Stillwater Music adds four to board

Stillwater Music recently added four new members to its board: Daniel Gottlieb, Shelley Mauch, Nancy Shanks and Laura Wenger. Gottlieb moved to Durango in 2016 and is the director of investments...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Durango YAFL begins season with offensive firepower

The opening week of the season for Durango’s Young America Football League was successful, as two of four teams in action got victories. One more team will have its first game Saturday. Durango’s...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Youth Sports

DHS graduate plays at Sydney Opera House

A 2018 Durango High School graduate spent the better part of July in Australia visiting family and friends, and oh, playing violin in the 2018 High School Honors Orchestra Performance Series at the...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Music

Carjacking suspect identified

A man who was arrested in the Gem Village area Tuesday on suspicion of a carjacking in New Mexico was identified Wednesday. David Garcia, 36, is being held at La Plata County jail and he is being...

DATE: Aug. 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

One killed in crash on Wolf Creek Pass

Wolf Creek Pass was closed Monday evening for a five-vehicle crash that included one death, according to the Colorado State Patrol. A 36-foot-long motor home struck four other vehicles, including...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango Diaries announces Season 2 speakers and story lineup

Southwest Colorado seems to have no end to captivating stories. That is partly a result of its rich history and partly a result of the diverse people who call it home. In an effort to share those...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango couple celebrates 60 years of marriage

Area residents Ned and Barbara Jefferies celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Thursday. They were married Aug. 16, 1958, at Bayfield Presbyterian Church in Bayfield. Ned Jefferies, son of...

DATE: Aug. 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Community

New mountain coaster to open Saturday at Purgatory Resort

Purgatory Resort’s new Inferno Mountain Coaster will open Saturday just north of Lift 4 and the base area of the mountain. The new mountain roller coaster – created by the Aquatic Development Group...

DATE: Aug. 24, 2018 | COLUMN: Talk about Town

La Plata County Jail inmate escapes from outside work assignment

A La Plata County Jail inmate assigned to outside work at the Durango/La Plata County Senior Center escaped Tuesday. Marty Kelly Yazzie, 30, walked out of the senior center between noon and 12:15...

DATE: Aug. 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Some roads, trails around 416 Fire start to open

Areas around the 416 Fire burn scar are starting to open up. The U.S. Forest Service announced Monday that the closure area for the 416 Fire will shrink to allow public access, effective Friday....

DATE: Aug. 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College names local students to dean’s list

Local students named to the Fort Lewis College dean’s list for the spring 2018 semester include: Bayfield: Kayla Boblitt, Madelyn Duran, Ariel Fender, Ashley Hunt, Morgan Kirkpatrick, Patrick...

DATE: Aug. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Education

Tree on fire sends up column of smoke near Bayfield

A tree on fire put up a column of smoke Friday afternoon in the Bayfield area. The lightning-caused fire was reported about 4 p.m. near a water tank, said Bruce Evans, chief of the Upper Pine River...

DATE: Aug. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News