Durango City Council candidates talk taxes, housing and bump-outs at forum

And they’re off: The seven Durango City Council candidates took their stances this week on issues such as housing, business and budgets during the first candidates forum of the municipal election...

DATE: March 4, 2021 | UPDATED: 1 day 1 hour ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Beetle kill marches west across San Juan Mountains

Beetle kill is continuing its march through the San Juan Mountains toward the high country around Silverton, according to an aerial survey that tracks outbreaks on an annual basis. Every year, the...

DATE: Feb. 19, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

For first time ever, Chronic Wasting Disease found in deer in Southwest Colorado

Although it was considered inevitable, a long-feared disease that affects elk, deer and moose was detected for the first time ever in Southwest Colorado. Colorado Parks and Wildlife announced this...

DATE: Feb. 10, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango’s first fast-charging station for electric vehicles coming this summer

Electric vehicle drivers will be able to get a fast charge in Durango early this summer, connecting the city to a growing statewide network of fast-charging corridors. Durango City Council approved...

DATE: Feb. 7, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mining claims in Weminuche Wilderness protected from development

Two mining claims in the San Juan National Forest’s Weminuche Wilderness have been returned to a wilderness designation, the U.S. Forest Service announced this week. In 2018, the Wilderness Land...

DATE: Feb. 5, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Biden’s oil and gas pause halts lease sales around HD Mountains

President Joe Biden’s temporary freeze on new oil and gas leases on public lands has halted the sale of 10 parcels totaling more than 1,500 acres around the HD Mountains, east of Bayfield. The...

DATE: Feb. 4, 2021 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Bird count reveals possible increase in population despite last year’s die-off

FARMINGTON – The Audubon Christmas Bird Count took place in December, just a short time after researchers from multiple organizations sent samples to the U.S. Geological Survey’s National Wildlife...

DATE: Jan. 30, 2021 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Drought causing issues for Durango’s fish hatchery

Prolonged drought in Southwest Colorado is now affecting Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s fish hatchery in Durango. Joe Lewandowski, spokesman for CPW, said the Durango Fish Hatchery, along the banks...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

EPA to drill into mine west of Silverton at risk of blowout

The Environmental Protection Agency plans this summer to drill into the collapsed entrance of a mine near Silverton that’s at risk of a blowout. If the situation sounds familiar, it is. The EPA in...

DATE: Jan. 14, 2021 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

EPA orders access to water treatment plant north of Silverton

The Environmental Protection Agency issued the owner of the Gold King Mine an order for access to the property where the water treatment plant is located, north of Silverton, after a long-term...

DATE: Jan. 10, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Five environmental issues to watch in 2021

With 2020 in the rearview mirror, it’s time to look at the most pressing environmental issues that face Southwest Colorado in the year to come, and there’s no shortage of them. How will the...

DATE: Dec. 31, 2020 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

2020: A year marked by plague, protest and triumph in Southwest Colorado

Almost universally, 2020 will be a year folks will be eager to put in the history books, like 1918, the year of the Spanish flu. Just about every event – not only in Durango, but across the planet...

DATE: Dec. 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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