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Are local businesses hurting or benefiting from storms?

When it comes to snowstorms, it’s typically feast or famine for businesses, unless you’re the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, in which case it’s complicated. If you sell ice cream,...

DATE: Feb. 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

A tale of two forecasts: Weather observers offer different predictions for snowfall this week

Southwest Colorado is buried in deep snow, and more is coming. But exactly how much may be up to debate. Anywhere between 4 and 20 inches of snow is predicted to fall during the next few days in...

DATE: Feb. 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Diversity Dialogue set for Saturday at FLC

The 10th annual Diversity Dialogue will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in the Student Union Ballroom at Fort Lewis College. The theme for the event is “I Hear You: Uniting Across Cultures...

DATE: Feb. 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Durango High School to host Skiing State Championships

Durango High School will host the CHSAA Skiing State Championships from Wednesday to Friday. Events will take place at Chapman Hill, Purgatory Resort, Durango Nordic Center and Fort Lewis College. ...

DATE: Feb. 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Winter weather good for drought, tough on local resources

Get ready for more snow. Dennis Phillips, a meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Grand Junction , said Wednesday will offer a bit of respite for residents in Southwest Colorado digging...

DATE: Feb. 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Banner day for Bobcats: 6 Ignacio, 2 Bayfield wrestlers qualify for state tournament

It was a banner day for Ignacio High School wrestling, as the Bobcats will send six matmen to the Colorado High School Activities Association’s Class 2A state tournament next week at Denver’s...

DATE: Feb. 19, 2019 | UPDATED: 1 day 2 hours ago | CATEGORY: Sports

Wrestlers eye state podium runs at Pepsi Center

La Plata County will be well represented at the Colorado High School Activities Association’s state wrestling tournament Thursday through Saturday at the Pepsi Center in Denver, as 10 wrestlers...

DATE: Feb. 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Sports

Mercy hospital’s parent organization part of mega merger

Mercy Regional Medical Center is now part of the nation’s largest nonprofit health system by revenue. The hospital is one of 142 in the new nonprofit Catholic health system formed by the recent...

DATE: Feb. 19, 2019 | UPDATED: 22 hours 37 minutes ago | CATEGORY: News

Bill aims to lower state health exchange costs by 30 percent

A bill pending in the Colorado Legislature could lower insurance premiums for those who purchase insurance through the state health exchange. In La Plata County, about 3,000 people purchased...

DATE: Feb. 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Julie Westendorff to hold office hours in Ignacio

La Plata County Commissioner Julie Westendorff will hold office hours for the general public from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday at the Ignacio Community Library, 470 Goddard Ave., in Ignacio. For more...

DATE: Feb. 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Denver airport renovation project faces possible delay

DENVER – A new report says the ongoing renovation project at Denver International Airport could be delayed up to 10 months after tests show weaker-than-expected concrete in the main floor of the...

DATE: Feb. 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

State senator breaks with party line to support sex ed bill

Montrose Republican Sen. Don Coram is leading a state effort to fund a controversial sex education program in Colorado’s public schools, the latest example of the senator’s unusual break with his...

DATE: Feb. 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

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