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On this day: Aug. 23, 2019

Railroad ridership down about 27% after fire, debris flows

Ridership is down about 27 percent this year on the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad as a result of the 416 Fire, but on the bright side, the railroad hopes to repair its tracks and resume...

CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield Town Board to approve ballot language for retail pot sales

If marijuana sales are approved by Bayfield voters in November, retail operations would pay an annual fee of $3,000 and charge a transaction fee on each sale. That fee hasn’t been set yet but would...

CATEGORY: Local News

State abruptly shuts down DeNier youth detention center

The Robert E. DeNier Youth Services Center, a youth detention center in Durango, abruptly closed Thursday after the state suspended its license on suspicion of inappropriate treatment of youth...

CATEGORY: Local News

A better way to the geyser

A unique geologic and pungent attraction beckons visitors traveling up the West Dolores Road in the San Juan National Forest. The newly improved Geyser Spring Trail (No. 648) leads hikers through...

CATEGORY: Southwest Life

How will forgotten truck stop be revived?

It was once a bustling truck stop, complete with rows of fuel stations, a popular diner, a convenience store and long-hauler accommodations. Its ideal location next to the Colorado port-of-entry...

CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Police, firefighters wage battle with bats

Durango Fire & Rescue Authority showed up late to slip past the Durango Police Department in the second annual Battle of the Badges on Saturday at the La Plata County Fairgrounds softball complex,...

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