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

Purgatory Resort starts making snow; opening date announced

Purgatory Resort began blowing snow this week on the heels of its third-snowiest season since it opened more than 50 years ago. Snow towers sprayed frozen mist on Purgatory’s base area Friday...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Summer arrives, with forecast for snow this weekend in high country

On the first weekend of summer, snow – yes, snow – is in the forecast for the high country of the San Juan Mountains. Erin Walter, a meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Grand...

DATE: June 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Snowpack is 3,328% above average, but there’s a catch

Yes, Southwest Colorado’s snowpack is listed at 3,328% above historic averages for this time of year. But no, that doesn’t tell the whole story about the remaining snow high in the San Juan...

DATE: June 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Spring storm zaps Durango, Mancos and Cortez with snow

A spring storm brought snow Monday morning to much of Southwest Colorado, including Durango, with the wet weather expected to continue through the day. The storm delivered about 5 inches in...

DATE: May 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Storm may bring wind, rain and snow to Southwest Colorado

A spring storm expected to roll in early Wednesday is forecast to bring high winds and blowing snow to Southwest Colorado. The moisture is expected to arrive early Wednesday, which will include a...

DATE: April 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rain and snow to move in Tuesday

After a wet and cold Sunday morning, Durango will likely warm up before the next weather system moves in Tuesday evening. Monday and Tuesday are predicted to see highs in 50s, following a storm...

DATE: March 31, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Spring storm may linger into Sunday evening

A spring snowstorm is predicted to linger over Durango into Sunday evening. “After sunset it should diminish,” said Mike Meyers, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Grand Junction....

DATE: March 31, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Wet weather, snow possible this weekend

Some “fairly typical spring weather” is on its way to Southwest Colorado, meteorologists say. While most of the nasty weather will stay north of Red Mountain Pass, Durango and Cortez should expect...

DATE: March 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Report: Colorado drought conditions dramatically reduced

DENVER – A national report monitoring drought conditions says much of Colorado has emerged from months of dry conditions. The Colorado Sun reports that the U.S. Drought Monitor report released...

DATE: March 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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