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5 things to know today about the Lightner Creek Fire

The Lightner Creek Fire continues to burn this morning. Here are five things to know today as agenies continue to fight it: 1. So far, no new evacuations have been ordered. Some residents are on...

DATE: June 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Wells extends hot season at Marathon Mountain Bike Nationals

Fighting smoldering heat, Durango local Todd Wells defended his national title from 2015 by winning the 2016 USA Cycling Marathon Bike National Championships Saturday at Columbia County, Georgia....

DATE: June 4, 2016 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

And the West is History

100 years ago: “In points of attendance and general good time, the band concert and dance given by the smelter band on the smelter lawn Wednesday evening proved to be the banner entertainment in...

DATE: May 19, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

And the West is History

100 years ago: “Our people have never been quite as proud of their high school pupils and their instructors as last night when about 30 students presented the comic operetta, ‘Bulbul,’ under the...

DATE: May 14, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

And the West is History

100 years ago: “Some of our people are wondering if County Agriculturist Smith has had any calls from the farmers thus far this spring. It appears he has had more than the condition of the roads...

DATE: May 13, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

And the West is History

75 years ago: ”Seventy-two La Plata County farmers and ranchers used credit amounting to more than $226,800 from the Montrose Production Credit Association in 1940, according to a report from M.C....

DATE: May 7, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

And the West is History

100 years ago: “The Class of 1916 is the largest in the history of Durango High. This year’s graduating class is the largest in the history of the school, numbering 44, including 28 girls and 16...

DATE: May 4, 2016 | CATEGORY: And the West is History

And the West is History

100 years ago: “Twelve cars of wool arrived yesterday afternoon from Farmington. The shipments go to the Philadelphia and Boston markets.” 75 years ago: “Mrs. Raymond Israel, contrary to reports,...

DATE: May 2, 2016 | CATEGORY: And the West is History

Montrose downs Durango twice in one day

The Durango High School softball team dropped two games at home Saturday as part of a doubleheader against Montrose, as the Indians won 17-6 and 16-12. The losses dropped Durango to 3-15 overall...

DATE: Oct. 3, 2015 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Artisans topic of Green Business lunch

A professor of urban studies and planning at Portland State University will describe at the April 8 Green Business Roundtable lunch how artisans are creating jobs to stimulate Portland’s economy....

DATE: March 25, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Local tourism numbers up this year

The soon-to-end year has been good for tourism, says Bob Kunkel, executive director of the Durango Area Tourism Office. Lodgers-tax revenue for Durango and La Plata County will show double-digit...

DATE: Dec. 18, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Microgrants available to local artists

The Durango Arts Center is offering small grants to help local artists further their work. The grant funds are available to artists in a variety of mediums including visual, performing, musical,...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News