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Man falls 40 feet in Weminuche Wilderness; rescue underway

A 39-year-old man who fell 40 feet while climbing in the Weminuche Wilderness north of Durango on Tuesday has been taken to a hospital in Grand Junction. A search and rescue mission started around...

DATE: July 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Will Fourth of July revelers heed warnings about fire danger?

As visitors flock to Southwest Colorado for this year’s Fourth of July celebration, local agencies are ramping up efforts to warn out-of-town guests about the unprecedented fire danger and...

DATE: July 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield teen found dead Monday

A 17-year-old girl died by suicide around 11:30 a.m. Monday in Bayfield, said La Plata County Coroner Jann Smith. Smith declined to identify the teenager Monday night, saying she wanted to protect...

DATE: July 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Burro Fire grows northwest toward Colorado Highway 145

The Burro Fire grew by about 135 acres over the weekend, reaching a total of 4,437 acres in the Bear Creek Canyon area. On Saturday, the fire showed growth along its northwestern, southwestern,...

DATE: July 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Driver who killed two pedestrians has all charges dropped

A 77-year-old part-time Durango resident who veered off north Main Avenue last year, killing a Fort Lewis College student and Italian tourist, had all charges against him dropped on Monday. Bobby...

DATE: July 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pickleball mania strikes Cortez at new courts’ grand opening

About 60 pickleball enthusiasts from the Four Corners area attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Cortez’s new outdoor courts on Saturday. In May, the city finished converting some of the tennis...

DATE: July 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Emergency aid being doled out for hourly workers affected by 416 Fire

After weeks of fundraising, Community Emergency Relief Fund aid will reach hourly workers who lost their jobs or wages in the wake of the 416 Fire. The Community Foundation Serving Southwest...

DATE: July 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Abandoned boat found crashed on road north of Vallecito Reservoir

An abandoned boat was found in the middle of the road Saturday night just north of Vallecito Reservoir. The marooned vessel was reported on County Road 501 near the intersection with Mushroom Lane,...

DATE: July 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

With fundraising complete, Fort Lewis College set to buy rafting company

Fort Lewis College students, faculty and staff soon will have access to rafting permits on the Rio Chama and San Juan rivers in New Mexico and the Salt River in Arizona. The Fort Lewis College...

DATE: July 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

San Juan coal mine gets larger environmental review

A proposal to extend the San Juan coal mine lease in northwestern New Mexico that fuels an adjacent power station would have minor impacts on air and water, according to a new and larger...

DATE: July 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

416 Fire on track to become one of Colorado’s largest wildfires

The 416 Fire is on track this week to become one of Colorado’s largest wildfires in state history. According to a Monday morning update from the National Incident Management Organization, the 416...

DATE: July 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Subaru parade needs a steering committee

We’ve noticed lots of older black and dark blue Subaru Outbacks in Durango. I mean, there are four within three blocks of our house. Recently, when I went for a wine-and-beer run, a young man...

DATE: July 2, 2018 | COLUMN: Action Line

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