Boycotting Black Friday? Entry to state parks will be free

On Black Friday, the nation’s busiest shopping day of the year, Colorado Parks and Wildlife is offering free access to all 42 state parks to encourage people to get outdoors and enjoy what money...

DATE: Nov. 22, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

ConocoPhillips to sell its assets in San Juan Basin

ConocoPhillips, the largest operator in the San Juan Basin, a natural gas and oil field that spans across northern New Mexico and Southwest Colorado, will sell all its assets, the company recently...

DATE: Nov. 22, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

State touts Durango as a model of economic resiliency

Durango is a model of economic resiliency for other rural towns because of its quality of life, economic diversity and leadership, among other factors. A report by the Colorado Office of Economic...

DATE: Nov. 21, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man pleads guilty to filming ‘upskirt videos’ in Durango

A Utah man who took videos under the skirts of women without their knowledge at south City Market in Durango has pleaded guilty to attempted invasion of privacy for sexual gratification. Verveen...

DATE: Nov. 21, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Talk about town: Runner completes marathon in honor of Capt. Jeff Kuss

Iowan Daniel Hagerty, 52, spent almost as much time preparing to honor Blue Angels pilot Capt. Jeff Kuss as he did training to run the Pensacola (Florida) Marathon, and he successfully completed...

DATE: Nov. 21, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

State approves Durango separation from San Juan BOCES

The Colorado Department of Education approved Durango School District 9-R’s request to separate from the San Juan Board of Cooperative Educational Services on Monday. The separation allows...

DATE: Nov. 21, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Community rallies to discuss school bullying

Montezuma County Sheriff Steve Nowlin on Thursday told participants in a community meeting that school policies must adjust to the dangers of bullying. Nowlin, whose granddaughter took her own...

DATE: Nov. 21, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Preseason high school basketball polls are in

Football season is over in La Plata County. For area high schools, basketball has already begun. Teams opened tryouts Nov. 11 and have had a full week of practice to prepare for upcoming scrimmages...

DATE: Nov. 21, 2016 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Southwest storm packs snow, lightning, hail and rain

A Pacific storm brought up to 1 foot of snow to the San Juan Mountains as of Monday afternoon, and storm totals were expected to climb through Tuesday morning. A storm cell packed with hail and...

DATE: Nov. 21, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pagosa Springs woman dies in Durango detox

A 33-year-old Pagosa Springs woman died by suicide Friday night at the detox center run by Axis Health System. Amanda Christensen was found shortly after 5:30 p.m. in a showering facility at Detox...

DATE: Nov. 21, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Trump presidency holds unknowns for housing market

The imminent Donald Trump presidency, whether that incites optimism or pessimism in Americans, holds unknowns about most issues of policy, including housing. While some are assured Trump’s...

DATE: Nov. 21, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

Naturopathic doctor draws cancer patients from across the country

After Michael Horstkamp was diagnosed with Stage IV colon cancer about a year ago, he sought treatment to supplement his chemotherapy. His journey lead from a hospital near his home in Maryland to...

DATE: Nov. 20, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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