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Local group buys Silverton Standard & the Miner newspaper

A group of locals, led by Aaron Brill, co-owner of Silverton Mountain ski area, has purchased the Silverton Standard & the Miner from the San Juan County Historical Society in an effort to keep...

DATE: Sept. 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Fall colors expected to peak during next 2 weeks in Southwest Colorado

Fall colors should peak during the next two weeks, making weekend drives prime times to catch autumn’s show. Esther Godson, spokeswoman for the San Juan National Forest, said, “From our employees...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Downtown raptor center may relocate to D&SNG Museum

A small education center about birds of prey opened downtown this summer by Raptors Wild will close at the end of September, but the nonprofit is looking to reopen next year perhaps at the Durango...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

At a glance: 11 measures on Colorado’s 2020 ballot

Many voters bristle when it comes time to complete the ballot measures on election cards. The measures can be confusing and require voters to work to make informed decisions. But ballot measures...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2020 | UPDATED: 3 days 6 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

A new hand on deck to offer assistance to small businesses

The novel coronavirus might have thrown a wrench into many businesses in 2020, but the Southwest Colorado Small Business Development Center is working to bolster its capacity to help them. Through...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

There are candidates, then there are other variables that will guide this election

Many people predicted a big news year in 2020 culminating with a presidential election. Little did they realize how distant impeachment of a president would look less than two months before voters...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2020 | UPDATED: 4 days 1 hour ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Farmington thrift store supports relocation of wolf-dog rescue to larger parcel

Carol Sanchez has big plans for her 4 Corners Wolf Dog Rescue Sanctuary. She recently purchased 80 acres of land near Cuba, New Mexico, where she plans to move 16 wolf-dog hybrids she is tending on...

DATE: Sept. 16, 2020 | UPDATED: 6 days 4 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College surprised by low COVID-19 cases

Fort Lewis College had given 2,683 COVID-19 tests as of Wednesday, with 17 confirmed cases – all of which were reported during move-in week, when students were required to be tested. As of...

DATE: Sept. 16, 2020 | UPDATED: 6 days 4 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Republican candidate Boebert touts free market in health care

Lauren Boebert said opponents’ efforts focusing on her personal life are meant to distract voters from issues in the campaign – especially health care, an issue on which she claims she holds an...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lauren Boebert defends her past during Durango visit

Lauren Boebert defended herself Tuesday against a claim that her origin story – growing up collecting welfare in a Democratic household while learning the Republican values of hard work at...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Primus restaurant to reopen after dealing with flood

Primus Restaurant will hold a grand reopening Thursday after dealing with a Father’s Day flood that kept it closed for three months – just as other restaurants were emerging from COVID-19-caused...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

New Durango city manager to begin listening tour

Jose Madrigal, the new city manager, will begin his tenure leading Durango with a listening tour – an effort to hear from residents and city employees about what city government is doing well,...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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