Durango’s steady, controversial growth from 1880 to present

A lot can happen in 140 years. Just look at Durango. The city’s population and size have grown piecemeal since its founding by the Denver & Rio Grande Railroad in 1880, thrust by advances in...

DATE: May 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango parents accused of comatose daughter’s abuse are sentenced

A Durango man who pleaded guilty to abusing his 4-year-old daughter – to the extent that she is expected to remain in a coma the rest of her life – was sentenced Friday to 12 years in prison. Sixth...

DATE: May 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Is Durango doing enough to conserve its water?

Durango enjoys the luxury of being just miles away from its water source in the San Juan Mountains. But as prolonged drought becomes an increasing threat in Southwest Colorado, is the community...

DATE: May 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango man accused of killing three in crash faces June trial

A June 10 jury trial has been set for a Durango man charged with three counts of manslaughter after he was accused of causing a crash on an Oklahoma highway in March 2017 that killed a woman and...

DATE: May 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado senators react to redacted Mueller report

The response from Colorado’s senators to the public release of the long-anticipated and redacted report from special counsel Robert Mueller reflected a larger party divide in Washington, D.C. As...

DATE: April 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Winter slumber comes to an end for hibernating bears

Bears are waking up around Durango, and it’s time to start taking precautionary measures to reduce human-bear conflicts, wildlife officials say. “It’s that time of year,” said Colorado Parks and...

DATE: April 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Peeved about that parking ticket? Maybe you should appeal

No one likes receiving a parking ticket. But after a rush of emotions – denial, anger, grief and perhaps a few choice words – most people pay the fine – typically $25 in Durango – and go about...

DATE: April 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango train punches through avalanche paths ahead of summer season

Slowly but surely, the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad is digging out of the onslaught of snow and avalanches to clear the tracks for the first ride to Silverton in May. Jeff Johnson,...

DATE: April 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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

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