Despite cold spring, bears should have good natural food supply

A wet winter and spring should help keep bears fed and out of neighborhoods across Southwest Colorado. “Most of the bears are able to make an honest living,” said Matt Thorpe, area wildlife manager...

DATE: June 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Traps set for bear burglar northeast of Durango

A bear destroyed the interior of a vehicle early Thursday near Vallecito Reservoir. It is at least the second incident in two weeks in which a bruin has broken into a vehicle near the lake...

DATE: June 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bear with pizza craving breaks into car near Vallecito

A bear that broke into a car early Tuesday near Vallecito Reservoir had a craving for pizza, but the bruin lumbered away with an empty stomach. “There wasn’t any food in the car,” said Abigail...

DATE: May 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Video: Drone footage shows rescue of kayaker from Vallecito Creek

The Upper Pine River Fire Protection District posted drone footage showing the rescue mission of an injured kayaker Tuesday on Vallecito Creek. Crews were able to extricate that man, which required...

DATE: April 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Kayaker injured at dangerous rapid on Vallecito Creek

A kayaker required rescue Tuesday afternoon after getting injured at a dangerous Class 4 rapid on Vallecito Creek. Bruce Evans, fire chief for Upper Pine River Fire Protection District, said a call...

DATE: April 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Vallecito snowblower race a test of speed

Many residents have honed their snow-moving skills in the last few days, and next weekend about a dozen could put their talents to the test at the Vallecito Lake Snowblower Race. “It started out...

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

Nearly half of the Nordic skiing trails at Vallecito Reservoir could remain closed this winter

Nearly half the Nordic skiing trails at Vallecito Reservoir are expected to remain closed this winter until issues lingering from last year over user fees can be resolved. “We were hoping to get it...

DATE: Oct. 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Vallecito Creek receives water rights protections

Water rights have been secured to protect fish and other aquatic life on a stretch of Vallecito Creek, northeast of Durango. The Division Seven Water Court last week issued a decree to the...

DATE: Sept. 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Vallecito Creek turns orange after intense rain cell hits high country

Vallecito-area residents woke up Friday morning to the sight of Vallecito Creek running orange. But no, it was not another Gold King Mine spill. Butch Knowlton, La Plata County’s director for the...

DATE: Aug. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Service dog owner butts heads with Vallecito restaurant

A man who says he was discriminated against for having a service dog in a restaurant earlier this month in Vallecito has filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Justice’s disability rights...

DATE: Sept. 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Vallecito, Ignacio businesses prepare for bikers for Labor Day

How do local businesses prepare for Labor Day weekend without a bike rally? This is not the first time the organized motorcycle rally in Ignacio has fallen by the wayside, to be replaced quickly...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mark Redwine waives extradition, will be brought to Durango

Mark Redwine, the man suspected of killing his 13-year-old son, Dylan, waived his right to an extradition hearing Tuesday in a Bellingham, Washington, courtroom. As a result, the La Plata County...

DATE: Aug. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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