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Critical COVID-19 Coverage

A list of closures, cancellations and notices across La Plata County

Numerous closures have been announced across Southwest Colorado as a result of the spreading coronavirus. As of Wednesday, La Plata County had 23 cases of COVID-19. Colorado was reporting 3,342...

DATE: April 2, 2020 | UPDATED: 11 hours 2 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

A long trip, short visit to celebrate 95th birthday outside a window

A family of eight drove 13 hours from Colleyville, Texas, to Durango last weekend to celebrate their family patriarch’s 95th birthday. But once they arrived, they learned they wouldn’t be admitted...

DATE: March 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Grab a coffee, find yourself a furry companion

Some of the county’s most adorable pooches and tabbies looking for forever homes will soon be featured with every cup o’ joe you buy at Jitters Java. The coffee shop at 802 Camino del Rio is...

DATE: Feb. 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ax-throwing range could be coming to Durango

If you have a hankering for throwing axes but don’t have the space to do it, a solution might be on its way. Durango Adventures and Zipline Tours is asking the city of Durango to allow for...

DATE: Feb. 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango High School student’s dance moves go viral

A Durango High School student’s dance moves caught the attention of Denver and Albuquerque TV stations this week after a video of the performance went viral. Adam Kalk, a sophomore with Down...

DATE: Feb. 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

High-dollar home sale is most in recent memory for Durango

For mere mortals looking for an affordable abode within cycling distance of downtown Durango, this might not be great news: Durango just had a home sell for $3.1 million in city limits. High prices...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango train coming to IMAX theaters

Those who have never experienced a ride on the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad can at least get a sense of the majesty through a new IMAX movie that features the historic railroad. “Into...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

City of Durango to forgo entering float in Snowdown Light Parade

Keen eyes at this year’s Snowdown Light Parade may notice something missing: the city of Durango float. Durango Interim City Manager Amber Blake announced this week city staff has forgone designing...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Wilder outdoors mascot to make appearances during Snowdown 2020

As if Snowdown wasn’t wild enough, organizers of the five-day winter celebration announced that Wilder, a part-yeti, part-goat and all mascot for Great Outdoors Colorado, will make appearances at...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Calendar of Events

These events will take place Jan. 11-17: 5-9 p.m. Saturday Jan. 11, Live music with Leah Orlikowski, Fur Trappers Steakhouse and Bar, 17460 County Road 501. 5:45-8:30 p.m. Tuesday Jan. 14, ...

DATE: Jan. 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Pine River Times news

Talk about town: Fort Lewis College graduate’s work to air on Rocky Mountain PBS

The work of a former Fort Lewis College student will be showcased across the state later this week on Rocky Mountain PBS. Callie Morris, who graduated from FLC last spring, produced a feature...

DATE: Jan. 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango Hot Springs releases concept video of improvements

The new owners of Durango Hot Springs and Resort have released a concept video that shows plans for improvements on the grounds, north of Durango. Formerly known as Trimble Spa & Natural Hot...

DATE: Dec. 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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