Ignacio heats up for annual chile fest

Even the coronavirus pandemic can’t stop the town of Ignacio from holding its annual Green Chile Fest on Sept. 12. Once the green chiles start roasting, community members know it’s time to...

DATE: Sept. 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

The San Juan 13: Simmons links fourteeners in San Juan Mountains in single effort

Scott Simmons had thought about a specific mountain challenge in the San Juan Mountains for years. He never imagined completing it in trail running shoes instead of ski boots. The 48-year-old...

DATE: Sept. 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Durango inks deal with new city manager

It’s official: The city of Durango is getting a new boss, Jose Madrigal of Texas, after both parties agreed to an employment contract during a meeting Friday. The city’s search for a new city...

DATE: Sept. 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

LPEA buyout of Tri-State contract in federal agency’s hands

A federal agency has determined it is the sole regulatory authority with jurisdiction to rule on the methodology for figuring out a buyout cost in La Plata Electric Association’s effort to escape...

DATE: Sept. 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pedestrian killed on U.S. Highway 550 is identified

Authorities have identified the pedestrian hit and killed by a car Thursday night on U.S. Highway 550 north of Durango as a 37-year-old woman from New Mexico. The crash was reported around 8:15...

DATE: Sept. 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

U.S. Senate candidates far more partisan in emails Gardner’s, Hickenlooper’s TV ads tend to tout bipartisanship

At television ad for Cory Gardner last month featured the former deputy director for Colorado State Parks saying the U.S. senator is “one of the few Republicans who fights for green energy.” The...

DATE: Sept. 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Have you been keeping up with local headlines? Test your knowledge in Quiz No. 86

About 110 people participated in last week’s quiz. Participants scored highest on a question about a dismantled truck, with 97% of respondents correctly answering “Durango-La Plata Airport.”...

DATE: Sept. 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

TV network to film Ignacio family building earthen home

Shalina Luna and her daughter, Joli Galvan, residents just south of Ignacio, are embarking on a warp-speed project to build the 18-year-old an off-grid, earthen house in four weeks – with film...

DATE: Sept. 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Suspect killed in officer-involved shooting identified as Albuquerque man

Authorities have identified the suspect who was killed in an officer-involved shooting Monday southwest of Aztec as a 36-year-old man from Albuquerque. Authorities in San Juan County, New Mexico,...

DATE: Sept. 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Pedestrian killed on Hwy. 550 north of Durango

A car hit and killed a pedestrian Thursday night on U.S. Highway 550, north of Durango. Colorado State Patrol Master Trooper Gary Cutler said the crash was reported around 8:15 p.m. at about...

DATE: Sept. 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Live from East Second Avenue: Artist Michael Billie to give demo on Saturday

Count live art demonstrations among the events making their way back after five months of entertainment lockdown. Saturday afternoon, Farmington-based artist and teacher Michael Billie will set up...

DATE: Sept. 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

13-year-old boy crashes pickup truck, requires airlift to Mercy

A 13-year-old boy required an emergency airlift to Mercy Regional Medical Center after crashing a pickup truck near Hesperus. Colorado State Patrol Capt. Adrian Driscoll said authorities received a...

DATE: Sept. 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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