Storm closes Red Mountain Pass; work scheduled on Molas, Coal Bank passes

A snowstorm that pushed into Southwest Colorado on Thursday night strengthened Friday, creating chaotic conditions on mountain passes and forcing several road closures. As the storm reached...

DATE: Dec. 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Movies playing in Durango Dec. 27-Jan. 2

Animas City Theatre (128 E. College Drive, 799-2281, www.animascitytheatre.com ) JoJo Rabbit A World War II satire that follows a lonely German boy whose world view is turned upside down when he...

DATE: Dec. 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Film, TV and Streaming

BLM removes mine waste leaching into Animas River

The Bureau of Land Management has cleaned up mine tailings north of Silverton that were leaching heavy metals into the Animas River. Brant Porter, a BLM spokesman, said the contaminated mine waste...

DATE: Dec. 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield fitness center brings holiday cheer to pups

Momentum 24/7 Fitness in Bayfield has the only Christmas tree in Bayfield dedicated to dogs at Annie’s Orphans shelter – and they’re using it to raise food and funds to support 60 dogs for one...

DATE: Dec. 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

More people get serious about mocktails

Durango is steeped in alcohol. From Snowdown in the winter to San Juan Brew Fest in the summer, alcohol flows at high-profile weekend parties. But for people looking to take a break from the buzz,...

DATE: Dec. 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores marijuana sales will go on April ballot

Dolores voters will decide whether to allow retail marijuana stores and facilities during the April 7 election. The Town Board agreed to put the topic on the ballot after a motion Dec. 16 by Mayor...

DATE: Dec. 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

State seeks suggestions for future of DeNier property

The state of Colorado hasn’t figured out what to do with its more than 15,000-square-foot Robert E. DeNier Youth Services Center and has asked for local guidance. The Colorado Department of Human...

DATE: Dec. 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

A&E: Here’s to 2019

At the end of the year, we like to take a few minutes and reflect on the events of the past 365 days. In the world of Arts & Entertainment, 2019 was a mixed bag of fun news, major anniversaries and...

DATE: Dec. 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Road Runner Transit to reduce services to stay afloat

Road Runner Transit, one of the only public transportation operators in La Plata County, is thinning its routes in 2020 in an attempt to maintain services with less funding. The transit service,...

DATE: Dec. 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Artist’s quilts tell the story of her ancestors

For Navajo/Diné artist Susan Hudson, the quilts she makes are a tribute to her ancestors and way to tell their stories and the history of the Navajo people. Hudson, a member of the Kin Yaa Aanii...

DATE: Dec. 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Photos: The year in sports

DATE: Dec. 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Sports

More snow expected Friday in Southwest Colorado

A storm heading into the Southwest on Friday could dump up to 18 inches of snow in the southern San Juan Mountains and up to 6 inches in Durango. Northeast Arizona and Northwest New Mexico should...

DATE: Dec. 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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