Researchers investigate rare iron-fen outside Silverton

Anthony Culpepper, an ecologist with Mountain Studies Institute, walks into the mushy wetlands just west of Silverton to document plant life left behind when glaciers retreated 10,000 years ago...

DATE: Sept. 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

1304 Apartments help fill gap in affordable units

A new apartment complex on Florida Road has helped alleviate the problem of affordable housing for a select lucky few. The 1304 Apartments on the corner of Florida Road and North College Drive –...

DATE: Sept. 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Distributed Energy Strategies wants to replace remote power lines with solar power

Solar power is a cost-effective way to replace many miles of expensive power lines stretching out to the remotest areas of the country, and a Durango startup wants to show rural utilities the...

DATE: Sept. 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Hayden Farmer sets record in Bayfield football’s 52-0 win against Bloomfield

BAYFIELD – Hayden Farmer passed for six touchdowns, a new single-game Bayfield High School record, and the Wolverines’ defense held Bloomfield to only two first downs in a 52-0 rout of the Bobcats...

DATE: Sept. 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Fort Lewis College football can’t keep up with Chadron State in season opener

Early dominance from the Fort Lewis College football team couldn’t carry the Skyhawks to victory after a momentum swing in the second quarter launched Chadron State College to a 25-19 victory...

DATE: Sept. 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: College Sports

Durango resident accepting donations for Harvey victims

Port Aransas, Texas, took a direct hit from Hurricane Harvey, and Durango resident Amber Glasscock found her own way to help those affected. She arranged for donations to be accepted at the Durango...

DATE: Sept. 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

DA Christian Champagne increases amount of cases taken to trial

During his first seven months in office, District Attorney Christian Champagne has made it a priority to take more cases to trial – making good on a campaign promise to give the community a greater...

DATE: Sept. 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores River Festival boosts economy, analysis says

The 2017 Dolores River Festival attracted a large regional crowd and benefited local shops and hotels, according to an economic analysis conducted by Fort Lewis College business students. The...

DATE: Sept. 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Durango football runs past Aztec with dominant rushing performance

After last week’s 3-0 overtime win against Delta, Durango High School head football coach David Vogt said the Demons’ defense might be what the team relies on in 2017. The defense provided again,...

DATE: Sept. 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Researchers study impact of medicinal plant’s harvest in San Juan National Forest

National forests supply Americans with many natural resources – timber, livestock forage, minerals, energy – and increasingly, medicinal plants. Although native plants have been harvested for...

DATE: Sept. 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Durango 100 percent renewable by 2050?

A petition calling for the city to commit to transitioning to 100 percent locally produced and renewable electricity by 2050 has garnered hundreds of signatures. In addition to cutting carbon...

DATE: Sept. 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Stage win in Colombia fuels desire of Fort Lewis College alum Griffin Easter

Griffin Easter wasn’t on track to become a professional cyclist when he moved to Durango in 2010. Two individual collegiate national championships and a pair of team time trial national...

DATE: Sept. 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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