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Four Corners Motorcycle Rally roars back into Durango

Vince Morris from Farmington is a regular at the Four Corners Motorcycle Rally, and he’s glad to see it’s returning to its full glory. “I used to volunteer at the rally every year. It’s nice to...

DATE: Sept. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rico celebrates Independence Day with floats, music, art and food

Hundreds of people gathered in Rico on Wednesday for the traditional July Fourth parade, and to eat Navajo tacos and listen to the Four Corners Community Band. Rico residents and visitors honored...

DATE: July 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

No fireworks, but Fourth still shines in Bayfield

There will be no fireworks show, but Independence Day revelers still jammed into downtown Bayfield on Wednesday for the town’s annual events. A large crowd filled Mill Street for the parade, and...

DATE: July 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Thousands pack Main Avenue for Stars and Stripes Parade

Main Avenue was filled with flags, cyclists and patriotic colors during the Fourth of July parade Wednesday evening. Thousands of people lined the street for the Stars and Stripes Parade, despite...

DATE: July 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Will Fourth of July revelers heed warnings about fire danger?

As visitors flock to Southwest Colorado for this year’s Fourth of July celebration, local agencies are ramping up efforts to warn out-of-town guests about the unprecedented fire danger and...

DATE: July 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos’ Bauer House plans old-fashioned Fourth of July

The annual Bauer House Fourth of July celebration will return this year to raise money for the Mancos Valley Historical Society. Bobbi Black, who owns the antique house, used the Independence Day...

DATE: June 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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 | 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

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