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Spring storm zaps Durango, Mancos and Cortez with snow

A spring storm brought snow Monday morning to much of Southwest Colorado, including Durango, with the wet weather expected to continue through the day. The storm delivered about 5 inches in...

DATE: May 20, 2019 | UPDATED: 3 days 15 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Veterans from five wars share stories of service, loss

Five wars, from World War II to conflicts in Iraq, changed five local veterans, forcing them to mature into adults and leaving them with memories most civilians can’t comprehend. World War II...

DATE: May 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

85 students graduate from Bayfield High School

Eighty-five classmates at Bayfield High School celebrated one last day together Sunday at their commencement ceremony at the school’s main gym, before they seek their own paths into adulthood. “I’m...

DATE: May 19, 2019 | UPDATED: 4 days 14 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Insect to be released to combat invasive weeds in Southwest Colorado

A wasp will be brought to two Southwest Colorado wetlands this spring to join the battle against the noxious Russian knapweed, which harms native plants and wildlife. The effort, according to the...

DATE: May 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Photo: Mmmm, Taste of Durango time

DATE: May 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Another wet week likely in Southwest Colorado

Southwest Colorado is in for another rainy week at lower elevations and late May snow at higher elevations, and the pattern of higher-than-normal precipitation is expected to extend through the...

DATE: May 19, 2019 | UPDATED: 4 days 12 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

BLM launches tip line to report suspicious activity on public lands

The old slogan, “If you see something, say something,” just got a little easier to do for anyone who sees nefarious activities on public lands in Southwest Colorado. The Bureau of Land Management’s...

DATE: May 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Whitewater dam release for Dolores River scheduled for Memorial Day weekend

A 10-day whitewater boating release is planned for the Dolores River below McPhee dam and reservoir, managers said this week. The recreational water flows will be let out from Tuesday to May 30 and...

DATE: May 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

City councilors scrutinize practices and policies during annual retreat

Durango City Council challenged municipal policies and practices at its annual retreat this month, a conversation city leaders described in retrospect as contentious, productive and unfinished....

DATE: May 19, 2019 | UPDATED: 3 days 18 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield and Ignacio farmers markets to keep on your summer radar

Farmers market season is about a month away, and the small but mighty markets in Bayfield and Ignacio will provide fresh produce, artisanal bites and handmade goods throughout the summer. Bayfield...

DATE: May 18, 2019 | UPDATED: 5 days 17 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Photos: Law enforcement graduation

DATE: May 18, 2019 | UPDATED: 4 days 15 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County revisits fire restriction policies in wake of 416 Fire

La Plata County is refining the way it implements fire restrictions after the 416 Fire last year brought a big learning moment to the community. Last year, extreme drought plagued Southwest...

DATE: May 18, 2019 | UPDATED: 5 days 17 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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