Jake Tapper achieves a childhood dream by drawing for the new book MAD About Trump

Jake Tapper remembers it well, the way certain childhood memories remain as indelible as the deepest India ink. It was the bicentennial year, when he was an impressionable 7-year-old, and staring...

DATE: April 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Books

DHS team goes to state Go Code challenge

An app developed by Durango High School students will go up against ideas developed by professionals during the state competition of the Go Code Colorado challenge. The challenge, now in its fourth...

DATE: April 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Endangered plants, butterfly barely hanging on in Southwest Colorado

While cute animals with sad eyes stand a better chance of getting public support for protections, the survival of insects and plants on the verge of extinction are every bit as important to...

DATE: April 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Environmentalists sue Colorado, feds over predator plan

Conservationists sued the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Wildlife Services this week over a controversial Colorado predator-control program aimed at reducing mountain lions and bears. WildEarth...

DATE: April 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Monitoring of Animas River ramps up as spring runoff increases

As flows rise on the Animas River with spring runoff, the water may look cloudy or change color because naturally occurring sediment is being carried downstream. Five monitoring stations along the...

DATE: April 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

‘Fate of the Furious’ silly and loud

“The Fate of the Furious” doesn’t need your stinkin’ laws. Speed limits? Optional. Ditto, gravity. Only one unwritten commandment of silly action moviemaking – thou shalt not exceed two hours –...

DATE: April 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

‘Growing up Whittaker’

In 1963, Jim Whittaker became the first American to stand on the summit of Mount Everest. Hailed as a hero back home, his adventures affected every element of his life. In My Old Man and the...

DATE: April 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Books

Residents sound off about e-bikes on Durango area trails

A passionate crowd was split on whether to allow electric bikes on Animas River Trail during a meeting Thursday at the Durango Recreation Center. Those supporting e-bikes, which have small motors,...

DATE: April 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

WildEdge Brewing Collective opens in downtown Cortez

After more than a year of planning, Tucker Robinson has opened WildEdge Brewing Collective at 111 N. Market St. in Cortez. “We’re absolutely thrilled,” Robinson said Tuesday, the brewery’s opening...

DATE: April 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Durango girls soccer earns season sweep of Montrose

Thursday wouldn’t become a trap game for the Durango High School girls soccer team. With a big matchup against Fruita Monument looming Saturday, the Demons were up for a rivalry game Thursday at...

DATE: April 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Fort Lewis College to emphasize STEM majors to increase enrollment

Fort Lewis College has looked at the numbers in higher education and come to a conclusion: emphasizing its science, technology, engineering and mathematics disciplines should be the engine that...

DATE: April 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colo. lawmakers take step to ease vaccine opt-out process

DENVER – An attempt to ease the process for parents who want to opt out of required vaccinations for their children in public school was passed Thursday by a Senate committee. Senate Bill 250,...

DATE: April 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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