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Spanish Trails Inn & Suites gets a remodel

Spanish Trails Inn and Suites might not seem like the most promising site for a business investment in Durango. But John Hazen, who purchased the old north Main Avenue inn in August 2018 for $2...

DATE: July 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Woman injured in fall rescued from La Plata Canyon

A 23-year-old woman who fell about 20 feet in La Plata Canyon near the waterfall at the turnoff to Columbus Basin was loaded onto a Flight for Life helicopter shortly after 6 p.m. Thursday for...

DATE: July 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

San Juan Forest reopens roads near Doe Canyon Fire

Responsibility for management of the Doe Canyon Fire, burning 10 miles southeast of Dove Creek, has been turned over to the Dolores Ranger District of the San Juan National Forest, and road...

DATE: July 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Motorcyclist crashes on U.S. Highway 550

A motorcyclist from the Front Range suffered serious injuries Friday morning after crashing between Molas Pass and Silverton on U.S. Highway 550. Colorado State Patrol Trooper Jeff Chmielewski said...

DATE: July 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory exploring sale of company

Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory has hired a financial adviser to explore a sale of the company as it examines options to boost long-term shareholder value. The announcement comes after a multiyear...

DATE: July 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Alpacka Raft finds Mancos fine for manufacturing

Not many manufacturers call small-town America home anymore, but the stars and the development of the packrafting industry seem to have aligned to make Mancos the perfect place for Alpacka Raft....

DATE: July 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Brush fire contained north of Towaoc

TOWAOC – A fire fueled by dried brush, grass and cotton from cottonwoods broke out along a grove of trees about 7:45 p.m. Tuesday but was contained within 15 minutes by firefighters from three...

DATE: July 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango railroad’s liability for 416 Fire worries economic leaders

Economic leaders warned Tuesday any final ruling in a 416 Fire lawsuit that saddles the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad with a burdensome financial penalty will be counterproductive –...

DATE: July 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Cortez Public Works crews working on ruptured water pipe

A water line ruptured in the Carpenter Natural Area along the walking trail in Cortez about 4:30 p.m. Sunday, cutting water to a number of houses in Cortez and reducing water pressure throughout...

DATE: July 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

San Juan County closes road after avalanche

San Juan County closed County Road 2 near Eureka Campground on Sunday because the road has become unstable after it was washed out by an avalanche debris flow near the Animas River. The road is...

DATE: June 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

July 4 celebrations to light up the region

From rubber duck races in Rico to kids games that include climbing a greased pole and a pig chase in Dove Creek – not to mention barbecues and fireworks at dusk pretty much everywhere – the region...

DATE: June 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Workshop helps teachers hone ecological science skills

About 20 regional science teachers will have some fish stories to tell students next year, and with the help of Colorado Parks and Wildlife, they’ll be better able to convey some ecological science...

DATE: June 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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