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Hematite Basin: Lake, Flowers and Peaks

Submerge yourself in a riot of flowers while hiking to Arctic blue Hematite Lake. A few miles east of Silverton, this trail will present a superb wildflower tour through mid-August. Satiated by...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

World’s eyes on pro road stars at Leadville 100

All eyes will be on the handful of WorldTour riders set to trade in skinny tires for a mountain bike Saturday morning at the start line of the Leadville Trail 100 MTB race. If they are to find...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Internet, cellphone service return after 24-hour outage in Silverton

A lightning strike took out internet service and cellphone coverage for about 24 hours in Silverton. The strike occurred Thursday afternoon and apparently hit or impacted a cell tower near the...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hard work rewarded at La Plata County Fair

One by one, contestants led their pigs into a hay-covered ring to stand before a judge Thursday during the 4-H market and breeding swine show. Squeals erupted from pigs as contestants prodded them...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pressure mounts on Hickenlooper, but Senate is no sure bet

SIOUX CITY, Iowa – As his campaign cash dwindles and he continues to scrape the bottom in polls, pressure is mounting on former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper to trade in his faltering...

DATE: Aug. 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Residents voice wish list for Durango spending priorities

Durango City Manager Ron LeBlanc said a “record number” residents showed up Thursday at City Hall for a preliminary budget meeting with a collective wish list for municipal spending. More than half...

DATE: Aug. 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

CU president touts closer ties with Fort Lewis College

Ties between Fort Lewis College and the University of Colorado might grow tighter as the schools examine partnerships on everything from degree programs to routine purchases of new computers....

DATE: Aug. 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man arrested for dragging dog behind truck in Durango

An Arizona man has been arrested on suspicion of drunken driving and dragging a pit bull behind his truck on north Main Avenue in Durango. The incident was reported about 9:30 p.m. Tuesday by...

DATE: Aug. 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Chevel Shepherd talks about life after ‘The Voice’

In the summer, many teenagers spend their time off from the daily grind of school by participating in the daily grind of work. For country singer Chevel Shepherd, that daily grind does not include...

DATE: Aug. 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Music

Archuleta County Sheriff’s Office investigating woman’s death

The Archuleta County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a woman’s death as a possible homicide. The Sheriff’s Office received a report of a deceased woman about 4:45 a.m. Wednesday at a home in the...

DATE: Aug. 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sheared and shown: Sheep have their day at La Plata County Fair

A crowd gathered under the shaded livestock barn Wednesday as kids displayed their sheep for spectators and judges. The smell of livestock and manure were pungent in the air as the crowd waited for...

DATE: Aug. 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Have you been keeping up with local headlines? Test your knowledge in Quiz No. 31

About 105 people participated in last week’s quiz. Participants scored highest on a question about which 416 fire burn scar area was at risk for flooding, with 91% of respondents correctly...

DATE: Aug. 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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