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Post-burn study begins for Burro Fire

Fire recovery specialists have begun assessing the impacts of the Burro Fire, which scorched 4,593 acres in Bear Creek Canyon northeast of Dolores. Recent rains have led to nearly 100 percent...

DATE: July 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Two horses killed in car accident Friday evening

A driver hit two horses in Vallecito on Friday evening, resulting in one horse being killed instantly and another having to be put down. Thomas McBride, a 70-year-old man from Bayfield, was driving...

DATE: July 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango Police to begin issuing citations to homeless residents Sunday

Durango Police Department will begin issuing trespassing citations Sunday to residents of the temporary homeless shelter near the entrance to Greenmount Cemetery. On Friday, residents at the site...

DATE: July 21, 2018 | UPDATED: 20 hours 46 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez Rendezvous Balloon Rally floats into town Aug. 3

The annual Cortez Rendezvous Balloon Rally will begin Aug. 3 with an early morning launch at Parque de Vida. Like in past years, the three-day event will feature 20 balloonists from all over the...

DATE: July 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Red Mesa Reservoir must make improvements or face demolition

RED MESA The clock is ticking for managers at Red Mesa Reservoir who have six years to raise millions of dollars for state-ordered repairs to prevent the dam’s demolition. “It’s going to be a...

DATE: July 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Monsoon raises chance for rain around Durango

The monsoon has arrived. Recent rains in the Four Corners have come from the Gulf of Mexico, so they are certainly monsoonal, said Megan Stackhouse, a meteorologist for the National Weather Service...

DATE: July 20, 2018 | UPDATED: 1 day 15 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

San Ignacio Fiesta to be held next weekend

San Ignacio Fiesta is a time for Ignacio to celebrate its heritage, faith and cultures. Events were recently announced for the 118th annual event, which will be held July 28 and July 29. The 73rd...

DATE: July 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Homeless campers protest city rules at site near Greenmount Cemetery

Homeless residents refused to take down their tents or leave their campsites Friday in protest of rules enforced by the city of Durango at a site near Greenmount Cemetery. The rules have caused...

DATE: July 20, 2018 | UPDATED: 1 day 15 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Fire near Pagosa Springs contained to 20 acres

Firefighters used old logging roads and nearby trails to contain a small, lightning-started blaze in the Pagosa Ranger District of the San Juan National Forest. Cam Hooley, spokeswoman for the San...

DATE: July 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

The Blotter

Durango Police Thursday 2:07 p.m. A drunken man was sitting on a bench in the 900 block of Main Avenue. 2:53 p.m. A drunken man was passed out in front of stairs in the 900 block of Main Avenue....

DATE: July 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Olympian Todd Wells joins forces with Durango Derailers to help families using Children’s Hospital Colorado

Three-time Olympian Todd Wells retired from professional mountain biking after the 2017 season. While the nation’s top mountain bikers tackle the trails in West Virginia at the national...

DATE: July 20, 2018 | UPDATED: 1 day 15 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

LPEA announces renewable energy grant program

La Plata Electric Association recently announced the creation of a renewable-generation grants program to support area nonprofits and encourage new renewable-electricity generation projects. To...

DATE: July 20, 2018 | UPDATED: 1 day 22 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News