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Phone Number: (970) 564-6033

La Plata Electric Association joins contract buyout lawsuit in Adams County

La Plata Electric Association has joined a civil lawsuit initially filed by United Power of Brighton claiming Tri-State Generation and Transmission broke Colorado law by adding three nonutility...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2021 | CATEGORY: Business

Four people escape mobile home fire southeast of Durango

A single-wide mobile home south of Elmore’s Corner in La Plata County was destroyed by fire Thursday morning, but the four occupants and their three dogs escaped unharmed. Durango Fire Protection...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango’s real estate market immune to COVID-19

Most businesses relished seeing 2020, the year of COVID-19, fade into the rearview mirror, but there was one big exception: Real estate was hot on the Western Slope, and La Plata County and Durango...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango’s Brennan Oil Co. switches gasoline supplier

The venerable gasoline provider Brennan Oil has changed fuel-supplier contracts going to Marathon Petroleum Corp. from Exxon Mobil Corp. New Marathon signs are already on gas pumps, and Kevin...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Update: Snowfall hits lower elevations; new storm tracking our way

A snowstorm was welcomed to the drought-stricken Four Corners today, and more snow is on the way. Moderate snowfall hit the area Monday night and Tuesday morning from Cortez to Monticello, and...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Restaurants preparing meals for workers battling COVID-19

Feed the Frontlines, an effort aimed at helping Durango restaurants cope with reduced business during the COVID-19 pandemic while providing meals to front-line workers battling the virus, is back...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Update: Winter storm warning starts Monday evening

A storm system following an unusual track is expected to bring snow to Southwest Colorado late Monday and Tuesday with 1 to 4 inches expected along the U.S. Highway 160 corridor and up to a foot in...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hundreds apply for PPP loans at Durango bank

By Thursday afternoon, 300 applications for the latest round of the Paycheck Protection Program had already been received at First Southwest Bank in Durango. First Southwest and Native American...

DATE: Jan. 14, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bath & Body Works at Durango Mall to close

Citing slow sales, the Bath & Body Works shop at the Durango Mall plans to close Jan. 23. Shanice Medina, store supervisor, said store sales have slowed to a point where the store is no longer...

DATE: Jan. 14, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango restaurant owners file lawsuit against Polis, health departments

Owners of CJ’s Diner, Jerry and Carrie Martinez, are suing Gov. Jared Polis and state and local health departments, claiming state law, executive orders and public health orders that restrict...

DATE: Jan. 12, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Animas High School, Fort Lewis College agree to land lease for new school

Animas High School has moved a step closer to building a new school on the campus of Fort Lewis College – agreeing to a ground lease for 3.2 acres of land just south of the Bader-Snyder resident...

DATE: Jan. 12, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Putting in some turns for a good cause

PURGATORY – Dr. Jon Vivolo, an emergency room physician at Mercy Regional Medical Center, said his friend and skiing buddy Dr. Jeff Paffendorf would have been right with him Sunday making turns at...

DATE: Jan. 10, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

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