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Prep Spotlight: Durango High School’s Luke Tichi excelling on golf course, trails

Luke Tichi has some stiff competition on the golf course and running trails in and around Durango. The junior at Durango High School has found a way to excel at both golf and cross-country this...

DATE: Sept. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Talk about town: Firefighters from Four Corners remember Sept. 11

Firefighters from Durango, Bayfield and Farmington fire departments Tuesday climbed the 500 steps leading from Durango to Fort Lewis College three times, equivalent to the height of the Twin Towers...

DATE: Sept. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango train plans to resume full service Sept. 21

The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad plans to resume full service from Durango to Silverton on Sept. 21, a spokesman for the train said Tuesday. The D&SNG has been limited to running train...

DATE: Sept. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado’s drought set to be fourth worst on record

This year’s drought is one for the record books, – especially for Southwest Colorado. The Colorado water year, which ends Oct. 31, looks to be the fourth driest on record since the state began...

DATE: Sept. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Farmers Market Profile: Stubborn Farm & Burk Beef stubbornly endures drought

Stubborn Farm & Burk Beef, located west of Mancos, has a straightforward mission. “All we do is raise grass-fed beef. Pretty simple,” said ranch manager Dustin Stein. The ranch has had a stand at...

DATE: Sept. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

Animas River Green Chile Festival to celebrate Southwest’s venerable pepper

You can find green chiles smothered on a burrito, on top of a burger and running through the veins of New Mexicans. Beans and chile are New Mexico’s official state veggies and the option for red or...

DATE: Sept. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

Movies playing in Durango Sept. 14-20

Animas City Theatre (128 E. College Drive, 799-2281, www.animascitytheatre.com ) Leave No Trace Will (Ben Foster) and his teenage daughter, Tom (Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie), have lived off the...

DATE: Sept. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Jail inmates fill sandbags to help prevent flooding below 416 Fire burn area

Inmates at the La Plata County Jail are assisting in a new service to help bring sandbags to residents whose homes are at risk of flooding from heavy rains on the 416 Fire burn scar. La Plata...

DATE: Sept. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lawsuit filed by residents, businesses against train for 416 Fire

More than a half dozen residents and businesses have filed a lawsuit against the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad accusing it of starting the 416 Fire that scorched 54,129 acres of mostly...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Closures issued around the Horse Fire have been lifted

The San Juan National Forest on Monday lifted closures caused by the Horse Fire, burning 16 miles northwest of Pagosa Springs. All trails and roads are open, said Gretchen Fitzgerald, acting public...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Kidnapping suspect remains at large after police chase

Law enforcement agencies in the Four Corners are searching for a Durango man accused of holding six people hostage, five of whom were children, in a car chase with police last week. Carlos Alires,...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dallas firm completes purchase of First National Bank

The $134.4 million sale of First National Bank of Durango, the town’s first bank which opened in 1882, to Triumph Bancorp Inc. of Dallas is now complete, and new TBK Bank signs are already up. In...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News