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KSUT back on air in Durango after antenna feedline repair

KSUT-FM’s main frequency in Durango, 90.1, went back on the air Monday after a crew repaired a damaged antenna feedline that took the frequency off the air Feb. 5. Tami Graham, KSUT executive...

DATE: Feb. 22, 2021 | UPDATED: 11 hours 7 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Animas River, once again, sets record low flow

Once again, the Animas River has recorded a record low flow, according to a gauge in Durango with more than a century’s worth of data collecting. Before this winter, the previous low flow at the...

DATE: Feb. 22, 2021 | UPDATED: 11 hours 10 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

From India to Durango, FLC professor seeks to understand, help others

From a small town in India to a small town in Southwest Colorado, Fort Lewis College professor Tapati Dutta’s journey has taken her all over the world with largely one goal in mind: to understand...

DATE: Feb. 22, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

A legacy of new dreams: Director of Bridge shelter in Cortez to retire

The Bridge Emergency Shelter in Cortez is seeking a new executive director. Laurie Knutson, who has held the position since 2013, plans to retire in August. Knutson, 67, steered the organization...

DATE: Feb. 21, 2021 | UPDATED: 2 days 17 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Ute Mountain Ute elder Thomas House Sr. dies at age 96

The Ute Mountain Ute Tribe said goodbye this week to a well-known traditional elder. Thomas House Sr., 96, passed away on Feb. 12. He was the tribe’s eldest male member, and the remaining son of...

DATE: Feb. 21, 2021 | UPDATED: 2 days 17 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Department of Defense to investigate Space Command headquarters relocation

The Inspector General’s Office of the U.S. Department of Defense announced Friday it will investigate the Trump administration’s decision to relocate the U.S. Space Command headquarters from...

DATE: Feb. 21, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southern Colorado scenic byways get national designation

Two of Colorado’s scenic byways, both in southern regions of the state, have become part of the National Scenic Byway Program. The National Scenic Byway Program includes 184 designated byways in 48...

DATE: Feb. 21, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County Fairgrounds upgrades commercial kitchen

The Montezuma County Fairgrounds has completed an upgrade of its commercial kitchen and bathrooms, said manager Justin McGuire. The county installed stainless steel appliances, a new range and...

DATE: Feb. 21, 2021 | UPDATED: 2 days 22 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Recent snowstorms lower severity of drought in Southwest Colorado

Last week, portions of Montezuma and La Plata counties dropped out of the worst drought category, thanks to recent snowstorms. Most of Montezuma County is now in “extreme drought,” down from the...

DATE: Feb. 21, 2021 | UPDATED: 1 day 17 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Weekly planner for Feb. 22-26

Information and agendas about local meetings City of Durango: www.durangogov.org or call 375-5000. La Plata County: www.co.laplata.co.us or call 382-6210. Town of Bayfield: www.bayfieldgov.org ...

DATE: Feb. 21, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango receives federal support for fire mitigation

The city of Durango accepted $87,500 in federal funding Tuesday to help pay for fire mitigation efforts this year in the most high-risk areas of the city. The city, along with its partners in the...

DATE: Feb. 20, 2021 | UPDATED: 3 days 15 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Grants up to $3,000 available for 2021 bump-outs in downtown Durango

Matching grants of up to $3,000 are available from the city of Durango to downtown businesses that want to participate in the 2021 bump-out program. A total of $60,000 is available – $50,000 from...

DATE: Feb. 20, 2021 | UPDATED: 11 hours 10 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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