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Cortez plans July Fourth fireworks show; other towns cancel

Many Southwest Colorado towns have canceled their Fourth of July fireworks displays, but the show in Cortez will go on. After meeting Thursday morning with city officials and the Cortez Fire...

DATE: June 22, 2018 | UPDATED: 1 day 15 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Rico Fourth of July celebration adjusts for fire danger

Rico is still having a July Fourth celebration, but the fireworks show has been canceled because of fire danger. “We’re still planning a big party and have events for the whole family,” said Erin...

DATE: June 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Silverton cancels famed Fourth of July fireworks show

Silverton has canceled its famed Fourth of July fireworks show because of the extreme fire danger that persists in Southwest Colorado. San Juan County Sheriff Bruce Conrad announced the fireworks...

DATE: June 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Memorial Day ceremony focuses on soldiers lost in the Middle East

Durangoans marked Memorial Day by remembering those who have died in the Middle East over the last 16 years. “We remember and honor the sacrifice of all those who lost their lives serving our...

DATE: May 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield honors fallen at new veterans memorial

Honoring the many killed in action across the nation and from the Pine River Valley, American Legion Post 143 hosted its first Memorial Day services on Monday at the new veterans memorial in the...

DATE: May 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Quilter honors brother killed in World War II

Pat Akers was devastated after her brother Robert Ghann was killed crossing the Atlantic in 1942 when his ship was torpedoed during World War II. Crafting quilts with the La Plata Quilters Guild...

DATE: May 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County Daughters of the American Revolution plants flags for Memorial Day

The Sleeping Ute Mountain Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution spent the days leading up to Memorial Day placing flags on the graves of veterans around Montezuma County. For about a...

DATE: May 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango cancels Fourth of July fireworks

Durango’s Fourth of July fireworks show has been canceled for the second consecutive year. City Manager Ron LeBlanc said the area’s extreme drought and fire danger are behind this year’s decision...

DATE: May 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Memorial Day to honor veterans with events

The Durango Veterans of Foreign Wars Post, American Legion and the Vietnam Veterans Association will hold Memorial Day events Monday in Durango. Monday 6 a.m.: VFW flag placement on Main Avenue. ...

DATE: May 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College students march to honor Martin Luther King Jr.

About 200 people marched, held workshops and heard speeches Monday to honor Martin Luther King Jr.’s struggle to overcome bigotry and racism in America, and they offered reminders that work to...

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

Beware of overindulging in ‘holiday cheer’ at office parties

Everyone has a favorite tale to tell, but the goal is to avoid a starring role in office chatter about that cringe-worthy, embarrassing Christmas office party moment that is the center of next-day...

DATE: Dec. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

The ultimate guide to your first stress-free Thanksgiving

Maybe it’s your first time cooking for Thanksgiving. Or maybe you’re hoping this is the first time you’ll prepare it without inviting stress into the kitchen, too. Whatever the case, I have just...

DATE: Nov. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Food