Arc of History stones find home

Like a phoenix from the ashes, the Arc of History will rise again, but not in the public realm. On Tuesday afternoon, a Durango woman placed the winning bid of $565 for nearly a ton of stones from...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Wine Shop reborn from closed business

After closing in September, The Wine Merchant has been transformed into The Wine Shop. Eric Allen and Lesley Ponce co-owned The Wine Merchant and Ponce didn’t believe she could carry on after her...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

School funding, pollution are priorities for Barbara McLachlan

DENVER – Democrat Barbara McLachlan is hoping to keep a family tradition alive in Colorado House District 59 – flipping the seat from red to blue. The goal is to take the seat from incumbent...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County revenue expected to drop 13.6 percent

In light of the anticipated downslide in property tax and severance tax revenue, La Plata County is tightening its belt for the 2017 budget, reducing both personnel costs and operational expenses....

DATE: Oct. 11, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Animas Valley Balloon Rally launches this weekend

Joining the ranks of neighboring towns, Durango will host the first Animas Valley Balloon Rally this weekend. While the town puts on a hot-air balloon display for Snowdown in January, there hasn’t...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis men’s basketball picked second in RMAC

Despite being the defending conference regular season and tournament champion, the Fort Lewis College men’s basketball team didn’t earn the top spot in the preseason poll. The Skyhawks were...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2016 | CATEGORY: College Sports

Road reopens after coal truck rollover southwest of Hesperus

A fully loaded coal truck rolled Monday morning in the 5000 block of Hay Gulch Road (County Road 120) near the King II coal mine southwest of Hesperus. The rollover occurred about 9:10 a.m. east of...

DATE: Oct. 10, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Animas River fish survey shows encouraging signs

This year’s fish count in the Animas River generated results the opposite of what some expected more than a year after a plume of mustard yellow mine wastewater passed through town. “It’s been a...

DATE: Sept. 28, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Suspect in killing, home invasion considers plea deal

One of four men suspected of storming into a house and killing an occupant in a marijuana heist gone bad indicated Wednesday he is close to striking a plea agreement in the case. Daniel Nelson...

DATE: Sept. 28, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Natural gas service restoration continues in Durango

As of Wednesday afternoon, natural gas service for more than half of the 550-plus homes and businesses affected by an outage in Durango had been turned back on, an Atmos Energy spokesman said....

DATE: Sept. 28, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Neighbors: Endowment brings party to honors teachers

Roberta Barr was a force of nature in Durango School District 9-R for more than 40 years, beginning her career in the one-room Falfa and Hermosa schools and ending it as the principal of not one,...

DATE: Sept. 28, 2016 | COLUMN: Neighbors

New deli opens at Durango High School

Around lunchtime, scores of students head out on foot and in vehicles from Durango High School to grab a quick bite. That traffic may lessen with the options available at the new Demon Deli, which...

DATE: Sept. 27, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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