A tale of two symphonies

FARMINGTON – It was an oil and gas town on the rise, it was a burgeoning small mountain community. It was the 1970s and, nationally, it was a time of unrest and political divide. Charles Dickens...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

More affordable Bayfield homes attract buyers in 2019

As the median home price in Durango crept above $500,000 in 2019, Bayfield, with its more moderate prices, witnessed an almost 49% bump in its number of sales. The increased sales activity in...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Owner of Gold King Mine not happy with proposed cleanup solution

Todd Hennis, owner of the Gold King Mine, is not happy about the proposed Superfund cleanup around Silverton, saying the suggestion to plug more mines only redistributes potentially toxic water and...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Forest Lakes residents to vote in May on office move

FOREST LAKES – The Forest Lakes Metropolitan District Board of Directors will ask voters to weigh in on moving the district’s office from Bayfield to Forest Lakes, one of La Plata County’s largest...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Census Bureau hiring hundreds in Southwest Colorado

The U.S. Census Bureau has hundreds of part-time job openings seeking census workers to help count each person living in Southwest Colorado. Anyone 18 or older could make $16 an hour this spring...

DATE: Jan. 23, 2020 | UPDATED: 6 hours 26 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Sen. Michael Bennet calls on Americans to fight for a fair impeachment trial

The Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump is the first in history without a review of the related documents and without testimony from witnesses, U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet said Thursday...

DATE: Jan. 23, 2020 | UPDATED: 6 hours 30 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Winter Pride events take over Durango, Purgatory

This time of winter can be tough – the holidays are over and the cold can settle in for what seems like an eternity. Fortunately for Durango, we have Snowdown coming up and, for the third year,...

DATE: Jan. 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Dance and music brings students, with and without disabilities, together

Durango High School students twirled and bounced around the room Wednesday to the sounds of pop hits as an instructor encouraged them to mingle. Stillwater Music, a Durango nonprofit, began...

DATE: Jan. 23, 2020 | UPDATED: 6 hours 25 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

New memory cafe will serve up support for people with dementia

FARMINGTON – A new cafe is opening next month, but instead of serving food, it is designed as a gathering and supportive place for people with dementia and their caregivers. The Hummingbird Memory...

DATE: Jan. 23, 2020 | UPDATED: 8 hours 44 minutes ago | CATEGORY: New Mexico

416 Fire damage inspires new legislation to better protect homeowners

Wildfires in 2018 left homeowners vulnerable to flooding and mudslides in Southwest Colorado – threats that exist to this day. To help residents impacted by those potential threats, and to do it in...

DATE: Jan. 23, 2020 | UPDATED: 11 hours 46 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Reflexology unlocks pain relief by treating nerves in the feet

Feet get shoved into shoes, pounded into the pavement and sometimes neglected, but they can hold the key to pain relief for some patients. The nerve endings in the feet are linked to internal...

DATE: Jan. 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Southwest La Plata Library District confident it can fill funding gap

A new district formed to save rural libraries at Sunnyside and Fort Lewis Mesa elementary schools is confident it can keep the libraries open while it waits for tax dollars to start flowing. The...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2020 | UPDATED: 1 day 5 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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