Baby steps toward literacy at Durango Public Library

For a Tuesday afternoon, the Children’s Room in the Durango Public Library was hopping. Literally. A full house of about 18 kiddos, aged 9 months to almost 3, sat, slept and jumped around during...

DATE: Feb. 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Legislative Round-up: Paying lump sum to exonerated passes second reading

DENVER – The Colorado Senate opened up to a slightly different tune on Wednesday. This was due to a visit by Colorado Christian University women’s choir that had stopped by the Capitol as part of a...

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

Durango protesters unite against Dakota Access Pipeline

As some Dakota Access Pipeline protesters at Standing Rock prepared for a standoff with law enforcement, demonstrators in Durango marched on Wednesday to reiterate their opposition to the...

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

Bill to protect gas and oil production killed by Colorado Dems

DENVER – The House Democrats’ “kill committee” lived up to its name again Wednesday when a bill that would protect oil and gas development and mineral rights died on a 6-3 party-line vote. House...

DATE: Feb. 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Bill to speed rural broadband deployment dies in Colorado Senate committee

DENVER – The second attempt to remedy the issue of broadband access in rural Colorado died Wednesday in a Senate committee. Senate Bill 81, which would have changed definitions in previous...

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

East Animas Road remains closed indefinitely

East Animas Road (County Road 250) remains closed indefinitely after warm winter weather caused mud and debris to slide onto the road beginning nearly two weeks ago. La Plata County road and...

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

Pine River Library to hold free film screening of ‘Arrival’

There will be a film screening of “Arrival” at 7 p.m. Friday at Pine River Library, 395 Bayfield Center Drive, as part of their “fresh from the theaters” program. The film, boasting eight Oscar...

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

Ignacio man suspected of running over girlfriend goes missing

Police are searching for an Ignacio man suspected of skipping town on $6,000 bail after allegedly running over his girlfriend with a car. Case Fields, 31, has been missing for nearly three months...

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

‘Western Horseman’ features a La Plata County family

Nothing can beat the sweeping rugged scenery in the Weminuche Wilderness, and seeing it from horseback is a memorable experience. That experience is featured in the February issue of Western...

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

Movies playing in Durango Feb. 17-23

Gaslight Theatre (102 Fifth St. Next to the railroad depot, 247-8133, www.allentheatresinc.com) Lion Adapted from the non-fiction book A Long Way Home by Saroo Brierley, Lion is about a 5-year-old...

DATE: Feb. 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

NASA snow study in Colorado to aid satellite development

NASA’s three-week field study of snow conditions in the Silverton and Grand Mesa areas ends Saturday, after which scientists will analyze the data in an effort to develop satellites to provide snow...

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

Cake shop opens inside Fifth Street Eatery

Decadent cupcakes are now tempting those planning to indulge in Fifth Street Eatery’s Southern dishes. After closing for three days at the end of January, the restaurant has reopened with fresh...

DATE: Feb. 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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