Durango train company opens new customer service center in Silverton

The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad will open the Grand Imperial Emporium and Ticket Annex, a gift shop, customer service and visitors’ center on Greene Street in Silverton on Saturday....

DATE: May 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Last-minute fix for Colorado roads clears Senate committee

DENVER – A last-minute attempt to place a Legislature-initiated transportation funding solution on the November ballot cleared its first hurdle Tuesday, but faces an uphill battle to survive in the...

DATE: May 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Colorado motorcycle fatalities hit record high

There were 125 motorcycle fatalities in 2016 statewide, a 15 percent increase from 2015 and an all-time high for Colorado. In response to the increase in motorcycle deaths seen in the past few...

DATE: May 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Downtown Durango panhandling survey pitches ideas – some unique, some possibly illegal

Durango business owners upset with panhandlers “who are impacting the safety, charm and allure of our community” have come up with some creative – and potentially unconstitutional – ideas for...

DATE: May 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Escalante Middle School student found dead

An Escalante Middle School student was found dead in his home Tuesday morning. The 14-year-old boy was found by his parents at their home on the 8000 block of U.S. Highway 550, a La Plata County...

DATE: May 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Leak in line from gas well blamed in fatal Colorado blast

FIRESTONE – A home explosion that killed two people in Colorado was caused by odorless, unrefined natural gas leaking from an old pipeline, investigators said Tuesday, prompting the governor to...

DATE: May 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Luxury RV resort near Purgatory on hold after contract dispute

A proposed 157-lot luxury RV resort is on hold because of a contract dispute between the landowner and would-be developers, according to San Juan County administrator Willy Tookey. The proposed...

DATE: May 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

EPA asks what rules to cut, gets earful about dirty water

WASHINGTON – The Trump administration got an earful Tuesday from people who say federal rules limiting air and water pollution aren’t tough enough, even as it was seeking suggestions about what...

DATE: May 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Prepare to raise a glass at Durango’s wine festival

Starting Thursday, wine will flow through the streets of Durango once again for the 11th annual Durango Wine Experience. The experience consists of three days of wine and food tastings at nearly...

DATE: May 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Food

Milk from one of Colorado’s largest dairies may not be truly organic

The High Plains dairy complex reflects the new scale of the U.S. organic industry: it is big. Stretching across miles of pastures and feedlots north of Greeley, Colorado, the complex is home to...

DATE: May 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Food

Prep Spotlight: Durango High School’s Aiden Urban earns success

Durango High School’s Aiden Urban had to work hard to earn a starting job on one of the best soccer teams in DHS history last fall. Now, he’s trying to use the same determination and grit to help...

DATE: May 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

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