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Fort Lewis College takes step to lower greenhouse emissions

Efforts to compost food waste at Fort Lewis College have taken a big step forward this year with the school now able to compost all food waste from its main dining hall in the Student Union, up...

DATE: May 3, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mercy Regional Medical Center eliminates X-rays in spine surgeries

Spine surgery requires a lot of X-rays, and that means radiation exposure, harmful to the patient and the doctors and nurses in the operating room, but for the past decade or so that has been...

DATE: April 30, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pueblo Community College to launch new agricultural program in fall

Beginning this fall, Pueblo Community College will offer a certificate program in agricultural production at its Southwest campus in Mancos. The new program was designed in collaboration with local...

DATE: April 30, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango’s iconic Strater Hotel sold

Ross Garrett, who has been visiting Durango since the 1960s when he was a 9-year-old growing up in Amarillo, Texas, will be the new owner of the Strater Hotel. Rod Barker, current owner of...

DATE: April 29, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango High School senior achieves dream of invitation to West Point

Ford Kavu Pitts found out in the middle of an anatomy test at Durango High School that he had achieved his goal since middle school: He will be one of 1,200 new cadets at the U.S. Military Academy...

DATE: April 27, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rain and snow forecast Wednesday, but a high of 77 expected Saturday

The week might have started out soggy, but by the weekend, Southwest Coloradans should be enjoying barbecue weather. Things should clear out Wednesday night with dry and warm conditions for the...

DATE: April 27, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southern Utes, Fort Lewis College will offer Ute language classes

In an effort to spread Ute language fluency to younger generations, the Southern Ute Indian Tribe and Fort Lewis College are working on a program to certify more instructors who can teach the Ute...

DATE: April 26, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Six more electric co-ops seek Tri-State separation

Six rural electric cooperatives have joined La Plata Electric Association’s exploration of buying out their long-term contracts with their electricity supplier, Tri-State Generation and...

DATE: April 23, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

A business founded on fungi

Rayne Grant has been studying mushrooms since 2012. For the past five years she’s even been working on a documentary about the fungi. She began experimenting making mushroom medicinals in 2018, and...

DATE: April 23, 2021 | CATEGORY: Business

Van life in era of COVID: A cruising vaccination clinic

In just over two months, San Juan Vans in Bayfield completed its most unusual conversion: From a Mercedes-Benz Sprinter van, it crafted a mobile COVID-19 vaccination clinic for Animas Surgical...

DATE: April 21, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ignacio family featured on DIY Network

Shalina Luna and her daughter, Joli Galvan, will be glued in front of a TV at 7 p.m. Tuesday with a dozen or so close friends who helped them build a 700-square-foot earthen house in the Ignacio...

DATE: April 19, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Purgatory Resort wraps up 2020-21 ski season

PURGATORY – Sean Wren estimates he spent 50 days this season out on the slopes at Purgatory Resort, and he was not about to miss getting some final turns in Sunday, the last day of the season. “The...

DATE: April 18, 2021 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

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