Man and woman arrested on suspicion of home, vehicle thefts

A man and a woman were arrested Saturday near Tractor Supply Co. after a brief foot chase after they reportedly used a stolen credit card to purchase tires for a stolen vehicle at Discount Tire in...

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

Durango woman safe after going missing on Grizzly Peak

A Durango woman spent the night under the stars after becoming separated from party about 1 p.m. Saturday in the Grizzly Peak area on the border between San Juan and Dolores counties. Ron Corkish...

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

Bayfield grapples with how to ‘toot its own horn’

BAYFIELD – The Bayfield Town Board earlier this week weighed how exactly to boast about community achievements, wading through the complicated politics of recognition placards on U.S. Highway 160....

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

High alpine lakes stocked with fish from the sky

The last thing local photographer Hank Blum expected on a hike to a high alpine lake outside Silverton was a low-flying plane that dropped some unknown substance. But Blum, camera in hand, caught...

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

Durango Natural Foods Co-op getting back on its feet

Last year, Durango Natural Foods was on the verge of closing its doors. Customer counts were down. The cooperative was buried in debt. A vote was scheduled to decide whether to shutter operations....

DATE: Sept. 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Have you been keeping up with local headlines? Test your knowledge in Quiz No. 35

About 70 people participated in last week’s quiz. Participants scored highest on a question about Durango High School volleyball, with 72% of respondents correctly answering, “More seniors and...

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

Bayfield football rallies past Aspen to earn first win

ASPEN – A halftime lead evaporated in a hurry for the Aspen High School football team after injuries derailed a promising start in Saturday afternoon’s season opener against Bayfield on the AHS...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Democratic U.S. Senate hopefuls start long campaign season in Durango

Some may consider the Front Range a mecca for Colorado state and federal politics. Durango and the Western Slope can often feel shortchanged. But that changed for a few hours Saturday afternoon at...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Author Chuck Greaves to discuss new book at Maria’s Bookshop

Cortez author Chuck Greaves, aka C. Joseph Greaves, has written yet another notable work with the release of “Church of the Graveyard Saints.” This far-reaching novel covers a wide range of issues...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Books

Incomparable Uncompahgre Peak

If you are going to climb a Colorado fourteener this summer, why not go big? At elevation 14,309 feet, Uncompahgre Peak is the highest point in the San Juan Mountains. The first recorded ascent...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

U.S. Highway 160 repaving test sections will be studied

Motorists traveling on the 22-mile stretch of recently repaved road on U.S. Highway 160 from the eastern edge of Cortez to the top of Mancos Hill might have noticed coarse and smooth sections of...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Columbine Ranger District starts prescribed burns east of Bayfield

The Columbine Ranger District started the first of two prescribed burns Thursday east of Bayfield, taking a careful approach in the area’s hot and dry conditions. The U.S. Forest Service district...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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