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Wildland fire burns several acres in western La Plata County

Several acres of private land burned Friday near County Road 136 in western La Plata County, fire officials said. Fort Lewis Mesa Fire Protection District crews were called around 2:30 p.m. to the...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

EPA’s quick-action Superfund plan receives flak from commenters

The Environmental Protection Agency changed course this week and released public comments on its proposed quick-action cleanup plan for 26 mines in the Superfund site around Silverton. The agency...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Thought-provoking art on display in FLC faculty show

A new, lighter-than-air wall sculpture by Jay Dougan anchors the Fort Lewis College Art Gallery exhibit this month. Centered on the west wall, “R.W. Quilt” is a pristine visual puzzle. Created on...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Animas River Trail may grow soon

First it was 2017. Then it was 2018. Now, it’s looking more like 2019 before the city of Durango will make serious progress on construction of a northern extension to the Animas River Trail. ...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

New duo to play for Humane Society

The dogs, cats and other animals at the La Plata County Humane Society have an ally in the new music duo Wells & van Tyn. The duo – made up of CV Wells on guitar and vocals and Jeroen van Tyn on...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Music

Durango Burger King temporarily closes after arrest of manager

Durango’s Burger King closed abruptly Thursday after its general manager was arrested on suspicion of fraud and identity theft. In a whopper of a day, Burger King employees scrambled to shut doors...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Appeals court overturns murder conviction, citing judicial bias

A murder conviction from 2014 has been overturned by the Colorado Court of Appeals, which found Chief District Judge Jeffrey Wilson expressed bias before the jury trial when he called the crime a...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

San Juan Symphony presents family concerts with ‘Peter and the Wolf’

“‘Peter and the Wolf’ is the perfect music to introduce classical music to the next generation,” said Thomas Heuser. Heuser is music director of the San Juan Symphony, our regional orchestra, and...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Music

Game of the Year: Defending champion Bayfield visits Durango in Vallecito Bowl rivalry

The high school football teams from Bayfield and Durango have delivered a pair of classic games since the rivalry was renewed in 2016 after an 80-year hiatus. Friday night’s matchup promises to...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Lessons from Missionary Ridge Fire apply to 416 burn area

The impacts of the 416 Fire will be with residents in the north Animas Valley for a while, but nature is resilient and usually the best and quickest healer. The experience of the 2002 Missionary...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

The birth of The Vallecito Bowl between Bayfield, Durango football

Sports are more fun when rivals meet. All great rivalries also have a name and a traveling trophy that is awarded to the winner each year. It’s time for the high school football games between...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Durango Arts Center rings in autumn

For the 24 years, Durango Arts Center has gathered artists both locally and from around the country for its Autumn Arts Festival, its biggest fundraiser of the year. This year, 94 artists will be...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment