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Phone Number: (970) 564-6033

Man falls from Purgatory lift

A man fell about 30 feet from the Purgatory Village Express lift about 1 p.m. Friday, but details of the incident and the extent of the man’s injuries have not been released by officials. The man’s...

DATE: Feb. 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Weekend snow expected in the San Juan Mountains

A weekend storm forecast to move into Southwest Colorado on Saturday afternoon is expected to bring a mix of rain and snow that could leave between 1 to 3 inches of snow in Durango and Cortez and...

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

Skier at Purgatory who died after hitting tree ID’d

The 70-year-old Dallas man who hit a tree and died Saturday while skiing at Purgatory Resort was identified Sunday as Joel Eastman. Eastman hit a tree around 1:15 p.m. Saturday between Lift 3 and...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ballots mailed for Colorado’s presidential primary

More than 16,000 ballots went out Monday to active voters in Montezuma County for Colorado’s first presidential primary in 20 years. “We’re already getting some back,” said Montezuma County Clerk...

DATE: Feb. 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Alliance pitches health plan to Montezuma County, Southwest Colorado

Executives at Southwest Memorial Hospital will burn the midnight oil for the next week to meet a deadline to join a regional effort to develop a health insurance plan that could substantially lower...

DATE: Feb. 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southwest Colorado snow expected in two bursts from Sunday through Tuesday

Two systems are expected to bring snow to Southwest Colorado in succession, with the first storm expected to move in today in the late afternoon or evening and a second stronger storm cell expected...

DATE: Feb. 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hemp farmers in Montezuma County face glut, low prices

MANCOS – Farmers who have struggled for years with falling commodity prices might have some advice for the wave of newbies who jumped into hemp as the next big thing: Grow up. Hemp biomass prices...

DATE: Feb. 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Farmers present their trials using cover crops

DOVE CREEK – Planting cover crops instead of fallowing fields may boost soil health, but farmers shouldn’t expect their efforts to work immediately. Cover crops also increase costs. That was the...

DATE: Feb. 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango-based Cedar Networks purchased by Canadian firm

The purchase of Durango-based Cedar Networks by Toronto-based Ting Internet will likely mean an expansion of the Durango business that builds fiber-optic internet systems in Colorado and New...

DATE: Feb. 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Tipton’s GOP challenger plans events in Southwest Colorado

Lauren Boebert, who is challenging U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton for the Republican nomination for the U.S. 3rd Congressional District, plans two events in Cortez Friday and Saturday. Boebert , who owns...

DATE: Feb. 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Snowstorm expected Monday in Southwest Colorado

A snowstorm expected to leave up to 2 inches in Durango and Cortez is expected Monday, with sporadic snowfall lingering through the week in the San Juan Mountains. Along the U.S. Highway 160...

DATE: Feb. 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango restaurants take lead in reducing plastic use

Not surprisingly, quite a few restaurants in environmentally conscious Durango have taken an extra step or two to eliminate the use of single-use plastic items. “We’ve been actively working to...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

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