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Man dies driving off Red Mountain Pass

A 22-year-old Grand Junction man died Saturday night after driving off U.S. Highway 550 on Red Mountain Pass. Colorado State Patrol Trooper Josh Lewis said the vehicle, a 2003 Dodge pickup, was...

DATE: Aug. 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Please write more about this president

President Trump did not leave the golf course after two mass murders, and once he flew off to Ohio and Texas three days later, he talked with an influential NRA CEO who wanted no gun laws revised....

DATE: Aug. 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

How is it possible there’s no city pool?

How is it possible Durango does not have a public pool or swimming area? My grandchildren and I am very sure many others must go out of town or even out of state to swim outdoors. Trails and parks...

DATE: Aug. 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

We’re Dems and we’re not taking this

Come on, Mike! (“Why do Democrats despise America ,” Aug. 5). You’re past annoying. My Grandfather was gassed in France, he loved this country unquestionably. He was a proud Democrat. My father saw...

DATE: Aug. 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Elvis lives

On Aug. 16, 1977, Elvis Presley suddenly died, and now, in retrospect, the way Americans and the world absorbed that news says something about us that just may be enduring. By 1977, Elvis as...

DATE: Aug. 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Running the rapids with Skippie

Although it’s probably impossible to prove, one would be hard-pressed to find another person who has rafted the Upper Animas River (excluding commercial trips) more than Skippie. The longtime,...

DATE: Aug. 19, 2019 | UPDATED: 1 hour 34 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango doesn’t have lock on being No. 1 in storage

Driving around town, I noticed that Durango has an incredibly high number of storage units. Are we the Storage Capital of the United States? If so, this would nicely complement Durango’s...

DATE: Aug. 19, 2019 | COLUMN: Action Line

Grandparents never told of birth

Dear Abby: My 7-year-old granddaughter, “Hannah,” is the light of my life. Her mother walked out on her when she was 2, and her mother’s parents don’t know she exists. Her mother hid her pregnancy...

DATE: Aug. 19, 2019 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Justin Thomas holds on to win BMW Championship

MEDINAH, Ill. – Staked to a six-shot lead, Justin Thomas spent more time Sunday worrying about what could go wrong than ending 12 months without winning. And right when it started to go wrong,...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Hampson delivers, Rockies walk off against Marlins

DENVER – Garrett Hampson didn’t think about being a hero. He only wanted to hit a ball deep enough to score Yonathan Daza from third. His approach paid off and kept Colorado’s faint playoff hopes...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2019 | UPDATED: 13 hours 51 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Hey, business owners: It’s not tough being green

If greenies made a poster featuring the most sustainable, environmentally friendly business in town, they could do worse than picking Maria’s Bookshop. “We must get 15 to 20 boxes a day, and we try...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2019 | UPDATED: 11 hours 2 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango High School boys tennis drops season opener to Aspen

With a new coach at the helm and the full roster yet to take shape, Saturday’s season-opening match was a learning experience for the Durango High School boys tennis team, as it lost 7-0 to Aspen...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2019 | UPDATED: 12 hours 14 minutes ago | CATEGORY: High School Sports

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