Sacred Space opens in Bayfield

Sacred Space, “a place of love, light and grace” opened this summer in downtown Bayfield. Owner Crystal Andasola has run the business for 13 years and has been conducting spiritual readings for...

DATE: July 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

In fight to ward off bears, man builds ‘unwelcome mats’

People spend thousands of dollars on home security systems to ward off would-be burglars, but as it turns out, it only takes a couple of tacks and some wood to do the same for curious bears. This...

DATE: July 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Alan Batiste back as head coach of Durango boys basketball

An offseason of questions surrounding the head coach of the boys basketball team at Durango High School finally found answers this week. Alan Batiste will return to the Demons’ bench for an eighth...

DATE: July 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Music in the Mountains welcomes violist Jiah Kyun

As the daughter of a South Korean diplomat, Jiah Kyun (pronounced GEE-a Ken) studied and performed in countries all over the world before arriving in the United States. Kyun, 30, will be the...

DATE: July 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Music

Fiesta Days to celebrate Western culture, heritage

Durango’s annual Fiesta Days has begun and features events through the weekend. Fiesta Days began in 1935 to celebrate the area’s cultural and cowboy heritage. It has undergone many changes in its...

DATE: July 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Family reunited with lost dog nearly two weeks after car crash

Jennifer Clements and her family were on the way back from a camping trip in Ouray when their car went 300 feet off U.S. Highway 160 just east of Bayfield, rolling 15 feet down an embankment and...

DATE: July 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

‘Ancient Voices’ podcast tour available from Mesa Verde Country

About eight months after Mesa Verde Country received a grant to create audio tours of Montezuma County’s historical sites, the first of three is available online . Kelly Kirkpatrick, director of...

DATE: July 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Hiker rescued near summit of Mount Eolus

La Plata County Search and Rescue responded Thursday to Mount Eolus in the Weminuche Wilderness where a 19-year-old man fell and suffered a dislocated shoulder. The man was about 20 feet from the...

DATE: July 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Three nominees named for vacant judgeship in La Plata County

A judicial nominating commission has named three finalists to fill the seat of retiring La Plata County Judge Martha Minot. The nominees are Dondi Osborne, a federal prosecutor in Durango; Graham...

DATE: July 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

City eyes two Animas River Trail improvements

The city could start two long-awaited Animas River Trail construction projects next year: replacing the asphalt behind River City Hall and extending the trail north to Oxbow Park. The city has...

DATE: July 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mountain Middle School adds new grades

Mountain Middle School is continuing to expand with the addition of fourth and fifth grade classes set to begin in the fall semester. The idea to add new grades came about in an effort to better...

DATE: July 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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