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Southwest Colorado could ring in new year with winter storm

A New Year’s Day storm is expected to dump a moderate amount of snow across Southwest Colorado, but not enough to change severe drought conditions being experienced by this corner of the state,...

DATE: Dec. 31, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Coal Bank, Molas, Red Mountain passes reopen Saturday

Coal Bank, Molas and Red Mountain passes opened Saturday after winter storms dropped feet of snow the past few days in the San Juan Mountains. Colorado Department of Transportation reopened Red...

DATE: Dec. 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango likely to wake up to white Christmas

Residents across Southwest Colorado are likely to wake up to a snowy Christmas morning and could see more during the day Wednesday. Durango was expected to receive 2 to 4 inches of snow overnight...

DATE: Dec. 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Weather Service issues winter weather advisory for incoming storm

The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for an incoming storm that’s expected to hit Southwest Colorado on Tuesday afternoon and last through Christmas Day. The advisory...

DATE: Dec. 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hesperus Ski Area announces opening day

Hesperus Ski Area announced its plans to open for the season Friday. Laura Haidet, a spokeswoman for the resort, said trails will open for skiers and tubers from 4 to 9 p.m. for night skiing. The...

DATE: Dec. 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Heavy snow, strong winds predicted for San Juan Mountains

Snow is on its way to Southwest Colorado, meteorologists predict, and the Colorado Department of Transportation is preparing for slick conditions in the southern San Juan Mountains. A winter storm...

DATE: Dec. 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Winter weather advisory forecasts snow in mountains

A winter weather advisory is in effect until 5 p.m. Thursday as an incoming snowstorm could drop up to a foot of new snow in the high country of the San Juan Mountains. The National Weather Service...

DATE: Dec. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Winter storm to leave Southwest Colorado on Saturday

Snow lovers rejoice, it finally fell. Days of predicted snowfall in Southwest Colorado tapered Saturday, a storm that left about 2 inches of snow in Durango overnight when up to 8 inches were...

DATE: Nov. 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Snow slows, but doesn’t stop, hungry Durangoans

Snow may have slowed down hungry Durangoans, but it didn’t stop them from getting to the annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner. Tonya Wales, coordinator for the event, said the La Plata County...

DATE: Nov. 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Weather Service issues first winter storm warning of season for Southwest Colorado

The first winter storm warning of the season was issued Monday for Southwest Colorado ahead of a storm that could dump a foot of snow or more in the high country north of Durango. The National...

DATE: Nov. 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Climate change taking toll on mountain towns

Snow patterns are changing across the world in mountain communities, and the time is now for places like Durango to adapt, said Heidi Steltzer, a Fort Lewis College professor and local climate...

DATE: Nov. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Early season snowfall boosts snowpack across the Rockies

DENVER – The early season snowstorms that hit the Rocky Mountain region this fall have boosted snowpack levels between two and three times the average. A U.S. Department of Agriculture report shows...

DATE: Nov. 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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