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Fort Lewis College enrollment rises 4%

Enrollment increased 4% for the fall semester at Fort Lewis College, halting a multiyear slide in student numbers that had pinched school budgets. Fall enrollment came in at 3,443 compared with...

DATE: Sept. 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Republican candidate Boebert touts free market in health care

Lauren Boebert said opponents’ efforts focusing on her personal life are meant to distract voters from issues in the campaign – especially health care, an issue on which she claims she holds an...

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

Body of Durango man found late Saturday in Lake Nighthorse

The body of Andrew “Andy” Ward of Durango was discovered under 36 feet of water at Lake Nighthorse around 11 p.m. Saturday. A search for Ward, 60, had begun Friday evening when his empty canoe was...

DATE: Aug. 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Monsoons arrive in Southwest Colorado

Better late than never, the scattered showers Southwest Colorado has received for more than a week are indeed the arrival of the monsoon season – a relief to many as the seasonal rains stayed south...

DATE: July 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

U.S. Highway 160 reopens west of Durango near wildfire

U.S. Highway 160 reopened to traffic around 7:15 p.m. Monday after a 9-mile stretch from Mancos to Cherry Creek (La Plata County Road 105) was temporarily closed because of poor visibility caused...

DATE: June 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dangerously dry early summer looks likely for S.W. Colorado

Portions of northeastern La Plata County have been placed in extreme drought and the remainder of the county, along with Montezuma County, is listed in severe drought, with the National Weather...

DATE: May 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Pine River Times news

Durango restaurants prepare meals for nurses, doctors on front lines

Restaurants might be the industry suffering the most collateral damage from the COVID-19 pandemic, but that hasn’t stopped the Ore House and partners from starting a program to provide tasty meals...

DATE: April 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Pine River Times news

DirecTV adds Denver’s ABC affiliate to La Plata County subscribers

Denver affiliates for ABC (KMGH) and FOX (KDVR) are available in La Plata County to subscribers of DISH Network, but some viewers are having trouble finding them: ABC is on Channel 10 and FOX is on...

DATE: March 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Pine River Times news

Cortez residents line Montezuma Avenue for veterans parade

For Joseph Konyndyk, Veterans Day holds special meaning: He’s the last living survivor of the USS LCSL-18, an amphibious support ship that fought in the Battle of Okinawa, one of the final battles...

DATE: Nov. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Private contracts prevent Denver TV from airing in La Plata County

It appears Durangoans’ love for Denver television stations will be unrequited. An aggravating situation for sports fans will play out again Sunday, when the Denver Broncos vs. Green Bay Packers...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Pine River Times news

Are local government TV channels in danger?

Could Durango’s municipal government channel, DGOV, be in the early process of melting away? An order from the Federal Communications Commission issued earlier this month has officials not only in...

DATE: Aug. 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Pine River Times news

Home sales decrease in La Plata County

The number of homes sold in La Plata County and Durango continues a multi-year decline in most categories, while median and average prices appear to be plateauing, at least temporarily, according...

DATE: July 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Pine River Times news

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