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Sunny, warm conditions expected through Iron Horse weekend

Participants of the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic won’t have to deal with adverse weather conditions this weekend. Forecasts call for mostly dry, sunny conditions with a high of 84 degrees Saturday...

DATE: May 24, 2018 | UPDATED: 1 day 5 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Isolated showers soak parts of La Plata County

Durango and Southwest Colorado on Monday experienced what has been a rare sight this spring: dark skies and torrential downpours. But the precipitation will likely be a temporary respite from the...

DATE: May 21, 2018 | UPDATED: 4 days 11 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Monsoons could bring heavy rains this summer, new report says

The Climate Prediction Center is offering a glimmer of hope for precipitation in Southwest Colorado in the coming months – welcome news as the region continues to experience an intense drought....

DATE: May 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Majority of Southwest Colorado under fire watch

A majority of Southwest Colorado will be under a fire weather watch until to 9 p.m. Thursday. The National Weather Service issued the watch as the result of a low-pressure storm that will bring dry...

DATE: May 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Red flag warning issued for La Plata County

The National Weather Service issued a red flag warning from noon to 9 p.m. Friday for La Plata County. A red flag warning means weather conditions could create an environment prone to critical...

DATE: May 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Spring storm brings snow to the high country

A spring storm brought rain and snow Wednesday morning to Southwest Colorado, and more is expected Wednesday night and Thursday morning. There was a 70 percent chance of showers throughout the day...

DATE: May 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Spring storm could drop a foot of snow in San Juan Mountains

Yes, Southwest Colorado is in an exceptional drought. Yes, the entire corner of the state has fire restrictions in place. And yes, there’s an approaching spring storm that could dump a foot of snow...

DATE: May 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Thunderstorms expected to roll through region this week

Rain and thunderstorms are expected through Thursday in and around Durango, according to the National Weather Service. There is a 50 to 70 percent chance of rain Tuesday and Wednesday, with...

DATE: April 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dry, windy conditions make for rough allergy season

The dry weather and warm temperatures seem to have made a lot of things worse – this past winter’s ski season, a possibly dismal raft season and an impending water shortage for farmers and...

DATE: April 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southwest Colorado in ‘exceptional drought’

Both La Plata and Montezuma counties are in an “exceptional drought” listing – the most critical drought category from the U.S. Drought Monitor – and it doesn’t look as if there’s any hope for a...

DATE: April 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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DATE: April 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Winds bring smoke from New Mexico fires to Southwest Colorado skies

The smoke-filled sky in Durango is likely tied to fires burning in western New Mexico, according to the National Weather Service in Grand Junction. On Tuesday, many residents in Southwest Colorado...

DATE: April 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News