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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 | UPDATED: 4 days 23 hours ago | 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

Denver news comes to Southwest Colorado via city of Durango station

The city of Durango has found a way to broadcast Denver’s KUSA 9News on its public television station in response to residents clamoring for Colorado news. The city is broadcasting 9News for 8½...

DATE: Nov. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

After yearlong trial, e-bikes receive favorable review

Three advisory boards unanimously recommended Wednesday that Durango allow e-bikes – bicycles with electronic motor assist – on paved city trails, a proposal policymakers and community members...

DATE: Oct. 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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