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COVID-19 throws tourist marketers a curveball

If you’re supposed to make hay when the sun is shining, what do you do when skies unexpectedly darken? That’s largely the question facing Visit Durango, the destination marketing organization for...

DATE: June 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

County commissioner candidates hold ‘historic’ drive-up canvassing event

Charly Minkler and Jack Turner, two independent candidates for the La Plata County Board of Commissioners, partnered to hold their first drive-up petition-gathering event – a new form of canvassing...

DATE: June 6, 2020 | UPDATED: 1 hour 4 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Man dies during rafting trip on Animas River in Durango

A 61-year-old man from New York died Saturday morning after falling into the Animas River near Santa Rita Park while whitewater rafting. The Durango Police Department and Durango Fire Protection...

DATE: June 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Severe thunderstorm, flash flooding watches issued for Southwest Colorado

The National Weather Service issued a flash flood watch for Southwest Colorado and a severe thunderstorm watch for all of western Colorado with possible high winds and large hail. The severe...

DATE: June 6, 2020 | UPDATED: 7 hours 32 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Have you been keeping up with local headlines? Test your knowledge in Quiz No. 74

About 30 people participated in last week’s quiz. Participants scored highest on a question about a Farmington restaurant closing temporarily, with 93% of respondents correctly answering, “Three...

DATE: June 6, 2020 | UPDATED: 30 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

El Pomar grants help with rent, food and utilities

El Pomar Foundation’s Colorado Assistance Fund has aided 17 Southwest Colorado organizations since March, disbursing $73,500 to help communities and families affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The...

DATE: June 6, 2020 | UPDATED: 31 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Purgatory Resort plans new lift, more ski terrain

Purgatory Resort is looking to expand its skiable terrain, and if you have an opinion about the matter, now’s the time to speak up. The U.S. Forest Service on Thursday announced a 30-day public...

DATE: June 6, 2020 | UPDATED: 32 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Hundreds join vigil for victims of police brutality in downtown Durango

A candlelight vigil in Buckley Park mobilized hundreds of people Friday to demand broad structural reform after the violent deaths George Floyd and Breonna Taylor suffered at the hands of police....

DATE: June 5, 2020 | UPDATED: 21 hours 8 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado reopens outdoor recreation, scenic trains and worship

San Juan Basin Public Health issued a public health order Friday for La Plata County allowing outdoor recreation businesses, gyms, recreational sports leagues and houses of worship to reopen under...

DATE: June 5, 2020 | UPDATED: 21 hours 9 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Photo: Gas falls below $2 a gallon in Durango

DATE: June 5, 2020 | UPDATED: 21 hours 8 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Delays stopped Colorado’s vaccine bill last year. Will they work again?

They asked for bills to be read at length. They gave a history of the man-made chemicals perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl. There was even a request for an amendment to dedicate a bill to the...

DATE: June 5, 2020 | UPDATED: 23 hours 26 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Independent commission: Hickenlooper violated state’s gift ban

Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper violated the state’s constitutional gift ban by accepting private flights aboard company jets owned by his friends and during an overseas trip, an ethics...

DATE: June 5, 2020 | UPDATED: 21 hours 6 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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