Volunteers needed for Durango Film Festival

Volunteers are needed for the 2017 Durango Independent Film Festival, March 1-5. The film festival is an opportunity for volunteers to have fun and connect with filmmakers and the local community....

DATE: Jan. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

New ID cards to help 9-R schools, parents track students

Tracking equipment being installed on Durango School District 9-R buses will give the schools and parents a new safety measure to keep up with students. By the end of the school year, each of...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

For ski resorts in Western U.S., too much snow is a good woe

ARAPAHOE BASIN SKI AREA – For ski resorts in Colorado and the Sierra Nevada, it’s a good problem to have: too much snow. Recent storms walloping mountains across the West dropped up to 10 feet of...

DATE: Jan. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

New analysis suggests $1 million tax loss for La Plata County

The state’s preliminary findings on anticipated residential property tax assessment rates for Colorado counties in 2018 show La Plata County could lose up to $1 million. The study is based on...

DATE: Jan. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

EPA outlines emergency management improvements after Gold King Mine spill

After the Gold King Mine spill, the Environmental Protection Agency created a national team to assist with emergencies, started new trainings and made changes to its communications plans. The EPA...

DATE: Jan. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ewing Mesa events center enters planning stage in La Plata County

A multipurpose events center at Ewing Mesa is set to enter the planning stage this year. Co-founder of Mercury Payment Systems, Mark Katz, bought 1,850 acres on Ewing Mesa adjacent to Horse Gulch...

DATE: Jan. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Appaloosa Trading Co. reopens near state line on Highway 550

Appaloosa Trading Co. reopened in December in the Twin Crossing’s building on U.S. Highway 550, two miles from the state line. The shop on County Road 203 near Hermosa Creek closed in May and much...

DATE: Jan. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Highway 550 mountain passes stay closed overnight Saturday

Coal Bank, Molas and Red Mountain passes stayed closed overnight Saturday, according to the Colorado Department of Transportation. It was too dangerous for crews to do avalanche mitigation on U.S....

DATE: Jan. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

‘Sherlock’ season finale leaks online 1 day before premiere

LONDON – There’s a little less mystery about the season finale of the television series “Sherlock” after a Russian version of the episode leaked online. The show’s official Twitter account urged...

DATE: Jan. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Think you can sing? Prove it

The Durango Voice singing competition is back for its second year, and you’re invited to audition for a spot on the Henry Strater Theatre stage. The competition, which is a fundraiser for Manna...

DATE: Jan. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Music

Durango to replace Parks and Rec shop

A new multimillion-dollar building will replace the cramped quarters at the Durango Parks and Recreation shop and offices at Greenmount Cemetery. Offices for the parks, natural lands, trails,...

DATE: Jan. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Navajo Nation making progress on Amber Alert system

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – The Navajo Nation is making progress on a public emergency alert system that can broadcast Amber Alerts and other notifications across the expansive reservation, tribal...

DATE: Jan. 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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