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Punxsutawney Phil sees 6 more weeks of winter, but he’s not from Cortez

Weather prognosticating Punxsutawney Phil has predicted six more weeks of winter, but Montezuma County’s resident prognosticator, weather watcher James Andrus, is predicting more weeks of sunshine....

DATE: Feb. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bill proposes allowing mountain bikers on wilderness land

COLORADO SPRINGS (AP) – Proposed federal legislation that would amend the Wilderness Act is setting off alarms within the mountain biking and conservation communities. HR 1349 and its sister...

DATE: Jan. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

McLachlan named vice-chair of House Transportation Committee

With the 2018 legislative session underway, a few lawmakers are taking on new responsibilities. That includes Rep. Barbara McLachlan, a Durango Democrat. McLachlan this week was named vice-chair of...

DATE: Jan. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Juniper trees across Southwest Colorado are taking a mysterious turn

Across Southwest Colorado, juniper trees may look like they’re dying, but local foresters say the situation is a lot more complicated – and puzzling – than meets the eye. “It’s very strange,” said...

DATE: Jan. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores farmers market grows in winter

The winter farmers market at the Four Seasons Greenhouse in Dolores continues to grow in its fifth year. Open on Saturdays from November through March, the market features vendors from farms and...

DATE: Jan. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

Driver in fatal crash near Pagosa Springs tests above limit for marijuana

A driver who died last month after causing a three-vehicle crash just west of Pagosa Springs tested nearly double the legal driving limit for THC, the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana,...

DATE: Jan. 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Galloping Goose will hold winter trips in Animas Valley

The Galloping Goose No. 5 will be running the rails again this winter in the Animas Valley. The second annual winter excursion will take place over two weekends in February on the Durango &...

DATE: Jan. 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Regional nonprofits benefit from Colorado Gives Day

The Community Foundation serving Southwest Colorado recently announced that $209,665 in donations was raised for Southwest Colorado nonprofits on Dec. 5 during Colorado Gives Day – a single-day,...

DATE: Dec. 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Jay and Silent Bob help ‘Stuff the Truck’ with toys

Local radio stations 92.9 The Point (92.9 FM) and 99X (99.7 FM), with sponsors, hosted a record-breaking “Stuff the Truck” Toy Drive on Dec. 16 that featured a special appearance by Keven Smith and...

DATE: Dec. 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rotary Club makes sure area children are warm this winter

Rotary Club of Durango recently funded a donation effort that supplied La Plata Family Centers Coalition with 48 new coats, which were distributed to area children in need to keep them warm through...

DATE: Dec. 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez volunteers prepare for annual Christmas dinner

A group of local volunteers is preparing for the annual Cortez Christmas dinner. The event has been a Cortez tradition for more than 25 years, and organizer Mitchell Toms said it usually draws...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County activists protest shrinking of monuments

Members of the Great Old Broads for Wilderness and other activist groups gathered at Canyons of the Ancients National Monument on Saturday to protest the shrinking of another monument. The rally at...

DATE: Dec. 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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