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

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

Forecast for McPhee irrigation ‘worst ever’

Runoff from below-average snowpack is forecast to result in the lowest project irrigation supply in McPhee Reservoir history. According to most probable forecast, Dolores River Basin snowmelt is...

DATE: April 24, 2021 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Athleticism, scheme lead Durango volleyball to first league title since 2011

When the Durango High School volleyball team couldn’t get together inside its gymnasium last summer to prepare for a fall season, the Demons went outdoors. And when the fall season was postponed...

DATE: April 23, 2021 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Amy’s Bookcase in Farmington makes comeback from pandemic

FARMINGTON – Amy’s Bookcase, a local bookstore in Farmington, will celebrate Independent Bookstore Day on Saturday as it strives to make a comeback from COVID-19. Amy’s Bookcase has been...

DATE: April 23, 2021 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

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

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

Farmington police arrest man originally thought to be active shooter

FARMINGTON – The Farmington Police Department arrested a man Thursday morning after a shopper at Target reported the suspect was waving what was thought to be a gun, but ended up being aerosol cans...

DATE: April 23, 2021 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

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