Is that smoke in the skies above Durango?

If you woke up Saturday morning and thought it seemed smoky in the Durango area, you’re not alone. But according to the National Weather Service, it’s just cloudy. Kris Sanders, senior...

DATE: April 24, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

New garden takes root in Bayfield with focus on healthy ingredients, food security

Pine River Shares is taking on food insecurity in eastern La Plata County with the help of a new, sustainable food garden. The garden’s produce will add fresh, healthy ingredients to the...

DATE: April 24, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County fire districts explore virtual reality

Two La Plata County fire departments are trying out a new way to train: virtual reality. Los Pinos and Upper Pine River fire protection districts, and an Arvada fire agency, are participating in a...

DATE: April 24, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Report: Drought leaves New Mexico trees weak and dying

SANTA FE – New Mexico’s relentless drought is stressing forests, making them more vulnerable to a widespread pest infestation that could cause a mass tree die-off if wetter weather doesn’t come, a...

DATE: April 24, 2021 | CATEGORY: Regional News

One gorilla departs Albuquerque zoo, another arrives

ALBUQUERQUE – Officials at Albuquerque’s city zoo say they’ve said goodbye to one gorilla and welcomed another. A 35-year-old gorilla named Marcus left the Albuquerque BioPark in March to go...

DATE: April 24, 2021 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Democrats pursue gun-control measures after Boulder shooting

A bill that would temporarily prohibit people convicted of a violent misdemeanor from purchasing a firearm in Colorado will likely be part of a package of gun-control legislation Democratic state...

DATE: April 24, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Some Durangoans still haven’t received a stimulus payment

For many people, receiving a COVID-19 stimulus check was as easy as checking their bank account and finding hundreds of government dollars inside. But for some people, like many living homeless at...

DATE: April 24, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

State pays $200,000 to inmate injured in 2017 prison riot

SANTA FE – A prison inmate who survived having his throat slashed in a 2017 cell block riot has reached a financial settlement with the state of New Mexico to resolve accusations of negligence...

DATE: April 23, 2021 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Sen. Hickenlooper touts new restaurant relief program

U.S. Sen. John Hickenlooper says a new federal grant program will provide hard-pressed restaurants hit by the COVID-19 pandemic some “serious momentum” as they recover. Hickenlooper participated in...

DATE: April 23, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Girder delivery to affect traffic at Highway 160/172 intersection Saturday

Early morning travelers will face traffic disruptions between 4 and 6 a.m. Saturday as six concrete bridge girders, each 140 feet long and weighing 185,000 pounds, will be transported to the U.S....

DATE: April 23, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cliff dwelling tours to restart at Mesa Verde National Park

Mesa Verde National Park will restart its hallmark cliff dwelling tours that were suspended in 2020 because of the pandemic. Tours will resume to the popular Cliff Palace and Long House sites....

DATE: April 23, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

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