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Firefighters pack it up as storms loom over 416 Fire

The National Incident Management Organization team assigned to the 416 Fire closed its incident command post Tuesday at Animas Valley Elementary School. The school has served as the command post...

DATE: July 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad eyes Thursday reopening

The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad plans to resume coal-fired steam engine service to Silverton on Thursday, after more than 40 days stuck in the depot. “We are preparing to run on that...

DATE: July 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Movies playing in Durango July 13-19

Animas City Theatre (128 E. College Drive, 799-2281, www.animascitytheatre.com ) Tully Marlo (Charlize Theron), a mother of three including a newborn, is gifted a night nanny by her brother (Mark...

DATE: July 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Film, TV and Streaming

Filmmaker sentenced to 12 months probation

A New Mexico filmmaker who pleaded guilty to obstruction of telephone service, a misdemeanor, will serve 12 months of probation on a deferred judgment, meaning the case will be wiped from his...

DATE: July 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Paragliders can return to Smelter Mountain after ban ends

Paragliders floating around the skies above Durango will once again become a familiar sight. The Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission on Tuesday unanimously approved a citizen petition asking for...

DATE: July 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Truck driver hauling sludge for EPA cited with careless driving

A truck driver who crashed into Cement Creek while contracted by the Environmental Protection Agency to haul sludge from the Gold King Mine was cited Monday with careless driving. Colorado State...

DATE: July 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango will soon take comments on e-bikes

Electronic bikes on the city’s paved trails have been allowed for 10 months under a pilot program, and soon the city will look to hear from the public about how things are going. City of Durango...

DATE: July 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Decision to haul Gold King Mine sludge raises questions

Could the Environmental Protection Agency’s plan to haul waste from the Gold King Mine to the banks of the upper Animas River put undue stress on a fishery already struggling to survive? That’s the...

DATE: July 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Those evacuated during 416 Fire eligible for financial aid

Residents evacuated during the 416 Fire are now eligible to apply for Community Emergency Relief Fund financial assistance. “Some people were evacuated for two weeks, so this funding should provide...

DATE: July 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Truck hauling Gold King Mine sludge crashes into Cement Creek

A truck hauling sludge from the Environmental Protection Agency’s water-treatment plant for the Gold King Mine went off the road Monday and crashed into Cement Creek. Colorado State Patrol Capt....

DATE: July 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

National forest challenges county’s claim on federal roads

Montezuma County commissioners are getting pushback on their assertion that certain roads and trails running through the San Juan National Forest are under the jurisdiction of counties. In a June...

DATE: July 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Vandal targets owner of Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, but hits wrong house

A vandal targeting the home of Al Harper, owner of the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, hit the wrong house last week, writing graffiti on a neighbor’s house and damaging outdoor...

DATE: July 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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