Durango homeless coalition mum on progress

Camping on public lands has been at the center of a heated debate for several years in Durango as residents and public officials grapple with insufficient shelter for people who are homeless. To...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Resident with shotgun chases off suspect in police chase

A man who allegedly sped away from a Cortez police officer while being held at gunpoint was later chased off a rural Montezuma County property by a homeowner with a shotgun early February....

DATE: Feb. 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

More snow expected this week for Southwest Colorado

Don’t expect to put away the snow shovels anytime soon – Southwest Colorado is expected to be hit by another snowstorm beginning Sunday night and extending to sunrise Tuesday. To top it off, the...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2019 | UPDATED: 2 hours 46 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Bill would create text reminders for court defendants

A Colorado Senate committee has advanced a bill that would enact a text message program to remind criminal defendants of upcoming court hearings, but Montezuma County Sheriff Steve Nowlin is unsure...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez firefighters called to pot shop as bagel goes up in smoke

A team of Cortez firefighters responded Friday afternoon to an overcooked bagel at marijuana dispensary Durango Organics. Responding to a report of a fire alarm, three Cortez Fire Protection...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Polar plunging for veteran with multiple sclerosis

Durangoans took a polar plunge in the Animas River Saturday to help purchase a van for a U.S. Army veteran who has multiple sclerosis. The official Polar Bear Plunge for Charity was canceled...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Silverton Skijoring races return despite storms

SILVERTON – Skijoring races in Silverton on Saturday drew skiers, riders and eager observers despite low temperatures and snowy roads. As icy winds blew, riders on horseback raced down Blair Street...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2019 | UPDATED: 2 hours 28 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Man and dog rescued after falling through ice in Cortez

A man and his dog were rescued Friday afternoon after falling through the ice on Totten Lake. Crews from the Cortez Fire Protection District responded to a 911 call at 2:30 p.m. and were the first...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Power outage resolved in Animas Valley

It is unknown what caused a power outage in the Animas Valley that affected nearly 1,000 La Plata Electric Association customers Saturday. The outage affected residents mostly on the eastern side...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2019 | UPDATED: 22 hours 49 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado Democrats, Republicans express concern about Trump’s state of emergency

Colorado Democrat and Republican representatives expressed concern Friday about President Donald Trump’s state of emergency declaration to gain funding for a southern border wall. To avert a second...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County hires new planning director

New Montezuma County Planning Director Don Haley has a background in the construction business and is a longtime local. Haley studied construction management at Colorado State University, and has...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge begins era of oil-burning locomotives

A new era has begun for the 137-year-old Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad with the arrival of Southern Pacific No. 18, an oil-burning locomotive. The new era is not necessarily of D&SNG ’s...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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