Red-flag warning issued for La Plata County on Friday, Saturday

Fire danger will be heightened in La Plata County on Friday and Saturday. The National Weather Service issued a red-flag warning beginning at noon Friday and extending through 10 p.m. Saturday for...

DATE: June 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

Winter weather advisory issued for Wednesday to Friday in Southwest Colorado

If you took a chance and planted outside before Memorial Day, get out the garden blankets. The National Weather Service in Grand Junction issued a winter weather advisory for the high country...

DATE: May 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

Animas River spring runoff being monitored

River flows will continue to rise throughout the Animas River watershed as the winter snowpack in the high country melts with the onset of warm weather. During spring, sediments high in heavy...

DATE: April 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

Writers group launches Cedar Moon literary journal

The Ignacio Writers Group is taking their writing to the next level, and they want you to help them celebrate. The group will launch its first issue of their literary journal Cedar Moon, from 6 to...

DATE: April 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

Storm expected to bring snow to mountains near Durango

A winter weather advisory is in effect in the San Juan Mountains for elevations above 9,000 feet as an approaching storm is expected to bring more than a foot of snow, according to the National...

DATE: March 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

Purgatory extends season, opens new transfer lift

Purgatory Resort announced Tuesday the new transfer lift has officially opened, and that the ski area north of Durango will extend its season through April. According to spokeswoman Kim Oyler,...

DATE: March 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

The Durango Herald announces new publication schedule

The Durango Herald will eliminate three print editions per week beginning April 1 as more of its readers turn to its online and social media sites for news. The change, which will include three...

DATE: March 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

La Plata County man dies in snowmobile accident

A 25-year-old La Plata County man died Sunday in a snowmobile accident northeast of Bayfield. La Plata County Sheriff's Office spokesman Dan Bender identified the man as Trenton Maddux-Garcia....

DATE: Feb. 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

Three winter storms rolling into Southwest Colorado

Three winter storms are headed for Southwest Colorado, according to the National Weather Service in Grand Junction. The Weather Service issued a winter storm warning from 8 p.m. Thursday until 5...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

Kerosene heater caused mobile home fire in Vallecito

Investigators have determined the cause for a fire that consumed a mobile home Monday night in Vallecito, saying the blaze started after the tenants attempted to thaw frozen water pipes with a...

DATE: Dec. 21, 2016 | CATEGORY: News

Hesperus Ski Area opens Saturday

Snow fell just in time for the Hesperus Ski Area's Saturday opening. The hill, on U.S. Highway 160 11 miles west of Durango, is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily, with night skiing starting in...

DATE: Dec. 16, 2016 | CATEGORY: News

FCC taking public comments on Denver TV access

As La Plata County officials work to make Denver television access a reality, residents can voice their opinions on in-state programming. Residents can submit comments to the Federal Communications...

DATE: Nov. 17, 2016 | CATEGORY: News