Colorado Parks and Wildlife to conduct work in Hermosa Creek

Colorado Parks and Wildlife will conduct treatment, as part of an initiative to restore native Colorado River cutthroat trout populations in the Hermosa Creek area, Tuesday and Wednesday to...

DATE: July 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fire near Pagosa Springs contained to 20 acres

Firefighters used old logging roads and nearby trails to contain a small, lightning-started blaze in the Pagosa Ranger District of the San Juan National Forest. Cam Hooley, spokeswoman for the San...

DATE: July 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Airport receives $236,000 grant for taxiway rebuild

The Durango-La Plata County Airport on Thursday received a $236,591 federal grant to help fund the airport’s project to rebuild its taxiway. The U.S. Department of Transportation announced that...

DATE: July 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lightning sparks small fire in Pagosa Ranger District

A lightning-started fire, the Devil Creek Fire, was burning Thursday on Flat Iron Mesa, about 3 miles north of Chris Mountain in the Pagosa Ranger District of the San Juan National Forest....

DATE: July 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Microloan created for rural entrepreneur businesses

First Southwest Community Fund recently created a fixed-rate, low-interest micro-entrepreneur loan for startups and growing businesses in rural Colorado. Eligible loan customers have the...

DATE: July 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Bayfield teen who died earlier this month identified

A 17-year-old girl who died by suicide in Bayfield earlier this month has been identified by the La Plata County Coroner’s Office. Coroner Jann Smith said Claudia Sauceda died from a self-inflicted...

DATE: July 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College professor gets $100k to study bee die-offs

Fort Lewis College associate professor of chemistry Bill Collins has been awarded $103,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to study and combat honeybee die-offs. Collins and his students...

DATE: July 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango man dies from self-inflicted gunshot wound

A 57-year-old Durango man died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound Sunday, according to the Durango Police Department. Cmdr. Jacob Dunlop said officers performed a welfare check around 5 p.m....

DATE: July 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Artists share their work thanking 416 firefighters

Professionally crafted and homemade signs thanking firefighters have popped up throughout Durango and La Plata County since the 416 Fire began on June 1. To say a big thank you and to show off...

DATE: July 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango Youth Baseball team headed to state tournament

The Durango All-Stars will go to the Little League state tournament after the 10-and-under team rolled through the District 4 tournament with an unblemished record. Durango blew out the competition...

DATE: July 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Youth Sports

$66,500 campaign fine waived for La Plata County treasurer

The state of Colorado has waived a $66,500 fine against La Plata County Treasurer Allison Aichele for failing to properly disclose contributions to her 2014 campaign. The Secretary of State’s...

DATE: July 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Red Mountain Pass reopens 24 hours after rockslide

Red Mountain Pass closed for about 24 hours Sunday and Monday after a rockslide buried U.S. Highway 550 in 4 feet to 10 feet of rock and mud on Sunday. Motorists will encounter one-lane,...

DATE: July 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News