Chile pepper license plate for New Mexicans? It’s a hot idea

ALBUQUERQUE – With red and green chile saturating nearly every facet of life in New Mexico, a legislative panel on Thursday put its support behind a measure that calls for the creation of a special...

DATE: Feb. 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Drought, warming shrink Colorado River

DENVER – Global warming is already shrinking the Colorado River, the most important waterway in the American Southwest, and it could reduce the flow by more than a third by the end of the century,...

DATE: Feb. 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Durango Arts Center shows early Englehart works

Stanton Englehart often described Gaia, the ancient Greek earth mother, as “the real driver of our lives.” Englehart , who died April 22, 2009, was a child of the Southwest, an eminent landscape...

DATE: Feb. 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Hesperus Ski Area closes mid-season for maintenance

Hesperus Ski Area has been shut down since Tuesday after the Colorado Passenger Tramway Safety Board performed a routine inspection and found maintenance and operational issues that must be...

DATE: Feb. 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Warmer winters causing shorter ice fishing seasons

VALLECITO – It’s late February, and already the tenuous sheet of ice that blankets Vallecito Lake is breaking, again causing a premature end to ice fishing season after another unusually warm...

DATE: Feb. 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

No. 16 Durango girls to host No. 48 Thompson Valley in CHSAA state tournament

The No. 16 Durango High School girls basketball team enjoyed a bye in the first round of the Colorado High School Activities Association Class 4A State Tournament earlier this week. Now, it’s...

DATE: Feb. 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Legislative Roundup: Oil and gas tampering bill raises questions at Colorado Capitol

DENVER – First Amendment and private property rights smashed head-to-head Thursday in the Colorado Senate during a debate over increased penalties on tampering with oil and gas equipment. Senate...

DATE: Feb. 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

CDOT lays out details of roadwork on main corridor through Durango

A plan to smooth and resurface U.S. Highway 160 and north Main Avenue sparked some questions Thursday evening at a Colorado Department of Transportation meeting about conflicts with business and...

DATE: Feb. 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Amateur winemakers may soon be allowed to compete under Colorado bill

DENVER – Budding oenologists have some friends at the state Capitol who want to level the playing field with other practitioners of zymology. Or in English, amateur winemakers might have...

DATE: Feb. 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado bill protects people who forcibly enter vehicle to rescue people, animals

DENVER – A bill that would allow immunity from civil and criminal charges for individuals who forcibly enter a vehicle to provide emergency aid to animals and humans passed unanimously Thursday in...

DATE: Feb. 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango Film kicks off Wednesday night

Durango Film: An Independent Film Festival is in its 12th year of bringing cool movies, panels and filmmakers to Durango, and this year is no different. Running from Wednesday through March 5, the...

DATE: Feb. 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Film, TV and Streaming

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