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Recycle Center to accept e-waste and other materials starting Saturday

The Durango Recycle Center will accept electronic waste, batteries and residential quantities of florescent bulbs on Saturdays beginning June 6. The Recycle Center is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. These...

DATE: June 3, 2020 | UPDATED: 19 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Fire restrictions remain in place for San Juan National Forest

Fire restrictions remain in place on all National Forest System lands within the San Juan National Forest, including wilderness. Forest visitors are prohibited from igniting, building, maintaining,...

DATE: June 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

San Juan National Forest to extend free personal-use firewood cutting

The San Juan National Forest has extended its availability of free permits for personal-use firewood cutting to the general public through June 14. The free-use permits are for personal use only....

DATE: May 31, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

CDOT to begin restriping work in southwest and south-central Colorado

The Colorado Department of Transportation will begin restriping pavement marking throughout Region 5 in southwest and south-central Colorado. Straight Stripe Painting, Inc. of St. George, UT has...

DATE: May 31, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

San Juan Basin Public Health offers COVID-19 testing for local businesses

San Juan Basin Public Health will offer prioritized COVID-19 PCR diagnostic testing for businesses and facilities with high-contact interactions with customers or clients. The Colorado Department...

DATE: May 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Thomas Avenue reconstruction project to begin Monday

A reconstruction project on Thomas Avenue in Durango is scheduled to begin Monday. Construction includes new sidewalk, curb-and-gutter, storm-sewer improvements and a reconstructed asphalt...

DATE: May 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

6th Judicial District to require face coverings

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic and the need to minimize the risk to the public, attorneys, litigants and staff members of the 6th Judicial District, non-medical face coverings are required to be...

DATE: May 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County awarded federal money for emergency food, shelter programs

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has awarded $8,533 for Phase 37, and an additional amount of $8,646 for CARES (Coronavirus Aid Relief & Economic Security) to the La Plata County...

DATE: May 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

San Juan National Forest announces high country trail conditions

The San Juan National Forest reminds visitors that many high-country trails are still snow packed and muddy. Using high-country trails that are not dry enough for motorized and non-motorized use...

DATE: May 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sen. Michael Bennet to host phone town hall Friday

Sen. Michael Bennet invites Coloradans to join a call-in presentation and discussion at 9:30 a.m. Friday. The presentation will discuss what Colorado’s hardest hit businesses will need to weather...

DATE: May 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Marsha Porter-Norton to host food drives

Marsha Porter-Norton, a candidate for La Plata County commissioner (District 2), will host two food drives to help those in need Saturday and June 6. Food may be dropped off from 8 a.m. to noon...

DATE: May 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Local radio stations to broadcast graduation ceremonies

KDGO 1240 AM and 98.3-FM will partner with Fort Lewis College to broadcast the school’s virtual graduation ceremony at 2 p.m. Friday. Community members may also listen from the KDGO app, online at...

DATE: May 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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