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Registration underway for 12th annual Economic Summit

A University of Chicago professor and entrepreneur will discuss leadership and a panel of local tourism industry leaders will discuss resiliency in the wake of a tough year at the 12th annual...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2018 | UPDATED: 9 hours 51 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Business

Monsoon season in Southwest Colorado fails to deliver

It’s official: The monsoon has been declared a bust. “Oh yeah, it was bust,” said Megan Stackhouse, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Grand Junction . “Definitely not a good...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Plane makes emergency landing during training exercise

A pilot and student practicing a simulated engine failure Wednesday didn’t have to wait long to put those skills to use when the plane’s engine failed to restart during the training exercise....

DATE: Sept. 20, 2018 | UPDATED: 2 days 8 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Lawyers discuss lawsuit in response to 416 Fire

Lawyers suing the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad said they seek to obtain just compensation for residents who suffered damages as a result of the 416 Fire, not kill La Plata County’s top...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2018 | UPDATED: 3 days 10 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Complaint against Treasurer Allison Aichele’s campaign finances dismissed

The Colorado Secretary of State’s Office on Tuesday dismissed a complaint that alleged La Plata County Treasurer Allison Aichele violated campaign finance laws. In June, it came to light that...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2018 | UPDATED: 4 days 8 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango woman with prosthetic limb to climb volcano in Ecuador

Almost four years after making the decision to amputate her lower leg, Durangoan Bee Mathis is planning to climb one of the world’s tallest active volcanoes. She was selected to climb Cotopaxi, a...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2018 | UPDATED: 4 days 15 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Most fault road access to Village at Wolf Creek, others see economic potential

A majority of people who weighed in on the U.S. Forest Service granting the Village at Wolf Creek road access opposed the decision, citing many faults with the proposed resort atop Wolf Creek Pass....

DATE: Sept. 16, 2018 | UPDATED: 6 days 14 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Firefighters contain wildland fire in western La Plata County

Firefighters were able to contain a small wildland fire in western La Plata County on Saturday, said Fort Lewis Mesa Fire Protection District Chief John Lee. The fire was reported around 2:30 p.m....

DATE: Sept. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Wildland fire burns several acres in western La Plata County

Several acres of private land burned Friday near County Road 136 in western La Plata County, fire officials said. Fort Lewis Mesa Fire Protection District crews were called around 2:30 p.m. to the...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

EPA’s quick-action Superfund plan receives flak from commenters

The Environmental Protection Agency changed course this week and released public comments on its proposed quick-action cleanup plan for 26 mines in the Superfund site around Silverton. The agency...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango Burger King temporarily closes after arrest of manager

Durango’s Burger King closed abruptly Thursday after its general manager was arrested on suspicion of fraud and identity theft. In a whopper of a day, Burger King employees scrambled to shut doors...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bliss Bruen, longtime community organizer and visionary, dies at 74

Helen Elizabeth “Bliss” Bruen, a stalwart volunteer in the Durango community who served on countless boards and brought her visionary ideas to fruition, died Tuesday, Sept. 11, at her home in...

DATE: Sept. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News