Medicaid expanding to cover inpatient, residential addiction treatment

An expected Medicaid expansion next year will allow more low-income Southwest Colorado residents struggling with drug and alcohol addiction to seek more intensive treatment. Local addiction...

DATE: Sept. 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Judge orders Anheuser-Busch to halt ‘corn syrup’ labels

Big beer is still duking it out over corn syrup. A federal judge on Wednesday ordered Anheuser-Busch to stop using Bud Light packaging that implies rival brews made by MillerCoors contain corn...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Pedestrian injured in Durango by passing train

A pedestrian was injured about 5:30 p.m. Monday in north Durango after being hit by a Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge train. Two men were close to the tracks as the train traveled south past 31st...

DATE: June 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Atapiño liqueur combines pinion nuts and ponderosa pines

The spice of roasted piñon nuts and the sweet, vanilla sap of ponderosa pines are aromas that are emblematic of the Southwest’s high alpine desert. It was these aromas that inspired Santa Fe...

DATE: May 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Food

Farmington eyes banning miniature liquor bottles

ALBUQUERQUE – A northwestern New Mexico city is examining if it can ban the sale of miniature liquor bottles littering the grounds across town. Farmington Mayor Nate Duckett recently asked City...

DATE: May 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Farmers Market Profile: Fenceline Cider bottles sense of place into beverages

The lone alcohol vendor at the Durango Farmers Market, Fenceline Cider, brings locally-produced cider and wine to the market. “We started a year and a half ago in Mancos and we just go around...

DATE: May 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Food

Mancos amends state liquor law regarding open containers

In preparation for summer festivities, the Mancos Town Board unanimously approved an ordinance allowing for alcohol consumption in public places. Staff members said the ordinance was necessary...

DATE: May 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Is it possible to drink without the harmful effects?

Drinking has always had a reputation for being cool. Legends who held their liquor like Hunter Thompson and Hank Williams were famous for their altered states and made the idea of total...

DATE: April 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Food

Residents identify top health concerns in two-county region

Suicide, affordable housing and substance abuse are the top three health concerns for residents in La Plata and Archuleta counties, a public health survey found. San Juan Basin Public Health...

DATE: April 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Health may improve as regional poverty rates fall

Child poverty rates are falling in the region, a positive sign for long-term public health, according to new health rankings. Social and economic factors, such as child poverty and educational...

DATE: March 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tracing the grains that make up Durango Craft Spirits’ bourbon

Judging by the medals sitting behind Durango Craft Spirits’ bar, the distillery’s Cinder Dick bourbon is a clean and smooth quality spirit. The caramely, slightly sweet two-year bourbon has been...

DATE: March 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Food

Police take proactive approach to problems at Colorado Pongas

Durango police decided more than a year ago that remedial measures would better address liquor license violations at Colorado Pongas rather than punitive ones. And it seems to be working, city...

DATE: March 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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