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Phone Number: (970) 564-6033

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

3 people who fall through ice at Parque de Vida rescued

Two women and a man fell through the ice on the pond at Parque de Vida Park shortly before 3 p.m. Wednesday. The women were rescued by Cortez firefighters and police officers after the man was able...

DATE: Jan. 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Snow expected Monday, but today’s expected storm fails to hit Four Corners

A snowstorm is expected to hit Southwest Colorado Monday and Tuesday, but the light snow expected over the region today never made it far enough south. Scott Stearns, meteorologist with the...

DATE: Jan. 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tipton, Boebert to attend Livestock Association meeting in Cortez

U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Cortez, and his opponent in the primary election, Lauren Boebert, owner of Shooters Grill in Rifle, are scheduled to speak Feb. 8 during the morning session of the annual...

DATE: Jan. 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Yellow Car Country Wines: Fun, fruity wines in Cortez

Jim and Jean Wootton may not have the most sophisticated or biggest winery in Colorado, or even Montezuma County for that matter, but they may have the funnest. The couple, operating as Yellow Car...

DATE: Jan. 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Two little storms expected this week in Southwest Colorado

Storm cells like Monday’s are expected to move through Southwest Colorado on Wednesday and Thursday. Monday’s storm was expected to move on quickly. “It’s like a lot of storms this winter,” said...

DATE: Jan. 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County Economic Development Alliance names Michael French as new leader

Michael French, who in 2007 found Durango the ideal location to telecommute while raising a family, has been named the new executive director of the La Plata County Economic Development Alliance....

DATE: Jan. 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

After flood, Cortez walk-in clinic warns of mold exposure

Mold spores have been discovered after flooding damage in late 2019 at Southwest Health Systems Walk-in Clinic, 1413 N. Mildred Road, and the clinic has been relocated to a temporary location. The...

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

Update: Driver in fatal Cahone crash identified

CAHONE – The driver of a 1997 Jeep Cherokee was killed Tuesday morning on U.S. Highway 491 just south of Cahone in a failed attempt to pass two semitrailers during a snowstorm. The Cherokee driver...

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

SCAPE to participate in national development program

Southwest Colorado’s program to diversify the local economy by aiding startup companies that look like promising job-creators has been chosen to participate in a national program to support rural...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Seattle woman killed in Ouray County avalanche

A 44-year-old Seattle woman was killed Saturday when a falling block of ice caused an avalanche above her on the Dungeon Ice Climbing Route south of Ouray. Ouray County Emergency manager Glenn Boyd...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southwest Colorado may see a bit of snow Tuesday and Wednesday

A weak system that might bring snow flurries in lower valleys of Southwest Colorado and accumulations of up to 5 inches in the San Juan Mountains is expected to come through Tuesday. Erin Walter,...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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