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‘It’s a fantastic view of it all’; fire tower turns 50

DOLORES – Various birds zip and dive around the Benchmark Lookout fire tower as Rick Freimuth scans the horizon with binoculars for any sign of wildfire smoke. His panoramic view encompasses the...

DATE: Sept. 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango train receives $2 million grant to replace bridge

The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad has received nearly $2 million from a federal rail safety program to help pay for the replacement of a bridge over the Animas River, just south of...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mountain bike park, controversial dirt bike route approved in Silverton

About 30 miles of new trails in Silverton geared at mountain biking were approved Monday, along with a controversial route for dirt bikes through the San Juan Mountains. Since June 2019, the Bureau...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sen. Cory Gardner says he’s willing to vote on Supreme Court nominee

U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner announced Monday he “will vote to confirm” a qualified nominee put forward by President Donald Trump to fill a seat on the U.S. Supreme Court vacated by the death of Justice...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Denver firm buys Three Springs apartments for $35.25 million

A Denver real estate firm purchased The Confluence at Three Springs for $35.25 million and sees Durango as a potential market to expand its holdings and possibly to initiate new construction and...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mystery of buried vehicle, missing driver intensifies north of Pagosa Springs

Authorities have seemingly reached a dead end into an investigation of an abandoned car that was found buried under a massive pile of debris in a remote, mountainous area outside Pagosa Springs,...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Talk about town: Fort Lewis College ranks among top 10 for diversity

U.S. News & World Report ranks Fort Lewis College ninth for campus diversity among liberal arts colleges in its 2021 Best Colleges rankings. The top three liberal arts colleges for campus...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lawsuit against Centura Health moves to state court in La Plata County

A class-action lawsuit challenging Centura Health’s billing practices has moved from federal court to a state district court in La Plata County after the health corporation sought to delay and...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

A new hand on deck to offer assistance to small businesses

The novel coronavirus might have thrown a wrench into many businesses in 2020, but the Southwest Colorado Small Business Development Center is working to bolster its capacity to help them. Through...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Voluntary fishing closures on Southwest Colorado rivers lifted

Voluntary fishing closures on the Animas River and other Southwest Colorado streams put in place in August because of dangerously high water temperatures that posed a risk to fish were lifted...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

At a glance: 11 measures on Colorado’s 2020 ballot

Many voters bristle when it comes time to complete the ballot measures on election cards. The measures can be confusing and require voters to work to make informed decisions. But ballot measures...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Driver’s license, credit cards found with missing man at Mesa Verde National Park

Authorities say it appears the human remains found in Mesa Verde National Park do indeed belong to a Texas man who vanished without a trace in 2013 while visiting the park. Montezuma County Coroner...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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