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Fire, construction hurts Lake Nighthorse revenue

The 416 Fire and boat ramp reconstruction are likely responsible for lower-than-expected visitation and revenue at Lake Nighthorse this summer. The lake has generated about $60,123, and the city...

DATE: July 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

CPW: Thousands of fish may be dying from 416 Fire ash in Animas

Thousands of fish are suffocating from the ash and dirt washing into the Animas River from the 416 Fire burn area. Colorado Parks and Wildlife has not done an official count, but the agency...

DATE: July 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

The Blotter

Durango Police Monday 9:07 a.m. An ongoing problem was reported of someone cooking methamphetamine inside a residence at Pinon Terrace Apartments, 80 Primrose Circle. 9:30 a.m. A man was...

DATE: July 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Floods cover roads, property and train tracks north of Durango

Floods and mudslides that emergency workers feared since rains started to hit the 416 Fire burn scar arrived Tuesday afternoon, with significant debris flows across U.S. Highway 550, railroad...

DATE: July 17, 2018 | UPDATED: 2 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Police identify man who drowned Saturday

A man who died by drowning in a storm drainage near the Animas River over the weekend has been identified as Troy Owen, 66, of Durango. Durango Police Cmdr. Ray Shupe said Owen’s next of kin, many...

DATE: July 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Prosecutors to drop charges against Durango environmentalist Rose Chilcoat

The Utah Attorney General’s Office said Monday there is not enough evidence against Durango environmentalist Rose Chilcoat to bring her case to trial. “This means the charges against her will be...

DATE: July 17, 2018 | UPDATED: 3 hours 18 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield teen who died earlier this month identified

A 17-year-old girl who died by suicide in Bayfield earlier this month has been identified by the La Plata County Coroner’s Office. Coroner Jann Smith said Claudia Sauceda died from a self-inflicted...

DATE: July 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado legislation aims to bolster failing foster system

DENVER – Sweeping legislative reforms to Colorado’s troubled foster care program take effect in August with the goal of revamping a system where kids graduate from high school at lower rates than...

DATE: July 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Wreckage from missing plane found, pilot’s body identified

BOULDER – Officials say hikers in central Colorado spotted the wreckage of a plane that went missing after it left Erie for a destination in Utah. Park County Undersheriff Dave Wohlers says the...

DATE: July 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Navajo Nation begins negotiations with possible new coal plant owner

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – Leaders from the Navajo Nation say they’ve begun negotiations with a potential new owner of a coal-fired power plant on their land. The Navajo Generating Station near Page is...

DATE: July 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Complaint seeks $34K from former Navajo Nation legal counsel

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – Investigators with the Navajo Nation are seeking more than $34,000 from the tribe’s former legal counsel after she crashed a tribal vehicle and was arrested on suspicion of...

DATE: July 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Activists ask judge to keep public off former weapons plant

DENVER – Environmentalists and community activists are trying to persuade a judge that the public might not be safe on a Colorado wildlife refuge that used to be a buffer zone around a nuclear...

DATE: July 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News