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Bear cub injured in 416 Fire is bandage-free

An orphaned bear cub whose paws were burned in the 416 Fire has almost fully recovered. “The burns have healed nicely, and at this point, I’d say her paws are about 95 percent healed,” said Michael...

DATE: July 20, 2018 | UPDATED: 2 days 2 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Airport receives $236,000 grant for taxiway rebuild

The Durango-La Plata County Airport on Thursday received a $236,591 federal grant to help fund the airport’s project to rebuild its taxiway. The U.S. Department of Transportation announced that...

DATE: July 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango School District, Early Childhood Council to expand child care

Justice Wofford spent a month driving her daughter from her home in Mancos to River Mist preschool east of Durango so she could attend class at Fort Lewis College during the spring semester. In the...

DATE: July 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Best bets for the weekend in and around Durango

This weekend, people in Southwest Colorado are encouraged to take a drive or go on a hike in the high country to view wildflowers, which are in full bloom. Wildflower watchers can do this...

DATE: July 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lightning sparks small fire in Pagosa Ranger District

A lightning-started fire, the Devil Creek Fire, was burning Thursday on Flat Iron Mesa, about 3 miles north of Chris Mountain in the Pagosa Ranger District of the San Juan National Forest....

DATE: July 19, 2018 | UPDATED: 3 days 1 hour ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Forest Service gives Village at Wolf Creek road access

In a bombshell decision, the U.S. Forest Service on Thursday gave the Village at Wolf Creek its long-desired road access to U.S. Highway 160, essentially paving the way for the proposed massive...

DATE: July 19, 2018 | UPDATED: 2 days 15 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Parks and Wildlife saves 300 fish from 416 Fire’s deadly runoff

About 300 fish in the Animas River were saved Wednesday from the deadly runoff from the 416 Fire that in recent days has killed thousands of fish in the stretch north of Durango down to the New...

DATE: July 19, 2018 | UPDATED: 3 days 1 hour ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke confirms move of BLM headquarters out West

U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is moving ahead on relocating the U.S. Bureau of Land Management’s headquarters to an undetermined location in the West, members of Colorado’s congressional...

DATE: July 19, 2018 | UPDATED: 3 days 1 hour ago | CATEGORY: Regional News

‘Lieutenant Dan’ helps disabled Harley riders

Daniel “Lieutenant Dan” Holman donated a wheelchair to Durango Harley-Davidson on Thursday as a part of his mission to supply every Harley-Davidson dealership in the country with a wheelchair....

DATE: July 19, 2018 | UPDATED: 3 days 3 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

The Blotter

Durango Police Wednesday 12:07 a.m. A man was setting off fireworks in the 5800 block of Main Avenue. 6:56 a.m. A man was sleeping on the sidewalk in the 1400 block of East Second Avenue. 10...

DATE: July 19, 2018 | UPDATED: 3 days 6 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Little Free Library installed as part of Colorado PBS initiative

What’s your favorite book? When asked, most people say, “There are too many to pick just one.” But Rocky Mountain Public Broadcasting Service is trying to decide just that, and as a part of the...

DATE: July 19, 2018 | UPDATED: 3 days 1 hour ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Talk about town: Durango named one of America’s coolest small towns

Budget Travel named Durango one of America’s Coolest Small Towns. Each year, the travel website searches for towns with populations less than 20,000 that offer a vibrant community spirit, natural...

DATE: July 19, 2018 | UPDATED: 2 days 9 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News