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Friday’s commute might be difficult in Southwest Colorado

The final blow from this week’s three-punch combo of snowstorms hit Southwest Colorado ahead of forecast – with Durango seeing snowfall by late morning Thursday instead of the predicted nighttime...

DATE: March 25, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Keep your umbrellas and gloves close at hand

Bouts of rain, rain mixed with snow and snow are in the forecast for lower elevations of Southwest Colorado through Friday. Higher elevations of the San Juan Mountains can expect from 2 to 5 inches...

DATE: March 22, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Series of storms to blow through Southwest Colorado

Saturday may be the first day of spring, but the week ahead may feel more like winter in Southwest Colorado. A series of small storms, each expected to bring rain to lower elevations and snow to...

DATE: March 19, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bump-outs return to Durango’s Main Avenue

Like spring flowers, bump-outs are sprouting along Main Avenue, and a fresh crop of the outdoor retail pods are expected to blossom every two weeks. On March 15, the city of Durango began allowing...

DATE: March 18, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Snowstorm brings 5 inches to Cortez, only a trace to Durango

A snowstorm that left widely varying accumulations across Southwest Colorado should be departing the region Sunday evening after dumping 18 inches at Telluride Ski Area but leaving only a trace in...

DATE: March 14, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Scam targets over 1 million, including La Plata County’s sheriff and top prosecutor

There’s probably a pretty active scam going around when both your sheriff and district attorney report getting hit. La Plata County Sheriff Sean Smith and 6th Judicial District Attorney Christian...

DATE: March 11, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

What is driving higher prices at the pump?

A concoction of ingredients are behind a cocktail of increasing gasoline prices, and the higher prices at the pump are not expected to ease anytime soon. Skylar McKinney, AAA regional director of...

DATE: March 8, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rockin’ art comes to downtown Durango

Brian Banash, a graphic illustration artist, discovered Durango 25 years ago, when younger brother, Kevin, moved here from Southern California for the skiing. Banash, who has been a frequent...

DATE: March 7, 2021 | CATEGORY: Business

Durangoan will help redraw U.S. House district lines

An energy economist from Durango who supported the presidential run of U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minnesota, and has donated to local Democratic Party candidates has been selected as an...

DATE: March 5, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Animas High School secures funding for new school

Animas High School has secured the funding to build a new school on the campus of Fort Lewis College thanks to a $1.8 million donation from a local family. The charter school will receive $2.5...

DATE: March 2, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Two Durango restaurants prepare to reopen

Carver Brewing Co. plans to reopen Wednesday after it closed for a second time during the COVID-19 pandemic on Nov. 20. Initially, the popular brewpub plans to open only for dinner from 4 to 9 p.m....

DATE: March 2, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado State Patrol seeks reckless speeder who eluded police north of Durango

The Colorado State Patrol is trying to identify the driver who led them on a high-speed pursuit on U.S. Highway 550 north of Durango around noon Sunday. The driver fled on foot before law...

DATE: March 1, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

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