Construction booming at Edgemont Highlands northeast of Durango

Construction is booming in Edgemont Highlands, northeast of Durango, where custom and speculative houses are going up. In The Timbers at Edgemont Highlands, near the northeast corner of the...

DATE: April 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Montezuma orchard project plants trees at CSU research station

The Colorado State University research station in Yellow Jacket is joining the Montezuma Orchard Restoration Project’s efforts to bring apple production back to the region. More than 20 volunteers...

DATE: April 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Prep Roundup: Durango soccer beats Grand Junction Central in extra time

It took the Durango High School girls soccer team extra time, but the Demons got the job done Saturday at Grand Junction Central. With the game tied 1-1 after regulation time and a frustrating 10...

DATE: April 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Fort Lewis College holds spring commencement

Evan Duke, right, hugs Fort Lewis College President Dene Thomas as he accepts his brother Allen Duke’s posthumous degree Saturday during the college’s spring commencement. Allen Duke, 23, was...

DATE: April 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Scam threatens victims with arrest

A phone scam is targeting people in La Plata County and threatening them with arrest if they do not immediately pay a fine. A caller claims to be with the La Plata County Sheriff’s Office and tells...

DATE: April 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hundreds march to address climate change

Hundreds of marchers crowded Main Avenue on Saturday morning calling on politicians to value the Earth and address climate change. The enthusiastic crowd carried signs reading “respect existence...

DATE: April 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Progressive groups embrace activism after Trump’s election

About 30 days after the November election, about 25 La Plata County residents met for lunch and decided to get to work backing progressive policies and opposing President Donald Trump. “Everybody...

DATE: April 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County Trump supporters would vote for him again

La Plata County Republicans give mixed reviews of President Donald Trump’s first 100 days in office, ranging from tempered approval to full-throttled support. But most seem to agree on one point:...

DATE: April 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Purgatory Resort plans upgrades for 2017-18 season

Purgatory Resort plans to beef up its summer activities, open new ski terrain, upgrade a chairlift and improve snowmaking operations as part of its capital-improvement projects for the 2017-18...

DATE: April 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Durango High School student leads birding’s next generation

A 15-year-old Durango High School student will lead his first ever bird-watching tour as part of this year’s Ute Mountain-Mesa Verde Birding Festival in the hopes of engaging a whole new generation...

DATE: April 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Paddling Paul Palmer balances college, national kayaking success

Paul Palmer has found a balance paddling through a professional kayaking career and his studies as a junior at Fort Lewis College. Palmer, who is from Colorado Springs, is a member of the U.S....

DATE: April 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Sports

Durango High School baseball takes down first-place Fruita Monument

The Durango Demons baseball team is playing with desperation in hopes of making the playoffs after a rough start set them back. Friday’s impressive win against 5A/4A Southwestern League leaders...

DATE: April 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

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