Six months later, no cause released for 416 Fire

Six months later, and no official cause of the 416 Fire has been announced. Saturday will officially mark six months since June 1, the start of the 416 Fire, which burned 54,000 acres north of...

DATE: Nov. 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield man gets prison time for chasing ATV driver

A Bayfield man who was described as a nuisance to neighbors in the Forest Lakes subdivision, including running at least one resident off the road with his vehicle, was sentenced Friday to three...

DATE: Nov. 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Former heroin addict becomes hooked on fly fishing

Fly fishing is the “religion” that Dolores resident James Brooks says helped save him from his heroin addiction. “I needed something that was challenging, but there was no pressure on me if I...

DATE: Nov. 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango school board discusses communication with media, public

Durango School District 9-R board members backed the actions of Superintendent Dan Snowberger after a 911 call was placed last month by staff at Needham Elementary School, but they say the district...

DATE: Nov. 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Johnny Maddox, legendary ragtime pianist, dies at age 91

Johnny Maddox, a legendary ragtime pianist who was a mainstay at the Diamond Belle Saloon for 16 years, died Tuesday in Gallatin, Tennessee. He was 91. Maddox had an illustrious career, first...

DATE: Nov. 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Alaska land act could determine fate of Village at Wolf Creek

What has been lauded as one of the most important pieces of legislation protecting the environment is now being used to pave the way for a proposed resort atop Wolf Creek Pass in Southwest...

DATE: Nov. 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Roads, trails will be closed for the winter

Winter is coming. And with the cool temperatures and snowy days come closures of both pedestrian and motor vehicle trails around La Plata County. The U.S. Forest Service is preparing to close 21...

DATE: Nov. 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hesperus gas station closes for remodeling

Hesperus Oasis, the only gas station in the Hesperus area, will be closed until March or April for remodeling. As part of the remodeling, the store may expand slightly, and the building may be...

DATE: Nov. 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

During breeding season, deer are known to attack

Colorado Parks and Wildlife is reminding residents that bucks are in the height of their mating season and can be aggressive, especially Durango’s resident deer herd. “They are looking for mates,...

DATE: Nov. 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

What’s it like to live or work on a ‘very poor’ street?

Brendan Trimboli is waiting for the day his street turns to dirt. He lives on Weston Drive, which is near 24th Street between West Second and West Third avenues, a segment of road that is in some...

DATE: Nov. 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango school board members discuss Needham 911 call in closed session

The Durango School District 9-R board met for more than two hours Tuesday in a closed session to discuss the handling of a call to police last month concerning a district administrator who was...

DATE: Nov. 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tourism official cries foul in city budget process

A lead tourism official says the city of Durango is breaking its own rules to balance its budget, but the city says everything is being done above-board and the way it has been done for years....

DATE: Nov. 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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