VIDEO: Mountain lion drags deer from Hermosa home

A Hermosa woman who woke up in the early morning hours to care for her 4-month-old baby was in for a bit of a surprise when she opened the blinds and saw a mountain lion, just a few feet away from...

DATE: Feb. 22, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

LPEA deals with outages across La Plata County

Heavy snow the past few days has caused a host of headaches for La Plata Electric Association as it strives to keep the power on. Hillary Knox, spokeswoman for LPEA, said outages started around 6...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Trial accusing Durango railroad of starting 416 Fire to take place in Denver

A federal judge has ruled that a trial in which the U.S. government seeks to recover an estimated $25 million from the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad for fighting the 416 Fire will take...

DATE: Nov. 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

New manufactured home, tiny home park approved in Animas Valley

A new, 22-space manufactured home and tiny home park in the Animas Valley was approved Thursday by the La Plata County Planning Commission. According to county records, the 22 homes would be...

DATE: Sept. 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

416 Fire turned out to be a healthy burn for the forest, new studies find

As more research is done within the 416 Fire burn scar, it’s becoming increasingly clear the blaze that burned in summer 2018 was a healthy fire for the landscape, which is already showing strong...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

New trail construction underway in Hermosa Creek Special Management Area

Trail construction has begun on a new route in the Hermosa Creek Special Management Area, which will be the first non-motorized trail in the San Juan National Forest to allow e-bikes. The U.S....

DATE: Aug. 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

New trail construction underway in Hermosa Creek Special Management Area

Trail construction has begun on a new route in the Hermosa Creek Special Management Area, which will be the first non-motorized trail in the San Juan National Forest to allow e-bikes. The U.S....

DATE: Aug. 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango Hot Springs receives OK to serve alcohol

Durango Hot Springs will now be able to serve alcohol. La Plata County commissioners on Tuesday voted to approve a new “lodging and entertainment liquor license,” which allows the resort previously...

DATE: July 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man with ankle injury rescued north of Durango

La Plata County Search and Rescue spent four hours Friday helping a man with a broken ankle out of the backcountry north of Durango. The man was mountain biking on the Pinkerton/Flagstaff Trail...

DATE: July 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Limits on noise, hours weigh on Durango Hot Springs

Durango Hot Springs owners initially believed revitalizing the aging, historic Trimble Hot Springs would create for them a solid business and provide a new lease on life for an attraction in the...

DATE: June 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Investigators seek cause of fire that displaced Hermosa family

Investigators are trying to determine the cause of a house fire Sunday that left a Hermosa family displaced. Karola Hanks, fire marshal for Durango Fire Protection District, said authorities...

DATE: June 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Incoming storm raises concern over flooding from 416 Fire burn scar

A flash flood watch has been issued for Southwest Colorado from Friday night through Saturday afternoon as a strong storm moves into the region, raising concerns about debris flows off the 416 Fire...

DATE: June 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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