Smoke rises from prescribed burns northeast of Cortez

Smoke has been visible northeast of Cortez from a prescribed burn in the Haycamp Mesa area of the San Juan National Forest northeast of Cortez. Fire crews with the Dolores Ranger District are...

DATE: May 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores boating release could begin by Memorial Day

McPhee Reservoir managers are predicting a whitewater boating release on the Dolores River in time for Memorial Day weekend. The reservoir is rising more than a foot per day, and irrigation...

DATE: May 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Catamount Energy offers $5,000 to Ignacio-area residents to waive county well regulations

A Denver-based energy company is offering a handful of Ignacio-area residents $5,000 to forgo their protections under La Plata County’s oil and gas regulations as the company seeks to drill a new...

DATE: May 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Homeless find overnight refuge in Durango Post Office

Sean Schtakleff has become Durango’s impromptu innkeeper for people who don’t have a shelter, but it’s not a title he wants. He already has a job – postmaster for the U.S. Postal Service. Almost...

DATE: May 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Scattered thunderstorms predicted through the weekend

La Plata and Montezuma counties could see scattered thunderstorms through the week, according to the National Weather Service. The National Weather Service issued a winter storm watch that calls...

DATE: May 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Legislature sends suicide prevention bills to governor

Lawmakers tackled suicide prevention from many angles this year, including introducing rules for insurance companies, lowering the age students can seek out care and banning the sharing of images...

DATE: May 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Gov. Polis touts legislative wins, including education, health care

DENVER – Gov. Jared Polis is celebrating the 72nd legislative session, his first as governor, as a success for his top priorities – the expansion of early childhood education and tackling high...

DATE: May 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Motorcycle rally to raise funds for suicide prevention

Motorcycle clubs from across the Four Corners will ride this weekend to raise awareness about suicide and funds for suicide prevention. “People think that they shouldn’t talk about (suicide), but...

DATE: May 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ute Mountain-Mesa Verde Birding Festival to feature tours, lectures

Bird-watching tours in Montezuma County and lectures about birds will take place May 8-12 in Cortez during the 15th annual Ute Mountain-Mesa Verde Birding Festival. The festival designs activities...

DATE: May 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

DHS students return to building after no gas leak detected

Durango High School students returned to their classes around 10:30 a.m. Monday after the school was evacuated about 80 minutes earlier because of an odor of natural gas. Utility workers and...

DATE: May 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southern Ute Museum exhibit shows how art moves from ‘The Inside Out’

Ignacio’s Southern Ute Museum may not be on most regional folks’ radar, but it should be. Its latest exhibit, “The Inside Out: Visions From the Artist’s Mind,” inspires even more reason to visit...

DATE: May 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Judge lifts injunction on uranium mining in Paradox Valley

A federal judge has lifted a seven-year ban on uranium leases in Southwest Colorado after a U.S. mining program was shown to have no harmful effect on four endangered fish species in the Colorado...

DATE: May 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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