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Public comment opens for Durango transportation improvements

Ever noticed broken sidewalks, cycling hazards or confusing intersections around Durango? The city wants to hear community input for its updated multimodal transportation plan. The city of Durango...

DATE: April 25, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Weekly planner for April 26-30

Information and agendas about local meetings City of Durango: www.durangogov.org or call 375-5000. La Plata County: www.co.laplata.co.us or call 382-6210. Town of Bayfield: www.bayfieldgov.org ...

DATE: April 25, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Low flows on Dolores River will hurt fish

Below-average snowpack and ongoing drought will hurt flows and fish habitat below McPhee Dam going into spring and summer, according to Colorado Parks and Wildlife. Water releases from the dam are...

DATE: April 24, 2021 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Dolores creates new summer festival

Dolores has a new festival this summer, and your pooch is invited. The inaugural SummerFest will take place July 17 at Joe Rowell Park and features a dog carnival, car show, live music and vendors....

DATE: April 24, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Gear-lending ‘library’ opens door to new generation of outdoor adventurers

LEADVILLE – Vanessa Saldivar was 5 when her father hiked her up the bunny slope at Mt. Hood Skibowl in Oregon. She didn’t have a fancy jacket. She used socks as mittens. Her dad gave her a nudge....

DATE: April 24, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores museum restores narrow-gauge freight cars

Before the Galloping Goose No. 5 rail car carried passengers and mail to and from Dolores in the 1930s and ’40s, freight trains and steam locomotives dominated the historic railroad town....

DATE: April 24, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Demolition of Mason Center set for Monday

The city of Durango will begin demolition of the building at Mason Center Park, 301 East 12th St., on Monday. Demolition and site restoration work will tentatively be complete June 4. The project...

DATE: April 24, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado health leaders OK use of Johnson & Johnson vaccine

DENVER – Colorado can resume using the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine now that federal regulators have lifted an 11-day pause on the shot, state public health leaders said. “We are happy to...

DATE: April 24, 2021 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Police arrest parents of baby with brain damage in Colorado

EVANS – The parents of a 3-month-old boy who is suffering from permanent brain damage were arrested earlier this week in Colorado after police accused the couple of child abuse. The Evans Police...

DATE: April 24, 2021 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Students, faculty back at college after wildfire evacuation

LAS VEGAS, N.M. – About 300 students and faculty of a small private college in northern New Mexico returned to campus Saturday as firefighters worked to mop up and fully contain a wildfire that...

DATE: April 24, 2021 | CATEGORY: Regional News

COVID-19 variant detected in San Juan County, Colorado

Over the course of April, two cases of COVID-19 – one the B.1.1.7 variant of the virus – have been identified in San Juan County, Colorado. “We had a surge of cases right after the new year, and...

DATE: April 24, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango caught in circus dispute

The Durango Circus is calling foul, alleging misconduct by a city of Durango employee and prompting an investigation by the city. The Durango Circus, formally known as Durango Aerial Arts and...

DATE: April 24, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

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