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Flood risk around Durango could extend through next week

Intense thunderstorms could bring large debris flows down streams on the southern end of the 416 Fire burn scar into neighborhoods, La Plata County officials told a crowd Saturday evening at Miller...

DATE: July 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tribute to 416 Fire bear cub wins hearts at Carve Wars

PURGATORY – Wood chips and the buzz of chain saws filled the air Saturday as seven competitors turned rough wood into art during Carve Wars at Purgatory Resort. After closing for a month during the...

DATE: July 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southwest Health board OKs management agreement

Community Hospital Consulting, the management and consulting arm of Community Hospital Corp. in Cortez, has announced a five-year management agreement with Southwest Health System. Management...

DATE: July 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Burro Fire at standstill after two days of rain

The Burro Fire continued to lie down Friday after two days of rain in the San Juan Mountains. Public information officer Kathy Russell said the fire remains at 4,593 acres with minimal activity...

DATE: July 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Flash flood watch in effect for 416 Fire burn scar

The risk of flooding near the 416 Fire is expected to persist Saturday. The National Weather Service issued a flash flood watch for the 416 Fire burn scar from noon until 9 p.m. Saturday. The...

DATE: July 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Countryside cabins open near Cortez

The newly constructed Stone Turtle Lodges at the northern edge of Cortez offers travelers and vacationers a comfortable and scenic alternative to the routine hotel room. Owners Keith and Janice...

DATE: July 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Lake Nighthorse water makes it to western La Plata County

The long-awaited vision of Lake Nighthorse supplying water to the parched, water-strapped western part of La Plata County is finally coming to fruition. This spring, a pipeline was completed that...

DATE: July 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College women’s basketball reloads for RMAC run

The Fort Lewis College women’s basketball team rounded out this year’s recruiting class with six players signing in recent weeks to bring the class to eight new Skyhawks. FLC announced the...

DATE: July 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: College Sports

Colorado Department of Transportation to begin two road projects outside Durango

The Colorado Department of Transportation will start two roadwork projects Monday, one on U.S. Highway 160 east of Durango and another – which was postponed because of the 416 Fire – on U.S....

DATE: July 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

V2: Ice Lake Basin’s accessible thirteener

A series of sky-cleaving peaks encircle the Ice Lake Basin. Of all the mountains along the basin’s arc, summiting V2 requires the least effort in distance and elevation gain, and is accessible for...

DATE: July 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

La Plata Electric Association in talks with three solar developers

New solar projects could be built in the region, despite limits La Plata Electric Association’s wholesale supplier places on the renewable energy the co-op can purchase. Three serious proposals...

DATE: July 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Anglers asked to pick right time of day to avoid stressing fish

Fish in streams and rivers across Southwest Colorado are likely stressed as water levels dwindle. Low flows and high temperatures lead to lower dissolved oxygen levels in the water, which can be...

DATE: July 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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