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Young boardercross racer Lochte-Bono Durango’s latest national champion

Durango is home to national champions in a wide variety of sports. Add boardercross to the growing list. Madeline Lochte-Bono, a 14-year-old from Durango, claimed the gold medal at the United...

DATE: April 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Youth Sports

Photo: Bluegrass Meltdown goes to school

DATE: April 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ruedi Bear remembered as entrepreneur, champion skier

A former owner of Trimble Hot Springs, Ruedi Bear, was remembered Friday as an entrepreneur who loved jazz and skiing. Bear, 72, died in a one-vehicle crash Thursday evening south of Mancos, where...

DATE: April 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores River whitewater release is flowing strong

More than a month of boating conditions are expected on the Lower Dolores River below the dam, McPhee Reservoir managers said in an update on the whitewater schedule. For the next few days, flows...

DATE: April 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sunnyside seeks to have Superfund slashed

Sunnyside Gold Corp. is calling for the removal of 27 mining sites from the “illegal and overly massive” Bonita Peak Mining District Superfund near Silverton, a list that includes the company’s...

DATE: April 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Toddler killed, mom injured in crash on Highway 550

A toddler died and his mother was injured when their SUV rolled about 9 a.m. Friday in the 6500 block of U.S. Highway 550, north of the state line. Gabriella Gething, 19, was driving north when she...

DATE: April 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Goose nest in peril of rising Animas River waters

The water is rising and time is running out for a mother goose and her unhatched eggs precariously placed on an island in the middle of the Animas River. From atop the pedestrian bridge near Rotary...

DATE: April 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College cycling set for Squawker Road Classic in Durango

Spring is the season for road cycling events in Durango. The first is set for this weekend. Fort Lewis College will host its annual Squawker Road Classic this Saturday and Sunday. Top teams from...

DATE: April 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: College Sports

Southwest Memorial Hospital expansion moves ahead

The $32 million expansion of Southwest Memorial Hospital in Cortez is gaining ground, with a new emergency services station set to be completed this July. Once the entire project is done, which...

DATE: April 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Vision for Ewing Mesa project being shaped into plan

Members of the community gathered Thursday night to discuss the proposed development of Durango Mesa Park, a grassy flat area more commonly known as Ewing Mesa. The property in question is east of...

DATE: April 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata Electric Association vote supports more renewable energy

The La Plata Electric Association board voted unanimously this week to pursue increasing the cap on the amount of renewable energy it can purchase. The board asked staff to negotiate with LPEA’s...

DATE: April 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News