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Audit calls for improvements to Ignacio’s financial reporting

The town of Ignacio’s 2019 audit revealed both budgetary strengths and financial mishaps – errors town staff members vowed won’t happen again. The town ended 2019 in a strong financial position,...

DATE: Sept. 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

‘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 20 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

At a glance: 11 measures on Colorado’s 2020 ballot

Many voters bristle when it comes time to complete the ballot measures on election cards. The measures can be confusing and require voters to work to make informed decisions. But ballot measures...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2020 | UPDATED: 4 days 15 hours ago | CATEGORY: News

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