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COVID-19 disaster-assistance loans offered by Region 9

A disaster-assistance loan fund, which will start out with modest funding but with the expectation it will grow, has been established to help small businesses in Southwest Colorado deal with...

DATE: March 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango businesses report losing at least 70% of sales

More than half of Durango and La Plata County businesses responding to a survey about the COVID-19 pandemic say they have lost 70% of their business or closed their doors. Two hundred and...

DATE: March 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Memorial Rock damage repaired on Colorado 145

On May 24, a roadside attraction was created in seconds after two massive boulders tumbled 1,000 feet onto Colorado Highway 145, obliterating a section of highway northeast of Dolores. One boulder,...

DATE: July 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Residents react to massive rockfall on Southwest Colorado highway

DOLORES – A cliff where two house-size boulders came loose and tumbled onto Colorado Highway 145 on May 24 will be analyzed further for potential rockfall risk, according to the Colorado Department...

DATE: June 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Crews build bypass around boulder blocking Colorado Highway 145

A crew Sunday night blasted one of two boulders that had shut down Colorado Highway 145 north of Dolores since Friday and built a temporary road to allow traffic through. Trucks hauled away the...

DATE: May 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

416 Fire inspires new Red Cross volunteer

A combination of factors – moving to Southwest Colorado at the start of the 416 Fire, a previous stint with the American Red Cross and some time on her hands – merged to place Madeline Marquardt in...

DATE: Oct. 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Drier weekend expected after Friday flood scare

Southwest Colorado may see some isolated thunderstorms this weekend. However, the chance for rain strong enough to trigger a flash-flood warning like the one that had emergency officials scrambling...

DATE: July 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rains keep fire small east of Pagosa Springs

A lightning-caused fire discovered Monday afternoon 4 miles east of Pagosa Springs, is not expected to grow, and the 416 Fire remains well in hand. Gretchen Fitzgerald, spokeswoman for the San Juan...

DATE: July 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Efforts to contain 416 Fire move to the northeast

Additional firefighters arrived Sunday to help battle the 416 Fire and more were expected Monday. Don Ferguson, a public information officer for the 416 Fire, said approximately 10 engines and...

DATE: July 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Wind sends ash, smoke from Burro Fire to Telluride

The wind shifted Thursday – blowing from the southwest to the northeast – and brought cold ash and smoke from the Burro Fire into Telluride. The ash and smoke grew progressively worse through the...

DATE: June 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

State documenting financial losses from 416 Fire

Durango and Silverton businesses may be approached by state officials in the next couple of weeks seeking to document their losses related to the 416 Fire. At least five businesses must be able to...

DATE: June 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Firefighters use burnouts to outsmart 416 Fire

HERMOSA – The ominous plume north of Durango churned for an eleventh day Monday, putting up periodic puffs of black smoke as the blaze found pockets of thick vegetation – some discovered by natural...

DATE: June 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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