Recent snowstorms lower severity of drought in Southwest Colorado

Last week, portions of Montezuma and La Plata counties dropped out of the worst drought category, thanks to recent snowstorms. Most of Montezuma County is now in “extreme drought,” down from the...

DATE: Feb. 21, 2021 | UPDATED: 1 day 18 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

With avalanche danger high, Red Mountain Pass closes ‘until further notice’

U.S. Highway 550 at Red Mountain Pass will remain closed until further notice as avalanche danger and adverse winter weather conditions have made driving the treacherous mountain road too...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Third wave of snow expected to affect travel Tuesday in Southwest Colorado

A winter weather advisory has been issued for Southwest Colorado as the third wave of a winter storm is expected to hit the region Monday evening and last until Tuesday. The National Weather...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Winter storm warning issued for Animas River Basin beginning Saturday

The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning for the Animas River Basin – including Durango, Bayfield and Ignacio – beginning at 5 p.m. Saturday through 11 p.m. Sunday. “We’re looking...

DATE: Feb. 13, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

One, two, three storm punch for Southwest Colorado

Get ready for some snow in Southwest Colorado. A series of winter storms over the next few days are expected to bring much needed moisture to the region, said Mike Charnick, a meteorologist for the...

DATE: Feb. 11, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hesperus Ski Area closes lift pending better winter weather

Warm temperatures and lack of snowfall have forced Hesperus Ski Area to suspend ski lift service a week after opening Jan. 28. Lift service will reopen when there is additional snowfall and cooler...

DATE: Feb. 4, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Wednesday storm could bring 8 inches of snow to San Juan Mountains

A storm expected to hit Southwest Colorado on Wednesday could bring between 4 to 8 inches of snow in the San Juan Mountains with up to half an inch of accumulation in Durango and Pagosa Springs....

DATE: Feb. 2, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Temperatures drop below zero across Southwest Colorado

If residents of Southwest Colorado felt a deep chill in the air Wednesday morning, nobody would blame them: The mercury dipped to new lows based on at least two decades of record-keeping. The...

DATE: Jan. 27, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Approaching storms expected to drop more snow on Southwest Colorado

More snow is expected for Southwest Colorado as a storm moves through the region this weekend, with another following next week. The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

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DATE: Jan. 19, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

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