Washout cuts off Durango train from Silverton for eight to 16 weeks

A recent rainstorm has washed out a significant portion of the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad’s tracks, effectively cutting off the railroad from Silverton for the next eight to 16...

DATE: June 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Fire claims house near Durango airport

The owner of a house north of the Durango-La Plata County Airport said a propane explosion in his barbecue grill led to a fire Saturday night that destroyed his home. “I had just got back from a...

DATE: June 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Southwest Colorado nursing homes find a new norm

Inside Southwest Colorado’s nursing homes, staff wear uncomfortable face coverings all day. Residents play hallway bingo sitting in their doorways – safely distant during the coronavirus pandemic....

DATE: June 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Fire crews reach 75% containment on Six Shooter Fire south of Durango

Firefighters were able to reach 75% containment on the Six Shooter Fire burning near Bondad, with the blaze reportedly at 224 acres. The Six Shooter Fire flared up Tuesday after a lightning strike...

DATE: June 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Aztec man who followed women in Bayfield, Durango is sentenced

An Aztec man who pleaded guilty to harassment for allegedly following several women in Durango and Bayfield was sentenced Friday to one year supervised probation. Eli Garcia, who was 24 at the time...

DATE: June 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Favorable conditions aid firefighters on East Canyon, Six Shooter fires

Firefighters took advantage of favorable weather conditions Thursday to secure fire lines and mop up hot spots along two wildfires that broke out this week in Southwest Colorado. After four days of...

DATE: June 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Pine River Library announces summer reading “quest”

Pine River Library invites the community to join an enchanting summer reading quest this July. The theme is “Imagine Your Story” and takes inspiration from favorite tales, legends, myths and...

DATE: June 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Muscanell Millworks donates flooring to injured Bayfield veteran

Muscanell Millworks was first introduced to the Gary Sinise Foundation’s Restoring Independence Supporting Empowerment program several years ago at a National Wood Flooring Association expo where...

DATE: June 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

East Canyon Fire at 2,764 acres after ‘generally quiet’ day

The lightning-sparked East Canyon Fire was pegged at 2,764 acres Wednesday evening with 0% containment, and the day was described as “generally quiet.” “The winds didn’t get squirrelly on us,” said...

DATE: June 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Firefighters keep Six Shooter Fire near Bondad at bay

Firefighters were able to keep the Six Shooter Fire burning near Bondad within its 220-acre confines Wednesday, according to Southern Ute Indian Tribe spokeswoman Lindsay Box. The Six Shooter Fire...

DATE: June 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Wolfwood Refuge starts evacuation process with wildfire nearby

Wildfires have sprung up on all sides of Durango in the last week. For one nonprofit, Wolfwood Refuge, the start of the wildfire season presents a complicated challenge – evacuating 55 large,...

DATE: June 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Bear injured in East Canyon Fire is rescued

A young bear burned in the East Canyon Fire was rescued by wildlife officials Tuesday after its paws were severely injured in the blaze west of Durango. Matt Thorpe, wildlife manager for Colorado...

DATE: June 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

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