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

Purgatory Resort’s insurance company sues D&SNG for 416 Fire losses

Purgatory Resort’s insurance company has filed a lawsuit against the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad for costs associated with the 416 Fire. Granite State Insurance Co., based in New...

DATE: June 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Judge throws out D&SNG’s attempt to escape 416 Fire lawsuit

In a major blow to the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, a federal judge Monday threw out the railroad’s motion to dismiss a lawsuit in which the U.S. government is seeking $25 million for...

DATE: June 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rare cutthroat trout, saved in 416 Fire, set to be released back into the wild

While firefighting crews were in the throes of battling the 416 Fire as it rapidly spread through the San Juan National Forest north of Durango in June 2018, an unlikely rescue mission was being...

DATE: May 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Millions spent to control runoff from 416 Fire burn area

After the 416 Fire in summer 2018, the risk of floods and debris flows became a new, constant threat to the homes below the burn scar around Hermosa, said John McLeod, who lives in the area. “It’s...

DATE: May 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

If remote Red Mesa Reservoir doesn’t grow, it could be razed

Can a small reservoir in remote Southwest Colorado play a larger role to help meet the water demands of an increasingly water-strapped region? The reservoir’s managers are hoping so, otherwise the...

DATE: Feb. 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man arrested in connection with car theft, home burglary in Hermosa

A 36-year-old man who is suspected of going on a crime spree around La Plata County was behind bars Monday. On Dec. 23, a Colorado State Patrol trooper spotted a 2011 Ford F150 headed north on U.S....

DATE: Jan. 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Judge’s recommendation: Lawsuit against D&SNG for 416 Fire costs should proceed

In what could be a blow to the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, a federal judge has recommended a district court throw out the train’s motion to dismiss a lawsuit in which the U.S....

DATE: Dec. 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Frequent power outages around Hermosa spark investigation

A series of power outages during the past few weeks around the Hermosa area had crews with La Plata Electric Association out Wednesday trying to figure out the problem. Justin Talbot, operations...

DATE: Nov. 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Talk about town: What’s that big new structure in Hermosa?

Anyone wondering what that tall structure is being built north of the Hermosa gas station won’t receive much help from its name: “barndominium.” According to La Plata County’s Planning Department,...

DATE: Oct. 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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