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So long, 3.2 beer; grocery stores can now sell full-strength brews

It didn't happen in time for New Year's Eve revelers, but after the clock struck midnight Tuesday, grocery stores in Durango and across Colorado began stocking shelves with full-strength beer....

DATE: Jan. 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Ignacio hosting Southwest Classic this weekend

The Durango boys' basketball team made history last winter. Just not the kind the team wanted. Losing to regional rivals Bayfield, Montezuma-Cortez, and Ignacio during the 2017-18 season's first...

DATE: Jan. 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Sports

Meteors, blood moon, Mercury's crossing coming to Southwest's sky

Stargazers in Southwest Colorado will start the new year with a glimpse of a meteor shower as the Quadrantids streak through the sky on Thursday and Friday. A super blood moon also is coming in...

DATE: Jan. 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

2018: a year of highs and lows in Bayfield and Ignacio

Sometimes, the words of the Grateful Dead come to mind when it's time to write the annual year-in-review story. "What a long, strange trip it's been." January More than 200 rural residents jammed...

DATE: Dec. 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

County working to remove snow, offers tips on winter driving

During the winter months, snow removal is the primary responsibility of the La Plata County Road and Bridge Department. To keep over 600 miles of county roads clear, County Road and Bridge crews...

DATE: Dec. 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

More snow expected late Monday, early Tuesday

It's only fitting that the last day of 2018 - which was one of the worst drought years in recorded history - ends on a snowy note. Dennis Phillips, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service...

DATE: Dec. 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

CPW: new fees will protect Colorado waters from invasive mussels

DENVER - In order to keep destructive quagga and zebra mussels out of lakes and reservoirs in Colorado, boaters will help to provide crucial funding for the state's Aquatic Nuisance Species...

DATE: Dec. 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Stolen car suspect leads police on 22-mile chase from Ignacio to Durango

A 21-year-old man from New Mexico was arrested Sunday on suspicion of stealing a car at the Sky Ute Casino Resort and leading law enforcement on a high-speed chase that ended in Durango. Michael...

DATE: Dec. 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Hesperus Ski Area opens with 21-inch base, more on the way

Hesperus Ski Area has finally received enough snow to open for the season, a spokeswoman for the ski area said Monday. With a base of 21 inches of snow and another 15 inches forecast over the next...

DATE: Dec. 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Snow expected to slow down Friday night

As the biggest snowstorm of the season, several cars slid off U.S. Highway 160 and 550 on Friday. Durango Police Department Cmdr. Jacob Dunlap said only four minor weather-related crashes were...

DATE: Dec. 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

News in Brief

Youth computer coding club starting Pine River Library is beginning a weekly code club from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays starting Jan. 8. Kids will learn computer programming skills...

DATE: Dec. 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

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