way exists – at least in Montezuma and Dolores counties and the Dryside in La Plata County – to get all the Denver television you want and never miss a Broncos game. The method is...

DATE: Oct. 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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