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Colorado extends child health care program

Colorado on Thursday secured funding to extend public health insurance for low-income children through February thanks to an emergency budget appropriation. At the same time, Congress failed to...

DATE: Dec. 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

King II coal mine approved for expansion

The Trump administration’s vow to streamline energy development has helped La Plata County’s only running coal mine receive quick approval for an expansion that will extend operations until at...

DATE: Dec. 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

First day of winter delivers snowfall, slick roads

A quick winter blast turned a parched landscape white and made for slick driving Thursday morning across much of Southwest Colorado. The storm rolled into the region early in the morning and blew...

DATE: Dec. 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Condos, businesses planned for College Drive and East Eighth Avenue in Durango

A three-story building is proposed to replace the former home of Kangaroo Express at the corner of College Drive and East Eighth Avenue. Reynolds, Ash and Associates is proposing the Eastside...

DATE: Dec. 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Study: Return to Archuleta Courthouse ill-advised until problems fixed

A return to the Archuleta County Courthouse should not occur until an array of indoor air-quality issues that have led many employees to complain of eye irritation, sinus issues, coughing and...

DATE: Dec. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Gov. Hickenlooper seeks emergency funding for child health care

Gov. John Hickenlooper, in an effort to keep health insurance going for low-income children and pregnant women, has asked for emergency funds for the Children’s Health Plan Plus program (CHP+)....

DATE: Dec. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

CDOT cautions drivers of slow-moving storm to hit Southwest Colorado

Colorado Department of Transportation warns motorists that a slow-moving winter storm, forecast to arrive Wednesday night and continue into Thursday, will impact road conditions through Friday in...

DATE: Dec. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Marijuana sales coming to Bayfield?

In the past, proposals to sell marijuana within Bayfield town limits haven’t just been met with a “no.” It was more like: “heck, no.” This was because dozens of people would pack town board...

DATE: Dec. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado Pongas bar suspected of liquor law violations

Durango’s iconic pool hall and watering spot, Colorado Pongas, which changed owners on March 1, could lose its liquor license on Jan. 16. The city of Durango Local Licensing Board voted 3-0 to hold...

DATE: Dec. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Management plan finalized for Hermosa Creek watershed

A management plan for a variety of recreational uses in the Hermosa Creek watershed has officially been finalized, the U.S. Forest Service announced Wednesday. The announcement is significant, as...

DATE: Dec. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Movies playing in Durango Dec. 22-28

Animas City Theatre (128 E. College Drive, 799-2281, www.animascitytheatre.com ) Lady Bird Christine “Lady Bird” McPherson (Saoirse Ronan) fights against – but is exactly like – her wildly loving,...

DATE: Dec. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Film, TV and Streaming

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