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Crews clear mountain passes before new storm arrives Wednesday

Perhaps our meek winter has some punches to throw after all. Because of an abnormally dry winter – driven by colder temperatures in the Pacific Ocean, known as a weather cycle called “La Niña” –...

DATE: Feb. 20, 2018 | UPDATED: 3 hours 40 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Red Mountain, Molas and Coal Bank passes closed

Mountain passes north of Durango were closed Monday evening as a winter storm is expected to intensify into the night across the high country of Southwest Colorado. About 5:15 p.m., Colorado...

DATE: Feb. 19, 2018 | UPDATED: 14 hours 20 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

President’s Day commuters beware: Big storm on its way

If you’re traveling over the Colorado high country on Monday for President’s Day weekend, beware: a storm entered the region on Sunday and is expected to dump a significant amount of snow. A winter...

DATE: Feb. 18, 2018 | UPDATED: 2 days 1 hour ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Second winter storm wallops high country Wednesday night

Winter storms are expected to deliver a one-two punch to the high country this week as a second storm system moved into the region Wednesday night. The National Weather Service in Grand Junction...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2018 | UPDATED: 5 days 23 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Winter storm transforms parched landscape across Southwest Colorado

A winter storm Monday that left up to 5 inches of snow in downtown Durango is expected to continue into Tuesday morning, causing messy commutes for drivers while bringing much-needed moisture to...

DATE: Feb. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

A winter storm for Southwest Colorado expected Monday morning

Get ready for what forecasters are saying could be the biggest snowstorm of the year in Southwest Colorado – so far. The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning from 3 a.m....

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

CDOT announces traction law in effect for Red Mountain Pass

Drivers traveling in the high country this weekend should exercise caution as a winter storm moves into the region Saturday. Colorado Department of Transportation announced that traction law was in...

DATE: Feb. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Punxsutawney Phil sees 6 more weeks of winter, but he’s not from Cortez

Weather prognosticating Punxsutawney Phil has predicted six more weeks of winter, but Montezuma County’s resident prognosticator, weather watcher James Andrus, is predicting more weeks of sunshine....

DATE: Feb. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

McPhee likely to fill for farmers’ irrigation needs

Thanks to recent improvements in snowpack, full-service irrigators of McPhee Reservoir are expected to get a full supply this farming season, officials report. But it will take a miracle from the...

DATE: Jan. 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Up to inches 16 inches of snow possible this weekend in San Juan Mountains

Up to 16 inches of snow is possible this weekend in the high country of Southwest Colorado, according the National Weather Service. A cold front, coupled with a winter storm, is expected to bring a...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Storm dumps a foot of snow in high country, 9 inches at Purgatory Resort

After weeks of waiting, the first substantial winter storm hit Southwest Colorado this week, dumping upwards of a foot of snow in the high country. Snow continued to fall Wednesday night on the...

DATE: Jan. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Up to 2 feet of snow forecast in San Juan Mountains

In anticipation of Tuesday night’s snowstorm, the National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning for the San Juan Mountains, which calls for up to 2 feet of snow in the high country. The...

DATE: Jan. 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News