Weather

Funnel cloud spotted east of Cortez

The first days of spring in Cortez have been marked by unpredictable weather conditions – including a funnel cloud appearance on Friday. Brent McWhirter, co-owner of Moose and More on Main Street,...

DATE: March 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Drivers dodge, swerve and – #$@%*! – to avoid potholes

Wet weather and freezing temperatures are wreaking havoc on roads across the region, taking a toll on vehicles. Drivers are forced to dodge potholes on both sides of the road for about half a mile...

DATE: March 5, 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

SUV, pickup crash on Colorado 184 near Mancos

A collision Saturday on Colorado Highway 184 outside Mancos sent one driver into a snowbank and the other into a row of roadside mailboxes. Colorado State Patrol Trooper Loving, who was in an early...

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

Snowstorm hits Four Corners; avalanche danger rises; schools close

CORTEZ – An major 48-hour snowstorm in Montezuma County will taper off today in the lower elevations, but could hang on into the evening in the mountains. “It is winding down, but there could be...

DATE: Feb. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Are local businesses hurting or benefiting from storms?

When it comes to snowstorms, it’s typically feast or famine for businesses, unless you’re the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, in which case it’s complicated. If you sell ice cream,...

DATE: Feb. 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

More snow expected Tuesday; Durango, Bayfield, Ignacio schools cancel classes

Blizzard-like conditions buried Southwest Colorado in another layer of fresh snow Monday, leading to chain laws on mountain passes, canceled flights at the Durango-La Plata County Airport and an...

DATE: Feb. 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Storms may bring heavy snow to San Juan Mountains

The National Weather Service in Grand Junction has issued a winter storm watch to take effect Wednesday afternoon and last through midday Friday. The NWS says a series of storms hold the potential...

DATE: Feb. 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Incoming storm could bring 2 feet of snow to San Juan Mountains

The National Weather Service in Grand Junction issued a winter storm warning Tuesday that holds the largest predicted snow totals for a single storm so far this winter in Southwest Colorado. The...

DATE: Feb. 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Wet storm will bring a mix of snow and rain this weekend

Up to a foot of snow is expected to hit the high mountain passes Sunday in Southwest Colorado, which means the drive could get hairy for drivers returning to Denver via Wolf Creek Pass after a...

DATE: Feb. 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southwest Colorado shows signs of reversing drought conditions

It appears Southwest Colorado is slowly digging its way out of severe drought conditions. Every Thursday, the U.S. Drought Monitor releases a map that shows areas of drought throughout the country...

DATE: Jan. 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Blowing snow in eastern Colorado closes schools, highway stretches

DENVER – Blowing snow and icy roads in suburban Denver and other parts of eastern Colorado have closed schools and shut down highways. Stretches of Interstate 70 were closed Tuesday, preventing...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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