The Kennebec brings a farmers market to Hesperus

Prior to this summer, residents of Hesperus and Durango West looking for a market for fresh produce and other items had to make the trip all the way into Durango or Mancos. Now, they have an...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Food

Residents voice concern with King II coal expansion

Truck traffic, water quality and climate change were the predominant concerns for the handful of residents who attended a meeting this week about the possible expansion of GCC Energy’s King II coal...

DATE: Aug. 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

King II coal mine expansion open house on Thursday

Residents with opinions on the proposed expansion of GCC Energy’s King II coal mine in southwest La Plata County will have a chance to weigh in at an open house Thursday in Hesperus. Preparing for...

DATE: July 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores man killed in Hesperus rollover

Logan Willbanks, 24, of Dolores, was killed about 5:30 a.m. Sunday morning after he was ejected from the pickup he was driving after it wandered off the right side of U.S. Highway 160 approaching...

DATE: July 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Coal miner seriously injured at King II near Hesperus

A 40-year-old Cortez man was seriously injured and required a helicopter transport to Denver last week while working at GCC Energy’s King II coal mine near Hesperus. Rod Allen, with Durango Fire...

DATE: July 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Horse falls, injures girl and dies near Hesperus

A full-grown horse wandered into a mobile-home park near Hesperus and mysteriously died Tuesday, at one point falling on and injuring a girl, according to La Plata County Animal Protection. Animal...

DATE: July 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Farmers Market: Jake’s Farm of Hesperus fills the poultry gap

Amy and Jonathan Reid run Jake’s Farm in Hesperus. While visiting from Chino Valley, Arizona, in August 2016, they noticed a hole in what the Durango Farmers Market offers. “We came here on...

DATE: June 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Food

Tales of Hesperus: Murder, mining and bootlegging

Murder, bootlegging, cattle rustling – these are only a few of the intriguing topics that will be hit on at this year’s La Plata County Historic Driving Tour, which turns its sights west toward...

DATE: May 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Hesperus Ski Area opens with 21-inch base, more on the way

Hesperus Ski Area has finally received enough snow to open for the season, a spokeswoman for the ski area said Monday. With a base of 21 inches of snow and another 15 inches forecast over the next...

DATE: Dec. 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hesperus Ski Area delays opening day

Hesperus Ski Area will delay its planned opening day because of lack of snow. Kim Oyler, spokeswoman for the ski area, said in a prepared statement Thursday that Hesperus Ski Area, 12 miles west of...

DATE: Dec. 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hesperus gas station closes for remodeling

Hesperus Oasis, the only gas station in the Hesperus area, will be closed until March or April for remodeling. As part of the remodeling, the store may expand slightly, and the building may be...

DATE: Nov. 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Annual Dolores Ski Swap fundraiser coming Nov. 10

The Dolores Ski Swap and fundraiser will be held on Nov. 10 at the Dolores Community Center from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.. Telluride and Hesperus ski passes will be for sale, as well as a roomful of snow...

DATE: Oct. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

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