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Young bear visits Pagosa Springs restaurant

A thin, juvenile black bear paid two visits to Kip’s Grill and Cantina in downtown Pagosa Springs on Saturday. The bear delayed the 11 a.m opening. at Kip’s when the crew discovered it on the...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Body of Durango man found late Saturday in Lake Nighthorse

The body of Andrew “Andy” Ward of Durango was discovered under 36 feet of water at Lake Nighthorse around 11 p.m. Saturday. A search for Ward, 60, had begun Friday evening when his empty canoe was...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango High School junior starts hand-sanitizer business

When COVID-19 restrictions eliminated Samantha Newcomer’s summer job at Alcé restaurant in Dalton Ranch, the Durango High School junior decided to take her parents’ advice: She started her own...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Ahead of fall semester, Fort Lewis College plans widespread COVID-19 tests

About 1,500 students staying in dorms and another 500 employees and other students are expected to be tested next week for the virus that causes COVID-19 during move-in week at Fort Lewis College....

DATE: Aug. 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Family dispute leads to 2 arrests in Durango

Two men were arrested late Saturday and early Sunday morning after a family argument led one man to assault another with a hammer at the Junction Creek Mobile Home Park. La Plata County Sheriff’s...

DATE: Aug. 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Campus life will look different this year at Fort Lewis College

Fort Lewis College plans to lease a hotel in Durango to handle more requests for single dorm rooms, and some students will be trained as health advocates to educate people about procedures taken on...

DATE: Aug. 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Donations, gifts to Fort Lewis College set record

The Fort Lewis College Foundation received more than $6.17 million in gifts and pledges for the 2019-20 fiscal year, a record amount. The number of individual donors also is increasing. During the...

DATE: Aug. 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College trustees look to deepen diversity on campus

To deepen and reinforce Fort Lewis College’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, the Board of Trustees agreed Thursday to examine taking several steps, including creating a trustee...

DATE: Aug. 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Zuberfizz is abuzz with activity

Eighteen years after its founding, Zuberfizz, Durango’s locally made sodas featuring pure cane sugar, is in the midst of a new round of growth. New business opportunities include a partnership with...

DATE: Aug. 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Arkansas Loop Fire in Bondad at 12 acres

Crews have lines around the 12 acre Arkansas Loop Fire in southeast La Plata County, and today’s plan is to keep the blaze within fire lines, put out hot spots and mop up. The fire is burning in...

DATE: Aug. 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango teachers worry about time crunch

The most valuable resource of all – time – emerged as the prime concern among teachers and staff members at a meeting Thursday to get feedback about Durango School District 9-R’s plan to deal with...

DATE: July 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

How are local ski areas preparing for uncertain future in public health?

In an era dominated by COVID-19, Roseanne and Davey Pitcher are trying to be proactive about reopening Wolf Creek Ski Area for the upcoming ski season. Purgatory Resort, unlike Wolf Creek, has been...

DATE: July 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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