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Snowdown Light Parade to impact downtown traffic, parking

The annual Snowdown Light Parade, the largest event held each year in downtown Durango, will start at 6 p.m. Friday on Main Avenue with a single firework. Residents should be aware of several road...

DATE: Feb. 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tribes united on restoring Bears Ears National Monument during testimony to Congress

During a U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources hearing Tuesday in Washington, D.C., local Native American tribes voiced unanimous opposition to a bill that replaces Bears Ears National Monument...

DATE: Feb. 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Contestants brave the fire in hot-wing eating contest

The absence of snow was no deterrent for Snowdown participants who dressed in penguin onesies and top hats and flocked to events during the second day of Snowdown, invigorated by the warm weather...

DATE: Feb. 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Family of New Mexican tea lovers to open shop in downtown Durango

A family of New Mexico tea lovers plans to open its first shop in Colorado in the Main Avenue space previously occupied by Stuart’s of Durango. Bailey Huffmon said about 50 percent of The Old...

DATE: Feb. 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Mesa TV celebrates three years on the air in Southwest Colorado

Cortez’s only local television studio will celebrate its third year on the air March 1. Mesa TV ’s broadcasts reach the Four Corners counties of Montezuma and Dolores, as well as parts of western...

DATE: Feb. 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango adopts new piece of public art

A striking modern art piece called Rondelle was installed in January in front of River City Hall on Camino del Rio in Durango. Joel Jurkens, a Durangoan, donated the metal piece by Lile London to...

DATE: Feb. 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango wants to hear from residents about how two parks should be redeveloped

The city of Durango is gathering ideas for Santa Rita and Cundiff parks, which will be transformed in coming years. The redevelopment of Santa Rita Park is slated to start as soon as construction...

DATE: Feb. 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Parents should teach children to ‘stop, think, click’

As technology develops, its main mission is to make our lives easier, but when it comes to parenting, the rise of the internet has made the job only more complicated. Holly Landgren, a retired...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ute Mountain Utes blast member’s testimony against Bears Ears

The Ute Mountain Ute Tribal Council has rejected congressional testimony made by a tribal member supporting a bill to replace Bears Ears National Monument with two smaller monuments. Suzette Morris...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Pleasant View residents concerned about elk management

Colorado Parks and Wildlife has agreed to meet with Pleasant View landowners regarding wildlife-damaged fence issues and other concerns. The situation came to the forefront after landowner Debbie...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Snowdown has two official drinks; Durango attempts to be fashionable

The first day of Snowdown drew crowds out into the warm weather, making them merrier and more willing to hop from event to event. Here’s a roundup of some of today’s events: Scotch Doubles Pool...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Officials consider using robots to combat mine spills

DENVER – Crumbling mine tunnels awash with polluted waters perforate the Colorado mountains, and scientists may one day send robots creeping through the pitch-black passages to study the mysterious...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

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