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Music in the Mountains recalibrates education components

As Music in the Mountains enters its 32nd year, the organization is taking a long winter look at its various components. From a modest, and somewhat informal, beginning with 11 musicians three...

DATE: Dec. 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Music

Animas Valley Elementary teaches the ABCs of emotional intelligence

Kindness, communication and a strong sense of self may not be the first thing people think of when they think of health classes. But those attributes are a core part of a pilot class started this...

DATE: Dec. 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma-Cortez, Pagosa Springs top Durango High School wrestling on back-to-back nights

Finding consistency on the mat is a focus for the Durango High School wrestling team this season, and after a pair of losses in duals at home Wednesday and Thursday, the Demons’ search for...

DATE: Dec. 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Sports

Durango’s Plein Goods gallery shop finds a new home

There’s a new gallery shop in town that may seem familiar. Mary Puller, former exhibits director for Durango Arts Center, has opened Plein Goods on East Eighth Street. The shop formerly was housed...

DATE: Dec. 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

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

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