Environmental issue

Dirt bike route proposed in ‘one of the last untouched’ places in Silverton

A new route for dirt bikes is being proposed in the San Juan Mountains, which some Silverton locals fear will compromise one of the last quiet, unmotorized places in the nearby backcountry. “Minnie...

DATE: Oct. 9, 2019 | UPDATED: 3 days 15 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Bears packing on the pounds before hibernation

Trying to pack on the pounds before hibernation, bears are picking up their activity in and around Durango. “There’s definitely been an uptick in reports of bear incidents in the last week,” said...

DATE: Oct. 8, 2019 | UPDATED: 5 days 4 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Year of renewal: Hermosa Creek watershed shows signs of recovery after 416 Fire

One year after the 416 Fire, Hermosa Creek is showing early signs of bouncing back. “The area is recovering pretty well,” said Gretchen Fitzgerald, a forester with the U.S. Forest Service. “There...

DATE: Oct. 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Wetlands north of Durango approved for expansion

Wetlands north of Durango in the Animas Valley have been approved for expansion. For years, the Zink family has been working to restore a good part of their 150-acre ranch , which has been in the...

DATE: Oct. 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado company faces fines for construction site violations

A Colorado-based construction company likely faces fines for serious violations at a work site near Bayfield, according to state officials. “This is a serious offense,” said Kelly Morgan, an...

DATE: Sept. 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Global Climate Strike draws large crowd, in Durango and beyond

Alexander Allport, 8, wasn’t sure Friday whether he’d rather be in home-school or in front of Durango City Hall. It was nice out – partly cloudy and around 70 degrees – and the day marked one of...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Should Durango residents share in sacrifice during next drought?

When the Animas River reached record lows during last summer’s drought, Durango residents were allowed to water their lawns every day. That may change during the next major drought. A drought...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College cuts about 60% of carbon; next 40% will be harder

Fort Lewis College aims to be 100% carbon neutral by 2050 and is well on its way to hitting that goal, but it faces a tough road ahead. The school reduced its greenhouse gas emissions by 58% in...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Global fashion top players join forces in environmental pact

ROME – Thirty-two leading companies in the fashion and textile industry have given themselves a set of shared goals under a “Fashion Pact” aimed at reducing the environmental impact of their...

DATE: Aug. 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Hey, business owners: It’s not tough being green

If greenies made a poster featuring the most sustainable, environmentally friendly business in town, they could do worse than picking Maria’s Bookshop. “We must get 15 to 20 boxes a day, and we try...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mobile home park’s sewage lagoon still seeping into Lightner Creek

Issues with Lightner Creek Mobile Home Park’s sewage pond, which has been seeping raw wastewater into its namesake creek for more than 10 years, have still not been fixed, state officials said this...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

San Juan County sheriff cracks down on illegal off-roading

San Juan County’s sheriff is cracking down on illegal off-roading in the high country around Silverton. “If you can’t properly use your toys in San Juan County, we’re going to take your toys away...

DATE: July 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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