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‘It’s a fantastic view of it all’; fire tower turns 50

DOLORES – Various birds zip and dive around the Benchmark Lookout fire tower as Rick Freimuth scans the horizon with binoculars for any sign of wildfire smoke. His panoramic view encompasses the...

DATE: Sept. 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Mountain bike park, controversial dirt bike route approved in Silverton

About 30 miles of new trails in Silverton geared at mountain biking were approved Monday, along with a controversial route for dirt bikes through the San Juan Mountains. Since June 2019, the Bureau...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Durango train receives $2 million grant to replace bridge

The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad has received nearly $2 million from a federal rail safety program to help pay for the replacement of a bridge over the Animas River, just south of...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Sen. Cory Gardner says he’s willing to vote on Supreme Court nominee

U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner announced Monday he “will vote to confirm” a qualified nominee put forward by President Donald Trump to fill a seat on the U.S. Supreme Court vacated by the death of Justice...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Fall colors expected to peak during next 2 weeks in Southwest Colorado

Fall colors should peak during the next two weeks, making weekend drives prime times to catch autumn’s show. Esther Godson, spokeswoman for the San Juan National Forest, said, “From our employees...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Denver firm buys Three Springs apartments for $35.25 million

A Denver real estate firm purchased The Confluence at Three Springs for $35.25 million and sees Durango as a potential market to expand its holdings and possibly to initiate new construction and...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Mystery of buried vehicle, missing driver intensifies north of Pagosa Springs

Authorities have seemingly reached a dead end into an investigation of an abandoned car that was found buried under a massive pile of debris in a remote, mountainous area outside of Pagosa Springs,...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2020 | UPDATED: 1 day 19 hours ago | CATEGORY: News

A new hand on deck to offer assistance to small businesses

The novel coronavirus might have thrown a wrench into many businesses in 2020, but the Southwest Colorado Small Business Development Center is working to bolster its capacity to help them. Through...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Birds are dying in dramatic numbers in Southwest Colorado

Migrating birds are dying in staggering and disturbing numbers throughout Southwest Colorado, and researchers are at odds about the reasons why. Reports of widespread bird mortality began in the...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

La Plata County agencies explore ways to support youths during COVID

La Plata County health experts and youth advocates, worried that the COVID-19 pandemic will negatively impact young people’s health, are focusing on connectedness as a possible solution. Whether it...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Pine River Library to host Zoom program about Native American sacred places

Pine River Library will host a virtual program with Andrew Gulliford from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Gulliford is a writer, historian and recent recipient of the 2019 Colorado Book Award, with deep...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Driver’s license, credit cards found with missing man at Mesa Verde National Park

Authorities say it appears the human remains found in Mesa Verde National Park do indeed belong to a Texas man who vanished without a trace in 2013 while visiting the park. Montezuma County Coroner...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2020 | UPDATED: 4 days 14 hours ago | CATEGORY: News

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