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Proposal could curtail expansion of gray wolves

BILLINGS, Mont. – A proposal to strip gray wolves of their remaining federal protections could curtail their rapid expansion across vast swaths of the U.S. West and Great Lakes, yet the predators...

DATE: March 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Winter weather forces closure of Gold King Mine treatment plant

The water treatment plant built to reduce contamination from the Gold King Mine into the headwaters of the Animas River has stopped operations because of the extreme winter weather in the San Juan...

DATE: March 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Several mountain passes closed Friday morning in Southwest Colorado

Several mountain passes were closed Friday morning across Southwest Colorado for avalanche mitigation. Passes closed as of 5 a.m. Friday included: Coal Bank and Molas passes north of Durango on...

DATE: March 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

U.S. eases land restrictions meant to protect bird in West

BILLINGS, Mont. – The Trump administration on Friday finalized changes to sweeping federal land use plans for Western States to ease energy industry restrictions in a way officials say will protect...

DATE: March 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Can Fort Lewis College students bring ‘real food’ to campus menu?

Students have worked for years to bring responsibly sourced food to the dining hall at Fort Lewis College, and in the process, are learning the challenges of what it takes to shift an institution....

DATE: March 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

City Council candidates explain how to make Durango grow

It’s up to City Council to decide how, and in what ways, Durango will evolve. And council candidates differ on what that evolution may look like and what the city government’s role in that should...

DATE: March 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis stages feel-good musical comedy

For Benjy Stone, 1954 was “My Favorite Year.” As he makes clear, “not the best year, but my favorite.” For the 1992 Broadway musical of the same title, the distinction between best and interesting...

DATE: March 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

After days of protest, Senate passes bill for stricter oil and gas regulations

DENVER – After a two-day protest from Republicans that shut down proceedings in the Colorado Senate, senators got back to business Wednesday and passed a controversial bill that rewrites the...

DATE: March 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Power restored after nearly 5 hours in Silverton

The entire town of Silverton lost power for nearly five hours Thursday. Alex Shelley, spokesman for the San Miguel Power Association , said all 692 meters in Silverton lost power around 11 a.m....

DATE: March 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

High avalanche danger closes county roads near Silverton

The town of Silverton and San Juan County have closed all travel on county roads because of high avalanche danger and are strongly encouraging people to avoid recreating in the backcountry. In a...

DATE: March 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

A race against time to document Native American shelters

For years, archaeologists have been documenting hundreds of wooden shelters left by Native Americans in northern Colorado, in a time-is-of-the-essence project as the land reclaims the historic...

DATE: March 14, 2019 | UPDATED: 6 days 7 hours ago | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Tourism boosts homes sales, real estate experts say

A good snowpack not only helps Purgatory Resort, spring rafters, farmers and ranchers, it helps Realtors, too. “Farmers say we need about 140 percent of snowpack to get out of extreme drought, and...

DATE: March 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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