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Durango shopping centers sell for $13.4 million

Three shopping center buildings near Durango’s Walmart recently sold for more than $13 million, according to the Denver-based selling agent. Ryan Bowlby, senior vice president for Marcus &...

DATE: July 7, 2020 | UPDATED: 20 hours 23 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

As coronavirus resurges, Durango tourism officials pull back outreach – and expectations

It’s uncertain how the global coronavirus pandemic will disrupt life in the foreseeable future, but after four months, it’s at least possible to quantify how dire the situation has become. “(The...

DATE: July 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

EPA will temporarily plug ‘bad boy’ mine near Silverton

The Environmental Protection Agency will temporarily close a bulkhead at one of the worst polluting mines near Silverton as an experiment to better understand hydrology in the region. Bulkheads are...

DATE: July 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

100 years of Farmers Telephone: From bean farmers to the Wi-Fi age

A local company that was started by a group of pinto bean farmers and from a desire to stay connected to rural neighbors in 1920 is celebrating its 100th anniversary. Farmers Telephone , a...

DATE: July 6, 2020 | UPDATED: 1 day 22 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

U.S. Supreme Court says Colorado ‘rogue elector’ broke rules

In an 8-0 decision released Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Colorado’s law banning “faithless electors” would be upheld. One of the cases ruled on in the decision, Colorado Department of...

DATE: July 6, 2020 | UPDATED: 1 day 22 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Bear burned in East Canyon Fire to be released in coming weeks

A young bear rescued after suffering burns in the East Canyon Fire last month has shown strong signs of recovery and is expected to be released in the coming weeks, according to Colorado Parks and...

DATE: July 6, 2020 | UPDATED: 1 day 22 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Country rocker, part-time Durango-area resident Charlie Daniels dies at 83

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Country music singer and part-time La Plata County resident Charlie Daniels, who had a hit with “Devil Went Down to Georgia,” has died at age 83. A statement from his publicist...

DATE: July 6, 2020 | UPDATED: 1 day 22 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos Farmers Market in full bloom

Summer is in full swing, and local farmers markets have sprung up throughout the Four Corners area. Mancos’ Thursday afternoon market is three weeks in, stationed in a small park across Grand...

DATE: July 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ignacio Community Library reopens to indoor use

Ignacio community members will finally be able to enjoy time inside the town’s library after months of coronavirus-related closures and adapted services. Following public health guidelines, the...

DATE: July 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

The River Bar and Grill agrees to revamp operations, gets new license

The Dolores Town Board voted unanimously to renew the liquor license for The River Bar and Grill after the general manager agreed to revamp operations to prevent liquor violations. The restaurant...

DATE: July 5, 2020 | UPDATED: 3 days 1 hour ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Cox Canyon fire near New Mexico line at 130 acres

The Cox Canyon fire burning near the Colorado-New Mexico line north of Aztec was about 130 acres in size as of Sunday morning, according to the San Juan County Fire Department. The blaze started...

DATE: July 5, 2020 | UPDATED: 2 days 22 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Sweetwater Lake purchased by national environmental nonprofit

Despite the six-hour drive from Durango, Sweetwater Lake in Garfield County has been a popular place to go boating, hiking and camping for decades in Colorado. But large swaths of the expansive...

DATE: July 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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