Agile Space Industries gains recognition for bringing jobs to Durango

A Washington, D.C., ideas laboratory recognized Agile Space Industries, a Durango-based aerospace company, Tuesday for its efforts to support and diversify the city’s economy. The bipartisan...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2021 | UPDATED: 1 day 56 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Progress planned this year for Durango Mesa Park

Durango residents will start seeing long-awaited changes at Durango Mesa Park, formerly Ewing Mesa, in 2021 as the city, county and park foundation embark on a $150 million development project. For...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2021 | UPDATED: 2 days 3 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Residents at Durango’s Lumien 2 get skill-building support

Residents at Lumien 2, an affordable housing apartment complex in Durango, are receiving access to skill-building programs with the help of Rainbow Housing Assistance Corp. Lumien 2 houses people...

DATE: Jan. 14, 2021 | UPDATED: 2 days 21 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

How is Ignacio putting its federal relief dollars to use?

The town of Ignacio focused on utility and technology support after receiving about $60,000 of the $4.8 million in federal COVID-19 relief money allocated to La Plata County governments. The money,...

DATE: Jan. 13, 2021 | UPDATED: 2 days 21 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Elected officials oppose Rep. Boebert’s actions during U.S. Capitol riot

Elected officials in La Plata County took action this week against recently elected Congresswoman Lauren Boebert after the U.S. Capitol riot Jan. 6. Boebert, who represents 28 Western Slope and...

DATE: Jan. 12, 2021 | UPDATED: 4 days 7 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Magpies Newsstand in Durango burglarized

Both cash and merchandise were stolen Saturday evening from Magpies Newsstand Cafe in Durango, with no signs of forced entry. The Durango Police Department has video footage of the suspect and...

DATE: Jan. 12, 2021 | UPDATED: 4 days 21 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango mobile home park residents face ownership change

River View mobile home park in north Durango is for sale – for the third time in almost six years – but this time, residents are looking into making an offer themselves. Residents in manufactured...

DATE: Jan. 12, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ska Fab purchased by private equity firm

Ska Fab, the company started by Durango microbrewer Matt Vincent, a partner in Ska Brewing, and Durango machinist Dan Morris to meet the manufacturing needs of craft brewers, has been purchased by...

DATE: Jan. 10, 2021 | CATEGORY: Business

Will La Plata County start tracking COVID-19 in human waste?

What if La Plata County communities could detect the prevalence of COVID-19 in neighborhoods or communitywide before it shows up in test results? Colorado entities are testing a tool to do just...

DATE: Jan. 6, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Après storm: Time to grab the snow shovel

At 72 years of age, Karen McManus says she doesn’t want her life complicated by a broken hip from a fall caused by ice or snow. On Tuesday, McManus had a particularly difficult time in front of a...

DATE: Dec. 31, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Manna soup kitchen offers holiday cheer

The Christmas meal provided by Manna soup kitchen meant a lot to Eric Stickle, who is watching every penny trying to keep afloat through February, when he can leave the Budget Inn and begin his...

DATE: Dec. 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Small shops cater to last-minute Christmas shoppers

Durango and Farmington may be the Four Corners version of “A Tale of Two Cities,” but they shared at least one thing in common: A fair amount of last-minute Christmas shoppers. Shanna Igo, who...

DATE: Dec. 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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