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Storm delivers big for Southwest Colorado ski areas

Tuesday might be the best day of the season to take a mental health day to hit the slopes. With the biggest snowstorm of the season expected to depart Southwest Colorado late afternoon, ski resorts...

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

A second wave of snow expected Tuesday morning

Another wave of snow is expected late Monday and Tuesday morning before the biggest snowstorm of the season leaves Southwest Colorado. And Tuesday’s commute might be just as dicey as Monday’s, when...

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

Expect to see snow Monday and Tuesday in Southwest Colorado

A snowstorm that could leave up to 2 inches of snow in Cortez and more than 2 feet on Wolf Creek Pass over 2½ days is expected to move through Southwest Colorado late Sunday night or early Monday...

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

Manna soup kitchen offers holiday cheer

The Christmas meal provided by Manna soup kitchen meant a lot to Eric Stickle, who is watching every penny trying to keep afloat through February, when he can leave the Budget Inn and begin his...

DATE: Dec. 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College will return to in-person learning Feb. 1

In-person learning, with enrollment projected to be flat or down slightly, is slated to return to Fort Lewis College on Feb. 1, a few days after the spring semester begins on Jan. 28. All students,...

DATE: Dec. 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango firefighters quickly contain basement fire

Two men escaped uninjured after a fire started in the basement of a house at 477 East Fourth Ave. early Monday afternoon, and quick action by firefighters kept the blaze contained to the basement....

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

2 Durangoans killed in avalanche near Ophir Pass

The two backcountry skiers killed Saturday in an avalanche southeast of Ophir Pass have been identified as Dr. Jeff Paffendorf, 51, and Albert Perry, 55, both of Durango. A news release issued...

DATE: Dec. 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Economic leaders seek 5-star certification for Durango businesses

An effort led by local economic leaders to apply for and implement a state variance program allowing businesses greater operational freedom from COVID-19 restrictions will move forward with an aim...

DATE: Dec. 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College begins salary adjustments

The Fort Lewis College Board of Trustees has begun addressing salary inequities that have developed largely because the college has offered pay increases only once in the past three years. Trustees...

DATE: Dec. 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Wife of Durango school superintendent suffers hip injury in crash

Olga Snowberger, the wife of Durango School District Superintendent Dan Snowberger, is recovering from hip-replacement surgery in the Denver area after she was injured Saturday in a...

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

Durango Police Department cadet, wife receive help after home fire

A Sunday morning fire in Vallecito severely damaged the home of Durango Police Department Cadet Levi Bobian, but the department and the community are rallying to help him and his wife, Erin. Police...

DATE: Dec. 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Smaller snowstorm expected Monday in Southwest Colorado

Sunday morning was less hectic for travelers in Southwest Colorado, after numerous crashes forced road closures during Saturday’s snowstorm, but another snowstorm is expected to hit Monday. “We...

DATE: Dec. 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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