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E-bikes tested on Phil’s World ATV trails

Electric bikes are becoming more popular, so to learn more about them, a group of Bureau of Land Management officials organized a test ride on the motorized trail system at Phil’s World in July....

DATE: Aug. 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores’ McHenry joins Fort Lewis College basketball bench

When fans inside Whalen Gymnasium look down at the Fort Lewis College women’s basketball sideline this season, two familiar faces will lead the team huddle. Two weeks after 2003 Durango High School...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2019 | UPDATED: 3 days 15 hours ago | CATEGORY: College Sports

When will Southwest Colorado receive relief from the heat?

The National Weather Service expects temperatures to remain in the upper 80s or lower 90s into next week in Durango. Meteorologists said residents can expect “warm, dry and breezy” conditions this...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2019 | UPDATED: 4 days 13 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield searches for solution as road deteriorates because of water damage

BAYFIELD – Part of the Eight Corners intersection in Bayfield, where County Road 501 and Bayfield Parkway intersect, is undrivable as a result of water damage. For years, the water seeping under...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2019 | UPDATED: 4 days 13 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Man found dead Thursday in downtown Durango identified

A homeless man who was found dead Thursday in downtown Durango has been identified, and a cause of death determined. La Plata County Coroner Jann Smith identified the man as Richard Marchetti, 61....

DATE: Aug. 16, 2019 | UPDATED: 4 days 13 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

‘Easy Rider’ star and writer Peter Fonda has died at 79

LOS ANGELES – Actor Peter Fonda, the son of a Hollywood legend who became a movie star in his own right after both writing and starring in the counter-culture classic “Easy Rider,” has died. His...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2019 | UPDATED: 4 days 17 hours ago | CATEGORY: Film and TV

La Plata County man sentenced for skid-steer rampage

A La Plata County man who hit two vehicles and threatened two state troopers with a skid-steer loader in February apologized Friday and said he was “truly ashamed.” John Westlund, a 38-year-old...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2019 | UPDATED: 4 days 13 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Nearly 50 properties removed from tax-exempt ag status

La Plata County has removed nearly 50 properties from the agricultural tax status that is intended to give farmers and ranchers a financial break, but is often falsely claimed or misused by...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Punk Rock Breakfast serving up music

Punk. It’s what’s for breakfast. On Aug. 24 at J.Bo’s Pizza & Rib Co., punk bands will take over for Punk Rock Breakfast, an event that used to happen in Durango and is seeing a comeback thanks to...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Music

Durango seeks feedback on electric vehicle charging stations

Two surveys on the city of Durango’s website gathering input on the potential use of electric vehicle charging stations in town will be used in determining where EV drivers juice up their cars next...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2019 | UPDATED: 4 days 13 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Where sharing the road is most stressful, for cars and cyclists

Cycling can help cut carbon emissions and reduce traffic congestion, but when narrow roads force cyclists and cars to pass within inches of each other, it can cause tensions to run high and keep...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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