Drones disrupt firefighting efforts four times on Lightner Creek Fire

Firefighting operations were disrupted at least four times in four days by drones flying over the Lightner Creek Fire, according to the La Plata County Sheriff’s Office. Local law enforcement made...

DATE: July 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cast iron cooking a timeless method as old as the West

There are very few things as appealing and timeless as cooking with cast iron. With its heritage dating to the establishment of the first foundries in the late 1800s, cast iron evokes something of...

DATE: July 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Food

Lightner Creek Fire burning itself out

Firefighters were monitoring the Lightner Creek Fire by helicopter Tuesday to make sure it didn’t jump containment lines. It could take days, or possibly up to a week or two before the fire is...

DATE: July 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Patriotism rings along Main Avenue during July 4 Parade

Main Avenue filled with color, patriotic song, cyclists, and a few miniature donkeys during the Fourth of July Parade Tuesday. The sidewalks were packed, even though the city of Durango canceled...

DATE: July 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield celebrates Independence Day

Pancakes, pie, a nationally-renowned runner, parade and lots of activities in Joe Stephenson Park rounded out Independence Day festivities in Bayfield. The celebration continued Tuesday night in...

DATE: July 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

LPEA restores power to customers south of Durango

Power was restored to about 200 La Plata Electric Association customers around 4 p.m. Tuesday. High wind broke a utility pole near 1662 County Road 307, south of Durango, and caused a power outage...

DATE: July 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Clouds, rain over Durango expected to dissipate

Midday showers pelted downtown Durango on Tuesday, driving some people under cover after an Independence Day concert in Buckley Park. The thunderstorm was expected to be short, said Jeff Colton, a...

DATE: July 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fourth of July brings mixed feelings for some minorities

ALBUQUERQUE – As many in the United States celebrate the Fourth of July holiday, some minorities have mixed feelings about the revelry of fireworks and parades in an atmosphere of tension on...

DATE: July 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Fires flare up in Montezuma, Dolores counties

Dry lightning on Sunday likely started three wildfires in Montezuma County and Dolores counties, according to county and federal officials. Montezuma County Sheriff Steve Nowlin said a blaze north...

DATE: July 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

City of Durango buys second condo for employee housing

The city of Durango recently bought a condominium to temporarily house a contractor working on the Santa Rita Water Reclamation Facility. City Council approved the $240,000 purchase earlier in...

DATE: July 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Appeals court rules against delay of implementing methane regulations

DENVER – A U.S. Court of Appeals blocked EPA administrator Scott Pruitt from delaying the implementation of the methane regulations adopted under the Obama administration on a 2-1 vote Monday. This...

DATE: July 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County in negotiations to name Joanne Spina as county manager

Assistant County Manager Joanne Spina is likely to succeed Joe Kerby as county manager. Spina had already been selected to serve as interim county manager, but last week, La Plata County...

DATE: July 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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