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And the West is History

50 years ago: “It’s August. The frost is on the hollyhocks; no pumpkins yet. The low temperature this morning in Durango was 36. Valley residents were probably a little cooler. W.W. (Billy) Davies...

DATE: Aug. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Talk about town: Durango Fiesta Days royalty crowned

This year’s Durango Fiesta Days Queen is Maddie Story, 17, of Bayfield. “It’s been something I’ve been dreaming about being since I was 8 years old when I was junior princess,” Story said. “It’s...

DATE: Aug. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Local Briefs

EPA extends comment period on cleanup The Environmental Protection Agency, in response to citizen request, has extended the public comment period to Aug. 15 on its proposed plan of interim remedial...

DATE: Aug. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Talk about town: For pocketbook conscious students, Fort Lewis College is a smart choice

Graduates from Fort Lewis College are the top earners for small colleges in Colorado 10 years after graduation, according to a study conducted by Zippia. Zippia used College Scorecard data to...

DATE: July 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Talk about town: Durango named one of America’s coolest small towns

Budget Travel named Durango one of America’s Coolest Small Towns. Each year, the travel website searches for towns with populations less than 20,000 that offer a vibrant community spirit, natural...

DATE: July 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rural seat belt crackdown starts

A seven-day high-visibility statewide crackdown on people who are not using their seat belts will begin Monday. The “Click It or Ticket” special enforcement effort will target areas of rural...

DATE: July 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Talk about town: Smokey Bear visits cub burned in 416 Fire

Smokey Bear, a national ambassador of fire prevention, visited the cub burned in the 416 Fire on Tuesday at the Frisco Creek Wildlife Rehabilitation Center near Del Norte. A video documenting the...

DATE: July 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Thanks, Bud. Tropical storm brings steady rainfall to 416 Fire

1:10 p.m. Rain will limit the spread of the 416 Fire, but fire officials said they doubt the moisture will much impact on dousing the blaze. “There’s no dramatic impact to it today,” said...

DATE: June 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

220 more homes ordered to evacuate; land agencies to consider Stage 3 fire restrictions

5:35 p.m. The San Juan National Forest and La Plata County government said they plan to enact Stage 3 fire restrictions early next week. Stage 3 restrictions could close federal lands, and in La...

DATE: June 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Firefighters prepare to protect homes in Hermosa

Firefighters prepared for a battle Thursday night as the 416 Fire moved down Hermosa Mountain and flirted with neighborhoods on the lower slopes. Fire managers said the blaze could reach homes by...

DATE: June 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Wildfire burns 1,100 acres; about 825 homes evacuated

HERMOSA About 825 homes were evacuated and 760 more were placed on pre-evacuation notice Friday about 10 miles north of Durango where a fast-moving wildfire consumed more than 1,100 acres in nine...

DATE: June 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Talk about town: New book tells story of Maria’s Bookshop

The history of Maria’s Bookshop has been chronicled in a new book, The Story of a Colorado Bookstore, by local author John Peel. The 55-page book answers many questions patrons are always asking...

DATE: May 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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