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Cortez ensures no one must be hungry, alone on Christmas

If it wasn’t for the Cortez Community Christmas Dinner, Cassin McClure said she would probably heat up a Marie Callender’s frozen meal. Lee Wiesemann said he would probably be at home trying to...

DATE: Dec. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Need a tree? Take the train

The San Juan Mountains are chock-full of trees. So many, in fact, that the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad has to cut some down to help prevent potential wildfires. Now, as the holiday...

DATE: Dec. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Thanksgiving, delivered from Durango

Gordon Clouser was driving from one side of La Plata County to the other, delivering Thanksgiving meals at the request of families, when he had a thought: “There’s a better way to do this,” he...

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

Veterans Day Parade honors World War II vets

Herman Todeschi has seen more than his fair share of war – fighting up the bootleg of Italy, then southern France, the Balkans and eventually along the Rhine River in Germany itself during World...

DATE: Nov. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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

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