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High Court decision could send internet sales taxes to Durango

The city of Durango could see some additional tax revenue thanks to a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision on internet sales, but not enough to solve a projected municipal budget shortfall. The...

DATE: July 15, 2018 | UPDATED: 17 hours 5 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Artists share their work thanking 416 firefighters

Professionally crafted and homemade signs thanking firefighters have popped up throughout Durango and La Plata County since the 416 Fire began on June 1. To say a big thank you and to show off...

DATE: July 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Several lightning-caused fires start east of Durango

Several small lightning-caused fires started Friday afternoon near County Road 228, northeast of Elmore’s Corner in La Plata County. “Most of them are single trees,” said Durango Fire Protection...

DATE: July 13, 2018 | UPDATED: 2 days 17 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Previously closed trails and roads re-open near burn areas

The San Juan National Forest has re-opened trails and roads – including the Colorado Trail – that were part of a closed area of the forest near the 416 and Burro fires. The areas were originally...

DATE: July 12, 2018 | UPDATED: 3 days 16 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Prosecutors hint at motive in Mark Redwine homicide case

Prosecutors believe they have a motive in the murder case against Mark Redwine, who is accused of killing his 13-year-old son, Dylan, in November 2012. According to court documents, the prosecution...

DATE: July 11, 2018 | UPDATED: 3 days 16 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad eyes Thursday reopening

The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad plans to resume coal-fired steam engine service to Silverton on Thursday, after more than 40 days stuck in the depot. “We are preparing to run on that...

DATE: July 10, 2018 | UPDATED: 5 days 16 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Truck hauling Gold King Mine sludge crashes into Cement Creek

A truck hauling sludge from the Environmental Protection Agency’s water-treatment plant for the Gold King Mine went off the road Monday and crashed into Cement Creek. Colorado State Patrol Capt....

DATE: July 9, 2018 | UPDATED: 6 days 17 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Motorcyclists damage alpine tundra north of Silverton

Another instance of people illegally driving off-road in alpine tundra outside Silverton has put the San Juan County Sheriff’s Office on the search for three suspects. Sheriff Bruce Conrad said...

DATE: July 9, 2018 | UPDATED: 5 days 16 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

416 Fire does not grow; 50 percent contained

Despite rain falling on portions of the 416 Fire burn scar on Sunday and a flash flood in effect for most of the day, no problems were reported Sunday evening from debris flows or flooding. La...

DATE: July 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Flash flood watch in effect for 416 Fire burn scar

The risk of flooding near the 416 Fire is expected to persist Saturday. The National Weather Service issued a flash flood watch for the 416 Fire burn scar from noon until 9 p.m. Saturday. The...

DATE: July 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pre-evacuation notices issued for flood-prone areas

About 250 homes were placed on pre-evacuation notice Friday afternoon for possible flooding around the 416 Fire burn area, but as of 8 p.m., no floods had been reported. The notice was issued for...

DATE: July 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Flash-flood warning issued for 416 Fire burn areas

A flash-flood warning has been issued for Friday for areas around the burn scar of the 416 Fire. According to the National Weather Service in Grand Junction, the potential for flash floods in...

DATE: July 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News