Durango

Storms may bring heavy snow to San Juan Mountains

The National Weather Service in Grand Junction has issued a winter storm watch to take effect Wednesday afternoon and last through midday Friday. The NWS says a series of storms hold the potential...

DATE: Feb. 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

City of Durango unveils redesigned website

The city of Durango has updated its website to improve navigation and accessibility on mobile devices. CivicPlus, a New York-based municipal website design firm, awarded Durango a website makeover...

DATE: Feb. 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango connects neighbors through social media

The city of Durango already embraces Facebook and Twitter as a means to connect and communicate with residents. But more recently, the city has begun dabbling with a new social media platform:...

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

Storm expected to arrive Thursday night in Southwest Colorado

Get ready for another round of snow. The National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory, set to take effect 9 p.m. Thursday and last until noon Friday. During this time, in lower...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

2018: A review of the news in La Plata County

There is an epigram that says “the more things change, the more they stay the same.” That feels somewhat true for 2018 in La Plata County. Once again, a destructive fire dominated the news, and it...

DATE: Dec. 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

What’s our chance of a white Christmas in Durango?

Hoping for a white Christmas in Durango? It’s going to be a close call. The National Weather Service in Grand Junction is tracking a storm system that could hit Southwest Colorado on Christmas...

DATE: Dec. 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County Humane Society director resigns; agency waits to hire replacement

The La Plata County Humane Society will not actively look for a new executive director after its former head of operations resigned suddenly in November. “Right now, we are just going to work with...

DATE: Dec. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores, Towaoc residents face heightened risk of wildfire

An updated wildfire risk map released by the Colorado State Forest Service shows the foothill towns of Dolores, Towaoc and Durango have a “higher” potential to be impacted by a wildfire. The...

DATE: Dec. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Durango lands LEED certification for sustainability

Durango has been identified by the U.S. Green Building Council as a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design city, giving staff a new means of measuring and maintaining water consumption,...

DATE: Dec. 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango takes grease, makes electricity

Fried turkey is often a staple of Thanksgiving meals, but making one produces a pesky byproduct: used oil. Dumping it down the drain can cause all kinds of problems for residents and for the city...

DATE: Nov. 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Thanksgiving, delivered from Durango

Gordon Clouser was driving from one side of La Plata County to the other, delivering Thanksgiving meals at the request of families, when he had a thought: “There’s a better way to do this,” he...

DATE: Nov. 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango rules on homelessness ‘starting a battle’

Durango is starting a battle – at least that’s how Donna Mae Baukat, co-founder and executive director of Community Compassion Outreach Inc., sees it. The city’s adversary: people without homes....

DATE: Nov. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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