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West Fork fires grow to 92,000 acres

Several fires sent small plumes of smoke into the air in La Plata County on Sunday, but no structures were damaged. Meanwhile, more than 92,000 acres have been consumed by the trio of blazes...

DATE: June 29, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rain, wind a mixed blessing

Fires burning in the West Fork Complex grew to 91,000 acres Saturday. Cooler temperatures and about a quarter-inch of precipitation and high humidity helped dampen some fire growth, said Laura...

DATE: June 28, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

‘Rock-crawling’ to the top

When Jason Kaminsky and Richard Jenkins compete July 6 in the WEROCK Dirt Riot Endurance rock-crawling race at Battle Rock in Cortez, they expect to come out on top – not just on the rocks, but in...

DATE: June 27, 2013 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Pride floats on the Animas

Hundreds celebrated gay pride and gay rights Saturday with a colorful floating parade down the Animas River and events at Rotary Park as part of the annual 4 Corners Pride Festival, which started...

DATE: June 22, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Blaze erupts to the west of Breen

Sunday’s winds pushed the West Fork Fire into the an area around Elk Creek after the fire grew from 471 acres to 1,700 acres as measured late Saturday from the air. Another flight, with infrared...

DATE: June 16, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Police cite driver for hitting pedestrian

A few additional details have been released about the accident between a pedestrian and vehicle that occurred around 2:30 p.m. Saturday at College Drive and East Second Avenue. However, no names...

DATE: June 15, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Old cars create new memories at expo

Durango’s love affair with nostalgia moved into the automobile age Saturday as nearly 300 vehicles from Model T Fords to modern sports cars revved for attention at the 2013 Durango Motor Expo on...

DATE: June 15, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Driver runs over male pedestrian

A driver hit and ran over a pedestrian on College Drive and East Second Avenue around 2:35 p.m. Saturday. The unnamed adult male patient was transported to Mercy Regional Medical Center. The...

DATE: June 15, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

The power of the pedal

CORTEZMuch of Durango’s cycling focus is on competitive events, but this week’s The Denver Post Ride The Rockies Colorado bicycle tour is designed for fun and fundraising.Some 2,200 riders left...

DATE: June 8, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

McLachlan again defends his gun votes

Rep. Mike McLachlan, who recently survived a recall attempt by gun-rights advocates, faced the public again Saturday morning at Durango Public Library to explain the successes of the recent...

DATE: June 8, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Old Spanish Trail

When the Old Spanish Trail Association met in Cortez last week for its annual conference, several speakers said that the remnants of the Old Spanish Trail from Santa Fe to Los Angeles may well be...

DATE: June 1, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Slackers cruze for fun, funds

It may have been the costumes, or it could have been the boat. Whichever it was, two Vikings from Albuquerque took top honors Sunday at the Iron Horse Durango Cyclery Cruzer Crit fundraising race....

DATE: May 25, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News