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Landscape mural to span 300 feet along Narrow Gauge Avenue

Artists will begin work Friday on a grant-funded mural on the east side of the Kroegers Hardware building in downtown Durango. The mural will depict black and white plants, animals and humans on a...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2018 | UPDATED: 3 days 3 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Bull Draw Fire northwest of Nucla grows to 26,370 acres

The Bull Draw Fire, burning in a remote area 12 miles northwest of Nucla, grew to 26,370 acres as of Wednesday morning, the Type 2 Blue Team said. Containment remained at 19 percent, compared with...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2018 | UPDATED: 3 days 3 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

What are the top 5 littered items in the San Juan National Forest?

The problem has vexed public lands managers to no end: Why do people who come to enjoy their pristine beauty leave behind trash, which damages the very essence of what they came to visit in the...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2018 | UPDATED: 3 days 3 hours ago | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Master gardener to be honored at Ohana Kuleana open house

Folks with limited plots for gardening or limited horticulture skills might want to set aside a good chunk of time Sunday to visit the Ohana Kuleana Community Garden. Not only can people learn...

DATE: Aug. 15, 2018 | UPDATED: 4 days 3 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Nearly $8,000 in boots stolen from Boot Barn

The Durango Police Department is investigating a case involving nearly $8,000 worth of boots that were stolen from Boot Barn. Between June 21 and June 28, employees at Boot Barn noticed 25 boots...

DATE: Aug. 15, 2018 | UPDATED: 3 days 3 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Rum drinks to be replaced by coffee brews in Silverton

The Rum Bar, which offered mixology and fresh ingredients for cocktails, closed Thursday in Silverton and will be replaced by the Coffee Bear. Lacy Archer, general manager of the Rum Bar, said...

DATE: Aug. 15, 2018 | UPDATED: 3 days 3 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Jurors hear 911 tape in trial for man suspected of killing his wife

Prosecutors and defense attorneys spent time this week arguing whether Silvino Martinez-Perez should be charged with first-degree murder or manslaughter. Martinez-Perez, 36, is suspected of...

DATE: Aug. 15, 2018 | UPDATED: 3 days 3 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Opening statements made in drug deal murder trial

The prosecution and defense told vastly different stories during opening statements this week in the case of Michael Jones, who is suspected of murder after a drug deal gone bad in May 2017. The...

DATE: Aug. 15, 2018 | UPDATED: 3 days 3 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Experts: Hail damage is worse, but climate role uncertain

BOULDER – Hailstorms inflict billions of dollars in damage yearly in North America alone, and the cost will rise as the growing population builds more homes, offices and factories, climate and...

DATE: Aug. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Pine River Library to host Zucchini Extravaganza

If you’ve got a hankering for courgettes, then Bayfield is the place to be this weekend. In addition to the 2018 Tour de Farms, the town is hosting the fourth annual Zucchini Extravaganza. At the...

DATE: Aug. 15, 2018 | UPDATED: 4 days 12 hours ago | CATEGORY: Food

Trails damaged by 416 Fire won’t open until next summer

Hikers and outdoor enthusiasts will likely be forced to wait until next summer to use trails closed in the 416 Fire burn area. The threat of flooding, mudslides and debris flows could make any...

DATE: Aug. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southwest Health System lays off 9.5% of staff in Cortez

Management for Southwest Memorial Hospital announced layoffs Tuesday of 40 employees as part of a reorganization plan to bolster the hospital’s struggling financial position and improve...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2018 | UPDATED: 3 days 4 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News