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Tri-State votes to pursue federal regulation, despite requests for delay

Tri-State Generation and Transmission, Southwest Colorado’s electricity supplier, voted Tuesday to pursue federal regulation of its rates, despite a request by electrical co-op members and state...

DATE: July 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fire dispatchers choreograph emergency response on federal lands

While smoke from wildfire isn’t dominating the skies in Southwest Colorado this summer, lightning has sparked blazes on Missionary Ridge and near Dolores. Fighting those fires can require...

DATE: July 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Living with Wildlife Advisory Board wants to stick to facts in wolf discussion

As the discussion of whether wolves should be reintroduced into Colorado heats up, La Plata County’s Living with Wildlife Advisory Board wants to stay true to the facts in its executive summary to...

DATE: July 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Outdoors industry taps into Southern Ute methane capture project

When Wyoming-based and California-based organizations decided to reduce their carbon footprints, they turned to the Southern Ute Indian Tribe’s methane capture project to balance their...

DATE: July 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

At last minute, Search and Rescue given new home

La Plata County Search and Rescue soon will finally have a place to call home. “I didn’t know it could get better than Christmas, but this is pretty darn close,” Ron Corkish, president of La Plata...

DATE: July 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Public can comment on proposed expansion of La Plata County coal mine

A coal mine in La Plata County is one step closer to expanding operations for at least another 20 years. Preparing for its coal reserves to run out, GCC Energy, which has operated the King II coal...

DATE: July 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Crash occurs in U.S. 160 construction zone

A three-vehicle crash in the construction zone on U.S. Highway 160 on Monday morning sent one driver to the hospital, according to the Colorado State Patrol. The crash occurred when a westbound...

DATE: July 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Soup kitchen takes big step to offer more fresh produce

A greenhouse under construction near Manna, Durango’s soup kitchen, will increase the fresh ingredients available for meals served to Durango’s poorest residents. The garden supplied Swiss chard,...

DATE: July 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

The Blotter

Durango Police Sunday 12:33 a.m. Someone tried to get into a garage in the 500 block of Clovis Drive. 4:04 a.m. A drunken man took someone’s keys and vehicle in the 2900 block of Main Avenue. ...

DATE: July 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Front hill to Fort Lewis closed until July 31

The front hill on East Eight Avenue to Fort Lewis College will be closed through July 31 for road construction. Drivers should use Goeglein Gulch Road to reach the campus. The road must be closed...

DATE: July 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Art installation at Bayfield library offers glimpse of ‘Chaco and Beyond’

BAYFIELD – Pine River Library’s newest art installation brings some of the Four Corners’ most iconic images to Bayfield through thousands of tiny pen strokes. The 18-piece art collection, “Chaco...

DATE: July 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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