Santa speaks: Saint Nick talks about what the job is really like

For as long as Santa Claus has been keeping track of the naughty and nice children of the world, he’s remained somewhat mysterious: What’s he like? Is his job hard? Has anyone ever asked him what...

DATE: Dec. 21, 2016 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Living Tree, Live Foods Salad Bar opens

Last year on the solstice, Nicole Tribble and her husband, Christian, decided to go into the restaurant business. On Wednesday, exactly a year later, their vision The Living Tree, Live Foods Salad...

DATE: Dec. 21, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County discusses Hermosa Meadows Road acquisition

Longstanding discussions over the future of Hermosa Meadows Road were revived Wednesday as La Plata County commissioners informally agreed they would support acquiring the private road if it’s...

DATE: Dec. 21, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mother of T.C. Rockwell donates chocolate in his memory

The holidays are a dark time for a mother who recently lost her son, but Kylie Joles knew chocolate would bring some light to a group of students at the Boys and Girls Club of La Plata County. The...

DATE: Dec. 21, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Movies playing in Durango Dec. 23-29

Animas City Theatre (128 E. College Drive, 799-2281, www.animascitytheatre.com) The Eagle Huntress Aisholpan, a 13-year-old girl, trains to become the first female in twelve generations of her...

DATE: Dec. 21, 2016 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Winter weather advisory, storm warning in effect for region

The first of two winter storms arrived in Southwest Colorado early Thursday, and they could make for a white Christmas – and chaotic holiday travel – this weekend, according to the National Weather...

DATE: Dec. 21, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Motorist has rare lynx encounter on Molas Pass

Dontje Hildebrand, a resident of both Durango and Ouray, was driving south on U.S. Highway 550 over Molas Pass when right there in the middle of the road was a rare sight – not one, but two lynx....

DATE: Dec. 21, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Kerosene heater caused Vallecito mobile home fire

A fire that destroyed a mobile home Monday night in Vallecito started after the tenants attempted to thaw frozen water pipes with a kerosene heater placed under the skirting of the home,...

DATE: Dec. 21, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Substance-abuse center slowly helps patients get clean

Robert Van Natter was rocking out at a Charlie Daniels concert during the summer of 2013 when he fractured his right foot. Two months later, he underwent surgery to have a metal rod installed to...

DATE: Dec. 21, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Most public commenters wanted motorboat-free Lake Nighthorse

More than 250 public comments submitted on Lake Nighthorse recreation focused overwhelmingly on the most common complaint surrounding the lake’s management: keep motorized boats out of the water....

DATE: Dec. 20, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Special events boost Durango train and sister companies

American Heritage Railways, the parent company of the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, is preparing for more growth in Durango and across the country. The Durango train saw its third...

DATE: Dec. 20, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

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